Nanjing would be my base for the next two years (2009 and 2010). From here i went for travels in China, later, as my visa was expiring i went to India. Of course i wanted to see a bit, what is in Nanjing new, as I was last time here in 2001. The Zifeng Tower was still under construction. The 450 meter tall building is till to date the 6th highest in China and 13th in the whole world. The Nanjing City wall, it was of course still there, and it was then, still free of charge to visit. The Ji Ming Si Temple is one of the oldest Temple in Nanjing. Unfortunately the seven-story Pagoda can’t be visited on the top. The 360 view to Nanjing city was really special. The stairway was closed after the Pagoda catched fire and it was almost burned down to the ground. It’s rebuild again, but still no one is allowed to climb the stairs up to the 7th floor. In 2009 there was a lot construction going on in the city of Nanjing, which I find is today exactly the same.
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