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1. NanPu Bridge or Southern Huang Pu River Bridge linking Pudong to Shanghai is the third longest bridge in the world.



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NanPu Bridge or Southern Huang Pu River Bridge linking Pudong to Shanghai is the third longest bridge in the world.
The Bund has contrasting architectural design of the modern vs ancient and the fusion of west meets east in Shanghai city.
The Bund or Zhongshan Road in Pudong, 1500 meters in length on the west shore of Huangpu River facing the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jin Mao Tower.
Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Mausoleum perched at the top southern side of Zhongshan Mountain in Nanjing. To reach it there are 392 steps to climb.
Spectacular view from Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum at the top of Zhongshan Ling in Nanjing city, Jiangsu Povince.
Early morning traffic on Changjiang Daqiao or Yangtze River bridge at Nanjing - first bridge ever built across the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province.
ShouXi Hu or Slender West Lake one of the most charming lake in Yangzhou. Originating from the Tang Dynasty this artificial lake was a river.
A round entrance to Xu Yuan a classic Chinese style garden in Slender West Lake in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province.
The gorgeous ShouXi Hu or Slender West Lake of Yangzhou are lined with weeping willows and classic pavilions, often quoted by poets of the Tang Dynasty.
In the middle of the ShouXi Hu is an islet with the Lotus Temple and the White Dagoba Tower a replica of the Beihai White Dagoba in Beijing.
The amazing Ershisi Qiao or the Twenty Four Bridge in Slender West Lake, so named for it is 24 meters in length and 2.4 meters in width, 24 steps on both ends and there are 24 pillars on the handrail!
The Xiling Tower of Daming Monastery was burnt down during the Tang Dynasty, rebuilt in 1988 emulates the original Tang architectural style in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province.
The Great Buddha of Lingshan in Xiangfu Monastery near Taihu Lake in Wuxi, the monastery is over a thousand years old but the statue was built in 1997.
The Great Buddha of Linshan at 88 meters is the tallest cast-bronze standing Buddha Shakyamuni statue in the world.
King Helu of the Wu Kingdom (Spring Autumn period) buried here in 496BC. 3 days after the funeral a white tiger was found guarding King Helu's grave and ever since named Tiger Hill, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
Zhouzhuang a water township of over 900 years old, in Kunshan County 30 km south east of Suzhou. Over 60% of the buildings were from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Boats, waterways and stone bridges are a way of life in Zhouzhuang. 14 of the stone bridges were built in the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
All these waterways have helped ZhouZhuang avoided wars in the past dynasties.
A lodge and retreat on an island in the bewitching and fairlyland like West Lake of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province.
One of the three islands in the middle of the romantic and alluring Xihu or West Lake of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province.
Feilai Feng or Feilai Peak(the peak that flew here) of Hangzhou has close to 300 stone Buddhist cave arts carved in year 907 to 1368.
Stone carving of Bodhisattvas Maitreya (The Happy Buddha) in Feilai Feng in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
Night view of Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower across the Pudong River.
The "electrifying" night view of the Fuzi Miao area in downtown Nanjing, a bustling market place.

All Jiangnan Photographs from Jade collections

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