When the Jin Dynasty moved to the south, Nanjing was its capital
which was full of fancy buildings，surrounded by green mountains，
But the magnificent view and the great Yangtze River could not protect Nanjing
Drunken guests go back to the hostel while singing song for fun
——Li Bai's “Three Poems of Nanjing”
The ancient capital city Nanjing is an important birthplace of Chinese
civilization. With its unique conditions, it tells beautiful legends and
touching stories one by one.
Zhongshan Mountain is also named Zijin Mountain because purple cloud often haunts the top of the mountain. Zhongshan Mountain and Houhu Lake
face each other closely, laying the foundation for Nanjing’s advantageous
terrain. The landscape city and forest were one integrated mass, which can
be said to be the quintessence of Nanjing's landscape and humanity.
Therefore, Zhuge Liang highly praised the city as “Zhongshan Mountain is
like a long dragon, and stones on the mountain look like Tigers. This is what called Imperial Residence”.
Nanjing Dongjiao State Guesthouse, founded in 1957 at the southern foot of Zijin Mountain in Nanjing Zhongshan Mountain National Park, covering an area of more than 300,000 square meters, was named Zixiadong Hostel for Zixia Cave in the north of the hotel. It is said that this cave was a retreat for Zhu Yuanzhang's advisors during the Ming Dynasty. Taoist scriptures call it “the 31st year of Zhu Hu's life, the cave of parlance”. The cave is often surrounded by purple cloud, hence the name of Zixia Lake (literally means purple cloud lake) on the west side of the hotel. With the passage of time, it was renamed Zijinshan Hostel and Dongjiao Hotel in succession. Not until 2005, was the hotel officially renamed Nanjing Dongjiao State Guesthouse. After nearly 60 years, on January 1, 2016, Nanjing Dongjiao State Guesthouse reappeared in the long-awaited eyes,
showing its historical accumulation and style of the times.
From the “Ziyun Pavilion” built in 1957 to receive President Mao Zedong's visit to “Zixi Pavilion” that meets
the standards of five-star resort hotels,
this place witnessed the historical upgrading of Jiangsu State Guesthouse's hardware, software and management concept.
Group photo of Li Peng and the staff of Dongjiao State Guesthouse
Celebrities who visited the guesthouse