Jiangsu, in the east of China, has over 1000 kilometer coastline along the Yellow Sea. It is populated by Han, Hui, Manchu and other ethnic groups. It has played a politically and economically essential role in Chinese history and its capital Nanjing has twice served as the nation’s capital. Jiangsu is one of China’s wealthiest provinces. Nanjing has many impressive sites, like the Yangtse River Bridge and the Ming Tombs. There are also many historical places like the Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum, Madame Soong Meiling’s Palace and the Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum. Suzhou is maybe the most famous garden city and historically also well-known for its cotton, silk and wool. The picturesque gardens like the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden make visitors feel like walking through a Chinese painting. Not far from Suzhou the water town Zhouzhuang is located. It maintains the traditional style and it is still possible to drive by boat through the old river ways.