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City of emperors: Why Nanjing's beauty still resonates in China

Photographer Sun Chen, 50, has lived his entire life in <a href='http://travel.cnn.com/nanjing'>Nanjing</a>. He began photographing the city a decade ago when parts of Nanjing became threatened by demolition. Jimingsi Road (pictured) outside Jiming Temple offers one of the best views of Nanjing, especially in spring.<!-- -->
</br>"Cherry blossoms are at their fullest in March," says Sun. "The blossoms along the Jimingsi Road usually last three to four days."

Photographer Sun Chen, 50, has lived his entire life in Nanjing. He began photographing the city a decade ago when parts of Nanjing became threatened by demolition. Jimingsi Road (pictured) outside Jiming Temple offers one of the best views of Nanjing, especially in spring.
"Cherry blossoms are at their fullest in March," says Sun. "The blossoms along the Jimingsi Road usually last three to four days."