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Nanjing Travel Guide

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Nanjing, with a favorable location and picturesque landscape, is a famous travel city. It had been the capital of six dynasties in Chinese history, and is famed for its rich culture, long history and beautiful landscape. Nanjing is situated on the vast plain of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Nowadays, Nanjing has developed into a multiple-producing industrial base in the Yangtze River Delta economic zone. It is one of China's four major scientific research and educational central cities. Nanjing’s summer is so hot which is a period better to be avoided when you plan to travel there.

Nanjing has a well developed travel infrastructure and transport system. There is a modern metro system, along with fast public buses, attractions, and taxis. A good place to start the day in Nanjing is Xuanwu Park, just opposite the Nanjing Railway Station. Highlights in your travel there should be in the the ten-kilometer long Qinhuai River area, which is one of the city’s busiest commercial areas, thronging with crowds in the weekends and holidays. It is also the site of Confucius Temple (Fuzi Miao), the imperial academy for Confucian studies. If there is time for a day travel, head to Purple Mountain, just outside the old city wall in the east of Nanjing.

Nanjing looks more and more like the shining cities of Shanghai and Beijing, with its burgeoning skyscrapers, chain hotels, glitzy malls, and shopping streets. It can be accessed by all forms of travel, including air, water, rail, and road, and is central in the region. Below is the detailed guide to Nanjing attractions. Welcome to check out our other pages for more travel information about Nanjing. Feel free to contact us if you plan to travel to Nanjing. We will provide the professional advice, individual itinerary and excellent travel service.

Nanjing Attractions Guide

- Must See

  • Confucius TempleConfucius Temple in Nanjing, built during the Song Dynasty in A.D.1034, dedicated to the worship of Confucius, a great philosopher and educator of ancient China and the tenets he set down for a perfect society. The temple has been ... ...
  • Dr.Sun Yat-sen's MausoleumThe Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum and the nearby Linggu Temple are not only considered to be the important places as part of the culture and history of China, but also regarded as the construction of the great ecological importance ... ...
  • The Presidential MansionThe Presidential Mansion of the former Presidents Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Mr. Jiang Jie-shi can be found at No. 292 Changjiang Road, Nanjing. The palace appears to be the most famous destination in Nanjing City. On January 1912, Mr. S ... ...
  • Yangtze River BridgeThe Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, constructed between 1960 and 1968, was the first Chinese-designed Bridge to span the country's longest river. It is the third bridge built to span the Yangtze River after the Wuhan Yangtze River B ... ...
  • Nanjing Zhonghua GateZhonghua Gate, initially called Jubao Gate during the Ming Dynasty, is the south gate of Nanjing City. As the gate looks like an urn, it was also initially called Urn Gate. It is the largest of 13 gates measuring 21.45 meters in h ... ...
  • Nanjing City WallThe Nanjing City Wall lies in Nanjing City of Jiangsu Province. Originally known as Yingtianfu, Nanjing City served as the capital during the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The city was famous for its tall, solid and grand city w ... ...
  • Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
    In 1937 and 1938, Nanjing was witness to one of worlds haunting events, being the massacre of some 300000 people at the hands of invading forces. At that time Nanjing was the capital of China and Japanese forces had taken con ... ...
  • Qinhuai RiverThe Qinhuai River used to be called Huai Water, and was renamed Qinhuai for the legend that Qin Emperor Shihuang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), ordered to introduce Huai Water to the city by excavating a mount ... ...
  • Purple Mountain Observatory
    Purple Mountain Observatory, also known as Zijinshan Astronomical Observatory, is an astronomical observatory located on the third peak of Zijinshan Mountain (???) in Nanjing, China.
    The Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) ... ...
  • Mochou LakeMochou Lake and Mochou Lake Park are located at Shuiximenwai Da Jie in the Jianye District of Nanjing, China. The name of Mochou Lake originated from a beautiful woman called Mochou, which means "do not worry" in Chinese, from the ... ...
  • Linggu Temple
    Linggu Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, to the east of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum.. The temple was described as 'the best Buddhist temple in the world'. It is now surrounded by a large park. It was bui ... ...
  • Purple Mountain
    Purple Mountain is located on the eastern side of Nanjingin Jiangsu province, China. It is 447.1 m high, with the lowest point 30 m. Its peaks are often found enveloped in mysterious purple and golden clouds at dawn and dusk, ... ...
  • Nanjing Municipal MuseumNanjing Municipal Museum, the first large national comprehensive museum in China, is located in the south of Purple Mountain, Nanjing City and the south of Zhongshan Gate, taking an area of 70,000m2, with two exhibition halls (his ... ...
  • Mount HuaguoMount Huaguo, literally meaning Mount of Flowers and Fruit, is located in Yuntai, seven kilometers southeast of Lianyungang City. It lies 625 meters above sea level and covers an area of 84.3 square kilometers, with 136 peaks. The ... ...
  • Huaxi VillageHuaxi Village, with exceptional geographic and traffic advantages, is located in the center of Yangtze River Delta, passed through by highway along river and Chengdong Road, such surrounding big-medium cities as Wuxi, Suzhou, Nanj ... ...

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Name:Nanjing Travel Reply

Many travel books show that Nanjing is a historic and cultural city that could not ignore in one’s China Travel plan, is that true?

Name:Re: Nanjing Travel

Nanjing, blessed with long history and extensive and profound culture, served as one of 7 ancient capitals in China, is a invariable city when one plan to travel China. That’s a window to learn long Chinese history and its diversity culture.

Name:Nanjing Travel Guide Reply

I am taking the train from Nanjing to Shanghai.How far is the NJ rail station from NJ Grand Hotel? How much is the taxi? Do most Taxi know where the Grand Hotel is?

Name:Re:Nanjing Travel Guide

Most bullet trains from Hongqiao Station go to NJ South. Are you referring to this station? If so, it is around 13km from the hotel. The taxi fare is around CNY35 I remember. Many taxi drivers know the hotel. Despite this, you'd better prepare the Chinese characters of the hotel as well as its Chinese address in case!

Name:Restaurants in Nanjing Reply

would you be able to recommend good restaurants and shopping by Wutaishan Sports Center in Nanjing?

Name:Re:Restaurants in Nanjing

The closest shopping paradise is the Xinjiekou area, which is about 2.5km from your hotel.I am not very clear about the good restaurants near your position, but I know many excellent restaurants in Xinjiekou area. Would you mind tell me what kind of food do you want to taste? I can tell you some based on your requirements. Around your place, I only know some cafes such as Xiangxie Cafe.

Name:Nanjing Road Tour Reply

Last time, I visited the ancient China. So this time I’d like to see the modern side of it. Can you give me some suggestions?

Name:Re: Nanjing Road Tour

It’s my pleasure. I think Nanjing Road is a great choice. Shanghai’s reputation has long had a sharp focus on commerce and fashion. For anyone who wants to see the proof, go no further than Nanjing Road East. The stretch of pedestrian mall in particular is a touristy hive of consumerism. Store fronts and their barrage of neon lights battle over people’s attentions, and window shoppers compete for space in the crowd. It is definitely one of China’s shopping highlights, with more than a million shoppers daily.

Name:Nanjing Transportation Reply

Hello, I’d like to know which is the best way for me from Nanjing to Suzhou?

Name:Re:Nanjing Transportation

I think the bullet train is the best option to travel between Nanjing and Suzhou for safe, fast and reliable schedule (no traffic jam).

Name:Nanjing Tour Advice Reply

Hello, I know that Nanjing of China is a great city, so I want to visit it next month. Are there any scenic spots worth of visiting for me?

Name:Re:Nanjing Tour Advice

Of course. The city provides visitors with a great number of historical and cultural sites, including city walls, temples, museums and mausoleums, as well as stunning scenic spots and areas, Like Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Qinhuai River, Presidential Palace,Xuanwu Lake and so on.