General Introduction to Nanjing

Nanjing CityNanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province. Nanjing is located in the south bank of Yangtze River. It was the capital of six or ten dynasties in history of China. The long history blessed Nanjing with rich and colourful historical and cultural relics. During the Three Kingdoms Period, Sunquan, one of the heroes of the time, moved to Nanjing to strenthen his power.

Tourist can find many historical sites in Nanjing, such as temples and museums. Famous temples and attractions are Confucius Temple, Nanjing Museum, Zijinshan Observatory. In modern history of China, Nanjing played an important role in politic and economic. Nowadays, Nanjing has become more and more modern and become very convenient in transport.

 

 

Nanjing Weather and Climate

Nanjing, with a total land area of 6,598 square kilometers (2,547.5 sq mi), is situated in one of the largest economic zones of China, the Yangtze River Delta, which is part of the downstream Yangtze River drainage basin. The Yangtze River flows past the west side of Nanjing City, while the Ningzheng Ridge surrounds the north, east and south side of the city. The city is 300 kilometers (186 mi) west of Shanghai, 1,200 kilometers (746 mi) south of Beijing, and 1,400 kilometers (870 mi) east of Chongqing.

Top Ten Attactions in Nanjing

There are many historical and cultural temples and museums in Nanjing city. The famous attractions in Nanjing are Confucius Temple, Nanjing Museum, Zijinshan Observatory, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum and so on.

 

Confucius Temple Confucius Temple

Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

 Dr. Sun Yat-sen's MausoleumDr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum

Qin Huai RiverQin Huai River

 Linggu TempleLinggu Temple

Mochou Lake  Mochou Lake

Mount Qixia Mount Qixia

 Nanjing Museum Nanjing Museum

 Xuanwu Lake Xuanwu Lake

Xuyuan GardenXuyuan Garden

 

Nanjing Public Transport

Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province. Transportation is convenient in and around the city. There are many ways to travel to Nanjing, including trains, flights, buses. Inside the city, you can take a taxi or buses to visit the city. The flight time from Beijing to Nanjing is a little less than two hours and one hour by air from Shanghai.

 

Nanjing Public Transport By Air

Nanjing Public Transport By Trains

Nanjing Public Transport By Bus

Nanjing Public Transport By Taxi

Nanjing Public Transport By Bike

Nanjing Public Transport By Motorbike

 

 

Top Ten Hotels in Nanjing

Nanjing is becoming more and more popular in tourism. Tourists can easily find a nice hotels in Nanjing. Here are some hotels recommended by Tripadvisor. If you want to book hotels, please contact us directly.

 

Jinling Hotel Nanjing Jinling Hotel Nanjing

Orange Hotel Orange Hotel

Sofitel Galaxy Nanjing Sofitel Galaxy Nanjing

Mandarin Garden Hotel Annex Wing Gloria Plaza Hotel Nanjing

 Bestay Express Hotel  Bestay Express Hotel

  Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel  Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel

Celebrity City HotelCelebrity City Hotel

Jinjiang Inn Jinjiang Inn

  Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City

Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel

 

Famous Food in Nanjing

The name of this dish may sound odd to foreigners who might wonder how the blood and soup is combined. Actually Chinese people do eat the blood of duck, goose and chicken but in a unique way. They collect the blood of a freshly killed duck or goose and stir, then seal and refrigerate until ready to use.

 

 Nanjing foodDuck Blood Soup

 Nanjing Food  Shredded Bean-curd Sheets

Nanjing Food  Salted Soup Duck

Nanjing Food Pressed Duck

Nanjing Food  Dou Fu Nao

Nanjing Food Fried Spring Onion Pancake

Nanjing Food   Bean-curd sheets

 

Top Ten Restaurants in Nanjing

There are many snacks streets in Nanjing. Famous streets are Fuzimiao Street (Gongyuan Street), Hunan Lu Dinning & Shopping Street, Hanfu Street and so on.

 

Nanjing restaurants Kuiguangge Teahouse

Nanjing Restaurant Lao Zhengxing Restaurant

 Nanjing Restaurant  Willow Vegetarian Restaurant (Lv Liu Ju)

 Nanjing Restaurant  Maxiangxing Restaurant

Nanjing Restaurant Sichuan Restaurant

Nanjing Restaurant Liu Feng Ju

Nanjing Restaurant Yonghuyuan Restaurant

Nanjing Restaurant Western Restaurants

 

 

Things to Do in Nanjing

Naning is a colorful city. You can find a place to entertain easily. The newly built street Nanjing 1912 is really a worthwhile visiting street. It was built in the form of the year 1912 and many cultural activity are showed there. It is a comprehensive funtion of shopping, eating, funning and other educational activities.

Things to Do in Nanjing Nanjing 1912

  Things to Do in NanjingHunan Lu

Nanjing pubs and bars Fuzimiao Dining Street

Nanjing nightlifeShuguang Cinema

Nanjing barsHonglou Cinema (Red Mansion)

Nanjing barsCulture& Art Center

Nanjing barsQinhuai Theater

Nanjing barsTianming Teahouse

Nanjing bars

 

 

 

Nanjing Shopping

The main shopping streets in Nanjing include the shopping area near Xinjiekou (the city central area), Hunan Lu in the northern part of the city near Xuanwu Gate and Taiping Nanlu and Fuzimiao area in the south.

Nanjing shopping Salted Soup Duck

What to buy in NanjingRain Flower Stones

Nanjing shoppingYuhua Tea

Nanjing shopping Cloud Brocade

Nanjing shopping Jinling Gold Leaf

 

Nanjing shopping Wooden Carvings

 

 

 

Nanjing Travel Tips

1. Nanjing was the capital city of six dynasties in hsitory of China.

2.Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province.

3.The short and comfortable autumn time from October to mid-November is the best travel period for the city.

4. CAAC have regular air connections to all major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Jinan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Guilin, Wuhan, Xian, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, Shenyang and Dalian.