Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River. Be regarded as one of the most delightful destinations in China Nanjing is the capital city of six or ten dynasties in ancient Chinese history, it has a brilliant cultural heritage. Nanjing means “Southern Capital.” It has alternated with Beijing as the capital of big empires and of modern governments. Nowadays, the remains of the empires of the past can be toured all over the city, and the nearby Purple Mountain (Zijinshan) area has many historical, cultural, and religious sites to visit.
Like most major cities in China, Nanjing is developing rapidly. Great changes have taken place in the city. It is also home to several colleges and universities and a large foreign population. The city is become an international metropolis with new faces every day.
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Half Day Nanjing Tour
NJ-PO-01. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum + Linggu Park
NJ-PO-02. Ming Tombs (Xiaoling) + Nanjing Museum
NJ-PO-03. Zhonghua City Gate + Confucius Temple Area
NJ-PO-04. Nanjing Massacre Museum + Yun Brocade Institute
One Day Nanjing Tour
NJ-PO-05. Qinhuai River Area ( Zhan Yuan Garden, Gan's Residence, Confucius Temple Area)
NJ-PO-06. Yangtze Scenic Area (Yuejiang Tower, Jinghai Temple, Tianfei Palace, YanziJi)
NJ-PO-07. Ming Dynasty Culture Tour (Ming Tomb, Linggu Temple, Zhonghua City Gate, Gongyuan)
NJ-PO-08. Zheng He Culture Relics Tour (Jinghai Temple, Nanjing Treasure Dockyard Relics, Zheng He Park)
NJ-PO-09. Modern China Tour (Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Meiling Palace, Presidential Palace)
NJ-PO-10. Yangzhou 1 day tour from Nanjing
NJ-PO-11. Zhenjiang 1 day tour from Nanjing
Package Nanjing Tour
NJ-PH-01. Four days Nanjing tour (include hotel)
NJ-PK-01. Nanjing 2 days tour
NJ-PK-04. Nanjing 4 days tour (exclude hotel)
Nanjing Transfer Service
NJ-PT-01. Nanjing Airport Transfer
NJ-PT-02. Nanjing Train Station Transfer
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Best Season of Nanjing Tour
Nanjing has a humid subtropical climate with plenty of rainfall. The four seasons are distinct with hot summer and cold winter. Spring is warm and humid and autumn is short but pleasant, it is the best season to start your Nanjing tour. Nanjing is cold in winter even though it is situated in southern part of China. It snow occasionally in winter. Weather are pleasant during spring and autumn in Nanjing, you can arrange your tour in any time among them.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other staffs to pack
Spring in Nanjing is warm. Take some long-sleeves and shirts if you want to visit Nanjing in this season. But sweaters and coats can also be taken if you come to the city in early spring. Summer is really hot here, prepare sun protection and summer clothes for it. Don’t forget bring yourself an umbrella, it may rains in anytime. Thin sweater and coat are enough to cope with the weather in autumn. You should take down jacket and thick sweater in winter to keep warm.
Accommodation of Nanjing Tour
There are more than one hundred star rating hotels can be chosen by the travelers in Nanjing, including five stars hotels to three stars hotels. Also there are two Youth Hostels which can cater to the needs of budget travelers. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Ways to get in Nanjing:
--There is an airport in Nanjing. It is Nanjing Lukou International Airport. Located in Lukou Town, the airport enjoys convenient transportation and serves as one of the key airports in China. It now services to 45 domestic cities and 12 international cities, including Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok, Singapore and Seoul. There are fifteen boarding bridges in the terminal building.
--Nanjing have three train station, they are Nanjing North Railway Station, Nanjing West Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway Station. Nanjing North is presently the main train station. You can come to Nanjing by train.
--Bullet train is faster than regular trains. It runs between Nanjing and Shanghai stops at Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou. It is one of the busiest high-speed rail sections in China. It takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel from Shanghai to Nanjing. Some of the trains go on to Hangzhou.
Internal transport: Taxi in Nanjing is convenient and fast. The taxi fee is always under ten yuan, and you can get around the city within twenty yuan. Getting around by bus is an economic way for travelers, too. There are tourist bus routes that are marked with the Chinese symbol for the word travel that go mainly to the tourist spots.
Nanjing Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Nanjing and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Food in Nanjing belongs to Jiang Su cuisine. It tastes like Shanghai cuisines with sweet and light flavor. But the price is lower than that in Shanghai. You can also find western food in Nanjing. There are many delicious foods in Nanjing and the over 1400-year-history duck dish is regarded as the most popular one. Famous Nanjing dishes are Jinling Boiled Salted Duck, Eight Qinhuai Specialties, Gan Si, Pressed Duck, Dou Fu Nao and Fried Spring Onion Pancake, etc.
There are two famous food streets that you can find authentic Nanjng dishes and snacks: Shiziqiao Catering Street and Confucius Temple Catering Street.
--Some famous restaurants to recommend:
Tajmahal Indian Restaurant
Great Nanjing Eatery
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
Nanjing is the commercial center in Jiangsu Province. There are three treasures in the city-- cloud brocade, paper-cuts and imitations of ancient ivory carvings. Other famous products and handicrafts include rain flower pebbles, velvet flowers; Jinling folded fans, Wood carvings and jade objects. They are all good staffs for souvenir and keepsake.
·Where to buy?
Nanjing Brocade Research Institute is nice to purchase the quality Nanjing Brocade. If you are a fan of the rain flower pebbles, the Heaven Dynasty Palace antique city, Nanjing Museum, Confucius Temple cultural store are good places for shopping.
Xinjiekou Commercial Area has large shopping centers and brand stores.
You can buy clothes in Hunan Road Commercial Area.
Other shopping places are:
Jinling Department Store
Culture Street—Changjiang Lu
Antique Market—Changjiang Lu
Sci-Tech Street—Zhujiang Lu
Festivals and customs:
·Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival is celebrates in February 25th to March 10th every year. This annual festival showcases the plum blossom garden on Purple Mountain in the eastern part of Nanjing, and nearby attractions such as Ming Emperor Tombs, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Cultural Garden. There are about 35,000 plum trees to see in the big 101 hectare or 250-acre plum tree garden. It is called the King of Plum Blossoms. So you can see old plum trees and young ones, the miniature ones in the Bonzai Plum Tree exhibition, and big ones bearing big fruit.
·JInling Lantern Fair has become a tradition passed down from generation to generation since Ming Dynasty. Each year from the first day of the lunar January the lantern fair celebration is held in the area surrounding Fuzimiao.
Spring outing Festival is held in April fifth every year. It has begun since the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Residents would hang the blossom of shepherd's purse at doors, stoves and beds, and women were used to wearing it on their head to avoid disasters and illness.
Recreation in Nanjing
After sightseeing during the daytime, drop in Nanjing's nightlife is one of the best ways to unwind and gain a deeper understanding of local Nanjing culture. There are shows, teahouse, cafes, bars and clubs in the city and you can choose any kind of them for recreation. If you want to watch some shows and performances Nanjing 1912 Culture and Leisure Block and Nanjing Culture and Art Centre are good place to go.
--Bars and clubs in Nanjing:
Vienna Music Bar
Must-see attractions of Nanjing Tour
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum: Dr. Sun Yat-sen is considered to be the Father of the Republic of China and the forerunner of the Chinese Revolution. The Mausoleum is located at the southern foot of Purple Mountain in Nanjing. The main buildings were built on one central axis, along which the mausoleum rises gradually and squarely: marble dolmen, the pavilion, sacrificial hall and coffin chamber will come into view one by one, and perfectly demonstrate traditional Chinese architectural styles.
Confucius Temple: It was originally constructed in the year of 1034 in the Song Dynasty and was a place to worship and consecrate Confucius. The area around the temple consists of a series of tourist shops, snack bars, restaurants and tea cafes. They all appear to be in the architectural style of the Ming and Qing style. A variety of snacks encompassing eight of the most famous flavors are available for purchase at here.
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum: is the the biggest imperial mausoleum in China, was built as the tomb of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty and his wife, and has a history of some 600 years. It is located at the southern foot of Purple Mountain. The construction of this mausoleum took 17 years. Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum was listed as a site of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre: The Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre was built by Nanjing Municipal Government in 1985. This memorial hall accounted all the crime of Japanese army in Dec. 13, 1973. It is located in Jiangdongmen, one of the execution sites and mass burial places of the massacre. Solemn and imposing, the grey marble architecture consists of three parts: the outdoor exhibits, the remaining bones of the victims and the exhibition hall for historical documents.
Zhonghua Gate (Chinese Gate): is the south gate of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. It is a precious cultural relic in Nanjing. Zhonghua Gate is the biggest castle-style city gate in China and a structural element of the most complicated castle in the world. Its castle magnificent scale, delicate structure and the great making skill made it an important place in China's military and architectural traditions.
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