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No. 1 Zhong Yang Road, Gulou District
NANJING, JS 210008
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Nanjing, JS 210016
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Nanjing, JS 210042
City Centre, 2.57 mi
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Nanjing, JS 210001
City Centre, 6.47 mi
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Nanjing, JS 210012
City Centre, 7.06 mi
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Nanjing, JS 211100
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Nanjing, JS 210038
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City Centre, 13.31 mi
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Nanjing, JS 211111
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Nanjing, JS 211111
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Zhenjiang, JS 212002
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Yangzhou, JS 225001
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City Centre, 56.07 mi
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Wuhu, AH 241003
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Liyang, JS 213300
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Taizhou, JS 225300
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City Centre, 93.62 mi
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City Centre, 95.13 mi
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City Centre, 97.45 mi
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Travelling in Nanjing – City Guide
The 5km long Qinhuai River endlessly carries the Jinling dream. Since ancient times, Nanjing’s picturesque waterscape has attracted a constant stream of visitors. Ever thought of roaming in Nanjing, listening to the warblers as one sits under the smoky willow and by the scenic bridge, or appreciating the dim beauty as one stops by a Qinhuai River restaurant at night? One is certain to find the romance and beauty of the city by day or night. Sights include the Purple Mountain, like a dragon entrenched, facing the rippling Xuanwu Lake; the Jiming Temple, shrouded in cherry blossoms, reflecting the Qixia Mountain with flamingmaple; and the modern Zifeng Tower, standing in harmony with the traditional Confucian Temple...... This ancient capital of six dynasties, through every mountain and valley, and every brick and tile, tells its story of the past and present.
Ancient Capital for a Millennium
Nanjing covers a wide range of city areas. Along the Qinhuai River that passes through the city, one will find scenic and historic sites scattered throughout: the Confucian Temple in Qinhuai District boasts enchanting sights of the river, and a variety of unique food; Jiming Temple, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and many other Nanjing characteristic landscapes can be found gathering on Purple Mountain or by Xuanwu Lake in Xuanwu District; and Nanjing University, Hohai University and others are stationed in the busy Gulou District, looking to the Yuejiang Tower.
Yuhuatai in Yuhua District, Pukou Railway Station in Pukou District, and Jiangdong Gate Memorial (or The Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall) in Jianye District, as witness to the vicissitudes of Nanjing, surround the three central city areas, and are well worth visiting.
Don’t Miss the Following Destinations in Nanjing
Zhu Ziqing wrote about "the Qinhuai River of oaring and lamp shadows", which one just cannot miss while in Nanjing. Try taking a boat in the dim light, paying a visit to the Confucian Temple with its many snacks, or picking a teahouse and listening to pingci – all are excellent ways to appreciate the renown "5km of pearls".
The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is known as the first in modern Chinese architectural history, boasting 392 soaring steps, symbolizing the 392 million fellow Chinese of the time. Climbing upwards, one can admire the grace of this great man, and reach the hall high above, then look back at the awe-inspiring views over the city.
A major feature of Nanjing is the Republic of China period’s architectural style, blending both Chinese and foreign elements. The most outstanding is the Nanjing Presidential Palace in Xuanwu District. Along the central axis stands a collection of western structures, such as ancient Roman-style gatehouses, and the two-storey faux-European government office building, which are both commendable and worthy of your trip; on the west axis, the garden buildings present an affluent Chinese style, just as the verse goes, “there stands the Ma Tau Wall with green bricks and small titles, along the corridor one shall spot the hanging fascia and lattice windows”, thereby depicting the picturesque Jiangnan landscape architecture.
Stepping off the busy streets along Qinhuai River, one might enter Wuyi Lane between white wall and black tiles, glimpsing back at the prosperous times of old, described in the verse "swallows of the previous distinguished families of Wang and Xie". Every brick and tile of the "Wang-Xie Former Residences" has born witness to the prosperity and later decline of the two aristocratic families. Wuyi Lane is therefore a must-see destination for admiration of the strength and sophistication of the Wei and Jin dynasties.
Xuanwu Lake is a bright pearl embedded in the city of Nanjing, and a favorite site among locals. The water takes different forms in the four seasons, particularly in spring with a "forest of sakura and ocean of flowers" and in autumn with “autumn chrysanthemum on Liangzhou”. The best way to visit is to boat with family and friends, enjoying happy moments with the bells of Jiming Temple ringing, while appreciating the striking skyline of the city, especially the cloud-piercing Zifeng Tower.
Nanjing University, one of the ten most beautiful campuses across the country, has fostered and accommodated many celebrities: Yu Guangzhong praised the "ivy-covered North Building", John Rabe faithfully recorded the Nanjing Massacre in the Diary of John Rabe, and Sun Yat-sen stayed in Sun Yat-sen House. Here, one can explore the countless well-known characters and stories nestled in the western architecture of Gulou District.
There are many accommodation choices along the Qinhuai River: star hotels adjacent to the business district, such as Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City, in addition to local guesthouses and traditionally-styled hostels. The traditional Jiangnan residences perfectly maintain the Ming and Qing styles; here one can experience such folk activities as the authentic Jinling Lantern Festival, and “Yuan Yue Mo Qiu”, where women would steal a melon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, believing it would bless them with a baby son. This is the best way to immerse oneself in the folk life of old Nanjing.
If one stays near Xinjiekou, they will find the modern side to this ancient city. Xinjiekou Station is an interchange stop for Metro Lines 1 and 2, conveniently opening at the well-located of Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel & Suites, from which one needs only 15 minutes to arrive at most scenic spots of the city proper, boasting incomparable geographical location.
Nanjing Railway Station is located by the bank of Xuanwu Lake, with links through many coach, bus and metro routes. Hotels in the vicinity include Holiday Inn Nanjing Xuanwu Lake. Those staying here will find their arrival and return journey particularly convenient, with attractions like Jiming Temple, Southeast University, and Yuhuatai reached directly by metro.
Tour in Nanjing and Enjoy the Joys
If you love shopping, then the city centre’s Xinjiekou should be your first stop in Nanjing. As a commercial and financial hub of Nanjing, it features dozens of shopping malls and stores of varying styles, such as Deji Plaza featuring world-renowned luxury brands; Great Ocean Department Store and Nanjing New Department Store, both geared towards the younger generation; and Suning Expo, with an exhaustive selection of electricals and appliances. There is truly something for any shopaholic.
Hulan Road, nearby to Xuanwu Lake in Gulou District, is a new landmark, and shopping destination second only to Xinjiekou. Its most distinctive feature is the over 1,000-meter long international underground fashion street. If walking along Hunan Road, one will likely hit Shiziqiao Street, Matai Street and Hubei Road around the corner, and find many typical restaurants, cafes and handicraft workshops, adding a unique petty bourgeois sentiment to the area.
Where can one find the “time-honored” brands, traditional crafts, and souvenirs in Nanjing? The best choice is East Zhonghua Gate Historical Culture Block in the business district around the Confucius Temple, where one can buy Jinling brocades, cloth paintings, bamboo carvings, paper cuttings, and puppets. As well as shopping, one can try the snacks of Jinling, listen out for xiangsheng of De Yun She and the Nanjing baiju, and stroll to one of the “Global Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores” - Librairie Avant-Garde, , and experience the styles and features of the city long ago.
Delicious Cuisine in Nanjing
An great feature of Nanjing is the ability to feast anywhere one goes, as one runs into food courts one after another. Make sure to start on an empty stomach, and are ready to meet “A Bite of Nanjing”.
Jinling snacks are top among the four Chinese snack varieties. In particular, it boasts a range of second-to-none duck dishes. Ya De Bao is famous for its take on the delicious and fragrant duck blood soup with vermicelli, Han Fu Xin creates a flavorful boiled salted duck, and Zhanyun Salted Duck offers their signature Jinling roast duck - crispy on the outside and soft within. All are absolutely worth a try.
From Yong He Yuan’s Huangqiao sesame cake, to Jiang You Ji’s pan-fried beef dumplings, and Liu Feng Ju’s soft silken tofu, Jinling dishes feature a rich variety, with all emphasizing flavor - one may spot this in great detail through the "Eight Unique Snacks of the Qinhuai River". Feel like trying all of the eight snacks in the cuisine-capital city of Nanjing? One could go to the snack street of Confucian Temple, as mentioned above, gorging from one end to the other, or simply find a traditional Ming and Qing style store, such as "Qinhuairen Jia", to order a special meal set.
Culture of Nanjing – Poetic and Romantic
Jinling, known for being “the top academic destination of Southeast China", has attracted countless literati, each leaving their truly eternal works: in the Tang Dynasty, Li Bai wrote around 200 poems featuring Nanjing; in the early Qing Dynasty, Wu Jingzi settled by the bank of Qinhuai River and created the world-renowned The Scholars; and in the Republic of China period, Zhu Ziqing recorded his knowledge and views on the conflict between old and new cultures in The Qinhuai River Echoed with Oar Squeaks and Illuminated by Lanterns..
A simpler way to appreciate the heritage of an ancient city is perhaps to pay a visit to its museums. Nanjing Museum is located at the foot of Purple Mountain, and is one of China's three main museums. It maintains a collection of as many as 420,000 articles, including such precious cultural relics as the brick painting of the “Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove”, the silver-woven jade dress, and the bronze ox lamp inlayed with silver. The exotic and priceless pieces on show will humble any visitor.
In recent years, the ancient city of Nanjing, which is still old and majestic, has gradually emerged as a center of independent music, as more and more high-quality composers and bands have established themselves: the folk song poet Li Zhi's album I Love Nanjing spreads the local voice to the younger generation, and groups like Field Cooperative and Sixi Band dusted off the covers of Nanjing rock music that lay for over 20 years and brought a new energy to the scene. The folk-and-pop oriented Forest Music Festival, and the Strawberry Music Festival on independent music, are both grand cultural events that one cannot afford to miss.
Stay the Night of Nanjing – a Drink and a Dream
In tune with Nanjing’s multicultural character, the city's nightlife embraces the clash of old and new, and turns it into something truly special. An essential activity is, as countless poets tell, "boat and berth by Qinhuai." Against the darkness of the night, one can invite three to five friends to berth at a restaurant for a drink; as oars stir the water, the boatmen muse on interesting anecdotes of the local life – a calming and leisurely evening on the water.
The 1912 Block, which neighbors Nanjing Presidential Palace, is a new fashion landmark of old Jinling, bolstered by striking Republic of China period elements, and known for its bar street and sleepless nightlife. The extensive variety of bars will meet the needs of any drinker; from a quiet cup of sake, to an elegant glass of red at Jason Wines, from the latest tunes at Soho Bar to nostalgic classics, one is bound to find something to suit any mood or occasion.
As well as the bar tours on feasting and revelry, there’s an utterly different kind of experience: climbing Zifeng Tower, the world's seventh tallest building, in Gulou Square, and overlooking the brilliant 360 degree night view of Nanjing. InterContinental Nanjing serves as the best option for excellent food and beverages in the tower. Here, one can sit at Sky Bar Lounge, enjoying a perfect wine while seated high about sprawling city. If one stays at the hotel, a luxurious bath awaits aside the panoramic windows at the roof of the city – you must not want to miss the experience of bathing leisurely at the peak of the city.
How to Get There
Nanjing has one airport and two passenger railway stations. Lukou Airport is around 45 minutes' drive from downtown, and boasts nearly 150 routes, with 70 major domestic cities and over 30 international destinations, forming an aviation network radiating across Asia and linking with Europe, America and Australia.
Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway station are two passenger hubs of the city. Nanjing Railway Station is located in Xuanwu District, offering standard, fast and semi-bullet services. The station is linked with Metro Lines 1 and 3 so as to allow passengers to go directly to their destinations. Nanjing South Railway Station offers only modern, high-speed services. It is located in the core of the South New City, adjacent to Nanjing Passenger Transport South Station, allowing seamless transit between general, bullet, and high-speed services, long-distance coaches, buses, taxis, metro, and airport shuttle buses within 10-15 minutes’ walk.
Marvel at the landscape and historic sites of Nanjing, stroll through the alleyways, lanes and streets of the ancient city, enjoy a glass of wine with a delicious boiled salted duck, and immerse oneself in the melting moonlight of Qinhuai River, gradually intoxicated by the romance of Jinling.