Nanjing

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China’s old imperial city sits on the lower reaches of the fabled Yangtze River and is filled with cultural treasures, both historic and contemporary.

Nanjing is a modern metropolis steeped in centuries of history. Once a seat for imperial power, Nanjing has developed into a centre for trade, commerce and education. The city charms with its wide boulevards, exciting nightlife and a well-preserved cultural heritage.

In the 14th century Nanjing was the imperial capital of the Ming dynasty, an era associated with great stability and cultural achievement. In Wuchaomen Park, see the ruins of the old Ming Palace and explore the remains of the Nanjing City Wall, which took 200,000 labourers 21 years to build. See the final resting place of the Ming dynasty’s founding emperor at the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, a vast and extravagant complex worth visiting for its animal sculptures alone. It’s located on Zhongshan Mountain, which is also where you can visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum.

Explore one of the world’s largest collections of Ming and Qing dynasty treasures at the Nanjing Museum. Spend some time of quiet reflection at the Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre, which documents the sacking and occupation of the city by the Japanese in 1937. Pay your respects to China’s greatest philosopher at the Confucius Temple. Take a cruise or stroll along the banks of the picturesque Qinhuai River to see the Zhonghua Gate and the exquisite Zhanyuan Garden.

Nanjing may be rich in cultural heritage but it is also a dynamic, youthful city, thanks to its large student population. Gastronomes will find no shortage of outstanding five-star restaurants, while those on a budget can enjoy local specialties like duck blood noodles and thin skin dumplings from small vendors everywhere. After 9 p.m., the 1912 entertainment district lights up, offering bars and clubs to suit all tastes.

Nanjing is located on the Yangtze River and is connected by regular passenger liner services to Shanghai and Wuhan. Buses, trains and planes all connect the city to the rest of China. Once you’ve arrived, explore Nanjing by metro, bus, taxi and bicycle.

Top hotels in Nanjing

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Pullman Nanjing Lukou Airport
Pullman Nanjing Lukou Airport
5 out of 5
Nanjing Lukou Intl Airport, Lukou Town Jiangning District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
RM324
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19

Located in Jiangning, this hotel is 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from Tianshengqiao Scenic Area.

4.5/5Wonderful! (349 reviews)

"Room is big and clean, next to airport, very convenient"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020

Pullman Nanjing Lukou Airport
Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing
Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing
5 out of 5
329 Zhongyang Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu
RM433
per night
Mar 7 - Mar 8

Located in Gu Lou, this luxury hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Nanjing Drum Tower and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Nanjing University. Nanjing University of Technology ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)

"Large room with a great view. Quality bed sheets and linen. The large bathroom is pampering"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing
Han Yue Lou Hotel Nanjing
Han Yue Lou Hotel Nanjing
4.5 out of 5
235 Middle Jiang Dong Road, Jianye District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
RM276
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Jian Ye, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nanjing Olympic Sports Center, Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall and Poly Grand Theater. Zhonghua ...

4.2/5Very Good! (19 reviews)

"Suite size and its amenities were excellent. Staff are very cordial and helping even though there was a language problem. Great choice of foods in the breakfast and dinner buffet. Great property at a reasonable cost."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

Han Yue Lou Hotel Nanjing

Popular things to do in Nanjing

Temple of Confucius
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Temple of Confucius

5/5(1 review)

Tour the temple complex where for many years imperial scholars would pray to the philosopher Confucius before sitting their tough examinations.

Nanjing Presidential Palace
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Nanjing Presidential Palace

From the Chinese Revolution to the nationalist government of the Kuomintang party, this palace has played a part in modern China’s dramatic political upheavals.

Xuan Wu Lake Park
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Xuan Wu Lake Park

5/5(5 reviews)

Explore the islands, temples, bonsai museum and beautiful flower- and tree-filled gardens of a huge park with an ancient history.

Top activities in Nanjing

Nanjing City Highlights Private Day Trip
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Nanjing City Highlights Private Day Trip

RM504
Per adult
Private Day Tour of Nanjing City Highlights
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Private Day Tour of Nanjing City Highlights

RM454
Per adult
Private Transfer to Yangzhou from Nanjing City Center
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Private Transfer to Yangzhou from Nanjing City Center

RM111
Per adult
Private Transfer to Zhenjiang from Nanjing City Center
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Private Transfer to Zhenjiang from Nanjing City Center

RM111
Per adult
Private Nanjing Local Street Food Tour with Night River Cruise
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Private Nanjing Local Street Food Tour with Night River Cruise

RM224
Per adult
Nanjing Private Guide
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Nanjing Private Guide

RM76
Per adult

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