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Nanjing

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Cemeteries · Landmarks · History Museums
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages. The city displays its past political importance in a range of sites, many UNESCO-protected, including mausoleums of great rulers, city walls and fortifications, royal gardens, and temples. A number of museums help to piece together the complex history of the city, while modern developments, including malls, skyscrapers, and city parks stand among some of the most attractive, cleanest, and best cared-for in the country. Visits to Nanjing allow for a great deal of exploration further afield, with tributaries of the main river, hills, and forests to explore in the surrounding areas. Plan your holiday in Nanjing and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our China trip itinerary planning app.
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Popular things to do in Nanjing

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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©
Cemetery
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre ©
History Museum
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Presidential palace of Nanjing ©
Specialty Museum
Presidential palace of Nanjing
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao) ©
Landmark
Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao)
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Nanjing

Slender West Lake ©
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Slender West Lake Yangzhou
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Yangtze River ©
Water Body
Yangtze River Taixing
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Duration: 4 hours
Wuhu Fantawild Adventure ©
Theme Park
Wuhu Fantawild Adventure Wuhu
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Daming Temple ©
Religious Site
Daming Temple Yangzhou
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Nanjing

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Xuanwu lake ©
Water Body
Xuanwu lake
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan) ©
Mountain
Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Qin Huai River ©
Water Body
Qin Huai River
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Nanjing Gingko Lake
Water Body
Nanjing Gingko Lake
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Nanjing

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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall) ©
Historic Site
Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty ©
World heritage site
Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jiming Temple ©
Historic Site
Jiming Temple
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Yu Hua Tai ©
Historic Walking Area
Yu Hua Tai
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Nanjing

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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan) ©
History Museum
Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan)
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sifang Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Sifang Art Museum
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
John-Rabe House ©
History Museum
John-Rabe House
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Six Dynasties Museum ©
History Museum
Six Dynasties Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Nanjing

Sun Yat-sen Memorial of Nanjing ©
Architectural Building
Sun Yat-sen Memorial of Nanjing
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zhongshanling Bandstand ©
Landmark
Zhongshanling Bandstand
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Qixia Temple ©
Religious Site
Qixia Temple
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bailuzhou Park
Water Body
Bailuzhou Park
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Nanjing

You won't find a shortage of accommodations in Nanjing, a modern metropolis long on the radars of domestic and international tourists. Look south of the main railway station, following Central Road, to find the primary districts where visitors stay, with clusters of high-rise hotels--some luxurious and others standard, but all comfortable. A number of smaller boutiques set in formerly residential buildings provide atmospheric, well-maintained, and budget-friendly options. Take a look at the side streets around Central Road for a wealth of hostels and guesthouses.
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