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Nanjing

Nanjing, with the history of more than 2000 years, is the place where emperors of 10 dynasties built their capital in ancient Chinese history. Strolling in Nanjing city is just like wandering in antique stores because everywhere is brimming with historical atmosphere. Visit the quaint Confucius Temple to experience the imperial examination at that time, cruise along the Qinhuai River to discover its beauty, taste the snacks around Confucius Temple to explore its savory food, and pay a visit to the Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre to experience the grief of Chinese revolution. Nanjing, a time-weathered ancient city, has much to offer for visitors! Come to discover it and you will never be disappointed!

Nanjing travel guide offers a spectrum of Nanjing travel information, such as Nanjing attractions, Nanjing tours, Nanjing shopping, Nanjing food, Nanjing culture and the like. This Nanjing travel guide would offer you a panoramic view of your Nanjing travel. This useful Nanjing city guide would be of great help for your Nanjing travel. Click for more information about the Nanjing travel guide.

Things To Do

Things to do in Nanjing offer the must-have Nanjing things to do, such as visiting the must-see Nanjing attractions, experiencing must-have Nanjing culture and tasting must-eat Nanjing food and the like. These Nanjing things to do would make your Nanjing travel more colorful and fruitful. Top things to do in Nanjing are listed as follows.

Visit Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is the mausoleum built for memorizing Sun Yat-Sen, Father of Republic of China Location: Southern Slope of Gold Purple Temple How to get to: Take bus of No.9, Tourist 1, Tourist 2 and Tourist 3 to get there.

Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall is built to commemorate the victims sacrificed in Nanjing Massacre committed by Japanese, which is the best place to touch Nanjing history Location: 418, Jiangdongmen Street, Nanjing How to get to: Take the bus No7, 37, 61, 63, and get off at Cha Nan (Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall)

Cruise Along Qinhuai River

Qinhuai River is the mother river of Nanjing. Cruise along the Qinhuai River to explore time-honored Nanjing history while appreciating the nightscape Location: in downtown of Nanjing, in front of Confucius Temple How to get to: Take the bus of No. 4, 7, 40, 44, 49, 62, 304, 2, 14, 16, 23, Tourist2, Tourist4, 26, 33, 43, 46, 63, 81, 87, 101, 102, 103, 106, 305 and get off at Confucius Temple.

Visit the Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple is built to consecrate Confucius, the founder of philosophy of Confucianism in ancient Chinese history, which is an ideal place to get close to Chinese philosophy. How to get to: Take the bus of No. 4, 7, 40, 44, 49, 62, 304, 2, 14, 16, 23, Tourist2, Tourist4, 26, 33, 43, 46, 63, 81, 87, 101, 102, 103, 106, 305 and get off at Confucius Temple.

Eat Snack on the Street around Confucius Temple

Around the Confucius Temple, there is a food street, where many palatable local snack are available, each of which would tease your taste bud greatly. Location: On Confucius Temple, Downtown of Nanjing

Watch Nanjing Baiju

Baiju is a old fork singing art in Nanjing, which is full of Nanjing folk flavor. Watch it and discover Nanjign culture further.

Walk on the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first double-decked road-rail truss designed and built with Chinese technology in China, which is of high visit-value.

Best Time to Visit

The climate of Nanjing varies from seasons. The best time to visit Nanjing falls into spring and autumn. In spring, all the plums are in full blossom, which rewards Nanjing a much mesmerizing landscape. In autumn, red autumnal leaves in Xixiakou Scenic Area are available and visitors would be rewarded with an amazing red sea of leaves. During the best time to visit Nanjing, you Nanjing travel would be rewarded much.

Nanjing climate belongs to the subtropical ones, and June and July are the plum rain season. In summer, Nanjing is burning hot, and the nickname “Furnace City” is given. In July and August, the temperature of Nanjing could soar to 40℃. In December, if it snows, Nanjing would appear more enchanting and the whole city is enveloped with white snow. Visitor should check the Nanjing weather before having the Nanjing travel.

Nanjing Attractions

Nanjing, an ancient city in China, boasts time-honored history and profound culture. Nanjing attractions offers the most popular Nanjing sightseeing, such as Purple and Gold Mountains, Qinhuai River, Confucius Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Nanjing City Wall, Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, Nanjing Museum and Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Such must-visit Nanjing attractions are all included in our Nanjing tours. These Nanjing sightseeing offers a great chance to discover this ancient city. No Nanjing travel is complete without visiting these must-see attractions in Nanjing. Click for more information about Nanjing attractions.

Confucius Temple
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
City Wall
Massacre Memorial Hall
Nanjing-Museum
Yangtze River Bridge
Purple Gold Mountain
Qinhuai River

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Nanjing Culture

Nanjing culture is mainly focused on the folk culture of Nanjing, such as Nanjing Baiju, cruising in Qinghuai River on dragon boat festival, touching autumn on mid-autumn day, welcoming wealth god on little year. These featured Nanjing culture would be of great help for discovering this ancient city. No Nanjing travel is complete without exploring profound Nanjing culture. Browse for details about Nanjing culture.

Culture

Nanjing culture is mainly focused on the folk culture of Nanjing, such as Nanjing Baiju, cruising in Qinghuai River on dragon boat festival, touching autumn on mid-autumn day, welcoming wealth god on little year. These featured Nanjing culture would be of great help for discovering this ancient city. No Nanjing travel is complete without exploring profound Nanjing culture. Browse for details about Nanjing culture.

Folk Culture of Nanjing

As one of the four ancient cities in China, Najing boasts time-honored history and profound culture. Nanjing is also one of the educational and cultural centers in China, where traditional Chinese festivals are all celebrated. On Spring Festival, Nanjing people will post couplets and Door Gods, and some literati even post a picture of cock onto the door. On Lantern Festival, lantern show would be offered, Tomb-sweeping day, spring outing, and Double Ninth Festival, climbing mountains.

Nanjing Baiju Tune

Baiju is a prevalent storytelling and ballad singing folk tune in Nanjing, which is revolved from songs sung by workers when producing cloud brocade. With a history of 600 years, Baiju is the only old folk tune in Nanjing. The actor of performing Nanjing Baiju is generally one or two persons, with a maximum of 5 persons. All the dialogue in Baiju is spoken in Nanjing dialect, easy to understand but full of humor. It is a distinctive singing art brimming with Nanjing local flavor.

Cruise in Qinghuai River on Dragon Boat Festival

On the Dragon Boat Festival, Nanjing people eat rice dumplings and Green Bean Cake. Also people will use the sunshine-exposed water to wash eyes to avoid eye disease. Moreover, people will hang the folium artemisiae argyi onto the door to drive away bad luck. At night, houses flanked on both sides of Qinhuai River are decorated with colorful lanterns, and people will cruise on the dragon boat to appreciate the enchanting nightscape of Qinhuai River.

Touch Autumn on Mid-autumn Day

The Mid-autumn Day is also referred as August Festival in southern China. On this day, people living far away will try their best to return home for family reunion. Nanjing people like sitting together and appreciating moon with family members. Hanging out on this night is called “Walking under Moonlight”. On this special night, people will worship the moon: display various fruits and moon-cakes and then burn incense and firecrackers as a way of praying health and good luck.

Welcome Wealth God on Little Year

According to the custom of Nanjing, the fifth day of January in lunar calendar is called “Little Year”, which is an important day for Nanjing people. On this day, all the trashes stored would be cleared thoroughly. People will stay up and wait for the coming of 0:00 on next day. When it comes, different kinds of cracks would be lit simultaneously and Nanjing city is brimming with spree atmosphere. On this day, according to the tradition of Nanjing, various lanterns of diverse shape would start to hang onto the Confucius Temple.

Nanjing Food

Besides the numerous historical sites and culture sites, Nanjing also has diversified Nanjing food to offer for visitors. Among the numerous Nanjing food, Salted Pressed Duck, Salted Soup Boiled Duck, Soft Fire Boiled Noodles, Shijin Beancurd Jelly and Duck Blood Soup are what cannot be missed along your Nanjing travel. No travel in Nanjing is complete without tasting the follow must-have Nanjing food. In our Nanjing food page, the famous Nanjing restaurants are also listed below. Browse for details about each Nanjing cuisine and the local popular Nanjing restaurants.

Food

Besides the numerous historical sites and culture sites, Nanjing also has diversified Nanjing food to offer for visitors. Among the numerous Nanjing food, Salted Pressed Duck, Salted Soup Boiled Duck, Soft Fire Boiled Noodles, Shijin Beancurd Jelly and Duck Blood Soup are what cannot be missed along your Nanjing travel. No travel in Nanjing is complete without tasting the follow must-have Nanjing food. In our Nanjing food page, the famous Nanjing restaurants are also listed below. Browse for details about each Nanjing cuisine and the local popular Nanjing restaurants.

What to Eat in Nanjing

Salted Pressed Duck (ban ya)

The Pressed Duck (ban ya) of Nanjing is famous home and abroad. In Ming and Qing Dynasty, an ballad that “ancient academies, glazed pagodas, black satins and salted pressed ducks” shows the features of Nanjing, from which we could see the Salted Pressed Duck enjoys the wide-spread reputation since ancient times. Divided into cured ones and spring ones, such duck is salted and air dried. Due to its tender and tight flesh just like a board, the named of Salted Pressed Duck is given.

Where to buy: Available in specialty shops, shops around the Confucius Temple

Salted Soup Boiled Duck

The Salted Soup Boiled Duck is a famous specialty in Nanjing, which has a history of more than 1000 years. It is featured with appetizing flavor, tender flesh and crisp taste. The ducks prepared around Mid-autumn Day is the most savory. Since it is usually prepared during the blossoming time of sweet-scented osmanthus, the nick name of “Sweet-scented Osmanthus Duck” is given.

Where to buy: Available in specialty shops, shops around the Confucius Temple

Soft Fire Boiled Noodles

When preparing the Soft Fire Boiled Noodle, a famous specialty in Nanjing, no soy sauce, salt and oil would be added to ensure its mild taste. And thus, seasonings in this soup plays an crucial role for the taste of this noodles. When cooking, Salt Pressed Duck would be long time boiled and its soup would be the main seasons of the noodle. Besides, other ingredients like vegetables would be added into the noodles for special flavor.

Where to eat: Mingwalang Street, Nanjing

Shijin Beancurd Jelly (Dou fu nao)

Beancurd Jelly is a famous snack in China, while the one in Nanjing is different from others, which is particular about ingredients. The main ingredient is bean-curd, and other auxiliaries like small shrimp, hot pickled mustard tuber, agaric, chopped green oinion, chili oil and sesame oil are also essentially needed. The Shijin Beancurd Jelly is famous for its delicate color, tender flavor and savory taste.

Where to eat: Mingwalang Street, Nanjing

Duck Blood Soup

People living in Nanjing like eating ducks, among which Salted Soup Duck is the most common, whose head, neck, gizzard, wing and claw are all eatable. There is no exception of duck’s blood, which could be boiled to make the tasty duck blood soup. The blood for preparing soup should fresh to ensure its flavor . Boiled with vermicelli, livers, duck intestines and caraway, the Duck Blood Soup appears much fresh, tender and appetizing.

Where to eat: Huiwei Duck Blood Soup Restaurant, behind Laidi Square, Nanjing Confucius Temple Street

Nanjing Shopping

Besides the profound Nanjing culture discovery, Nanjing shopping also has much to offer for visitors. Nanjing shopping offers the must-have Nanjing shopping items, such as handicrafts, rain flower stone, cloud brocade, Jinling gold foil, antique imitated ivory carvings and salted pressed duck and the like. Besides what to buy in Nanjing, Nanjing shopping also offers the famous Nanjing shopping mall and Nanjing shopping street for reference. This Nanjing shopping information would be a great guide along your shopping in Nanjing. Hope you enjoy your shopping in Nanjing.

 

Shopping

Besides the profound Nanjing culture discovery, Nanjing shopping also has much to offer for visitors. Nanjing shopping offers the must-have Nanjing shopping items, such as handicrafts, rain flower stone, cloud brocade, Jinling gold foil, antique imitated ivory carvings and salted pressed duck and the like. Besides what to buy in Nanjing, Nanjing shopping also offers the famous Nanjing shopping mall and Nanjing shopping street for reference. This Nanjing shopping information would be a great guide along your shopping in Nanjing. Hope you enjoy your shopping in Nanjing.

What to Buy in Nanjing

Handcrafts

Nanjing hosts diversified handicrafts, such as cloud brocade, rain flower stone, gold-foil-made products, velvet, imitation ancient ivory carvings and wooden carvings. These are all ideal items for your Nanjing shopping.

Rain Flower Stone

The rain flower stone is quite famous, which is an ideal souvenir for your Nanjing trip. To see the authentic rain flower stone, Chaotiangong Antique Market, Nanjing Museum, cultural relics shops around Confucius Temple and Art and Handicraft Building are all best places. Rain Flower Stone with Chinese paintings is priced thousands of dollars, while ordinary coin-size ones charges 20RMB or so.

Cloud Brocade

Cloud Brocade is a traditional jacquard-weaved silk-made handcraft in Nanjing. Particular about raw materials, Nanjing Cloud Brocade is featured with neat stitches, elegant colors, sophisticated workmanship. It is just as gorgeous as the cloud in the sky, hence, the name “Cloud Brocade” is given. Cloud Brocade is one of the three brocades in China, together with Song brocade in Suzhou and Shu brocade in Sichuan. The history of Nanjing Cloud Brocade could be traced back to Three Kingdom period. In Ming Dynasty, the skills of producing brocade developed and created its own features.

Jinling Gold Foil

Jinling Gold Foil boast unique craftsmanship, which is quite particular about the skills of craftsmen. Hand-pounded since ancient times, Jinling Gold Foil is a special traditional craft technique in China. Gold Foil in Nanjing is less than 0.1-micrometer-thick piece pounded from golden piece, which is mainly used to decorate architecture, utensils, and Buddhist statues. It enjoys time-honored history, which could be trace back to Nan Dynasty. In Yuan Dynasty, the gold foil was massively produced, and it was prospered in Ming and Qing dynasties.

Where to buy: Longtan Town, East District, Nanjing; Huayuan Town, Jiangning District

Antique Imitated Ivory Carvings

Antique imitated ivory carvings in Nanjing are quite famous, which boasts diversified models, from figures, animals, to utensils. The famous ivory carving “Princess Wencheng Entering to Tibet” produced in Nanjing was once honored as one of the nine excellent traditional handicrafts that newly created in China. Besides, other works like “Dragon Boat” and “Raiment of Rainbows and Feathers Dance” are all highly praised by expert domestic and abroad.

Salted Pressed Duck

The Salted Pressed Duck (ban ya) in Nanjing is famous home and abroad. As a a ballad in Ming and Qing Dynasty goes, ancient academies, glazed pagodas, black satins and salted pressed ducks, which is used to describe the features of Nanjing. This ballad indicates that Salted Pressed Duck have been famous since ancient times. The Salted Pressed Duck could be classified into two types, cured ones and spring ones. When preparing it, duck would be firstly salted, and then air dried and stored. After prepared, the flesh is just like a board, hence, the named of Salted Pressed Duck is given.

Where to buy: Available in Specialty shops, shops around the Confucius Temple

Where to Buy in Nanjing

Hunan Road

Hunan Road is a bustling walking street in Nanjing, where exclusive shops of different brands are ubiquitous. Pacific Shopping Store is highly recommended, where many deluxe brands are available. Hunan Road is really a good place for both shopping and dining.

Xinjiekou Street

Xinjiekou Street is located in the downtown of Nanjing, where shops of different size are densely distributed. Among them, Xinjigkou Department Store and Central Plaza are mainly focused on middle-class clothes, while Golden Eagle Shopping Mall, Jinling Department Store and Oriental Shops, brand deluxe clothes.

Confucius Temple Market

Confucius Temple is home to different gadgets, diverse souvenirs and palatable snacks. This market is particularly bustling from first day to eighteenth of Chinese New Year. Confucius Temple Market is mainly focused on wholesale, while individual buyer would never be refused.

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