Situated at the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing has a history of over 2,500 years.

Situated at the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing has a history of over 2,500 years. Having servedas the capital city for nearly 500 years, it is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, also known as the “capital of six dynasties” and the “metropolis of ten regimes”. This melting pot of the changing dynasties coupled with the constant arrival of migrants to the city have made it a uniquely inclusive city.

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The city’s famous scenic spots include the Confucian Temple in the Qinhuai River Belt, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Ming Dynasty City Wall, the Republican period Former Presidential Palace, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Cittaslow has discovered China, and has awarded a little village “Yaxi” within Nanjing’s Gaochun county in Jiangsu the title of “the leisurely city “. The Sightseeing Pedestrian Bridges over the Yangtze have become the postcard scenery of the new city.

Website:

http://en.nju.gov.cn/

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Climate:

Nanjing has 4 distinct seasons with relatively huge temperature differences. Nanjing has plenty of rainfall to keep it green and shorter springs and autumns whilst the winters and summers are rather longer.

Nanjing’s summer months can be distinctly divided into two , firstly what is termed as the “plum rainy season” which occurs at the beginning of the summer and following this the very hot and humid climate of the midsummer season. Nanjing is often referred to as one of the “Three Furnace-like Cities” along with Chongqing and Wuhan. Temperatures can reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius along with heavy rainfall, so if you don’t like hot and humid weather then it’s probably best to avoid the humid high summer season. With such scorching summers, the government has launched a tree planting campaign throughout the city to provide welcome shade for its inhabitants and ease the sweltering situation. Enjoy the beautiful phoenix trees (梧桐树) and historic plane trees, which line the streets of China’s “southern capital” Nanjing….

Winter in Nanjing is generally from November to February, with the coldest month falling in January when the average temperature is around 2.4 degrees celcius (35 oF) . If you visit us in the winter, you may have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Nanjing’s scenery and historical sites when covered in a layer of white snow.

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Best Tourist Season:

The best time to travel in Nanjing is February and March when flowers bloom. Plum blossoms bloom the earliest, followed by peach blossoms, cherry blossoms, tulips, and peony. In this period, Nanjing has pleasant weather with and beautiful scenery, whilst enjoying the full of fragrance of flowers.

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During the autumn period of September and October, experience the fragrant Osmanthus and maple leaves, the fresh crabs from Gaochun District, and taste a range of delicious fresh melons, fruits and sea food.

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During the winter season, Nanjing occasionally has snowfall. Take in the charming scenes of gentle snow falling on the historic sites of this ancient city, south of the Yangze river, it can be totally captovating. Then relax and unwind by visiting the Tangshan Hot springs.

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Recommended Tourist Itineraries:

2-day Experience Of Folk Customs

Day1:

Visit the Nanjing Yunjin Museum, Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge and Nanjing Museum

Day2:

Visit the Former Presidential Palace, Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum, and Nanjing Folk Customs Museum in the morning, and Zhonghua Gate, Jiangnan Examination Hall, Confucian Temple in the afternoon. A night trip of the Qinhua River.

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Transport links: 

Airplane:

Lukou International Airport (IATA code: NKG) is located at Konggang Road, Lukou Town, Jiangning District. There are more than thirteen domestic routes and thirty international non-stop routes. Those international non-stop routes provide service to these cities as follows: LA of the USA, Canada, Seoul of South Korea, Busan of South Korea, Jeju Island of South Korea, German, Russia, Italy, Finland, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines. Visit the official website for more information. (http://www.njiairport.com/)

Airport Bus:

From Nanjing to airport

1)From Hexi Wanda Plaza Station to airport, Starting and ending time: 4:30 — 21:00, service at every 30 minutes.

2)From Hexi Wanda Plaza Station to airport, Starting and ending time: 4:30 — 21:00, service at every 30 minutes

3)From East Square of Nanjing Railway Station to airport, Starting and ending time: 6:20 — 21:00, service at every 30 minutes

4)The Jiangbei Direct Lines start separately from Liuhe, Dachang and Pukou, and the tickets are varied from 30 to 50 Yuan.

From airport to Nanjing

1)Airport Line 1 (Eastern City Line): Starting and ending time: From the first flight to the last flight; the stops are Cuipingshan Hotel, Yuhua Square, Qinhong Bridge, Qili Street (Airport Hotel), Xihua Gate, and Nanjing Railway Station. (Ticket is 20 Yuan for one person)

2)Airport Line 2 (Western City Line): Starting and ending time: From the first flight to 11:30 PM, the stops are Nanjing South Railway Station, Zhonghua Gate, Shuixi Gate, Hanzhong Gate, and Wanda Plaza. (Ticket is 20 Yuan for one person)

3)The Jiangbei Direct Lines arrive separately at Mingfa New Town Venter, Taishan New Village, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, No. 681 Gezhong Road, Liuhe; the time of arriving is separately: 09:00, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30, 23:00; and the tickets are varied from 30 to 50 Yuan.

The taxi mileage and fees from Nanjing Lukou Airport to the destinations in city for reference:

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Train: 

Nanjing currently has Nanjing Railway Station and the railway passenger transport station of Nanjing South Railway Station.

[Nanjing Railway Station]Add.: No. 264 Longpan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing. Tel: 025-85822222

Nanjing Metro Line 1, Starting and ending time: 05:42-23:27, Stations: Xinjiekou, Nanjing South Railway Station, Jiangning Campus City

Nanjing Metro Line 3, Starting and ending time: 06:00-23:00, Stations: Pukou Bridge North, Daxinggong, Confucius Temple, Nanjing South Railway Station, Jiangning

[Nanjing South Railway Station] Add.: Yuxiu Street, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing City

Nanjing Metro Line 1, Starting and ending time: 05:42-23:27, Stations: Maigao Bridge, Nanjing Station, Xinjiekou, Jiangning Campus City

Nanjing Metro Line 3, Starting and ending time: 06:00-23:00, Stations: Pukou Bridge North, Nanjing Station, Daxinggong, Confucius Temple, Jiangning

Nanjing Metro Line S1, Starting and ending time: 06:00-22:40, Stations: Jiangning Economic Development Zone, Lukou Airport, Lishui, Gaochun

Nanjing Metro Line S3, Starting and ending time: 06:00-23:00, Stations: Pukou, Qiaolin

The time required from Nanjing by G-series high-speed train or bullet train:

1.From Nanjing to Zhenjiang: 20 Minutes

2.From Nanjing to Changzhou: 39 Minutes

3.From Nanjing to Yixing: 41 Minutes

4.From Nanjing to Yangzi Yangzhou: 48 Minutes

5.From Nanjing to Suzhou: 49 Minutes

6.From Nanjing to Wuxi: 51 Minutes

7.From Nanjing to Xuzhou: 1 Hour and 14 Minutes

8.From Nanjing to Taizhou: 1 Hour and 22 Minutes

9.From Nanjing to Nantong: 2 Hour and 19 Minutes

10.From Nanjing to Yancheng: 2 Hour and 59 Minutes

11.From Nanjing to Hanzhou: 1 Hour and 16 Minutes

12.From Nanjing to Shanghai: 1 Hour and 28 Minutes

13.From Nanjing to Wuhan: 3 Hour and 13 Minutes

14.From Nanjing to Beijing: 3 Hour and 25 Minutes

Bus:

With Nanjing at the center, there are major road links radiating out to the whole province and neighboring provinces and cities, such as Shanghai – Nanjing, Nanjing – Lianyungang, Nanjing – Nantong, Nanjing – Hefei, Nanjing – Ma On Shan, Nanjing – Gaochun, Nanjing – Huai’an, Nanjing – Luoyang and Nanjing – Hefei. The city has 8 long-distance passenger transport stations as well as the Hongqiao Tourist Bus Station.

Subway:

As of April 2015, Nanjing subway line 1, Nanjing Metro Line 2, Nanjing Metro Line 3, Nanjing Metro Line 10, Nanjing Metro Line S1, Nanjing Metro Line S8 are all in operation. The city is planning to complete a 17-line Metro and light-rail system by 2030.

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