Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, has more than 2,500 years of history and over 500 years as China’s ancient capital. Nanjing Brocade, Qinhuai Lantern, Jingling Scripture Engraving and Nanjing Paper Cutting have been designated as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Nanjing offers a well-connected transportation system, including direct international flights. Citizens of 53 countries transiting through Nanjing can use its 144 hour visa-free policy to enjoy the city.
Top Things to Do in Nanjing
Although its past is vast and complex, Nanjing offers far more to its visitors than its history. In Nanjing you will find the Zifeng Tower, which is currently the 7th tallest building in the world, as well as Xinjiekou, the shopping hub of Nanjing.
- Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial: Pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Nanjing Massacre in 1937. The memorial commemorates the hundreds of thousands Chinese civilians who were murdered and today stands as a symbol of peace and hope against war.
- Walk around Xuanwu Lake: On TripAdvisor in 2019, the #3 thing to do in Nanjing is take a leisurely stroll around Xuanwu Lake.
- Shop at Xinjiekou: Known as the shopping hub of Nanjing, here you will find brand-name stores, countless shopping centers and restaurants, as well as a Foreign Languages Bookstore.
Nanjing Purple MountainNanjing's Purple Mountain
- Explore Purple Mountain: One simply cannot visit Nanjing without seeing the majestic Purple Mountain where many ancient historical sites including Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum and Linggu Temple, are preserved and developed for visitors.
- Zifeng Tower Observation Deck: The 89-story building is hard to miss, especially at night as it glows different hues of blue that can be seen from several blocks away. Currently standing as the 7th tallest building in the world, you will have the unique opportunity to view Nanjing from high up above.
- Confucius Temple: Also known as Fuzi Miao, is an all-in-one experience as it offers tourists unique gift shops, tasty Chinese Street Food, and the chance to walk along the famous Qinhuai River.