Nanjing City

Nanjing City

Nanjing was the capital of 10 Chinese dynasties, including Ming (capital from 1368-1421) and the Republic of China (capital from 1368-1421). Historical sites are key for tourism.

Roughly a third of the Ming City Wall still stands today. Visitors are permitted to stroll along the 600-year-old wall at three former gates: Zhonghuamen, Taicheng and Shitoucheng.Nanjing%20Pic%204[1]

Located in the lower  Yangtze River  drainage basin and  Yangtze River Delta  economic zone,  Nanjing  is home to  one of the world’s largest inland ports.  Nanjing  is also one of the fifteen  sub-provincial cities  in  China’s  administrative structure.

Nanjing  has always been a cultural centre attracting intellectuals from all over the country. In the  Tang  and  Song  dynasties, Nanjing was a place where poets gathered and composed poems reminiscent of its luxurious past; during the  Ming  and  Qingdynasties, the city was the official  imperial examination  centre (Jiangnan Examination Hall) for the  Jiangnan  region, again acting as a hub where different thoughts and opinions converged and thrived.

Today, with a long cultural tradition and strong support from local educational institutions,  Nanjing  is commonly viewed as a “city of culture” and one of the more pleasant cities to live in  China.Other iconic attractions include Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum on Zijin Mountain, Ming Emperor Tomb and the Memorial Hall of Victims in Nanjing Massacre. The 4.72-square kilometer Xuanwu Lake Park was the largest Imperial lake garden in China’s history.

 

GETTING AROUND IN NANJING

Nanjing_Metro[1]Public transportation is the best way of getting around in the bustling city of Nanjing. It is advised to get Nanjing Public Utility IC Card which is available from any metro station or departmental stores. The card can be used on the metro, all city buses, cross-river ferries, taxis and in some Suguo convenience stores
By Metro/subway: The metro is a clean, cheap, safe and fast way of getting from point A to B quickly. There are currently 4 lines connecting the city and the suburbs. For more information about the cost of your ride and time please search and download the “Nanjing Metro” free app on your smart phone.