The Top 15 Hotels in Nanjing

The Top 15 Hotels in Nanjing

These Nanjing Hotels are chosen based on central location, overall value, visitor reviews and suitability for foreigner guests.

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu, it’s an ancient city yet it is also a modern metropolis. It’s main attractions include Zhonghua Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, Presidential Palace, the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and the Nanjing Massacre Memorial.

Intercontinental Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Centrally located in Gulou Square, features modern rooms with flat-screen cable TVs. Free parking is offered in the hotel.

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The Presidential Palace Nanjing

The Presidential Palace Nanjing

The Presidential Palace could be thought of as Nanjings version of the Forbidden City in Beijing with it once being home to emperors and political leaders. The palace was also the base for Dr Sat Yun Sen when he led the Kuomintang party to power in China. It was also the KMT’s headquarters from 1927 to 1949 from which it ruled the country until Mao Zhedong and the CCP took over control and declared Beijing as the capital.

Inside of the walls today still stands the imperial palaces and gardens built many years ago and also buildings added in the 1930’s that housed the revolutionary government.

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Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

In 1937/38  Nanjing was witness to one of worlds haunting events, being the massacre of some 300000 people at the hands of invading forces. At that time Nanjing was the capital of China and Japanese forces had taken control of the city and during the first six to eight weeks of their occupation had performed indescribable atrocities.

The memorial was built in 1985, and later updated and expanded to cover 28000 square metres. It’s located on the original site where the holocaust took place.

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Nanjing Museum

Nanjing Museum

The Nanjing Museum is quite famous having had many exhibitions abroad and well known for holding some quite rare and valuable pieces of Chinas history, so, better take a look.

The museum features several halls all with different themes including a ancient Chinese jade exhibit, ancient Chinese silk, Chinese copper and bronze works, Ming and Qing period porcelain works and more.

There was also a Chinese Lacquering exhibit, which at first doesn’t sound that interesting until you see that some of the items on display date back thousands of years.

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Confucius Temple Nanjing (Fuzimiao Scenic Area)

Confucius Temple Nanjing (Fuzimiao Scenic Area)

A shopping market packed inside the historic buildings surrounding the Confucius Temple makes for a popular place to visit in Nanjing, be it night or day.

It was night when we first strolled into the area and after strolling past the traditional old Chinese gate and past the Pizza Hut, KFC and various clothes shops that have wiggled there way into the old buildings we where met with a river alight with color.

Cobblestone streets run alongside the river and old stone bridges run across which made a perfect place to enjoy the colorful display of lights on show and the performace taking place on the boat. Not sure if it happens every night but it was on this particular Sunday night.

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Zhonghuamen Gate Nanjing

Zhonghuamen Gate Nanjing

Like many of Chinas ancient cities Nanjing was once a walled city. The walled city featured sever gates but the south gate is quite special for a number of reasons. One visible reason is that it looks more like a castle than a gate.

It took over 20 years to build beginning in 1366 and features an entry with four arched doorways, three internal courtyards, storage tunnels and wide ramps either side of the courtyards leading to the top of the wall.

It remains standing today some say due to the high importance placed on quality of construction, if you look closely at the walls bricks you can still see the individual markings on the bricks identifying the bricks maker.

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Welcome to Nanjing [+ hotel and attraction map]

Welcome to Nanjing [+ hotel and attraction map]

Nanjing is located in Jinagsu province of which it is the capital. It’s a beautiful city, it’s modern and has a progressive feel. It has a long history dating back as far to 472 BC, and has been the home of many of Chinas emporers thus giving the city a rich treasure trove of cultural relics and historic sites. The city has also been central in the formation of modern China.

Nanjing’s rich history traces back to 495BC and has been the country’s capital on more than one occasion. It was the capital of the Ming empire from 1368 to 1421 during which time it was also believed to be one of the largest cities in the world.

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From Shenzhen to Hefei to Fuyang to Maanshan

From Shenzhen to Hefei to Fuyang to Maanshan

The Spring Festival travel peak was nearing an end and there was probably some chance of getting a train ticket or flight once again. For this trip it’s off to meet future relatives.

So how to get from Shenzhen to Fuyang? Theres the train, bus or plane. It’s almost 24hrs travel on a train so I’m guessing a bus is similar. Fuyang has an airport and so does the nearby Hefei, capital of Anhui Province. The train would be a great way to see some more countryside but train tickets are too hard to get.

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