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What to do in Nanjing
Nanjing is the historic capital of China’s Jiangsu province. The city is home to many historical sites, natural scenery, eye-catching museums, and other fantastic destinations. You’ll definitely enjoy its relaxed and cultured atmosphere, chic cafes, beautiful landscapes too. So before you head on over to Shanghai or Beijing, make sure to visit Nanjing too.
Feel the breeze as you cruise along the Qinhuai River to see incredible sites like the Confucius Temple, Bailu Zhou Garden, Zhanyuan Garden, Zhonghua Gate, and other ferries. They’re quite a sight during the day but are even more dazzling at night.
Another destination that you can’t miss is the Nanjing City Wall. It’s one of the most historic remains of the Ming Dynasty. Bring your camera to its impressive gates, such as Xuanwu Gate and Yifeng Gate. When you stroll along the top, you’ll even feel like you’re walking along the Great Wall of China too.
Visit the Nanjing Confucius Temple next. You can explore its museum, shop at the market, and take a photo with the sculpture of Confucius. Then afterwards, have a cuppa in one of the canal’s gondolas.
Are you looking for the museums? Let your culture vulture go wild when you stop by Nanjing Museum and Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum. Bring your camera to Jiming Temple, the Presidential Palace, and Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge too. Then catch a cultural show at the Jiangsu Province Kunqu Theatre.
For a city break, head over to the Plum Blossom Hill, Zhongshan Hill Scenic Area, and the Purple Mountain. Then for the best way to end your trip, grab a bite to eat or toast your amazing holiday with an amazing view of Nanjing at Zifeng Tower.
When to visit Nanjing
The best time to visit Nanjing is during spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) for great weather and colourful scenery. Autumn is also when you can score even cheaper airfare because October and November are the cheapest times to fly to Nanjing.
Australians need a visa to fly to China and travel to Nanjing. Just visit the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia website to know how to apply for your visa. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia and to check Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Nanjing
You will be landing at Nanjing Lukou International Airport, where you can get to the city by bus, taxi, and subway. You can travel around Nanjing and out of the city by taxi, bus, subway, ferry, train, and booked tours.
It’s time to say ‘ni hao’ (hello) to Nanjing! Grab your suitcase now and go book your Nanjing flights with Skiddoo today.
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