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One-day tour of Nanjing Recommended

Updated: Apr 9, 2020 Print
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Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum (1 hour)

Located at the south side of the Purple Montain, it is Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s mausoleum who is recognized as the father of modern China.

Ticket: Free

Tel: 400-9288-312 (8:00-17:00)

Add: Zhongshan Scenic Area, Xuanwu district

Open Time: 8:30-17:00 (Closed every Monday)

How to get to: Metro Line 2 to Xiamafang Station or Bus 游1,9 to Zhongshanling Park Stop, and change “博爱线”


Xiaoling Tomb Complex (1.5 hour)

Xiaoling Tomb is the burial place of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming Dynasty. It has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage.

Ticket: 70 Yuan

Tel: 84446111

Add: Zhongshan Scenic Area, Xuanwu district

Open Time: 8:30-17:00

How to get to: Bus游3,20,315/ Mingxiaoling Stop


Rain Flower Terrace (1 hour)

It is said that heaven rains flowers when the monk master Yunguang gave lectures on the terrace, which now includes a large museum dedicated to the martyrs during 1927 to 1949 in China.

Ticket: Free

Tel: 52430132

Add: No.215, Yuhua Lu, Yuhuatai district

Open Time: 8:00-17:00 (The Martyrs Memorial Hall closed every Monday)

How to get to: Metro Line 1/Zhonghuamen Station Bus游2, 游4, 26, 33, 44, 88, 305/Yuhuatai Stop


Qinhuai Scenic Belt (2 or 3 hours)

With a total length of 110 kilometers, the Qinhuai River is the “Mother River” of Nanjing. When flowing into the city, it is divided into two tributaries at Nine-dragon Bridge outside Tongji City-Gate in the eastern suburbs of Nanjing. As the city moat, one is called the outer Qinhuai River circling the city-wall built in the Ming Dynasty. The other is called the inner Qinhuai River with a total length of nearly 5 kilometers and historically reputed as “Five-kilometer Qinhuai”. The inner Qinhuai River is the cream of Qinhuai scenic area as it has such scenic and cultural spots.

Ticket: Free

Tel: 52209788

Add: along the Qinhuai River in Qinhuai distric

How to get to: Metro Line 1/ Sanshanjie Station, Bus游2, 1, 4, 30, 31, 40, 44, 49/Fuzimiao Stop, Bus 14, 23, 33, 43, 46, 81, 87 /Changlelu Stop

Yuejiang Tower (1.5 hours)

Praised as one of the four famous towers in Jiangnan, Yuejiang Tower is unique for its particular history and royal style.

Ticket: 40 Yuan

Tel: 58590278

Add: No.202, Jianning Lu, Gulou district

Open Time: 7:30-17:30

How to get to: Bus 10,12,21,54,150/ Daqiaofandian Stop


The Memorial Hall Of The Victims In Nanjing Massacre By Japanese InvadersChaotian Palace (1 hour)

More than 300 thousand innocent compatriots were killed by Japanese troops in 1937. It is built right on the ruins of "ravine of 10 thousand people".

Ticket: Free

Tel: 86612230

Add: No.418, Shuiximen Dajie, Jianye District

Open Time: 8:30-16:30 (Closed every Monday)

How to get to: Metro Line 2/ Yunjinlu Station, Bus游4, 7, 37, 61, 63 /Jiangdongmen Stop


Xinjiekou Commercial Circle (2 hours)

Known as the "First Commercial Circle in China", it owns many large commercial, trading & circulation enterprises, and several hundred shops, hotels, plazas, banks as well.

Add: Around the crossing of Zhongshan South Road, Zhongshan East Road, Zhongshan Road and Hanzhong Road

How to get to: Metro Line 1, Metro Line 2, Bus 1, 3, 5, 9, 16, 25, 26, 28, 33, 34, 35, 100/Xinjiekou Stop

Xuanwu Lake (Taicheng) (2 hours)

Go to boat on the Xuanwu Lake to enjoy the sightseeing of mountains, waters and forests in this city.

Ticket: Free

Tel: 58869797

Add: No.1, Xuanwu Xiang, Xuanwu district

Open Time: 8:30-21:30

How to get to: Metro Line / Xuanwumen Station, Bus 游1, 1, 25, 28, 30, 33, 35, 56/ Xuanwuhu Gongyuan Stop


Presidential Palace (1.5 hour)

The history which has threaded through the Presidential Palace is rich, and it has been known as the museum of Chinese modern history.

Ticket: 40 Yuan

Tel: 84578716

Add: No.292: Changjiang Road, Xuanwu district

Open Time: 8:00-17:00

How to get to: Bus游1, 游2, 29, 44, 65, 95, 304/ Zongtongfu Stop


1912 Leisure Block (2 hours)

Consisted of more than 20 buildings which are all Republican-era structures, 1912 is the nightlife center in Nanjing.

Add: Crossing of Changjiang Road and Taiping North Road, next to the Presidential Palace

How to get to: Metro Line 2/Daxinggong Station, Bus游1, 2, 3, 31, 44, 65, 68, 95, 304/Daxinggongbei Stop

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