There a several interesting spots to visit, such as the Qinhuai River, Zhonghua Gate, the Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum.
Recommanded visits are: -The Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre - the Chinese Examination Cells at the South River School (Nanjiangxue) -
Nanjing is a nice place to visit if you like history and to understand the evolution of education in China.
However, as this is a tourist spot and it is hard to control people to follow the rules, especially to que. I would suggest people to go in group as going alone will put you at disadvantage to "fight" for your place in que, unless you are a very patient person. :)
Chinese people in Nanjing are friendly, many tourist attractions, must visit purple Mountain and Nanjing massacre memorial hall.
Shopping places around the subway line 1 and line 2 intersection hub.
This trip I went to Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and it can spend half day there without fees! Great please for visitors to go!
It is full of historial sites and stories to tell. However, it is difficult to get a taxis sometimes.
Nanjing is located in south east of China. Nanjing is one of historical city of Chian. Ming dynasty and Oh dynasty's capital was Nanjing so In nanjing there are many historical ruins - castle wall and Ming gugung, Ming xiaoling etc.
Although there are some worthwhile sights and a reliable subway system, I found the city hard to navigate.
It may have been because of my guidebook(Lonely Planet) but I could never find the correct bus or address of the places I wanted to go to.
Nanjing was an old capital city of China. So great old building are available in Nanjing. Recommended to go to Museums in Nanjing which is big and never end.
Local and street food also good. City is nice for couple or family.
Beautiful place which have a lot of historical places to visit. There is couple of interesting Shopping area to shop around and the best of all the people in Nanjing is very friendly.
Nanjing is a quiet city. If you are interested in history, Nanjing is very attractive place for you.
The Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall is worth a visit for those interested as it has an exhibit hall that records real-life stories of the World War II in Nanjing.
Other attractions include the ZhongShan Scenic Area, Confucius Temple and Qin Huai river.
To spend a pleasant evening in the pubs along Qinhuai River, where old-style architectures stand. The Observatory on the top of Purple Mountain is recommendable as well particularly for children, as they can learn how the ancient people measure time and weather, and the uphill slope onto the top of mountain is easy for walk.
Nanjing experienced a lot of changes in the past 10 years. A lot of tall buildings stood out in the city line, yet the historical sites were preserved well.
The newly built metro lines can take you almost anywhere in the city. There are a lot of attractions in and out the city. The food is good, and people were friendly. Nanjing definitely is the Chinese city you must visit!
Modern transportation system (Metro) puts all main attractions within reach. Purple Mountain area best accessible by walking from Metro stations nearby -- however, tourist buses were sighted.
Very interesting city with a lot of things to do especially if you would like to learn about Chinese culture and history.
Also there is so much shopping and restaurants that there is always something to do.
Nanjing is a place with many beautiful sight-seeing places. Shopping malls and streets gives you the opportunity to buy something home and local food was good.
Very representative of China. One would be able to find ancient China, recent China and future China in Nanjing.
If you want to experience ancient China, walk alongside Qinhuai River. You would find yourself travel back in time. Most of Nanjings ancient attractions are in this area. If you want to see recent China, go to the President house, and the tomb of Dr Sun-Yat-Sen. Do not forget the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. Have a look at what China experienced over the past century. Xinjiekou is the representation of future China. Shopping, food, nightlife, skyscrapers. Nanjing is no doubt one of my favourite Chinese cities to visit.
in overall, the local people wasnt that bad. just that not all of them are able to understand english.
Close to Shanghai, Nanjing is an affordable metropol in Jiangsu province. You can enjoy a large variety of delicious food and hit the night in the 1912 district (this one is not that cheap though).
Be prepared to enjoy attention if you're a foreigner :)
Nanjing was an ancient capital. Visit the Presidential Palace, Zhongshan Ling, Confucious Temple, Jiming Temple and walled city nearby and Zhonghua Gate
Didn't really like Nanjing, after such nice cities like Shanghai and Suzhou, Nanjing didn't seem very friendly, and seemed dirty.
Nanjing is a large city easy to get to from Shanghai. It is modern but has a great history. The lake in the north of the city is a great way to spend a day on a warm day.
The city will get very hot in the summer so early spring is a good time to visit. The Memorial to the Second World War massacre is a very moving and also shocking museum but is a must to visit. The wall surrounding the city is also a tremendous site. A days visit to Zijin Shan (Purple mountain) is spectacular.
We went for the history and during the holiday to remember your loved ones that have passed away. The memorial was excellent.
It is a wonderful place to visit or live. The summer months are for the more adventurous. The city is great, and the parks and outlying mountainous districts are perfect day trips for the nature lover.
This is beautiful city which still keeps ancient things such as temple, museum, walls. It is not only traditional city but also developing model city.
You can buy many Chinese traditional souvenirs here. The traffic was good and accessible.
I live in this city, and have done for over 6 years. It's more Chinese than Shanghai, which I think is the same as any such city around the world.
Very little of local culture. In Najing you will still find small communities and an element of local Chinese life. Nanjing food is very plain tastng, but there are many, many other options, both Chinese and international. In terms of cost, you can eat for $10 per day or$1,000 per day, and it's all good.
A city filled with ancient history as well as more modern Republican-era history, Nanjing is great for history buffs as well as casual or business travelers.
With Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain, Nanjing is also a great place for some outdoor adventures.
Nanjing has lots of historical places. Purple mountain, Confucius temple, Presidential Palace, Nanjing Masercur, Nanjing Museum.
Go to the mountains if you need real peace and quiet. For the adventurous nocturnal animal, CBD with the city walls is best.
Purple Mountain is a must stay for at least 1 night or 2. Try the 5 star "The Purple Palace" hotel right opposite the Sofitel in the purple mountain area.