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Nanjing travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nanjing

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province and sits on the banks of the Yangtze River, around 200 miles inland from Shanghai. The name Nanjing actually means 'southern capital' and the city has a long and rich history, having been China's capital over several dynasties. It has many historical sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ming Tombs, and is an important commercial city, with a population of some 5 million people.

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When to Visit Nanjing

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Nanjing's winter can be cold and summer hot, but visit in the fall and you will enjoy cool, dry weather and the best of the Osmanthus blossoms.

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How to Get to Nanjing

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Where to Stay in Nanjing

Fuzimiao International Youth Hostel on Pingjiangfu Road is close to the Qinhuai River and has accommodation from ¥50. The Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Towers on Hanzhong Road has luxury rooms in the city center from ¥500.

Popular Neighborhoods in Nanjing

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How to Get Around Nanjing

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Shopping Streets

Head for Xinjiekou for fashion shopping and the city's major department stores. The streets around the Confucius Temple are good for souvenirs and crafts.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Nanjing is priced at ¥13.80, and a loaf of bread is ¥6.20

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$5.15
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$59.34
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.46
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$7.32

Where to Eat in Nanjing

Try one of the noodle restaurants on Qingdao Lu, where a huge bowl of steaming broth and noodles will cost around ¥15. Tairo in the 1912 district does good Japanese teppanyaki for around ¥120.

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