Global Mark : 11.46
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Ratings by backpackers :
Comments : Not really a favorite with backpackers, the historical
significance of the place is nevertheless worth a stopover on the way to Suzhou or Qufu
What to do : Feel sad for human nature at the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre (Bus No7, open 8:30 to 5pm) / Be impressed by the Ming City Wall, the longest ever built in the world (over 33 km) / Spend the afternoon at Zijinshan area, for a look at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum, the other historical sights and the green surroundings / Swim in the nearby Zixia lake during summer / Spend the evening around lively Fuzimiao and its Temple of Confucius / Meet foreigners students and decide to stay in Nanjing to learn Chinese
What you may not like : Some characteristic of the human nature / The hot summer / The limited accommodations / Waiting too long for a bus or walking too much (renting a bike could be a good idea) /
How long ? One or two days
Hotels << Get precise info, book online and save money !
As everywhere on the east coast, budget accommodations are not that cheap & limited. The Nanjing University Foreign Students Dormitory, just south of Beijing Lu (Bus No13 from train station) is where most of the backpackers seem to stay. It cost around 70Y for a Dbl without bath to 200Y for a Dbl with bath.
Just south of the above, the Nanjing Normal University Nanshan Hotel offers a nicer environment (inside the campus) and Dbl with bath from around 120Y
Train is the best, whether going North to Qufu, East to Suzhou & Shanghai or South to Huangshan. There is a train ticket office south of China Eastern Airlines Office on Zhongshan Lu. Some trains to the East below :
Nanjing is also a stop for the
Yangzi River cruises between Chongqing & Shanghai.