Nanjing (南京) means “southern capital”. Prior to the advent of pinyin romanization, Nanjing’s city name was spelled as Nanking or Nankin. The city has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having served as the capitals of various Chinese dynasties, kingdoms and republican governments dating from the 3rd century CE to 1949. Nanjing, long one of China’s most important cities is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Nanjing served as the capital of Eastern Wu, one of the three major states in the Three Kingdoms period (211-280); the Eastern Jin and each of the Southern Dynasties (Liu Song, Southern Qi, Liang and Chen), which successively ruled southern China from 317-589; the Southern Tang, one of the Ten Kingdoms (937-76); the Ming dynasty when, for the first time, all of China was ruled from the city (1368-1421); and the Republic of China (1927–37, 1945–49) prior to its flight to Taiwan during the Chinese Civil War. The city also served as the seat of the rebel Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (1851–64) and the Japanese puppet regime of Wang Jingwei (1940–45) during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and suffered appalling atrocities in both conflicts, including the Nanjing Massacre.
With a current urban population of approximately 5 million people, Nanjing is an important center for commerce and trade in Eastern China.
Nanjing has long been a national center of education, research, transport networks and tourism. It was the host city of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
How long will you need to see the best parts of Nanjing?
Spending 3 days in Nanjing gives you the opportunity to see all the very famous places.
How to get there from Shanghai?
Train, taxi, plane, bus，。。。都可以
How to get from one place to another within the city?
Taxi, bicycle, subway, bus
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Phone: 400-636-0171/ (86-21)-6247-6388
Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road)
Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing’an Temple, Exit 3/10,
A 5 min walk away
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