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NANJING

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Nanjing, the provincial captial of Jiang Su, is a city full of antiquity of China, it was first settled a staggering 6000 years ago and has served as capital to many of China's rulers in the period from the 1st to the 15th century, hence it got the name as "The Metropolis of Ten Dynasties". The city's strategic position on the southern bank of the Chang Jiang and is on the junction close to the Great Canal, this made it a transport hub for centries. This position was given a further boost by the opening of the first bridge over the lower Chinagjiang, this became the first direct rail and road links between Shanghai and Beijing.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Lukou International Airport, Nanjing
Distance to city: 35 km
Taxi fare: CNY 100
Journey time (one way): approximately 35 min.
Airport tax: CNY 90

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

] Flight Schedules from/to Hong Kong
2 hours 10 min.

Visa

Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Currency

Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

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Transportation

Bus
  • 2 jiao
Minibus
  • fare: 8 jiao per km
Taxi
  • fare: CNY 8 min charge; CNY 1.2 extra km
Train
Motor tricycle
  • fare: CNY 2 per km
Bicycle

Tourist Attraction

"Brotherhood" Pavilion
Cao Xueqin Statue in Wu Long Tang Park
Fuzimiao
a former centre of Confucian studies famous for its traditional-style architecture and buildings offers the visitor both shopping and entertainment.
General Chiang Kai-shek's Meiling Palace
Gulou (Drum Tower)
built in the 14th century at the heart of the city, where the Beijing and Zhongshan Road meet. Its city wall stretched for 33km, 12m high and 7m thick, it was once topped by more than 13,000 cannon and is said to be the longest city wall anywhere.
Jinling Music
Jinling Latern Fair
Meiyuan Xincun
where Premier Zhou Enlai was based during the megotiaitons with the Nationalists in 1946
Mingsizo Mausoleum
Mochohu Park
Mount Xiashan
Nanjing Museum
is a rich repository of China's history and culture with artefacts spanning over 5,000 years of history from pre-historic pottery, bronzes and jewellery to a 2,000 year old jade burial garment and the world's first seismograph
Nanjing Yangtze Bridge
Palace for Worshiping Heaven
Pearl Spring Tourism and Holiday Resort
Provisional Office of Dr Sun Yat Sen
Purple Mountain
Qin Huai River
Qing Liang Shan Park
Remin Market
Remin Theatre
Snack Street
Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum - tomb of the father of modern China
Temple of Confucius
Turtle Museum
Wuchao Gate
Xiaohong Hua Art Troupe
Xiao Ling Mausoleum
its statues of mythical creatures, the palace which now houses the Taiping Museum and the ruins of the Ming Palace
Xinjiekou Antique Store
Xuanwu Lake and the zoo nearby
Yan Zhengqin Tablet Group
Yangtze River Bridge
Yuhuatai Park
Zhan Yuan Garden - is a fine example of classical Chinese horticulture
Zhonghua Gate
is sited in the southern wall is perhaps the finest of the remaining entrances to the city and actually consists of four successive gates with accommodation for no less than 3000 soldiers
Zhonghua Exotic Stone Museum
Zijinshan Mountain - dominating the northeast view of the city
Zijinshan Observatory - an exhibit of antique instruments

Supervisory Office of Tourism Quality of Jiangsu Province

Tel: (025) 3301221
Hours: 8:00-12:00 14:00-18:00
Address: 255 North Zhongshan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210003, China
Fax: (025) 3328795

Tours and Activities

Tours from Hong Kong

Shopping guide

Chinese Tourism Nanjing Commodity and Remittance Service
Commodity Service Nanjing Exotic Rocks Museum
Handicrafts Exhibiting and Selling Department of Jiang Su Yihua Trade Company
International Tourism Shop of Jiangsu
JiangSu Silk Corporation Fuzimiao Silk Store
Nanjing Baoqing Ornament Gerneral Corporation
Nanjing Changjiang North & South Goods Shop
Nanjing Friendship Shop
Nanjing Meijun Arts and Crafts Department (Pearl Shop)
The Retail Department of Nanjing Jadeware Factory
The Service Department of Nanjing Painting and Calligraphy College
Zhong Shan Ling

Famous Products

Pressed salted duck
Yuhua tea
Yuhua stone
Imitations of ancient wood carvings
Traditional Chinese paintings and calligraphies

Weather

Min. 2 C (in Jan)
Max. 28 C (in Jul)
Annual Rainfall: 3325mm
Rainy Season: Mar - Jun
Best Season to visit: late Autumn
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast
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Language

Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Tourist Hotline: 5261179
Ambulance: 120 , 7213460
Emergencies: 110 (foreigner's section 552729)
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110
Foreign Affairs Office of Police: 7216795

Public Holidays

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