Situated at the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing has a history of over 2,500 years. Having served as the capital city for nearly 500 years, it is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, also known as the “capital of six dynasties” and the “metropolis of ten regimes”. This melting pot of the changing dynasties coupled with the constant arrival of migrants to the city have made it a uniquely inclusive city.
The city’s famous scenic spots include the Confucian Temple in the Qinhuai River Belt, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Ming Dynasty City Wall, the Republican period Former Presidential Palace, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Cittaslow has discovered China, and has awarded a little village “Yaxi” within Nanjing’s Gaochun county in Jiangsu the title of "the leisurely city ". The Sightseeing Pedestrian Bridges over the Yangtze have become the postcard scenery of the new city.
Nanjing has 4 distinct seasons with relatively huge temperature differences. Nanjing has plenty of rainfall to keep it green and shorter springs and autumns whilst the winters and summers are rather longer.
Nanjing’s summer months can be distinctly divided into two , firstly what is termed as the “plum rainy season” which occurs at the beginning of the summer and following this the very hot and humid climate of the midsummer season. Nanjing is often referred to as one of the “Three Furnace-like Cities” along with Chongqing and Wuhan. Temperatures can reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius along with heavy rainfall, so if you don’t like hot and humid weather then it’s probably best to avoid the humid high summer season. With such scorching summers, the government has launched a tree planting campaign throughout the city to provide welcome shade for its inhabitants and ease the sweltering situation. Enjoy the beautiful phoenix trees (梧桐树) and historic plane trees, which line the streets of China’s “southern capital” Nanjing….
Winter in Nanjing is generally from November to February, with the coldest month falling in January when the average temperature is around 2.4 degrees celcius (35 oF) . If you visit us in the winter, you may have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Nanjing’s scenery and historical sites when covered in a layer of white snow.
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The best time to travel in Nanjing is February and March when flowers bloom. Plum blossoms bloom the earliest, followed by peach blossoms, cherry blossoms, tulips, and peony. In this period, Nanjing has pleasant weather with and beautiful scenery, whilst enjoying the full of fragrance of flowers.
During the autumn period of September and October, experience the fragrant Osmanthus and maple leaves, the fresh crabs from Gaochun District, and taste a range of delicious fresh melons, fruits and sea food.
During the winter season, Nanjing occasionally has snowfall. Take in the charming scenes of gentle snow falling on the historic sites of this ancient city, south of the Yangze river, it can be totally captovating. Then relax and unwind by visiting the Tangshan Hot springs.
Nanjing Lukou International Airport（http://www.njiairport.com/） is just 35 km away from downtown Nanjing. It has links with over 20 international cities and more than 130 routes. Nanjing City has a number of airport shuttle rides and also a fast, regular and reliable metro link which is really great value for money value and can take you from the airport to the city. Visit the official website for more information.
Nanjing currently has Nanjing Railway Station and the railway passenger transport station of Nanjing South Railway Station.
[Nanjing Railway Station] Add.: No. 264 Longpan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing.
[Nanjing South Railway Station] Add.: Yuxiu Street, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing City
With Nanjing at the center, there are major road links radiating out to the whole province and neighboring provinces and cities, such as Shanghai - Nanjing, Nanjing - Lianyungang, Nanjing - Nantong, Nanjing - Hefei, Nanjing - Ma On Shan, Nanjing - Gaochun, Nanjing - Huai’an, Nanjing - Luoyang and Nanjing - Hefei. The city has 8 long-distance passenger transport stations as well as the Hongqiao Tourist Bus Station.
As of April 2015, Nanjing subway line 1, Nanjing Metro Line 2, Nanjing Metro Line 3, Nanjing Metro Line 10, Nanjing Metro Line S1, Nanjing Metro Line S8 are all in operation. The city is planning to complete a 17-line Metro and light-rail system by 2030.