Nanjing Tourism

The capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu, Nanjing is a culturally and historically important city in China- being the main capital before Beijing. It has a population of 8.16 million and is one of the most developed cities in the country.

One of the earliest cities to be established, it remained the imperial capital for six dynasties. This only changed in October, 1949 with the creation of People's Republic of China. Nanjing is a city that has seen a lot of progress with the construction of its walls, temples and bridges. But it has also seen great human rights violation in the form of the Nanjing Massacre of 1937.

Nanjing is famous for its monuments that have both national and historic importance, such as the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum; its temples and natural surroundings like the Purple Mountain, Qinhuai River and the Xuanwu Lake.

Essential travel information and Nanjing tips for your visit

  • Beware of pickpockets and ‘professional beggars’, especially in the Fuzi Miao area.
  • Properly check ticket prices before visiting a spot.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nanjing

  • Know the pollution level of Nanjing before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 79.35 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 63.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.41 (Low)
  • How safe is Nanjing for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nanjing.

    • Burglary and Theft 6.94 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.11 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.76 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.94 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 7.35 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nanjing is 112.92 (High)

    • Safety Index 86.59 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 80.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 77.19 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.4 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 34.29 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.79 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nanjing

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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