Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Nanjing

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Nanjing is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Nanjing a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Nanjing.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Nanjing:

  1. Confucian Temple Area

    #1 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Confucian Temple Area

    Tags: Temple, River, Restaurant, Specialty Shop

    Address: Qinhuai, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Directly facing the Northern bank of the Qinhuai River, thisConfucius temple (originally built in 1034) now sits quaintly amidst the souvenir shops and restaurants of the Fuji Miao Pedestrian Street. ...Read more

  2. Presidential Palace Of Nanjing

    #2 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Presidential Palace Of Nanjing

    Tags: Art Gallery, History Museum, Historical Site, Exhibition

    Address: No.292, East Changjiang Road, Baixia District, Nanjing 210018, China

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    China’s largest modern history museum, this historical palace is a pure treat to history lovers. It used to be a prince dwelling and government office, home to national leaders like Dr.Sun Yat-s...Read more

  3. Nanjing City Wall

    #3 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Nanjing City Wall

    Tags: River, Architecture

    Address: Fengtai Rd Qinhuai, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Nanjing is one of the few cities in China to have a surviving ancient wall. Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, this masterpiece of Chinese architecture was built by the Hongwu Emperor ...Read more

  4. Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

    #4 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

    Tags: River, Bridge, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: PukouQu, Nanjing Shi 210000, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This impressive road-rail bridge is a source of great Chinese national pride. Built in the 1960s, it is the first bridge solely designed by using Chinese expertise, connecting the two banks of the Yan...Read more

  5. Purple Mountain

    #5 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Purple Mountain

    Tags: Art And Culture, Mountain, Garden, Park

    Address: Outside Zhongshanmen, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Originally called Jiangshan Mountain, it was renamed to the ‘Purple Mountain’ in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, owing to its purple shale rocks. Highlights include: At the Centre, the national ...Read more

  6. Jiming Temple

    #6 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Jiming Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: No.1 Jiming Temple, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Jiming Temple is an active Buddhist temple that overlooks the City Wall and Xuanwu Lake. One of the oldest temples in the city, it was established in 300AD during the Eastern Jin dynasty. Destroye...Read more

  7. Nanjing Museum

    #7 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Nanjing Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, River, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Address: No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    CaiYuanpei, a modern democratic revolutionary and educationist established the Nanjing Museum in 1933. It is the first large-size national museum in China and is a must see for history lovers. Exhibit...Read more

  8. Confucius Temple

    #8 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Confucius Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue

    Address: No.13-2 Gongyuan Street, Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210001, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Dacheng Hall, also called the ‘Hall of Achievement’’, is the main hall of the Confucius Temple of Qinhuai district. The whole temple revolves around this hall which is approached by ...Read more

  9. Qi Xia Mountain

    #9 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Qi Xia Mountain

    Tags: Art And Culture, Mountain, Historical Site, Peak

    Address: No.88 Qixia Road, Qixia District, Nanjing 210033, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The majestic peaks of the Qi Xia Mountain, the Dragon Peak, Tiger Peak and Flying Phoenix Peak, which is the main peak, will catch your interest immediately. Fire coloured maple trees cover the mounta...Read more

  10. Zhongshan Botanical Garden

    #10 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Zhongshan Botanical Garden

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Taipingmen Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210016, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The first national botanical garden of China, the Zhongshan Botanical Garden is home to many rare species of flora. It is not only known for its extensive plant kingdom but also for its educational an...Read more

  11. Zijinshan Observatory

    #11 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Zijinshan Observatory

    Tags: History Museum, Mountain, Observatory, Historical Site

    Address: Mt. Zijin, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Located in the Purple Mountain Scenic Area, this observatory symbolizes the start of modern Chinese astronomy. Most of the instruments that are on display are unique to the Chinese whereas some were m...Read more

  12. Linggu Temple

    #12 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Linggu Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, War Memorial

    Address: Xuanwu, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the must see temples in China, the first emperor of the Ming dynasty, Emperor Hongwu, gave it the current name of Linggu Temple. It was a flourishing temple which could hold more than 1,000 mon...Read more

  13. Qixia Temple

    #13 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    Qixia Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Historical Site

    Address: The Centre Peak of Qixia Mountain, Qixia District, Nanjing 210033, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located next to the scenic Mirror Lake, the Qixia Temple is actually a complex of religious structures ranging over a 1500 year period of Chinese history. The front consists of attractive main halls, ...Read more

  14. John-rabe House

    #14 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nanjing
    John-rabe House

    Tags: Garden, Architecture

    Address: No.1 Xiaofenqiao, Gulou District, Nanjing, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Schindler of the East, John Rabe was a German business man who worked for the Siemens AG China Corporation. He protected more than 600 Chinese refugees in this house and garden, from Japanese pers...Read more

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