Outdoor Activities in Nanjing

Outdoor activities in Nanjing are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Nanjing comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Nanjing and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Nanjing has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Nanjing.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Nanjing:

  1. #1 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 455 itineraries
    Sun Yatsen Mausoleum

    Tags: Mountain, Statue

    Address: No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China

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

    One of the most revered tourist attractions in Nanjing, the Sun Yatsen mausoleum pays homage to the founding father and the first President of the Republic of China. Situated on the Zhongshan (or Ziji...Read more

  2. #2 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 458 itineraries
    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

  3. #3 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 352 itineraries
    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

  4. #4 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 258 itineraries
    The Memorial Of The Nanjing Massacre

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Statue, Exhibition

    Address: 418, Jiangdongmen Street, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China

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

    In December 1937, the Japanese army occupied Nanjing city and committed horrific acts of violence on its men, women and children. Built on the burial site of the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, a vis...Read more

  5. #5 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 403 itineraries
    Xuanwu Lake

    Tags: Play Ground, Walking Area, Entertainment, Water Sport

    Address: No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China

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

    Situated at the foot of Mt. Zhongshan, it is one of the most famous and protected lakes in Nanjing. The lake gained the name ‘Xuanwu’ because a black dragon was said to live in the lake. T...Read more

  6. #6 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 444 itineraries
    Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

    Tags: Educational Site, Square, Tomb, Unesco Site

    Address: Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China

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

    You will truly experience imperial China when you visit the mausoleum of the Hongwu Emperor and his wife, the founder and first emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China. During his reign, the Hongwu emper...Read more

  7. #7 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 394 itineraries
    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

  8. #8 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 230 itineraries
    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

  9. #9 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 399 itineraries
    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

  10. #10 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 316 itineraries
    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

  11. #11 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 273 itineraries
    Qinhuai River

    Tags: River, Ancient Ruin

    Address: Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Your Nanjing experienceis incomplete without seeing the Qinhuai River. The largest river in the city, its banks bustle with markets and street vendors. It is divided into two parts: The Inner river r...Read more

  12. #12 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 208 itineraries
    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

  13. #13 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 270 itineraries
    Zhonghua Gate

    Tags: Castle, Military Area

    Address: Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210000, Jiangsu, China

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

    A fine work of military construction, this gate is part of a defensive complex that has made it the world’s most complicated castle. Built in the Ming dynasty, this gate was built on the South w...Read more

  14. #14 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 69 itineraries
    Pearl Spring Tourist And Holiday Resort

    Tags: Waterfall, Leisure, Resort

    Address: No.182 Xinma Road, Pukou District, Nanjing 210031, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Desire a relaxing get away from the city? Pearl Spring offers that peace and other attractions in its 3,700 acre resort. Supposed to bring luck, throw pennies into the Pearl Spring. Camping and barbeq...Read more

  15. #15 of 64 Outdoors Activities in Nanjing
    - Used in 76 itineraries
    Tangshan Regalia - Hot Spring & Spa

    Tags: Hotel, Mountain, Play, Spa

    Address: No.8 Quanyun Road, Tangshan Hot Spring Resort, Jiangning District, Nanjing 211131, Jiangsu, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Tangshan Regalia - Hot Spring & Spa is located just a few minutes from must see attractions such as the YangShan Scenic Area, Tangshan Mountain, Ape Caves and Tangshan Qifang where one can see...Read more