Nanjing, which means the ‘southern capital’, lies on the southern bank of Yangtze in Jiangsu Province. Nanjing, an important piece of Chinese history’s jigsaw, had been the capital for 10 dynasties. Undoubtedly, the city is rich in historic sites, reflecting the prosperity in the past as the capital of Ming Dynasty and People Republic of China in early 20th century. The history, bringing smiles and tears, is packed in every single square inch of the city.
Nanjing, in these days, has been modernised much more than in the past. The city remains pleasant and fascinating in its great history though. Embraced by magnificent scenery of lakes, forest park and Yangtze River, Nanjing, which is the centre of education, has 3-lane roads, chic café’ and cool museums. The capital is the combination of graceful history and scenic beauty, making it worthwhile to visit, in parallel with both Beijing and Shanghai.
Get to know the city by yourself and you will find that there are a lot more to explore.
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Yuan is used throughout in China. Currency exchange could be made at major banks, hotels and airports.
The weather in Nanjing is not too hot or too cold. Average climate throughout the year is about 15.4 Celsious. During mid of June to July is a rainy season, while autumn, between October to mid of November, is the best season for visiting Nanjing. You may be lucky to get a chance to see the snow during the coldest period of Nanjing which is in January.
Most restrooms in China are in squatting type. Whilst the well sit-down restrooms are available at most hotels. Look for ‘WC’ signage, when you are looking for restrooms in China.
The electricity used in China is 220 volt AC. Restrooms in many middle and high-class hotels are equipped with adapters for electric shavers and hair dryers. It would be better if you can bring your own adapter along.