Nanjing Travel Tips


International SOS Clinic Nanjing
Address: 1st floor of Hilton Hotel, No.319 at Zhongshan Donglu
Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 24hr emergency care only
Tel: 86 25 8480 2842
Fax: 86 25 8480 2843

Drum Tower Hospital (Gulou Yiyuan)
Transport: From Nanjing Railway Station or Zhongyangmen Bus Station, you can take Bus No.1, 38, 35 and 25 and get off at Drum Tower (Gulou) stop. You will find the hospital on the southwestern part of the cross.
You can also take buses 11, 20, 24, 811 in the city area to reach the same stop.

Stomatology Hospital
Address: No.30, Zhongyang Lu
Tel: 025-57714636, 025-83214579 (information center)

Nanjing Children's Hospital
Transport: From the Nanjing Railway Station, you can take Bus No.1 to Zhujiang Lu stop and change to No.6 and get off at Children's Hospital (Ertong Yiyuan) stop.
You can also take buses 6, 65, 91, 48 in the city area to reach the same stop.

 Money Matters

You can exchange money at Lu Kou International Airport, branch offices of the Bank of China at Zhongshan Donglu, just east of Xinjiekou traffic circle and most hotels in the city. Rates at hotels may be a little higher than those in the Bank of China. Some hotels only exchange currency for their own guests.Click for more info on Chinese RMB.

 University in Nanjing

Institute for International Students, Nanjing University
Address: No.22 Hankou Lu, 210093
Tel: 025 - 83593586 83593585

Institute of International Students, Nanjing Normal University
Address: No.122, Ninghai Lu, 210097
Tel: (025)83598378
Fax: (025)83717160

Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications
Address: No.66, Mofan Malu

Southeast University
Address: Si Pai Lou 2#, Nanjing 210096, China

International passengers from 53 countries or regions can have a stay of up to 144 hours if they transit in Nanjing Lukou Airport. During the layover period, they are allowed to visit the whole Jiangsu Province and Shanghai and Zhejiang.


Jinling Lanterns Fair

Night scene of the riverside area of Fuzimiao
Jinling Lanterns Fair
It was said that the first lantern fair was held in this region in the reign of Hong Wu in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), when Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang ordered a spring lantern fair to be held to celebrate both the coming new year and prosperity of the country. This tradition was passed down from generation to generation and reached its height in the Ming and Qing periods. Each year from the first day of the lunar January the lantern fair celebration is held in the area surrounding Fuzimiao.
Period: 1st, Jan - 15th, Jan depending on lunar calendar

Nanjing Int'l Plum Festival (Plum Blossom Hill)

In the early spring between February and March, Nanjing International Plum Festival opens as the first ceremonial tourist event of the year. The meeting place is chosen on Plum Hill. Reputed as the First Plum Hill under Heaven, it is one of the eight plum appreciation sights having the most variety, longest history and being the largest in the country. Because the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year always falls in this period, spectacular celebrations of blossom appreciation, show performances, cultural exhibitions and bazaar shopping are held.
Period: Feb. - Mar.

Cherry Blossom Festival

In late March, Xuanwu Park becomes a sea of cherry blossom and photography lovers and tourists throng to see the charming scenery.

Yuhuashi (Rain Flower Pebbles) Art Festival

Yuhuashi, a kind of rain-flower pattern agate, is a very popular tourist souvenir. Each year in September, an art and cultural festival is held in Yuhuatai (Rain Flower Terrace) Scenic Area. Exhibition of precious agate stones and performances will be presented.
Period: September

Autumn is a blossom season in the city when parks and gardens will hold flower festivals. For example, from September to November, a 300-meter long road in the Lingu Park will become a charming flower street with scented flowers along its length. Maples on Mount Qixia are amazing.

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Further Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Nanjing

- Last updated on Jun. 21, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Travel Tips
Asked by Sandra I Harris from UNITED STATES | Jul. 06, 2019 11:04Reply
Are there any Marriott Hotels in Nanjing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anthony from USA | Jul. 08, 2019 00:30

Yes, of course, such as Marriott Hotel (Jingfeng),which is located in No.1519, Shuanglong Avenue, Jiangning District.
Asked by bos from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 19, 2016 18:40Reply
Jinling Lanterns Fair dates for 2016 and times

What dates does the Jinling Lanterns Fair go from and till in 2016? What times? Best place and time to see the lanterns?
Answers (1)
Answered by Candy | Feb. 20, 2016 02:28

The 2016 Jinling Lantern Festival has been started on February 7th and will last till February 25. The best place to appreciate lanterns is the Qinhuai River and Confucius Temple and the best time if after 19:00 wjen it turns dark and the lights are on.
Asked by abd.hamid from MALAYSIA | Apr. 06, 2015 00:44Reply
please give me the detail of bullet train service between nanjing and shanghai
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Answered by Andy from CANADA | Apr. 06, 2015 01:02

More than 100 bullet trains operate between them from 04:54 to 22:02. On average, it takes 1.5-2h to arrive. D-trains cost CNY93.5 for a second class seat and CNY111.5 for a first class seat. G-trains cost CNY134.5-139.5 for a second class seat and CNY219.5-229.5 for a first class seat. For the detailed schedule, you can search the train page of this website.
Asked by Mischa from `NETHERLANDS | Feb. 23, 2015 03:12Reply
Can you recommend any central located hostels and/or guesthouses in Nanjing?
Where the staff speaks a bit English and where they have private rooms with ensuite bathrooms?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from IRAN | Feb. 27, 2015 18:47

There are International Youth Hostels that can meet your needs. I know two are good, one is located at Shanghai Road, Gulou District. The other is locate at No.46 of West Chaotiangong Street, Baixia District. Its staff can speak simple English and it has ensuite bathrooms.
Asked by Mixay from LAOS | Dec. 18, 2014 11:46Reply
How many interesting places in Nanjing ?
How to go there ?
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Answered by Andrew from FINLAND | Dec. 18, 2014 19:22

More than 50 popular and well-known attractions in this city mainly contain imperial mausoleums, old temples, traditional garden buildings, and museums.
Among them, Confucius Temple, Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty, Qinhuai River, NJ City Wall, Purple Mountain Observatory and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum are good choice for you.

About the transportation, do you refer to the route from Laos to this city?
If yes, you can take a plane from Vientiane Airport to Nanning Wuxu International Airport first. Then transfer a flight to Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
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