Nanjing

City:Nanjing
Location: > > Jiangsu
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Top Descriptions

As one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of , Nanjing has lots to offer for both the casual tourist and dedicated expatriate. Sure, it’s not the cleanest or most modern of cities in the country, but with and its many historical sites within city limits, the impressive and within walking distance of downtown, and hip dining and drinking areas such as and within easy reach, the city has plenty to offer – especially if you’re not planning on staying for too long. The metro is efficient and cheap and covers most major areas of the city, buses are good, and a few streets are in fact quite pleasant for walking, provided it’s not a smoggy day. And smoggy days aren’t uncommon here, especially in winter. Thanks to its inland position on the mighty Yangtze River, Nanjing is also one of the Three Furnaces of China, so you’ll know when it’s summer here too. Nevertheless, if you’re at all a fan of Chinese history and large and (mostly) well managed Chinese cities, you should certainly enjoy your time in Nanjing.
 
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Top Tips

If you’re only in the city for a few days, consider taking the metro. Lines and will get you to most touristic spots, just try to avoid the rush hour!
Consider visiting , and on the while you’re here. It’s a good half-day’s walk, and you’ll get to experience many of the key sights in park at the same time.
The makes for a good central location, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay. It’s right next to the restaurants and bars of and is nearby too.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:南京市
Also known as:Nanjing
 
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Environment type:hill, lake, mountain, river, stream, woods
Location type:city, park, urban
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Average daily budget:CNY350

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:3 nights
High season:September, October
Low season:November, December

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:18
Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
Travel time to next location:2 hours, 15 minutes
 
Altitude:50m
Population:8270500
Size:6,598 km2

Local Availability

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Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litreCNY17
Oil1 litreCNY21
Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreCNY80
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Water1 litreCNY3.50
Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
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Wine1 bottleCNY49
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Almonds100gCNY18
Apples1kgCNY14
Bananas1kgCNY10
Bell pepper1kgCNY6
Bread1 loafCNY8
Carrots1kgCNY6
Chillies1kgCNY10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
Cucumber1kgCNY8
Eggs1 dozenCNY14
Garlic1kgCNY12
Ginger1kgCNY11
Honey1 jarCNY27
Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
Jam1 jarCNY6.82
Onions1kgCNY2
Oranges1kgCNY26
Pasta1kgCNY17
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Peanuts100gCNY13
Potatoes1kgCNY5
Raisins100gCNY4.20
Rice1kgCNY8
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Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
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Batteries4-packCNY27
Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
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Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
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Cumin100gCNY21
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