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I live in Hangzhou and travel to Nanjing a lot

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Updated on Jan 10, 2019 Useful Info

How many days to visit Nanjing for

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  • I think you need at least 2 full days to experience Nanjing, though most people in China would visit Nanjing for 3-5 days
  • There's so much to see in the city as it was the imperial capital of China before Beijing (during Ming dynasty), and it became the capital of the first republic in China after the end of the imperial era (the government currently in Taiwan was based in Nanjing before they moved)
  • This is not a full itinerary, but this is one way to plan it:
  • Day 1 (the most essential places): Nanjing Massacre Museum, Nanjing Presidential Palace, Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen during the day, then Confucius Temple for the night food market
  • Day 2 (historically significant places): City Walls (and Zhonghua gate), Ming Xiaoling Mausoleam (Ming dynasty tombs), Meiling Palace (the residence of the first lady of Republic of China)
  • Day 3-4 (other points of interest): Jiming Temple, Xuanwu Lake, Zhan Garden, Nanjing University, Nanjing Eye (an ultramodern bridge), Yuhuatai (a communist monument you may not be interested in, but I like the park it's in)