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About Nanjing 古都南京




Nanjing, called Ning for short, is located in the Yangtze River Delta. With history of over 6,000 years, Nanjing has become a famous historical and cultural city since it was established 2,500 years ago. Since the 3rd Century AD, 10 dynasties and regimes made Nanjing the capital and established the country: Wu, Eastern Jin, Southern Dynasties (Song, Qi, Liang, Chen), Southern Tang, Ming, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the Republic of China, hence the titles “Ancient Capital for Six Dynasties” and “Capital City for Ten Dynasties”.

The history has left abundant Chinese historical and cultural relics in Nanjing. Nanjing was made capital in ten dynasties in history, known as one of the four major ancient capitals in China together with Beijing, Xi’an and Luoyang. In addition to historical sights, its memorials, museums and cultural sights also attract thousands of visitors. The famous Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao) is not only a memorial place for the Great Sage but has a surrounding area bustling with shops, restaurants and a snack street housed in traditional architectural buildings. In the city center, Nanjing Museum is a must-go spot for visitors with a collection of more than 420 thousand pieces, including about 2,000 that are rare and valued. The Zijinshan Observatory (Purple Mountain Observatory) to the east of the city center was the first modern observatory built in China.


Nanjing Lukou International Airport

Airport Code: NKG
Lukou Town, Jiangning District, with a straight-line distance of 35.8km (22 miles) southeast to the center of Nanjing.
Nanjing Airport Transfer

From Jan. 30, 2016, the 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy has been implemented to enable passengers from some countries to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 144 hours when making an international transit via Lukou Airport, and passengers are allowed to travel in Nanjing, Zhejiang and Shanghai.
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit.


Nanjing Metro

The ticket fare is CNY2 for the first 10km (6mi), CNY3 for 10 to 16km (6 to 10mi), CNY4 for 16 to 22km (10 to 14mi), CNY5 for 22 to 30km (14 to 19mi), CNY6 for 30 to 38km (19 to 24mi), CNY7 for 38 to 48km (24 to 30mi), CNY8 for 48 to 58km (36 to 36mi) and CNY9 for 58 to 70km (36 to 43mi). Additional CNY1 is charged for around every 14km (9mi) if the distance is over 70km (43mi).
The line 1 and 2 costs CNY6 for the whole journey, line 3 charges CNY7, line 10 charges CNY4, line S1 charges CNY4, S3 charges CNY6 and S8 charges CNY7.
Note: Children under 4ft (1.3m) can take all metro lines free of charge.


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