Nanjing is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. This city is the keeper of many of China's history that is suitable for tourists who come not just to have a vacation, but to learn more about the history of the country they will visit. Nanjing once was the largest city in China and has various religious, cultural and historical places that will be a kick starter for anyone who wants to dwell in China's history.
Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG) serves Nanjing city and the area in Yangtze River Delta. The airport is located South of the city center roughly 35 kilometers. The NKG is China’s 12th busiest airport. NKG has two terminals where Terminal 1 is closed for renovation, and all of the passengers will use Terminal 2 for this time being. Along with the terminals, there are many duty-free shops, eateries and cafes to cater to passengers' needs. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in NKG for the visitors.
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The off-peak season is around June to August and September to November because of heavy rains and temperature will even touch to 40 degree Celsius. Peak season in Nanjing is in autumn which starts from September through November. If you plan your trip well, you can save your money because the price for hotels and flights during the peak season will cost you a lot of money. The best time to visit Nanjing is around April to May November because of pleasant weather from the spring season.
Nanjing has a humid subtropical climate that is heavily influenced by East Asian monsoon. Nanjing has four seasons, which is a very hot summer, damp winter and comfortable spring and autumn. During summertime, Nanjing is called one "Three Furnacelike Cities" as the temperatures will be very hot, especially in the summer season. However, in autumn, the weather will be much more comfortable but with some rainy days. From January through July, the temperature ranges from 15. 9-degree Celcius to 28.1-degree Celcius.
As Nanjing is rich in culture and heritage, it is also rich in festivals. On the 15th day of the first month Chinese Lunar Calendar, Nanjing will celebrate Qinhuai International Lantern Festival. Around the Confucius Temple area, the locals will lit up thousands of red lanterns to pray for a stroke of good luck, happy family and fruitful harvest. In June, Nanjing will celebrate Nanjing Dragon Boat Festival. Locals will have a dragon boat races, which is a part of China's traditions dated back 2500 years ago. Visitors can come and watch the competition at Nanjing Mochou Lake Park while eating Nanjing's mouth-watering traditional food that is being sold by the local vendors at the event. Not only those, but Nanjing also celebrate Nanjing International Plum Blossom festival and Hairy Crab Festival that is worthy of visiting. So, if you are in Nanjing, you should not miss the celebrations.
Nanjing is one of the most visited cities in China. Many attractions can be found in Nanjing.
Purple Mountain – Visitors come not just for nature. Purple Mountain is surrounded with many historical sites like ancient Ming Tombs and San Yat-Sen's mausoleum. He was the 'Father of Modern China". For the visitors who come for nature, drop a visit at Purple Glow Lake. It is not just a feast for the eyes. Visitors can swim in it to cool down from the summer’s heat.
Xuanwu Lake – This royal garden is the largest lake in the history of China. It is always being called 'Pearl of Nanjing" because of its beauty. The garden is the perfect place for you to laze away your day in summer or spring. Visitors can do a lot of activities and have a good time at the teahouses, small, zoo or even flying kites at this park.
Nanjing City Wall – It is the longest and preserved city wall in the world. The city wall was built in 1366 by Emperor Zhu to protect and worked as the first defensive line for the Nanjing city. From up on the city wall, visitors can have a fantastic bird-eyed-view of Xuanwu Lake, Jiming Temple and Zijin Mountain. Moreover, the city wall will be lit up during the night – that is perfect for capturing a moment.