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  2. Nanjing - Wikipedia

    Nanjing, one of the nation's most important cities for over a thousand years, is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It has been one of the world's largest cities, enjoying peace and prosperity despite wars and disasters.

  3. Nanjing | Map, Population, Massacre, & Facts | Britannica

    Nanjing, Wade-Giles romanization Nan-ching, conventional Nanking, city, capital of Jiangsu sheng (province), east-central China. It is a port on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) and a major industrial and communications centre. Rich in history, it served seven times as the capital of regional empires, twice as the seat of revolutionary ...

  4. Nanjing Travel Guide - China Highlights

    Nanjing in Chinese quite literally means 'Southern Capital'. It has alternated with Beijing as the capital of big empires and modern governments throughout history. Today, Nanjing stands as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, along with Beijing, Xi'an, and Luoyang. Confucius Temple, Nanjing

  5. Nanjing travel - Lonely Planet | China, Asia

    Nanjing. Many visitors only pass through handsome Nanjing (南京, Nánjīng; literally 'Southern Capital') when traveling from Shanghai to Beijing (or vice versa), but the capital of Jiangsu, lying on the lower stretches of the Yangzi River, boasts a rich and impressive historical heritage.

  6. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Nanjing - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in Nanjing, China: See Tripadvisor's 79,388 traveler reviews and photos of Nanjing tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Nanjing. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  7. Nanjing, China - WorldAtlas

    Nanjing is a megacity covering an administrative area of 6,600 sq. km in one of China’s most prominent economic zones. The city is located about 1,200km east-northeast of Chongqing, 900km south-southeast of Beijing, 650km southeast of Luoyang, and 270km west-northwest of Shanghai.

  8. Nanjing Jiangsu: Famous Communication Center & Historical City

    Location: in the south of Jiangsu Province, east China. Administrative Division: 11 districts (Xuanwu, Qinhuai, Jianye, Gulou, Qixia. Yuhuatai, Jiangning, Pukou, Liuhe, Lishui, Gaochun) Area Code: 025. Zip Code: 210000 - 211800. GDP (2019): CNY 1,403.015 billion (USD 203.365 billion)

  9. Nanjing, China 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    We recommend checking out these popular tours when looking for something to do in Nanjing: Flexible Private Nanjing City Highlights Day Tour; Nanjing By Night: Qinghuai River Cruise with Authentic Dining Experience; Nanjing Ancient Impression Private Day Tour with Lunch; All-Inclusive Nanjing Purple Mountain Scenic Area Private Day Tour

  10. Nanjing Massacre | History, Summary & Facts | Britannica

    Nanjing Massacre, conventional Nanking Massacre, also called Rape of Nanjing, (December 1937–January 1938), mass killing and ravaging of Chinese citizens and capitulated soldiers by soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army after its seizure of Nanjing, China, on December 13, 1937, during the Sino-Japanese War that preceded World War II.

  11. Nanjing: The Beautiful City with an Ugly History

    Nanjing, China, is a beautiful city with an ugly history. Of all the atrocities committed during World War II, the 1937 Nanjing massacre stands out in its scope and brutality. Nanjing has changed a lot since 1937, but remnants of the old city remain.