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This article is about the China vacations and you can find some useful information in it if you are planning your China vacations now.

Nanjing is a city with a long history. It is located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities. Apart from having been the capital of China for six dynasties and of the Republic of China, Nanjing has also served as a national hub of education, research, transportation and tourism throughout history. With an urban population of over five million, it is also the second largest commercial center in the East China region, after Shanghai.

The first day:

I started from Shanghai at 7:00 am and caught the train (8:53 am) from Shanghai to Nanjing. The train arrived at Nanjing at 11:00 am. The hotel I booked online is very close to the Nanjing railway station and is only about 10 minutes' walk from the station. Here is the info about this hotel:
Name: Jingjiang Inn (Huangjiaweilu Street).
Address: 41-1 Huangjiaweilu Street, Xiaguan District, Nanjing, China.
zip code: 210037.
Phone number: 025-85601166.
Fax: 025-85601177.
Capacity: 134 rooms.

Lunch: I went to the famous snack street of Nanjing - The Shizhiqiao Snack Street (in the Hunanlu street) and tried the duck cutlets & silk noodles soup (Laoyafensitang). It is very delicious. This Shizhiqiao Snack Street is not a big street but it has so many famous restaurants of Nanjing.

In the afternoon, I visited the Nanjing office of the president. (cost 40 rmb). The address is: 292 Changjianglu street, Nanjing. Office hours: 7:30 - 18:30 (04/15 to 10/15); 8:00 - 17:30 (10/16 to 04/14). You can get here by the city bus ( Line 3, 29, 44, 65, 95, 304, You 1, You2). The You 1 bus is available at the Nanjing railway station.

Dinner: I had my dinner at the snack street near the Nanjing Confucius Temple. The Cou Tofu and Chidou Yuanxiao are very good there. You can see the colored lantern show and firework show there if you are interested in these. A lot travellers are there watching the shows and it is a little bit crowded. ( You can get more info about the China vacations, Beijing flights and Lhasa travel at Travel2ChinaInfo Dot COM )

The second day:
My plan for the morning is to visit the famous Yishang Hotspring in Nanjing. (office hours: 09:00 - 01:00) This place is about 25 kilometers far away from the Nanjing railway station. To get here, you can take the Line 309 city bus to the terminal station first, then transfer to the city bus Line 123.

Some tips:
(1). Do not bring your DC or cell phone here, there is a lot of water vapour in the air and they won't work in this place.
(2). You can buy your tickets online. This will help you to save money and time when you get here. (You need to print the e-ticket out.)
(3). The best time to visit the Yishang Hotspring is the morning and it will be very crowded if you come here in the afternoon or night.

After lunch, I went to the Jiming Temple of Nanjing. I thought it is the buddhist monks' temple but when I got there, I found out that it is a buddhist nuns' temple. You can make a wish here if you want.

At 16:00, I caught the train (16:27) to go back to Shanghai.

Here is a list of the expenses in Nanjing:
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing: 93 rmb.
Train from Nanjing to Shanghai: 93 rmb.
Jingjiang Inn: 189 rmb for a 2 beds room.
Nanjing office of the president: 40 rmb.
Yishang Hotspring: 138 rmb (105 rmb if you buy it online).
Jiming Temple: 5 rmb.

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Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel & Suites
Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel & Suites, situated on Xinjiekou, the city's commercial and social hub. Enter the classically elegant Lobby on the 7th floor and relax while we check you in. Fashionable Xinjiekou is at your feet at Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel & Suites. Browse the Golden Eagle Department Store in our skyscraper or walk 5 minutes to Xinjiekou metro station for swift access to the city's sights. Our complimentary car park is 40km from Nanjing Lukou International Airport. You can plunge into our indoor swimming pool and you'll look forward to working through lunch when you see our inspired Meet and Eat menus. End your day on our Lobby Lounge's terrace as the city's lights glow against the deepening dusk.
Grand Metropark Hotel Nanjing
The Grand Metropark Hotel Nanjing with 561 rooms, is located next to the Nanjing Museum, and offers guests a wide variety of recreational and entertainment facilities. The spacious rooms equipped with high speed Internet access, well equipped bathrooms and special amenities will make your stay a memorable one. Our Grand Ballroom, with a capacity of 1200 people is equipped and decorated to cater for fine banquets and international conferences, while the hotel’s tradition of culinary excellence and dramatic presentations complete the magic for any event. 
Jinling Hotel Nanjing
The hotel is strategically located in the heart of the historic but vigorous city of Nanjing within walking distance to the city's prime shopping center, financial institutions, office buildings and scenic spots.  Newly refurbished rooms are elegantly decorated and furnished to a high standard. Both bedroom and bathroom are kept in exceptional condition. Most rooms have picturesque mountain view or city view.  Dining at this hotel is an exquisite experience of its own. Guests are able to delight in a wide variety of gourmet cuisine from oriental to European fine food served in eight distinctive restaurants and bars.
Nanjing Grand Hotel
Nanjing, one of the six ancient metropolises of China, has a history of over 2,400 years and is reputed as the capital of ten dynasties. The Nanjing Gunandu Hotel is a newly-constructed high-caliber commercial and tourism hotel with international 5-star standards. It is 26-story's high, with the main building reaching 104 meters tall and a buiding area of 34,000 sq. meters. Strategically located in the city's busy downtown area, right next to the Provincial Sports Center and adjacent to two renowned universities and the largest hospital of the Jiangsu Province. Situated in Nanjing's downtown area, the hotel enjoys convenient transportation and offers tranquility among the hustle-and-bustle of a fast developing metropolis.
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Sofitel Zhongshan Golf Resort Nanjing is located on the slopes of the famous Purple Mountain. The resort features 140 rooms, 3 restaurants, 3 bars and an exclusive 27-hole golf course designed by Gary Player. Sofitel Zhongshan Golf Resort Nanjing is the first deluxe five-star golf hotel in Nanjing. The hotel boasts first-class facilities setting a new standard for leading modern golf hotels. At Sofitel, we have transformed conviviality and comfort into an art form. Our restaurants and bars provide the perfect setting for relaxing and socializing and offer refined French cuisine with the latest in fusion dishes from around the world.
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