Best Places for Backpackers in Nanjing, China.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Nanjing, China.

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Top 5 hostels in Nanjing, China.

These are the 5 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Nanjing, China.

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Mork House Hostel Nanjing

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Mork House Hostel Nanjing

Mork House Hostel is a high-end and professional youth hostel. Professional bartenders with your operation, tree house, vines starlight, ropes slide allows you to release yourself. A bright window, let a person think deeply into an idle a nap in the sofa, characteristic garden beds, book bed,...
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Laomendong International Hostel

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Laomendong International Hostel

The hostel is located under the Ming city wall, beside the Qinhuai River, it is the old historic district of east gate. You can walk on the alleys or streets, feeling the old style of traditional houses in Nanjing. If you take a walk to the north, that is the Confucius Temple, Zhan Garden. If you ta...
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Nanjing Chaotian Palace International Youth Hostel

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Nanjing Chaotian Palace International Youth Hostel

Nanjing Chaotian Palace International Youth Hostel is located in downtown Nanjing. Two two subway crossing in the surrounding and dozens of bus lines, leading to the Confucius Temple , Mausoleum , the Presidential Palace , Yuhua , Holocaust Memorial. Nanjing Chaotian Palace International Youth Ho...
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Ming Ren Tang Inn

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Ming Ren Tang Inn

Simple for explicating one's ambition, quiet to go far! The Ming Rentang Inn, located at Nanjing Lukou International Airport, resembles a simple residential accommodation with a rural style hidden in a busy city. It's ten minutes ‘drive from the airport. Guests who choose standard rooms can be p...
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Shanshui Trends Hotel (Nanjing South Station)

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Shanshui Trends Hotel (Nanjing South Station)

Shanshui Trends Hotel (Nanjing South Railway Station Branch) is on Huashen Road, Software Park, Yuhuatai district. It enjoys a superior geographical location and convenient traffic. The hotel is at the crossing of the street, 10 minutes’ drive from downtown. It’s close to Nanjing South Railway Stati...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Nanjing, China.

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Jiangsu province

The capital city is Nanjing. Nanjing was the capital of various Chinese dynasties. As you walk on the historical streets of this city, bask in the beauty of the temples, mausoleums and the City Wall. Another important historical event that occurred in this city is the Nanjing massacre committed by the Japanese troops during World War 2. You can visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to learn more about this mournful event in history.

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Jing’an Villa and Chunyangli

In the corner between Nanjing Road and Maoming Road random I found one of the most beautiful Shikumen architectures. Old palace and small houses from the first 900 is standing behind new residence villas. Decorations on the ancient doors and stucco on the facades adorn the exteriors . Looking across the gates I discovered flourished secret gardens where they raised many birds. Some facades are covered by spontaneous evergreen. Sellers of flowers or fruits are put on the street corners to the ground. Narrow paths and arcs follow one another between the houses by creating mazes. It’s amazing because this reality continues to live well despite being surrounded by subways, fast food and offices. People live by decades in these small houses that do not have all the necessary facilities but retain the history and traditions of an ancient people.

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Price : free How to get there : By metro, line2, East Nanjing station 2. Tianzifang

The Bund is a famous waterfront area. It’s probably the most famous view and the most famous tourist destination in Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the Zhongshan Road, as well as some adjacent areas. When you walk on the Bund you can see in front of you the modern skyscrapers of the Pudong district. The view is really amazing and even mor amazing by night with alla the skycrapers lighted. For the chinese new year eve, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is especially lighted only in red, a lucky color in China. Price : free How to get there : By metro, line2, East Nanjing station 2. Tianzifang Tianzifang is located is the old french quarter. It’s not a really big quarter but it includes a lot of little and narrow streets with a lot of differents little shops and restaurants. You could eat a lot of differents things chinese or eastern food. It is also an artsy area with a lot of bars, cafes, craft shops, design studio, art galleries and boutiques. It’s a really an amazing quarter where you could stroll trying differents snacks and making some shopping.

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China | Shanghai | The Yuyuan Garden

The Yuyuan garden is rated as one of the best things to do in Shanghai, and with the garden being in close proximity to The Bund, Nanjing Road and the City God Temple it’s one of the most convenient attractions. The historic Yuyuan garden belongs to the Jiangnan-Style Traditional Gardens offering an exquisite 20,000 square meter garden with stone carvings created with precision, especially the dragons located on the walls of the gardens separating the six areas. The traditional architecture and surreal design of the buildings all have incredible detail consistent throughout the entire garden. With winding bridges over a lake of koi fish all around the garden surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers, the corridors and nooks in the rocks are able to be explored as you adventure through the gardens for up to 2 hours. The beautiful scenery makes it simply impossible to take a bad photo, as the garden is so unbelievably photogenic. The garden has a roomy environment and with such a large area to be navigated it feels quite spacious given the number of people within the garden. The combination of the flora, architecture and rich culture that leaves you feeling captivated by the atmosphere. The Yuyuan Bazaar is located adjacent to the gardens and provides hundreds of shops selling a selection of souvenirs, antiques, jewelry, fabric, art and numerous food stalls. The Yuyuan Bazar is excellent to visit whilst in the area to see the Yuyuan Gardens as it too demonstrates the Chinese lifestyle.    

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