Nanjing Journals

My Love for Nanjing

A September 2004 trip to Nanjing by shammiyap

Paradise Hotel Photo, Nanjing, China More Photos
Quote: Our two nights in Nanjing is a fruitful one, as we covered the Memorial to the Nanjing Massacre, Fuzi Miao, Zhongshan Ling, and Lingu Si.

My Love for Nanjing

Overview

Town of Nanjing Photo, Nanjing, China
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Memorial to the Nanjing Massacre - A MUST!!! Personal advice, though - it's extremely depressing. I am not sure if there is an admission fee, but I am very sure it's free to get in on a Sunday! Fuzi Miao is best visited in the evening, as the lights are great. There are a lot of restaurants in Fuzi Miao, so you might want to consider walking around and checking them all out before settling with the one.Quick Tips: There are three main sights at Zhijin Shan, and it's quite a distance from town, so spare a day there if you want to visit all three main sights - Zhongshan Ling, Linggu Si, and the Ming Tomb. The park is huge, so you may want to take some time to enjoy the beautiful scenery a...Read More
Paradise Hotel Photo, Nanjing, China
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A three-star hotel as authorized by the National Tourist Bureau, Paradise Hotel is located in the heart of Nanjing, which can be easily access via taxi or public bus. Distance from/to major sights: 1. Nanjing Train Station – approximately 10 minutes by taxi 2. Fuzi Miao – approximately a 20-minute walk 3. Xin Jie Kou shopping district – approximately a 20-minute walk 4. Memorial to the Nanjing Massacre – approximately a 1.5-hour walk (due to some road construction at the flyover, it takes a little bit more time, but it is a pleasant walk) The hotel has 150 standard rooms and luxury suites. The comfortable and clean standard room is RMB248 per night, includi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2004

Paradise Hotel
238 South Zhongshan Road
Nanjing, China
(86) 25-420-9140

Tai Mei Hot Pot

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Restaurant

Tai Mei Hot Pot Photo, Nanjing, China
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Tai Mei is a very famous chain restaurant in China. Besides Nanjing, you can find Tai Mei in major cities like Shanghai (Huaihai Zhong Lu) and Hangzhou too. It serves really good and cheap hotpot with varieties to choose from. Before considering what you want to cook in the hotpot, you have to order one of the three soup bases – clear soup, hot and spicy soup, or both, for which they will give you a port with a divider. After getting the right soup base to suit your demand, you will be given a small piece of paper with all the food that you can cook in your hot pot. (It’s all in Chinese – sorry, mate!!) Just tick how many portions you need in each dish, which ranges from seafood, meat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2004

Tai Mei Hot Pot
Fuzi Miao and Nanjing City Center
Nanjing, China

Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum

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Attraction

Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum Photo, Nanjing, China
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Located west of the city, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum serves as a mass grave for the Chinese who were killed during the atrocities. The memorial, built in 1985, is an imposing and solemn construction. There are a few sections in this stunning yet depressing site. 1. The Peace Bell There is a huge bell hung right in front of the entrance, which you will definitely not miss it while you enter. It is made to call for world peace and to remember the 300,000 innocent victims who lost their lives in the massacre. 2. Crazy Snowflakes A very long "diary" in the form of poetry with many chapters, Crazy Snowflakes is written by one of the survivals during the Nanjing M...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2004

Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum
Shui Xi Men Da Jie
Nanjing, China

Fuzi Miao

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Attraction | "Fuzi Miao (The Confucius Temple)"

Fuzi Miao Photo, Nanjing, China
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Located about 2km from Xinjiekou in the south of the city, Fuzi Miao is also known as The Confucius Temple. It was originally built during the Song Dynasty. However, the temple today is a tourist-focused area with lots of restaurants, shops, cafes, and entertainment arcades. However, all these shops and restaurants are done up with the Ming- and Qing-style architecture, which make this area a major tourist sight of Nanjing. The place, once known to be a done-up, instead of a original historical building, is rather disappointing. However, if you manage to put that aside and just have fun and enjoy the place like how the Chinese do, it’s not too bad after all. Just roll up your sleeves, walk aroun...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 18, 2004

Fuzi Miao

Nanjing, China

Half a Day at Zijin Shan

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Story/Tip

Beamless Hall Photo, Nanjing, China
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Located at the east of Nanjing town, Zijin Shan (Purple Gold Mountain) serves as a park for the locals, especially during the summer. Locals spend their weekends here, gathering with family and friends with a little picnic. However, this same place serves a different purpose to tourists. Most of us visit Zijin Shan to see three main sights located here: 1. Lingu Si (Linggu Temple) 2. Zhongshan Ling (Dr Sun Yat-sen Mauseleum) 3. Ming Xiaoling (Ming Tomb) I went to Zjin Shan after spending half a day at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum. Knowing that I did not have much time to cover all three of them, I decided to just concentrate on Lingu Si and Zhongshan Li...Read More