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Feeling Tense: A Guide to Nanjing’s Massage Parlours HOT

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For those unfamiliar with it, Chinese massage can be a baffling and at times, genuinely terrifying experience. Further, the practise is sometimes associated (at least in the popular imagination) with a number of unsavoury underworld connotations. Despite ...... Read More>>

Muslim Food in Nanjing, Fantastic! HOT


Lots of Westerners in China say they love Chinese food. I’m not one of them. It’s mostly slimy combinations of vegetables I wouldn’t make my kids eat, with meat that is old and unidentifiable. I used to joke with the folks back home that during The ...... Read More>>

Where to Shop in Nanjing HOT

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Whether you’re a native to Nanjing or new in town and looking for somewhere to indulge in a little retail therapy, you can certainly find it here. While the city does not have quite the abundance of shopping Shanghai and Beijing does, it still holds its ...... Read More>>

From Glitzy Malls to Tailors: Where to Buy Clothes in Nanjing HOT

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After some time in China, you will inevitably find that the glistening new clothes you brought with you are beginning to fade. In such cases, many foreigners will react in a knee-jerk manner and phone home for reinforcements, calling in a new wardrobe's ...... Read More>>

The Bargain Hunter’s Guide to Flea Markets in Nanjing HOT

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Nanjing is recognised as one of the most highly Westernised cities in China. Yet in spite of the daily encroachments of global capitalism, the humble flea market – that universal symbol of non-standardised commerce – triumphantly lives on. The following ...... Read More>>

Nanjing's Best Bars HOT

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It’s the weekend (or a random Tuesday night) and you’re ready to see what Nanjing’s nightlife has to offer. While it may never rival nearby Shanghai’s, there is enough variety in this city to keep your interest piqued. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an...... Read More>>

Stroll through Nanjing’s 1912 Bar Street HOT

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1912 is Nanjing’s notoriously fashionable district. It blends together a variety of consumer activities, but the most explosive and attractive are its bars. Every night after nine o’clock, huge speakers accompany the bustling crowd, beginning a new ...... Read More>>

Finding the Dance Floor Friendly Night Clubs in Nanjing HOT

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Although Nanjing has a vibrant and well-established nightlife, in the city's main clubbing area, the 1912 district, venues are more likely to be of the sit-down variety, with little attention being paid to the all-important dance floor. This guide will tell ...... Read More>>

Shape Up: Nanjing’s Best Fitness Clubs HOT

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These days, city life is stressful. Whether it’s your boss on your case or your significant other, we all can feel a little wound up at times. Thankfully, there is a great way to release that stress and improve your mood. No, I’m not talking about hitting ...... Read More>>

Cool Days, Warm Soaks: The Top Hot Springs in Nanjing HOT

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During the cold days of winter , the prospect of taking a weekend trip to a hot springs resort with one’s family and friends must sound more than a little enticing. To bathe in the warm waters of the springs and let one’s cares and exhaustion drift away, ...... Read More>>

8 Things to Do on a Saturday Afternoon in Nanjing HOT


Sometimes as visitors or as residents of a city we find ourselves with unexpected pockets of time. Here’s a guide to how to pass a pleasant few hours in the southern capital. ... Read More>>

Activities Abound! A Guide to Nanjing’s “Expat Clubs” HOT

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While Nanjing is well-known for its substantial expat community, upon first arrival, it's still a bit difficult (and sometimes intimidating) to know where to start looking for it. Not to worry! Read on for an introduction to a few of the bars, clubs and ...... Read More>>

Experiencing Movie Magic : Nanjing’s Top Cinemas HOT

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There are plenty of cinema options in Nanjing, but if you're talking about conveniently located venues with a great theatre setup and quality service, then there are only three that qualify: Wanda International Cineplex, Nanjing Shuiyoucheng Hengdian ...... Read More>>

Volunteering in Nanjing: The How, Where and Why HOT

Occasionally (or perhaps frequently for some lucky souls), Nanjing expats and locals alike find themselves with a little free time and an appetite for new experiences or adventure. Enter the notion of volunteering in Nanjing. Perhaps as a result of sparse ...... Read More>>

Two-Wheel Cruising: Tips for Cycling in Nanjing HOT

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Upon arriving in Nanjing, I decided to get around the city by bike. After getting used to the transportation jungle that is characteristic of Chinese cities, I was instantly more than grateful to be able to cruise the city streets and get my errands done ...... Read More>>

In Search of Beauty: Finding Nanjing’s Top Art Galleries HOT

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Having hosted its 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2010, it seems that Nanjing, the 'city of culture', is well on its way to becoming a major Chinese and international hub for visual art. The city is home to a number of galleries and ...... Read More>>

Fuelling Up for the Day: Top Coffee Shops in Nanjing HOT

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Coffee: Long time favourite of the sleepless student, best friend of the busy businessman and, if you're anything like me, a daily necessity for functioning as a human being. China's cities are chocked full of coffee shops and Nanjing is no exception. But ...... Read More>>

The Great Outdoors: Fun Outdoor Activities for Summer in Nanjing HOT

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Nanjing’s summers are exhaustingly hot which has led me, and probably many others, to while away several hours anywhere with decent air-conditioning or cold drinks. Some days, though, you’ll no doubt want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. ... Read More>>

Archery to Rock Climbing: Fun Activities in Nanjing HOT

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Staying active amidst a busy work schedule can be difficult, especially for those who don’t like gyms. Read on for some fun suggestions for keeping fit and active in Nanjing that don’t require gym membership. ... Read More>>

Keep it Safe: Nanjing Public Security and Safety Tips HOT

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Although generally considered a safe city, Nanjing does get its fair share of crime. So, do those of us in Nanjing have much to worry about in terms of public safety? Here are a few facts about Nanjing’s public security and tips for visitors. ... Read More>>

Hanging Out with the Expat Crowd: Nanjing’s Popular Restaurants and Cafes HOT

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Whether you are looking for local Nanjing food, or high quality foreign food with a good brew, these are five venues worthy of your visit whether you are passing through or living in Nanjing. ... Read More>>

Nanjing: Six Historic Places You Can't Miss HOT

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Nanjing is one of the four ancient capitals of China. For millennia, the Yangtze has been the source of Chinese Civilization, and Nanjing has long been at the center of it. Anywhere you go in Nanjing, you'll see signs of the city's ancient history. ... Read More>>

Explore Historical Sights with Nanjing’s New Subway Line 2 HOT

Nanjing’s Subway Line 1 already carries an average of half a million travelers a day. The city’s plans to host the 2014 Youth Olympics are the official reason for a planned expansion that will eventually produce two more suway lines, but the need was ...... Read More>>

The Best of Nanjing's Cafés HOT

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When it’s time to settle in at a warm place, what else is better than heading to a cafe? The coffee scene in Nanjing is still growing, but already everyone loves their cafes. Nanjing is a great place for students and teachers alike. So, where should you ...... Read More>>

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