Imperial Examinations History Museum
This museum is a reconstruction of the building where scholars once spent months – or years – in tiny cells studying Confucian classics...
If you don't have time to get to Sūzhōu, visit this delightful traditional Chinese garden at the heart of town. The Taiping History...
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum
Hong Xiuquan, the Hakka leader of the quasi-Christian Taiping, had a palace built in Nánjīng (then named Tiānjīng or 'Heavenly...
Kūnqǔ (昆曲), an extant form of Chinese opera originating from Jiāngsū, is staged at this small theatre every Saturday evening at 7.15pm....
Sculpting in Time
This simply adorable and very spacious riverside cafe is an appealing, relaxed spot with a delightful outdoor terrace overlooking the...
Gongyuan Jie; 贡院街 · interesting places nearby
Fūzǐ Temple information
The Confucian Fūzǐ Temple, in the south of the city in a smartened up pedestrian zone full of restaurants, was a centre of Confucian study for more than 1500 years. But what you see here today are newly restored, late-Qing-dynasty structures or wholly new buildings reconstructed in traditional style. The area surrounding Fūzǐ Temple has become Nánjīng’s main shopping quarter and is particularly crowded, but is attractively lit up at night.
Tour boats (游船; yóuchuán ) leave from the dock across from the temple itself for 30-minute day (¥60) and evening (¥80) trips along the Qínhuái River (秦淮河; Qínhuái Hé) between 9am and 10pm.