Chinese Holidays and Travel around Nanjing City


Public holidays in China include May Day, National Day, New Year's Day plus three traditional festivals—Tomb-sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.  Except for the National Day on which there are three days off, there will be one day off for all the holidays.  Please note the university timetable for holidays.

To go shopping, you may take a bus to Xinjiekou or Hunan Road shopping area, where you will find not only discount shops, but also fancy hotels and local specialties.

As one of China’s four ancient capitals and a city with culture and history, Nanjing boasts of well-known attractions like Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum,  Zhonghua City-Gate, Zhanyuan Garden (Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum), Gan’s Grand Courtyard (Nanjing Folk Museum), Presidential Palace, Confucius Temple, Nanjing Museum, Yuejiang Tower, etc.  Spring is the best time to enjoy plum flowers on Meihuashan Hill; autumn and winter are seasons for spectacular sights of maple leaves on Qixiashan Mountain. Zijinshan is a perfect destination for relaxation and exercises all year around.

If you travel outside Nanjing, be sure to take your passport with you and take care of your certificates and belongings.   Please note that your destinations should be open to foreigners; otherwise, refrain from entering without permission.  In violation of above provisions, you will be punished by the public security organs in accordance with provisions stipulated in the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Control of the Aliens.

Please note that no travel is allowed during weekdays.  You can travel during weekends, public holidays as well as the summer and winter vacations.