by Saurav Banerjee on 03/05/11 at 4:47 am
The nightlife in Nanjing has always been very exciting. In the past, Nanjing’s nightlife mainly revolved around the Confucius Temple area situated beside the Qinhuai River. Soon this area also became the destination of the prostitutes (of which significantly a considerable section belonged to the elite class).
The nightlife in Nanjing has always been very exciting. In the past, Nanjing’s nightlife mainly revolved around the Confucius Temple area situated beside the Qinhuai River. The banks of the Qinhuai River at that time were filled with numerous pubs, restaurants, and night markets. Also night boating became a prime attraction in Nanjing during that time. Soon this area also became the destination of the prostitutes (of which significantly a considerable section belonged to the elite class). A good number of these prostitutes were patronized by the rich students who studied at the Nanjing University during that time. Prostitution in nanjing was on a high during that time.
At the present time, the scenario has changed a lot but nightlife in Nanjing still continues to amuse people of all ages. In the last two decades, Nanjing has witnessed the development of many important commercial streets, which have contributed a lot to Nanjing’s nightlife excitement. Several shopping malls have evolved in the Hunan Road and Xinjiekou area. Dance clubs, western pubs and restaurants can be seen in plenty on both sides of these commercial streets. They have all become extremely popular with the residents and tourists visiting Nanjing.
Some exciting hot spots for experiencing Nanjing’s nightlife are as follows:
Which is the most happening place in entire Nanjing after 9 p.m.? Nanjingers will reply, “Nanjing 1912.” This is the place to experience vibrant nightlife. Nanjing 1912 is an entertainment zone filled with nightclubs, restaurants and bars, adult spots, music venues and cafes. It is also a place full of famous beauty salons and spas. The beef noodles here found in a restaurant named Bellagio is simply awesome.
Address: Taiping Road, Changjiang Road & Changjiang Hou Street, Nanjing
High Time: 11:00 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: 50-100 RMB/pax
Mao Kong is known for its creamy cappuccino, light lunches, and delicious pastries. The tea at Mao Kong also has an excellent flavour. This quiet place near to Nanjing University is open up to very late hours.
Address: 152-1 Shanghai Road, Nanjing
Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 09:00: 02:00
Friday to Saturday from 09:00: 05:00
Hunan Lu Street
Conveniently located in the northern portion of Nanjing, the Hunan Lu Street is a great place for dinner and shopping. The gourmands will enjoy their outing in the presence of delicious food items. This is an interesting place to walk around and the street’s night scene is just magnificent. The Light Art Tunnel on Hunan Lu is a spectacular sight and deserves your visit.