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Xuanwu lake

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Address: No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, China
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+86 25 5771 7414
07:00 - 21:00
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Nanjing Visit

Xuanwu lake situated in Nanjing, have prime importance in the tourist spot of Nanjing. It bis famous for Cherry blossom, lotus flowers, boating. The local people visit it daily to... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Xuanwu lake situated in Nanjing, have prime importance in the tourist spot of Nanjing. It bis famous for Cherry blossom, lotus flowers, boating. The local people visit it daily to have morning or evening walk on its beautiful track. At evening it present a very beautiful scenery, the shadow of luminous buildings in water looks amazing. It also have temple... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice walk around the lake, which is used by the people of Nanjing as a spot to relax and enjoy a nice day. The overall walk is around 8km, with many pleasant sights all round

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no entry fee for this lake area so you can freely stroll along the various pathways which lead around and between the islands in the lake. The views are very pleasant - the city skyline, the city wall, the lake itself and Nanjing railway station all can be seen. Boats are available to hire.

Thank CorshamRay
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is about 10km in circumference and in the middle are 5 interconnected islands. Each island had a slightly different feel to it and it's a great place to wander around for a few hours. You can even pay 5 yuan to feed some koi carp! There are plenty of places to get food and drink and there are... More 

Thank JennaSB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Overall a nice park to stroll around and enjoy a nice day. There are some activities such as a small amusement park for little kids, shops, food stands and cafés. There are also several boat rentals that you can get into a small electric boat and go around the lake.

Thank Billy_Whimwa
United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice large lake park to walk and explore. Many locals are here socializing or doing their aerobic activities Very easy to get too if you take the Metro line 1 and the Xuanwumen stop.

Thank ltdoan2014
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very nice lake located in the city center. Perfect for a walk around the old city wall on a sunny day. The only downside was that being Chinese new year it was really crowded

Thank jackiewilsonpetr2017
Nanjing, China
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've spent many, many hours at Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing. It's a great place to stroll around and relax with lots of nature all around. When you enter through the old Nanjing wall that surrounds much of the city, it's as if you can leave all the stress behind. The lake is clean and there is a lot of greenery... More 

Thank Gary A
Noth Carolina
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We visited the Xuanwu lake during the Spring Festival holidays in February. It was cold and windy and there was not much opportunity to escape the cold temperatures. If you go in the winter, bundle up to stay warm. There are a number of electric boats you can rent by the hour. My friend had his 5 year old son... More 

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend today and spent a few hours there. We took a little tour bus for ¥30 each and it lasted about 20-30min I think. They stopped twice for us to get out and the 2nd time was when the tour was over. We walked around the gardens and island all the way to where there was a... More 

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