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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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Beautiful lake

We tour around the Xuanwu lake on a golf cart like electric vehicle with a guide. The duration is around 30 minutes with RMB30 ($4.5) per person only. There are five isles in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire D
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SAN Jose
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tour around the Xuanwu lake on a golf cart like electric vehicle with a guide. The duration is around 30 minutes with RMB30 ($4.5) per person only. There are five isles in Xuanwu lake, each has wonderful sceneries. You can choose to rent a mini boat and ride yourself on the lake, a boat can fit two to four... More 

Thank Claire D
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is a spectacular lake and highly recommend a visit when in Nanjing. You can either choose to walk around the islands amongst the trees or hire a self drive electric boat and take a leisurely cruise around the lake. It is a popular tourist spot but once your away from the main gate it doesn't feel too crowded. Getting... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 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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104 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

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

Thank Davide C
Corsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

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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46 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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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221 reviews
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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.

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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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

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