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Xuanwu lake

No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, China
025-57717414,025-83614286
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Ranked #2 of 282 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Bodies of Water
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Ningbo, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

With the old city wall around it, and great architecture inside it, this lake was a great place to take photos and finding a shady tree to hangout for an afternoon.

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S'pore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I visited China Nanjing in early March during the spring. My former student suggested that we make a trip to the Xuanwu Lake in the early morning. It is quite a big and rather quiet lake that worthwhile paying a visit if you enjoy strolling around in the park surrounding the lake. Well, I certainly enjoyed the cooling air as... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Very nice park close to the center of nanjing city. Accessible by metro lines. Essential is to make the boat tour inside the lakr for 1 hour, can pedal or take the electric one! The park surrounding the lake is also very nice for walking, relaxing, picnic or whatever pleases the tourist/visitor

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Xuanwu lake is a large water body close to middle of Nanjing. Around the edge of the lake are gorgeous parkland areas, mostly suited to walking and resting rather than ball games... You can go on the water via boat-hire places, walk out into the middle of the lake (via chain of islands on one side with walk-ways between) or... More

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Beijing, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great lake, great park. It's a must see if you visit Nanjing. Not so crowded on a non weekend day. Boats (both motorized and pedal) are available, for a fee...

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited Xuanwu Lake on a hot and hazy day when unfortunately the visibility was not the best. On a clear day, it must be a beautiful sight. There were food and refreshment kiosks along the side which was nice given the heat. There were boat rides to be had, a large tourist boat on a half hour or one... More

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Nanjing, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Xuanwu lake is in the center of the city, easily get there by subway Line 1 (Xuanwumen Station). Very nice lake, coming with friends or family is greatly recommended.

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Nanjing, China
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Xuanwu Lake is easy to get to on Nanjing's Line 1 metro, and is a lovely big park. You can rent a paddle boat, eat, buy crafts at the south-east gate entrance, and have a leisurely afternoon picnic and watch Chinese locals enjoy life with their children. Throw a frisbee, walk across the bridge to the island, or skate the... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's nice and cool lake to visit in the evening. They even have restaurants, shops and food stands along the side of the lake. You can enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family. But be sure to bring some money for treats if you come during a hot day.

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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We were a little tired when we got there, so we rode on the buggy instead of walking through the whole place. Too bad that the bird park is no longer there but it's a beautiful place. There were many people but not overly crowded. We also rode on one of the boats. Nice experience.

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