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Xuanwu lake

No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, China
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Ranked #2 of 281 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Bodies of Water
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had a short visit and opted for the tour guide which turned out to be a rip off. Charged us 100.00 rmb each and just zipped through the park and over the five islands without shopping for us to take pictures. Better to take your time and walk at least you see part if not all.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

One of those places in Nanjing where you can go to have a pleasant time any evening. Especially spring evenings to walk around under the warm sun after months of winter, to capture in lens the setting sun & the view of tall structures on other side. A stunning place to escape the hurry-berries of the city. keep walking around... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
47 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I went in the lake from the western entrance. I believe thers is a southern entrance, and a ferry entrance on north side from the train station. With little time, I took the quick tram tour. The tour is Chinese only, and takes about 25 minutes. It's on electric trams, and takes you around all the "islands". You get to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enjoyed a time strolling the walls and around the park - when our energy flagged we took the club car which was a treat. Lots of lovely lotus ponds.

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Marathon, Greece
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

xuanwu lake is a lake close to the city center, with many small islands inside where you can walk from the one to the other ,because they connected by bridges the place here is fantastic, many gardens a lot of trees and green parks the view to the lake and to the city is fantastic i enjoy a lot my... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited the lake twice in August, once in the drizzle and once on a sunny day. Both were lovely but in the sun, the place really is stunning. I walked along some of the walls and then onto the middle island from the main gate. I took so many photos my phone memory ran out and my camera battery... More

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Ningbo, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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