XuanWu Park

XuanWu Park, Nanjing: Hours, Address, XuanWu Park Reviews: 4.5/5

XuanWu Park
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,589 contributions
Good Time on the Lake
Mar 2021 • Couples
The entrance near Metro station Jimingsi is very busy with the Jiming Temple, a good access point to the top of the city wall and the lake area itself. We got in just past the gate and thought the area was fairly crowded and grabbed a boat to go around the lake.

Entry to the park area is free but it is very popular. The cost to rent a small motorized boat is 140 RMB/hour. We stuck to the less crowded west side of the lake and were able to get good views of Zifeng Tower, the ancient city wall and the top of Jiming Temple. It was a little hazy while we were in Nanjing but we thoroughly enjoyed our boat ride and would recommend it to friends.

There were quite a few inexperienced boaters so we kept our distance and watched a few rounds of bumper boats! Don't worry though they go really slow for the most part!

After we finished on the lake we climbed on to the ancient city wall which gave great views of the lake and surrounding area from the high wall.
Written March 30, 2021
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Sara S
Oklahoma City, OK821 contributions
A Large Park in the Middle of Nanjing
Jan 2020 • Family
Xuanwu Park is composed of a large lake with five isles, pagodas, and several beautiful gardens. During the Song Dynasty the lake was said to be twice as big and was a training ground for the emperor’s navy. In the Ming Dynasty, the park could only be visited by the imperial families and thus was a Forbidden Land. Today this park is visited by both residents and tourists year round. My family and I really enjoyed our time there. Still I think warm weather may be necessary for one to have the best experience at the park. The highlight of the visit, which would not be affected by temperature, was the incredible Xuanwu Gate, the park’s main entrance.
Written February 27, 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,232 contributions
Beautiful city park
Apr 2019
What a great use of a large urban lake! This is one of the nicest urban parks I have ever visited. I visited this park twice, since park entrance is free and since it was close to my hotel (once for an evening stroll and once for a morning walk).

To walk around the entire lake would take a very long time, but since it is free it doesn't feel as if you have to visit the entire park at once, but can do so in segments. Also the islands in the lake mean that you can do a partial circuit of the lake quite easily, and shorten the distance.

The park is very well-maintained. While there were certainly some tourists in the park, many of the people were clearly locals, including representatives of the ubiquitous Chinese tradition of retired people playing games in their nearest park. The park is large enough that is easy to escape to relatively uncrowded areas if you wish.
Written February 21, 2020
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FlyfishermanBeijing
Beijing, China245 contributions
Place take a break
Dec 2019
Xuanwu park is actually quite big. Enter to park is free of charge but if you want visit at top of city wall, you need pay 30 rmb fee.
Park itself is quite typical Chinese park, with rented boats, merry go around etc. My favourite part of this park was Bonsai garden at island of lake.I special recommend to walk top of wall, it gives nice view and feeling about ancient China.
Written December 19, 2019
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D13O
The Hague, The Netherlands194 contributions
Nice park, but nothing really special
May 2019 • Solo
Like the title says, it's a nice park for a stroll. Good views of the lake and surrounding skyline. It's a good activity to combine with Jiming temple, the city walls and there is a nice gate at the end (or start) of the park. You can also take boat rides on the lake. One downside is the electric vans that drive visitors through the park, prepare to dodge them, they will honk loud enough.
Written April 30, 2019
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nydiachen928
Taipei, Taiwan43 contributions
Huge place
Apr 2019 • Couples
you could enter Jiming Temple and leave from the wall and walk into the park. It is too huge to feel crowded.
Written April 7, 2019
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eehey
San Diego, CA67 contributions
one of the few best nature scene to see in Nanjing
Nov 2018
XuanWu Park is the one I visited ever since my childhood. located in the center city with university and government offices close by. Lakes, islands, lotus, the view is spectacular and just good distance for a walk. There is city wall surrounded and temple nearby.
Written January 15, 2019
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Darshak V
Ahmedabad, India74 contributions
A Beautiful park, which require complete day to cover
Oct 2018 • Business
This is an amazing park, which require complete day to cover. Its a huge park, where you have few amusement rides.
Written December 1, 2018
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Iain K
64 contributions
A little oasis
Oct 2018 • Family
A typical Chinese Park. Very clean and very well looked after but with the usual boat rides, food shops and souvenir shops. It is sizeable and all based around the lake. You won't get solitude but you will get a taste of Chinese down time. We'll worth a visit.
Written October 20, 2018
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Amaretto55403
64 contributions
Nice place to take a stroll
Oct 2018
This is a nice place to take a stroll if your hotel is nearby. You could also see parts of the Chinese Wall there. Plan to spend around 60 minutes there.
Written October 14, 2018
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