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XuanWu Park

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No.1 Xuanwu Alley, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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All reviews food shops large city the heart of the city subway line long walk main entrance worth a visit purple mountain lotus lake boats wall forest stroll gate university parts
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eehey
Reviewed November 30, 2018

This is an amazing park, which require complete day to cover. Its a huge park, where you have few amusement rides.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Darshak08
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iain K
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Nice place to walk around the lake, maybe take a tram tour (all in Chinese) or walk the wall around the lake. Great place for young children to get out some energy, along with a small amusement park for children rides.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank delaney_clark16
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is the same place as "xianwu lake". I went there after a quite disappointing visit to purple mountain and I liked it much more! It's a nice park on a few islands on Xuanwu lake, so there's a lot of water, ponds, bridges... all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

We entered from the Jimingsi Gate and walked through the park to the opposite side of the park. We entered the park around 5:30pm and there was lots of shade and people walking. When I entered the park last year from the other direction, I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank T S
Reviewed June 6, 2018

large and quite. A good place to kill time with mild exercise. Open to public for free, it might not be that quiet all the time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zhang Y
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Parks are nicest when they are on water, and the combination of forest and lake are what makes this park so pleasant. XuanWu Park is a series of connected Islands with the occasional monument. I was here twice: the first time at dusk and then...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

China knows how to do parks and this is no exception. Beautiful trees, lots of things to see, all manner of people to watch. Everything from young children’s funfair to arboreal oases of tranquility. Four or five islands joined by short bridges, each a little...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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GKSLee
Singapore, Singapore
one full day in nanjing (1 Reply)
can anyone advise if below itenery is possibe in a day and if it cover the best tourist sights? morning depart from hotel (nearby fuzhi temple) to 1)Memorial to Nanjing Massacre, 2)Nanjing Taicheng Wall, 3)XuanWu Park (for a short while), 4)metro, switch to bus for Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (any bus from nearby metro station? should i just take a taxi?) 5)bus/metro/taxi to Presidential palace of Nanjing 6)metro to fuzhi temple and hang around there. should i skip the Sun...More
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I don't think you can manage all of this. I would cut down to 1, 5 and maybe 4 on your list. If you still have time, you could head to the Wall and XuanWu Park, which also has the advantage of being open after 5 PM. You can also visit the Yangtze Bridge after hours. Do the things that close earlier in the day. Fuzhi Temple is kind of gaudy and crowded, but a fine place to visit late in the day if you still have energy and an interest in going there. I like the Sun Yatsen mausoleum. It...More