Xuánwǔ Lake Park
One of the original 13 Ming city gates, which allows access to the walls.
Alongside the city's Ming walls and Xuánwǔ Lake (Xuánwǔ Hú) is Buddhist Jīmíng Temple, first built in AD 527 during the Three Kingdoms...
Named after the mountain in ĀnhuĪ, this attractive park is situated south of Xuánwǔ Lake Park, by the city walls.
Behind the Wall
Doubling as a Mexican restaurant, this atmospheric, recently repainted and dimly illuminated bar on the bar street of Shanghai Lu...
This place is reasonably elegant and certainly no dive, yet you can order up half a Peking duck (半只烤鸭; bànzhī kǎoyā ) here for a paltry...
Xuánwǔ Lake Park information
The vast lake within this lovely, verdant 530-hectare park – backing onto the towering city wall – is studded with five interconnected isles, scattered with bonsai gardens, camphor and cherry-blossom trees, temples and bamboo groves. It's a lovely escape from Nánjīng's urban expanses, while the entire lake circuit is a whopping (and enjoyable) 9.5km jaunt. There are also boat rides (¥70 per hour), pedalos (¥60 to ¥100 per hour) and buggy rides (¥12).