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.
Behind the Wall
Doubling as a Mexican restaurant, this atmospheric and timeworn bar divides into many beer-stained rooms, and a terrace for warmer...
A Simple Diet
This busy restaurant serves excellent xiǎolóng tāngbāo (小笼汤包; soup dumplings) and is by far the best place in the Shīžqío strip to grab...
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. The entire lake circuit is a whopping 9.5km jaunt. Alternatively, there are boat rides (¥70 per hour), pedalos (¥60 to ¥100 per hour) and buggy rides (¥12).