Xuánwǔ Lake Park
This verdant 530-hectare park, backing onto the Ming-dynasty city wall, has a connected network of five isles spread across its lake....
Bridge Park. This is probably the easiest way to get up onto the Yangzi River Bridge bridge. Catch bus 67 from Jiangsu Lu, northwest of...
Memorial Hall of the Nánjīng Massacre
Hands down the best 'sight', if it can be called such, in Nánjīng. The unsettling exhibits at the Memorial Hall of the Nánjīng Massacre...
Great, if pricey, food and drinks. Guinness on tap and an Irish bartender who also belts out the tunes. Quiet except for the weekends...
A Simple Diet
If stuffing your face with some of the best xiǎolóng tāngbāo (小笼汤包; xiaolong dumplings; Y14) in town constitutes a simple diet, it's...
Lonely Planet review
Close to the Ming walls and Xuánwǔ Lake (Xuánwǔ Hú) is the Buddhist Jīmíng Temple, which was first built in AD 527 during the Three Kingdoms period. It's been rebuilt many times since, but has retained the same name (which literally translates as 'rooster crowing') since 1387. This temple is the most active temple in Nánjīng and is packed with worshippers during the Lunar New Year. The seven-story tall Yàoshīfótǎ Pagoda (药师佛塔) offers views over Xuánwǔ Lake. Walk up to the rear of the temple and out onto the city wall . Tufts of grass poke out from between the stones and you can embark on a lengthy and fabulous jaunt east along the overgrown ramparts. Bus Y1 and 304 can get you here.