Nanjing University


This delightfully historic campus is worth a stroll to appreciate its traditional architecture, lovely trees and green spaces.

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Nearby Nanjing attractions

1. Nanjing Normal University

0.61 MILES

Established in 1902 and located in the centre of town; the lovely campus is well worth an exploration.

2. Jiming Temple

0.99 MILES

The most active temple in Nanjing, Jiming Temple was first built in AD 527 during the Three Kingdoms period and has been rebuilt many times since.

3. Jiefang Gate

1.14 MILES

One of the original 13 Ming city gates, which allows access to the walls.

4. Presidential Palace

1.27 MILES

After the Taiping took over Nanjing, they built the Mansion of the Heavenly King (天王府, Tiānwáng Fǔ) on the foundations of a former Ming-dynasty palace…

5. Xuanwu Lake Park

1.61 MILES

The glassy lake in this lovely, verdant 530-hectare park – backing onto the towering city wall – is studded with five interconnected isles scattered with…

6. Jiuhuashan Park

1.62 MILES

This underrated park, just south of Xuanwu Lake, has a peaceful world-away feel and a delightful array of statues dotted around its leafy hills. The park…

7. Shence Gate

2.33 MILES

One of the original 13 Ming city gates, renovated in 2001. The gate is located in a small park in the north of town and is connected to Taiping Gate (5…

8. Zhan Garden

2.35 MILES

If you don't have time to get to Suzhou, visit this delightful Ming-dynasty garden complex that once housed Taiping officials. The on-site Taiping History…