Xuanwu Lake

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  • Address: No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +86-2583614286
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Lake, Boating

Situated at the foot of Mt. Zhongshan, it is one of the most famous and protected lakes in Nanjing. The lake gained the name ‘Xuanwu’ because a black dragon was said to live in the lake.

The entry to the lake is the historic Xuanwu Gate, part of the Nanjing City wall. Once inside, you will see that the lake is divided into five inter-connected islands. Highlights include:

  • Jogging/Walking
  • Cycling
  • Paddle boating
  • Fishing
  • Fireworks (during the Chinese New Year)
  • Lake God Temple, Wenji Pavilion, Peony Garden and Bonsai Museum
  • An extensive bird sanctuary.
  • An entertainment band stand.
  • A playground for children.

The park delightfully showcases a distinctive colour every season. It is truly a breather from city life.

Entrance Ticket Details For Xuanwu Lake

  • Costs 20 RMB to walk along the City Wall and to enter the Inner Isles.
  • Round the lake sightseeing bus is RMB 30, per person.
  • Rent a boat for 60-80 RMB.

How to Reach Xuanwu Lake

  • Buses 1, 25, 28, 30, 33, 35, 801, 802 or Tourism Bus 1 toXuanwumen station.
  • Subway Line 1 to Xuanwumen station.

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  • Xuanwu Lake Address: No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China
  • Xuanwu Lake Contact Number: +86-2583614286
  • Xuanwu Lake Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Xuanwu Lake(preferred time): 06:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Xuanwu Lake: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 53.88% of people who visit Nanjing include Xuanwu Lake in their plan

  • 38.82% of people start their Xuanwu Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Xuanwu Lake

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

90.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Xuanwu Lake

People normally club together Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum and Confucian Temple Area while planning their visit to Xuanwu Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Xuanwu Lake Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful but somewhat polluted lake (dead fish). Some people jog all around it though it can be a bit challenging. Lots of singing and dancing ayi's on the weekends. Very pleasant place overall

  • Loved this place . At morning and evening this place is like heaven on earth so peacefull

  • A must-see place in Nanjing! Be ready for lots of walking and great activities for Children as well. Would be good to wear good joggers and start your visit early and see the sunset.

  • 6 star attraction. Fantastic. A must go if in Nanjing. Go there for your morning or evening walk or run

  • This park has alot of activities like boat ride, folks dancing, picnic and some sight seeing. Nothing really fantastic, visit only if u have time.

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