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Xuanwu lake, Nanjing

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Take a walk through the vast park centered around Xuanwu lake, sprinkled with small, verdant islands that are linked by bridges. Have a lakeside picnic in the shade of ginkgo and cherry blossom trees, or on one of the scenic islets, home to numerous bird species, flowers, and lotus ponds. Take a boat ride on the lake and enjoy strolling through the rose and peony gardens, bamboo groves, and willow trees of the islets. To visit Xuanwu lake and get the most from your holiday in Nanjing, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nanjing tour planner.
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  • Xuanwu (pronounced Shwan Woo) Lake is huge! There’s easily enough to see here to soak up an entire day of exploring. A wide, tree-lined cobbled path skirts the entire lake with the south-western edge ...  more »
  • It's a big lake with jogging paths, food stands and kareoke booths. Not much to do except walk around the lake and people watch.  more »
  • We tour around the Xuanwu lake on a golf cart like electric vehicle with a guide. The duration is around 30 minutes with RMB30 ($4.5) per person only. There are five isles in Xuanwu lake, each has won...  more »