Xuanwu Lake lies in the main urban area of Nanjing City, like a bright pearl inlaid in the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties, with Zijin Mountain in the east, Ming Dynasty City Wall in the west, Jiuhua Mountain in the south and Nanjing Station in the north. It is an important part of the national Zhongshan Scenic Area, a national AAAA scenic area, a national key park, a national water conservancy scenic area, the first listed “Literary Park” in Jiangsu Province, the most beautiful water landmark and water landscape in Jiangsu Province, and is reputed as the Pearl of Jinling.

Xuanwu Lake has a history of more than 2300 years. It can be traced back to the pre-Qin period. The Six Dynasties constructed here to a royal garden. In the Ming Dynasty, it was the Imperial Book Library - a royal forbidden area. It is also the largest royal garden lake in China and the only royal garden in the south of the Yangtze River. The ring road around the lake is 9.5 kilometers long, and the total garden area is 5.13 square kilometers, of which the lake area is 3.78 square kilometers.consisting of five green islets (i.e. Huan Islet, Ying Islet, Liang Islet, Ling Islet and Cui Islet) and the East Coast Lovers Park.

As a good place for leisure and sightseeing, the scenic area is a forest of scenic spots and historical sites. It receives nearly 20 million visitors annually and is praised as “living room of the city” and “paradise for the common people”.

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Scenic spots


Can we bring pets with us when we play in the park?

I'm sorry, but pets are not allowed in the park.

Where can we store the packages?

We provide baggage deposit service in Tourist Service Center for free. And please carry valuables with you. 

How much is the ticket?

It's free! Welcom to Xuanwu Lake! 

Contact us

Xuanwu Lake Scenic Area

Address:No.1, Xuanwu Alley, Xuanwu City-Gate, Nanjing, China

Zip code.:210009

Service Hotline:025—58869797(9:00-20:00)

Complaint & Suggestions:025-83614286(9:00-17:00)

Rescue No.:025—52660363(24 hours)