Xuanwu Lake

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Xuanwu Lake
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Xuanwu Lake
LocationXuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Coordinates32°04′23″N 118°47′54″E / 32.07306°N 118.79833°E / 32.07306; 118.79833Coordinates: 32°04′23″N 118°47′54″E / 32.07306°N 118.79833°E / 32.07306; 118.79833
Basin countriesChina

Xuanwu Lake is a lake in Xuanwu District in Nanjing, China. It is surrounded by a park. Local visitors and foreign tourists often visit the Xuanwu Lake.

The lake's area is about 5.02 square kilometers or 1.94 square miles, making it the largest former imperial garden lake in China.

History[change | change source]

Dating back to the Qin family of rulers, Xuanwu Lake has a history of about 2,300 years. It was one of the emperor's gardens during the Six Dynasties part of China's history and again under the Ming rulers.[1]

Getting there[change | change source]

The lake and its park are open from 6 AM to 9 PM. There is a Nanjing Subway station nearby and several bus stops.

References[change | change source]

  1. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China. Penguin. 2012. p. 226. ISBN 9780756693282.