What to Do in Nanjing
Nanjing’s recreational activities cater to people from all segments and ages. The city has plenty of action stored for you in the outdoors with several lakes and parks to select from, where tai chi, boating, fishing, swimming, and cycling have become extremely popular. Some of Nanjing’s renowned hotels provide excellent swimming facilities not only to their guests but also to visitors from outside. The lake at Ming Xialing Fengjingqu is great for swimming and the park west of Zhongshan Ling is an ideal picnic spot.
The Purple Mountain in Nanjing is an excellent place for hiking. It is called the ‘Lung of Nanjing’ for its cool and fresh air. The hiking trails here criss-crossing the mountain provide the perfect environment for hikers. The area surrounding the Xuanwu Lake and Zhong Mountain are also popular.
The city of Nanjing is also proud of its international-standard golf clubs. The Nanjing Sun Island Golf & Country Club offers an 18-hole course and other sports like basketball and tennis are well represented as there are plenty of indoor tennis and basketball courts in Nanjing.Read More
Night Market Boat Ride
The night scene at the Fu Zi Miao market is one spectacle not to be missed. You can rest assured of a wonderful evening with plenty of fun-filled activities. The boat ride at Fu Zi Miao is an excellent way to explore the city and is very family friendly. It will give you the opportunity to observe the city’s ancient structures, market vendors, the people and the river, and everything from a whole new perspective.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 21:30
- Location: Confucius Temple area
- Address: No.188 Ping Jiang Fu Road
Sun Palace Hotel is placed very near to the Xuanwu Lake area. The place stands out for its recreational area, which constitutes the biggest indoor water park in the country. This water park comes as a great relief for many as Nanjing is known for its sweltering heat in summer. Visitors not staying at the hotel, have the opportunity to enjoy the facilities for an admission fee.
- Opening Hours: N/A
- Address: 3 Yangguang Road, Taiping Gate, Nanjing 210042
The Dragon Walking Path (Ming Wall Walking Trail)
The Dragon Walking Path or the Ming Wall Walking Trail, that surrounds the Xuanwu Lake, is an ideal place for cyclists, walkers, and runners. The path’s left side is full of green spots and benches. The place also provides a great scenic view of the Purple Mountain and Xuanwu Lake.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 18:00
- Address: 1 Kunlun Road, South of Xuanwu Lake Main Gate
Wutaishan Sports Centre
The recreation park at Wutaishan is for all sports lovers. It offers facilities for playing quality indoor tennis, basketball courts adhering to international standards and an underground swimming pool. Golf fans can use the excellent driving range, and there are also provisions for attending dance and yoga classes.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 21:30
- Address: 173 Guangzhou Road, Nanjing
Xuanwu Lake Park
Nanjingers visit this park for fishing, boating, hiking, exercising and walking. Tai Chi is extensively practiced here. Anyone can visit the islands in the lake by renting a paddle or an electric boat. These boats are available near the park’s south gate. The Sun Palace Water Park and many other interesting activity spots are easily accessible from this place.
- Opening Hours: Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
- Address: 1 Xuanwu Lane, Zhongyang Road, Nanjing
- How to get there: Trains available from Xuanwu Men,
Tourist bus goes from Huancheng Road
Tour boats are available from Nanjing Train Station.