Many old cities in China had city walls but only a handful of them survived time due to both natural and man-made reasons. Even Beijing's city walls didn't get spared. Thanks to China's Communist Governments disregard for cultural heritage.
Nanjing on the other hand prides itself from still having its city walls intact. While many sections also got ruined, the walls are restored to its former glory.
We were supposed to go to Zhonghua Gate in the South otherwise known as Jubao gate where one of the original city gate still exist but we opted to go to the restored section in Xuanwu Gate because of two reasons.
1. It is very accessible via subway ( Xuanwumen Station).
This lake gives Nanjing and edge over Shanghai, and yes, even Beijing.
There are three small islands on the lake. I am not sure if they are man-made or not but we strolled each of them as they are connected by small bridges. One can take the link from one side and exit on the other side.
We took our time and made sure we appreciated nature and the beautiful spring weather.
There are a few food stalls near the gate and boats that one can rent. Very Burnham Park Baguio feel.
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