The Nanjing Xuanwu Lake at night is China at its best. Subtle lighting, romantic atmosphere, long walking paths without any cars, a few pagodas and Chinese like decorations, the growing Nanjing skyline in the background, and you’ve got a winner. It’s lovely walking around in the evening – couples walking about hand in hand, healthy-looking people jogging and doing sports, elderly wondering around slowly, families laughing together, it’s what makes a place special.
Nothing much happened that evening, but perhaps of all the places I’ve visited on my short excursion to Nanjing, that lake will probably be the most memorable in how I would like to see China.
I entered from the western gate bridge and made my way slowly toward towards the east, but anyway you choose would probably be just as nice.