Mochou Lake Tours – Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China

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No. 132 Shuiximen Avenue, China, Jiangsu Province, Nanjing
Hours : 8:30am-5pm

About this place

More intro Click here.(Chinese)

Bus Y4、5、18、29、68、82 stop at Mochou Xinyu (莫愁新寓)
Bus Y4、7、13、19、37、41、48、83, 306 stop at Mochou Hu (莫愁湖)

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Mochou lake and Xuanwu Lake.

By Kate,


Mochou Lake and Xuanwu Lake are two famous lakes in Nanjing, local Nanjing people all know them.  Which one is better? Which one does local people like more?
I`ve been thinking about this for a long time, and i`ve been asking many people about this question, and the answer is Xuanwu Lake win.  Many people like Xuan Lake, and they also think Xuanwu Lake is famous and more interesting than Mochou Lake. An important factor that Xuanwu Lake can win is it have a around lake road for more
Dragon boat festival!

It will be dragon festival soon, it will have the dragon boat race on that day right?
I am currently traveling in Nanjing, hope i can watch this race.
The original version tale !

By Mandy,

Welcome to Nantong!


It does have a story about Mochou Lake, but it`s a tale, i am not sure about if it`s true.

Mochou is from Luoyang, Henan Province, her mother died when she was a child only she and her father live together, father died when she was 15 years old, she dong have money to bury her father so she has to sold herself to a official`s family as a maid, and married to the son of this official.

One day Emperor Liang Wu Di came to this official`s house  to visit him and more
Is this one have a story about it?

I heard many story versions about this lake, but which one is the right one? Does anyone know?
A great place to visit !

Mochou Lake is another famous classical garden in Nanjing beside Xuanwu Lake, it is the integration of culture of the Six Dynasties. The main attractions are former residence of Mochou, Shengqi Pavilion, Yujin Hall etc.

The lake is full of lotus roots  when the water lilies are in blossom in summer time. In the center of the lake is an island that is accessible to tourists by boat. 
The lake is also the site of dragon races during  Dragon Boat Festival every more

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