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Shitoucheng Park

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Shitoucheng Park – where city wall and Qinhuai River stand side by side

The free public park provides a chance to see remains of City Walls from two different dynasties: a red sandstone fortress from the Wu Kingdom (around 1800 years ago) stands side by side with a grey-bricked fortification from the Ming Dynasty (around 650 years ago).

In front of a pond near the north end of the fortress, there is a wall stone whose silhouette rather resembles a human expression. Locals dub the scene ‘a grimace looking into a mirror’.

This is an ideal place to enjoy the peace of city wall and Qinhuai river which stand side by side. Due to this special combination, the park is developed into a venue hosting various water sports and festivals. Annual dragon boat race of expats and foreign students are held here. 

Tips:

A wall stone looking like a grimace is not the biggest protruded one but the small bumped one at the left side of it.

 

Opening Hours:

24 hours

Tickets:

Free

WIFI:
Address:
No.1 Shitoucheng Road
By Metro:

Metro Line 2 Hanzhong Men (汉中门) Station Exit 2. Turn left, then continue walking along Huju Road (虎踞路) for 2000 meters till the Hehai University Hospital, then turn left and go straight on.

 

Tel:
+86 25 8655 8917

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