With a history of more than 600 years, this delightful traditional Chinese garden was once known as the "Best Garden in Nanjing". Dating back to the Ming Dynasty, it served awhile as the residence of Xu Da, the Prince of Zhongshan. It is considered the oldest existing classical garden of the Ming and Qing in Nanjing. With willows, acers, magnolias, bamboos, potted bonsai pines, and a lovely lawn, the garden is also decorated with courtyards, pools, corridors, zigzagging bridges, and rockeries. Quaint architecture is another of the garden's trademarks. Framed with a backdrop of Chinese elements, you become the figure of Chinese paintings in the garden. Small in size yet truly unique, Zhan Garden is like a gem, hidden in the hustle and bustle of the Qinhuai River.


Address: No. 128 Zhanyuan Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing

Ticket: CNY 30/person

Opening hours:

  1. Day-time: 9:00-17:00 (No admission from 16:00 on for day-time visitors)
  2. Evening: 17:00-21:00 (For evening-time visitors)

Tel.: +86 25 52201849

How to get there:

  1. By subway: Take Subway Line 1 to Sanshan Street Station (Exit 4), and then walk for about 600 meters
  2. By bus: Tourist Bus Line 1, Tourist Bus Line 4, Bus No. 14, Bus No. 16 to Changle Road