Defence Park (Nanjing)

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Guiliancheng ("Ghost-faced City"), part of the remnant mountain, city wall.

Defense Park is the most important part of Stones Park in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Located at Hu Ju Road, No. 87, the park occupies 20 hectares and has been a well-known tourist attraction since ancient times. The park encompasses a diversity of natural landscapes, including a mountain, city wall, and forest. Nanjing Stones Park represents of history and culture in Nanjing and many poets and writers have used Stones Park as topic for their works. According to plans, the area is divided into three parts of which Nanjing Defense Park occupies 5.62 hectares. It is the only national defense education park in the city. The park name wrote by former general secretary Jiang Zemin.


With the development of society, Defense Park has changed significantly. Nowadays, after reconstruction, the scenery in park is beautiful and famous far and wide. You can see the wall built in Ming Dynasty winds to circle, the Qin Huai river flowing slowly in the park. The Defense Park neighbors Stones Mountain, to the south; adjoining Yan Wang River to the north. The view of park likes the style of Chinese garden, also full of modern feeling. In the centre of park is exhibition.[1]

Exhibition Hall[edit]

Exhibition hall is in the centre of the park. The "Shenzhou" spacecraft and exhibition hall is newly opened.

Rhododendrons Park[edit]

Defense Park is also the largest rhododendrons park in Nanjing. There are many variety of rhododendrons in the park, which come into bloom in May, these include Small shiny red (小映红), Large Ziyan(大紫燕, White Hair cuckoo(毛白鹃, Summer cuckoo(夏鹃 and the East Juan(东鹃. Azaleas are also seen in full bloom.[2]