Gaochun District (simplified Chinese: 高淳区; traditional Chinese: 高淳區; pinyin: Gāochún qū), formerly Gaochun County (simplified Chinese: 高淳县; traditional Chinese: 高淳縣; pinyin: Gāochún xiàn) until January 2013, is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China. The southernmost of Nanjing's districts, bordering the province of Anhui to the south and west, it spans an area of 802 km², with a total population of 430,000.
Gaochun is known for its traditional style shopping area known as Gaochun Old Street. The local language is a dialect of Wu Chinese, unlike much of Nanjing that speaks a Southern Mandarin dialect. There are many delicious food in Gaochun. The crabs of Gucheng lake are big and in good quality. There is a crab festival in every autumn, usually at the end of September to celebrate the harvest of crabs by which many tourists are attracted. Tofu in Gaochun is very famous for its delicious taste. Gaochun is full of ponds which usually have lotus in. So it has a very beautiful view of colors lotus in summers. Meanwhile, it produces lots of fresh and delicious lotus seed,lotus root,lotus stem etc.