Dongshuiguan Sluice


With a history of over 1000 years, as a unit of cultural relics under the protection of Nanjing municipality, it is located outside Tongji City-Gate and in the west of Middle Longpan Road. Built in the Five Dynasties with Ten States, it is a water-sluice of the Qinhuai River flowing into Nanjing. After establishing his capital in Nanjing, Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, had it expanded into Tongji Water-Sluice of brick-stone structure. It has three layers, each with 11 arches (also named “Monn-shaped cavities”), amounting to 33 in total. Now, only the middle layer and the lower layer stay in existence, as the the upper layer was destroyed in the war. In ancient times, two upper layers served to place commanders and soldiers as well as store materials while the lower layer was designed for adjusting the water-level and preventing flood. Iron-bars in the middle were intended to stop enemy from launching a surprise attack via the river. Therefore, this is only a water passage, instead of a route for navigation. Dongshuiguan deserves as a wonder rare in the history of Chinese architecture since it integrates the sluice building with the city-wall.
Completed in 2001, Dongshuiguan Park of Historical Remains is composed of the water-sluice, the bridge-passage, caves for hiding soldiers and the city-wall, constituting a beautiful scroll made up of Qinhuai stone boats, platforms by the river, sunset scenery by the stone bridge and remaining boat sluice, etc. Now, it has become a venue of leisure, recreation and body-buildup of citizens.
Middle Longpan Road outside Tongji City-Gate
The ticket price:
Free of charge
Transportation routes:
Public bus No.4, No.7, No.47, No.58, No.60, No.82, No.87, No 90, No 98, and No.305 leading to Tongjimen Bus-Station.


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