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Qin Huai River, Nanjing

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The lifeblood of Nanjing city, Qin Huai River has shaped local life since Neolithic times. Channeled towards the city in the third century BCE, the river has since given life to a bustling spot where culture and commerce meet. An important tributary of the Yangtse River, a number of prestigious temples have been built on the river banks, most notably Confucius Temple. Take a boat tour along the river to enjoy Nanjing by day or night, checking out a range of different wharfs as you go. You can stroll along river banks and sample local cuisine amid traditinal buildings, or visit a local market on the riverside. Cross the 700-year-old bridge and admire the scenery of the city from above the water. For Qin Huai River and beyond, use our Nanjing trip builder app to get the most from your Nanjing vacation.
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  • The river just right by the Confucius temple. Worth visiting, especially towards the evening when they light up the decorative lanterns.  more »
  • The two shores are commercial trafficking, green slate and neon lights coexist with the Qinhuai River is a living example of the perfect combination of the ancient wind and the present, feel no sense of violation and feeling, stroll Qinhuai Riverside, there is a very comfortable feeling.
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  • ROMANTIC night cruise in historic river ! Transported back 500 years. Red lanterns all along river. Shops, eateries, souveniors sellers all round in the pedestrian street. Good law and order , well li...  more »

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You won't find a shortage of accommodations in Nanjing, a modern metropolis long on the radars of domestic and international tourists. Look south of the main railway station, following Central Road, to find the primary districts where visitors stay, with clusters of high-rise hotels--some luxurious and others standard, but all comfortable. A number of smaller boutiques set in formerly residential buildings provide atmospheric, well-maintained, and budget-friendly options. Take a look at the side streets around Central Road for a wealth of hostels and guesthouses.
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