Qinhuai River

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Qinhuai River, originating as a branch of the Yangtze River, holds significant cultural and historical importance in the Nanjing City area. Here are some key highlights about Qinhuai River:

  1. Historical Significance: Originally known as the Huai River, its name was changed to Qinhuai River during the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. It has played a vital role in the development and history of Nanjing, serving as a source of water and transportation for centuries.
  2. Geographical Features: Qinhuai River spans 110 kilometers (about 68 miles) in length and covers a drainage area of 2,631 square kilometers (about 1,016 square miles). Its meandering course and picturesque surroundings make it a captivating natural feature of the region.
  3. Cultural Attractions: Along the banks of the Qinhuai River, there are numerous famous sites of interest that attract visitors from around the world. These include the Confucius Temple, Zhanyuan Garden, Zhonghua Gate, and the scenic sights along the Taoye Ferry ride to Zhenhuai Bridge. These cultural landmarks offer insights into the rich heritage and traditions of Nanjing.
  4. Symbol of Nanjing: Qinhuai River is often referred to as the “lifeblood” of Nanjing, as it has been integral to the city’s identity and development. It serves as a symbol of Nanjing’s history, culture, and vitality, attracting tourists, artists, and poets alike.
  5. Tourist Attractions: Visitors to Nanjing can enjoy various activities along the Qinhuai River, such as leisurely boat cruises, exploring historic sites, sampling local cuisine, and experiencing traditional performances. The river provides a serene and picturesque backdrop for sightseeing and relaxation.

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