Qinhuai River

Nanjing Qinhuai River, Nanjing Attractions, Nanjing Travel GuideQin Huai River, southwest of the city and extending 110 kilometers long, is a branch of Yangtze River. The river was also known as Huaishui in the ancient times. Legends have it that the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, in order to eliminate an atmosphere that was presumably conducive to incubating rebels, ordered to have a square hill tunneled and a long ridge broken so that water could pout into the Huaishui, a tributary of the Yangtze River. The Qinhuai River attached people to settle down along itself. The river region had become a distribution and trade center by the Six Dynasties period. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the river was noted for its entertaining business over hundreds of years. Painted boats on the river were extraordinarily famous. Large or small, all were decorated with colorful lanterns. Sitting on a stool in a boat, flowing with water and recollecting history is a fascinating experience. Many love affairs and romances spread from here. Almes earned their fame and left their sorrow on the river. On a street beside the river, visitors may see a famous lady's former residence to feel the history. The region has been restored recently restaurants and shops have clustered here. The Qinhuai river Scenic spot with the flavor of the Ming and Qing Dynasties has become a shopping paradise and tourist attraction in today's metropolitan Nanjing.