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Qin Huai River

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Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210001, China
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Extremely artificial with the lights along the river - just looks and feels tacky with random 'performers' who twirl and dance when a boat passes by. Cost was RMB 80 (night boat - cheaper during the day) for around 50min boat ride. Not expensive but...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

My Nanjing friends took me on a boat ride on the Qinhuai River after dinner one night. We boarded a rectangular, canopied, polished timber boat (one of several) near the Confucius Temple, and sailed for 45 minutes under 17 (I think) mainly old bridges on...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank annie g
Reviewed 17 November 2013

On a business trip to Nanjing, we were suggested to go on this trip. I would say that at night is probably the best time to go with all the boats and the bridges lit up, but what really do you see? Everything is rebuilt,...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank Grumpy_academic
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The people I visited in Nanjing absolutely insisted I should go and see this river. We went just before sunset and stayed for several hours. I wasn't impressed. Too many lights, too many boats, too much noise, too much catering to uncritical middle-of-the-road tourists. The...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Pelfrot
Reviewed 25 March 2013

The Qin Huai river is lovely and the building around the river maintain the traditional architectural styles and are well maintained. It is quite lovely to take a boat ride by day along the river. At night, however, an over-the-top lantern display comes on that...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank goodgenes5
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Very short and yet slow trip, but fun to do if you are with friends. Best at lantern festival time in the evening. Bring a deck of cards

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank R S
Reviewed 23 July 2012

This was an amazing find...at least for me. Being my first trip to China and home to meet my fiancé’s hometown meant everything was new. I was so glad to have been shared with this little slice of Nanjing by my mother-in-law. It was so...More

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank j3mmr71
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Qinhuai is a lovely river, especially after dark, when its banks come to life with markets and lights. There is a nice little market next to the river, as well as the Confucius temple (which we did not visit). A small part of the market...More

Date of experience: April 2011
1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Night Cruise in River Qinhuai was one of the most memorable moments of my China visit. I was told by my colleague that lot of poets used to live on the banks of this river and they used to compose songs and poems on praise...More

Date of experience: January 2011
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