Top 10 attractions in Jiangsu, China

By Xu Lin
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 Qinhuai River(秦淮河)

Qinhuai River, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Jiangsu, China' by

Qinhuai River [File photo]

One of Nanjing's must-see places would be the area around the Qinhuai River, the biggest river in the city. It is also the birthplace of ancient Nanjing culture.

The Qinhuai River is divided into inner and outer rivers, with a total length of 110 kilometers (68.35 miles). The inner river, located inside the city, has been famous throughout Chinese history. Historical records reveal that as early as in the Paleolithic Age, people were found in this area. During China's dynastic periods, this riverside region had a bustling nightlife where extravagant nobles, talents and businessmen flocked to local restaurants and dance halls.

Today, the scenic belt along the Qinhuai River features many attractions. Constructed in 1034 during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the Confucius Temple, known as Fuzimiao in Chinese, is a place to worship and consecrate Confucius, the great philosopher and educator of ancient China. Other attractions include Zhanyuan Garden, Ming walls, Egret Islet and China Gate. Having a boat tour along the river to enjoy Nanjing's fantastic night scene is always a great way to see the city.

Confucius Temple Admission: 40 yuan (US$6.33)/person

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