“Q” in #AtoZChallenge
Qinhuai River is a tributary of the Yangtze with a total length of 110 km in China. It flows through central Nanjing and is called “Nanjing’s mother river”. It is the
Although it was originally called as Huai River, it was renamed Qinhuai River since it was channeled to the city of Nanjing during the reign of Emperor Qin Si Huang – First Emperor of the Qin dynasty. Emperor ordered to reroute the Huai Water to the city by excavating a mountain.
As with many rivers, this river is the one that gave birth to the ancient civilization of Nanjing. The banks of this river were very prosperous and most of the dynasty celebration was held here.
The Qinhuai River has two sources: Baohua Mountain in Jurong County and Dongting Mountain in Lishui County. The water flow from these two sources converges on Fangshan Dam in Jiangning County before splitting into inner and outer river branches outside Dongshuiguan of Nanjing.
The most frequented place along the inner river is the Confucius Temple. It is a grand temple with an unassuming style, which was built to commemorate the famous Chinese sage, Confucius.
Zhonghua Gate, also found along the inner river, is the largest city door in China as well as the best-preserved and most intricate city door in the world.
Finally, there is the Zhanyuan Garden, which was constructed in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and is the oldest existing garden in Nanjing City.
Qinhuai river has witnessed the most prosperous time of this city. Many great poets in history have written praising words about it. Even today, there are still old style buildings that stand along the banks. With lights all around for decoration, the river is especial enchanting at night.
The boat cruise is a very famous activity in this river. Imagine viewing the skyscraper’s neon lights with all red colored lanterns along the river light up at night? Yes, the cruise in the evening along this river is something to die for – not just exotic but also very attractive.
My theme for the April 2019 #AtoZChallenge is blogging about the rivers, mostly from India. Let me see if I can make it through all alphabets. You can find all my #AtoZChallenge posts here. Interested to know my next destination starting with letter R? Try commenting your guess, let’s see.
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