Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area refers to the area along the Qinhuai River with the Confucius Temple as the center, including streets and lanes on both sides of the bank, residential buildings, nearby historic sites, and scenic spots.
This area has been one of the more prosperous places in Nanjing since ancient times, and it is also a must-see for many tourists who come to Nanjing. Here you can not only see the historical buildings of the ancient capital Nanjing, but also eat authentic Qinhuai snacks. Here you can go deep into the streets or go boating on the Qinhuai River, and experience the local customs on the river from different perspectives. At night, colorful lights are lit up everywhere in the scenic area, which is extremely brilliant, and “Night Park Qinhuai” is even more wonderful.
The cuisine of Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area is also a major feature. There are teahouse restaurants and street food, among which the “Qinhuai Eight Wonders” are worth trying. This area is also a lively commercial area, with various shops, featuring characteristic traditional souvenirs and fashionable gadgets. You can choose some favorite items as souvenirs.
If you want to go boating in the Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area, you can board the boat at the pier opposite to the Confucius Temple. There are scenic spots explanation on the boat, and you can admire the scenery and learn about historical stories at the same time.
In general, the scenery and quaint buildings on both sides of the Qinhuai River are very distinctive. At present, the Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area, with the Confucius Temple as the center and the integration of temples and streets, is the cultural activities center that is integrating culture, tourism, shopping, and services together, and it is well worth a visit.