LIFE ON THE WATER'S EDGE THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE QINHUAI RIVER
What makes Nanjing and its Qinhuai River district so unique from great cities of China is that it really is a complete package of sites, history and cultural enjoyment. In a small span of time a visitor can venture through more than 2,000 years of history in a beautiful and serene setting. With every step, flanked by lush trees and rushing waters, Nanjing mesmerizes you, urging you to relax and soak up the history that envelops you. This is perhaps the primary feeling I had and many others have had when visiting Nanijing. Walking along tree-lined boulevards, drifting lazily down the waters of the Qinhuai or strolling through the ancient lanes and walkways of the old city center are where the special moments of any trip are formed. The sights, sounds and tastes welcome you to explore and reward you at every step. For me, personally I found myself really opening up to the experiences that China has to offer the traveler here in Nanjing and wanting to find a way to stay a little bit longer.