Qin Huai River

Qin Huai River, Nanjing: Hours, Address, Qin Huai River Reviews: 4/5

Qin Huai River
4
Historic Sites • Bodies of Water • Neighborhoods
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Top ways to experience Qin Huai River
Popular mentions

4.0
244 reviews
Excellent
89
Very good
104
Average
37
Poor
13
Terrible
1

Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Loved Walking Around at Night
Mar 2021 • Couples
We went in late March 2021 and they had many new light displays set up. It is very busy near the shops and Confucious Temple areas but just past this it is nice. Many boats traverse the river for the displays but we enjoyed just walking around the river area so that we could take our time seeing it all.

Most of the area is free to walk around but if you like lanterns and light displays we would recommend checking out Bailuzhou Park nearby.

Closest metro is Confucious Temple Station and I would recommend going in the evening. Shops start to close around 9:00 pm and they kept the lights on until around 10:00 pm on a Monday evening when we went.
Written March 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LiLi - Thu
6 contributions
Lights, street food and old houses
Oct 2019
Even on the Golden Week, there was a ton of people visited this area, I couldn't see trash, no pickpocket, pushing, etc... very well-organized and safe. Convenient by taking metro.
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lawrence B
Sydney, Australia710 contributions
Don’t go on holiday time
Apr 2019 • Business
Wooooooo
Went here on holiday period. Was a mass of people. Interesting however if you have been to an old section of a Chinese city they all appear the same. Maybe I’ve seen too many. But if you haven’t then worth a look
Written April 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shu Ying
7 contributions
Spend 1 - 2 hours here is sufficient
Feb 2019
View is nicer at night when the street is fully lighted up as well as for those interested to do the river cruise.
There are plenty of shops selling the same thing along the streets (pastry/sourvenir). So do not worry about missing or forgetting any shops.
Written March 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WildHamish
Nanjing, China109 contributions
River Cruise: A Great Alternative to the Main Drag
Feb 2019
The inside track on river boat cruises in much of China, especially inside cities, is to take to the water after dark as buildings are usually festooned in dazzling light displays. This is especially so around the Chinese New Year period. In Nanjing you have two options for the Qinhuai River, the Yangtze tributary that leads from the vast stretch of that river into the city proper. You can join the masses around the Confucius temple in the downtown area which has the benefit of being relatively easy to find. The alternative is to head to the Stone City Park which can be easily found on most electronic maps and the wharf/dock, once there, is relatively easy to find.There is currently an 80 Yuan cruise, lasting about an hour, from the wharf/dock in Stone City Park. This trip takes you down to the illuminated walls and past some interesting building including pagodas and others dazzling with New Year illuminations. It is a really comfortable, clean and modern boat with ceiling windows ... completely sealed so no issues about being cold in winter and presumably it will be nicely cooled in the summer when it is like a furnace in Nanjing. Stone City Park is worth a rummage too as it has a sizable chunk of the original Nanjing wall built into stratified rock. The park also has one of the cleanest toilets I have ever used in China! A further attraction is you'll avoid the crowds who congregate in and around the Confucius Temple area downtown.
Written February 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Otto B
Waterloo, Belgium2,153 contributions
Worth your money !!
Oct 2018 • Friends
While in Nanjing the river boat tour on 'qin huai' is a nice way to see some of the things 'behind the scene'. It is not very expensive and gives you some additional insights of the city.
Written November 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Iain K
66 contributions
Lots of shops
Oct 2018 • Family
Some lovely old Chinese architecture based on the edge of the river. However it can be very busy and is full of different shops making it more like an outdoor shopping mall!
Written October 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,684 contributions
take a boat ride
Apr 2018 • Couples
if you get the chance to take a boat ride up and down the qin huai its a good experience. the scenery along the shores is ancient and gives a glimpse into china away from the tourist scene.
Written August 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Harry W
Hong Kong, China492 contributions
A lot of people!
Jul 2018 • Family
A historical river in Nanjing. But there are a lot of people there! And the area surrounding the river became extremely commercial. Although you can take boat tours there, it's still quite noisy and busy & I personally don't really enjoy a place with so many people.
Written July 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zhang Y
Hong Kong, China17 contributions
nice boat trip
May 2018 • Family
The most famous river in Chinese literature. It had been mentioned in many books and full of stories. Really different experience from other cities.
Written June 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 64
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Qin Huai River

Qin Huai River is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Qin Huai River tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 3 Qin Huai River tours on Tripadvisor