Qin Huai River, the biggest river in Nanjing, is 110 kilometers in length and covers a drainage area of 2,631 square kilometers. Being a branch of the great Yangtze River, Qin Huai River is the symbol of Nanjing city and the birthplace of the age-old Nanjing culture.
Qin Huai Rive consists of Inner River and Outer River. The inner river is within Nanjing City, and is the busiest section along Qin Huai River. There are many famous sites of interest along the banks of the Qin Huai River, including Zhanyuan Garden, the Confucius Temple, and Egret Islet, China Gate as well as the sailing boats in the river and pavilions and towers on the riverbanks. The local flavor snacks on offer around the Confucius Temple on the bank of the Qinhuai River are among the top four Chinese snack styles. Restaurants, tea houses and roadside snack stalls are everywhere in the area.