Nanjing, China Part III–Qinhuai River

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We knew that the delicacies around Confucious Temple is overrated, but one of my favorite chain restaurants had a stellar location not far from it.

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The restaurant NanJing DaPai Dang (Nanjing Plaza) is known for their affordable, authentic foods and environment.

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They even got balcony seating next to Qinhuai River.

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Where you can eat and watch people passing by on boats.

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After dinner we walked around the plaza next to Qinhuai River.

Qinhuai River

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The place is was the Red Light District of the ancient imperial city, where the eight historical beauties lived.

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Dock for boat departure.

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A relief of the eight beauties and stories of their lives next to the dock.

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Stage right across from the dock held a traditional Chinese play.

You can see numerous restaurants along the river.

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Statues of famous figures.

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Gallery bridges

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A mini stage

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Stage sometimes held plays for dinners and boaters alike.

Pagoda decorated with lights.

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Relief under a bridge

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An ongoing play.

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Underbridge relief.

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It was quite rainy the next day, and we found a lot of tourist attractions closed.  So we went to grab some coffee and found these seatings right outside a bar.  Too bad as it was rainning we cannot use these seats.

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