In pics: Fascinating scenery on banks of Haohe River
The Haohe River, located in the heart of the Chongchuan district – the main urban area of Nantong city in East China's Jiangsu province – is one of the best-protected ancient moats in China, with a history stretching back over 1,000 years.
After years of careful management and protection, the area along the wonderful Haohe River has grown into an ever-popular national 5A-level tourist attraction, that deftly integrates natural and cultural landscapes and is open to the public at no charge. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
With its lush plants and tranquil water, the Haohe River area has enchanting ambience. Dozens of museums sit around the gourd-shaped waterway, which flows around Nantong's old urban area and is regarded as the city's "emerald necklace". [Photo/ntfabu.com]
Blooming flowers bring the charms of spring to residents. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
A lovely bird sits on a branch, enjoying the warm spring sunshine. [Photo/ntfabu.com]