Experience the Harmony of Liyun River Park

Tramcar in Huai’an

The delicate jingle-jangle sounds of small bells ringing in the air harkens back to the days of a Shanghai Bund depicted in television historical dramas. But as your eyes open, you discover it’s not the past you’ve been standing in, but rather a present-day Huai’an in the middle of what is arguably the city’s finest outdoor setting, the Liyun River Park.

Beside the park, visitors can ride in a tramcar that runs alongside the Liyun River (its Chinese name “里运河” means “Inner Great Canal” literally), a sight similar to Shanghai’s Huangpu River.

Trestle along Liyun River

The Liyun River Park was established in 2012 and is a narrow stretch of land that runs into the river. One has to remind themselves that they’re actually in a park.

There’s a sculpture on display and a small plaza complete with a lawn ideal for small children who enjoy running on grass. Wooden benches and pavilions are available for those who have food and desire a place to enjoy a meal with friends and family. Maidenhair trees, willows, and a wooden trestle run along the riverbank’s edge. Read more

Nanjing-Huai’an Intercity Railway to be constructed: less than 1 hour’s nobreak ride

There isn’t any nobreak railway between Nanjing and Huai’an right now, but an intercity railway is being planned and designed, and hopefully its construction will start in 2018.

This railway will be about 200 kilometers long and the designed speed is 350 kilometers per hour, which means only less than an hour will be needed from Nanjing to Huai’an. Read more