The Hao River is found at the very centre of Nantong City and is one of the oldest and most well-preserved moats found in China. All around the river are exciting locations to visit and explore – here’s a closer look at the Hao River Scenic Area.
Explore the Nantong Museum
The Nantong Museum was built well over a century ago by a renowned patriot and industrialist by the name of Zhang Jiang. Being one of the country’s first public museums, Nantong harbours an extensive collection of artefacts that include ancient fossils, preserved historical weapons and so much more.
Visit the Tianning Temple
If you’re staying at one of the nearby hotels or Nantong serviced apartments – say for example, the ones offered by Ascott Harmony City Nantong – you should definitely consider a visit to the Tianning Temple. Built during the heyday of the Tang Dynasty, there’s some exquisite architecture to be admire here.
Marvel at the Wenfeng Pagoda
The Wenfeng Pagoda is one of the most beautiful sites you’ll see in the Hao River Scenic Area. Built in 1618, this 128-foot pagoda has quite a number of legends attached to it. Nowadays, it serves as a monastery that’s surrounded by profound natural beauty.
Relax at the North Pole Pavilion
The North Pole Pavilion is one of the oldest structures found in the area, with it originally being built in 958 AD. You can visit the site and take in the wonderful views that surround the place – it’s a great way to wrap-up you tour through the region.