Yangzhou, formerly romanized as Yangchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu Province, China. Sitting on the north bank of the Yangtze, it borders the provincial capital Nanjing to the southwest, Huai'an to the north, Yancheng to the northeast, Taizhou to the east, and Zhenjiang across the river to the south. Its population was 4,414,681 at the 2010 census and its urban area is home to 2,146,980 inhabitants, including three urban districts, currently in the agglomeration.
Restaurants in Yangzhou
4.5 based on 206 reviews
The Geyuan Garden had two main themes. Firstly, its abundance of bamboo trees and secondly, it’s cleverly - and pleasingly - laid out four rockeries representing the four seasons. A stroll through the four, seasonal rockeries of Geyuan Garden was like a condensed trip through spring, summer, autumn and winter.
4.5 based on 798 reviews
The park/garden is big!! If you want to see all the corners and walk the whole routes I think you need 2-3 hours. There is also English speaking guide service. It is a very nice park, many beautiful corners. I enjoyed the architectures, flowers, trees, but it can be a bit too crowded.
4.5 based on 110 reviews
The traveler really misses something if he doesn't visit this huge mansion, dream residence for many, creation of a super wealthy and sophisticated family. More "Mansion" than "Garden", Heyuan has a unique style that only in "film noirs" you can find. Architecture and exhibits work perfectly to create nostalgic feelings for a past era. Some of its top "hot spots" include The Theatrical Kiosk in the middle of the artificial lake, the "Full Moon" Pool (the full moon is being reflected on its waters day or night due to a clever design trick), the Young Lady's Rooms (when you stand at the Café -at the time of my visit was not in operation- you might listen to some piano music as if the Young Lady was still there, practicing with her piano, the long and unified balconies and other. Entrance fee is 30RMB for the winter season. To be noted that there are many facilities available (Café, Shops, very clean toilets etc).
4 based on 66 reviews
This place doesn't get too crowded and they have different stores such as rice wineries, cheap clothing, street food of Yangzhou delicacies and souvenir shops. We even got a foot massage, 38RMB/person for 40 minutes. We were tired so we got the massage, I'm sure there are cheaper ones, just not on Dongguan street. It's a nice place to stroll at night because there are lights and there's a lot going on. We also stopped in at the Lotus Bar which was a great place to take a break from the heat and grab a drink. If you want a coffee it iced tea go to the backyard cafe, they have lots of air conditioned Seating!
4 based on 75 reviews
This temple is extremely large. However, it does not seem to be maintained well. Plants are withering all over the temple. Next, the temple requires both an entrance fee, and a fee which is needed to be paid, if you wish to visit the pagoda, which is clearly the main attraction of the temple. Worth a visit if you want to know more about the history of China. There is a souvenir shop in the temple, and many washrooms are situated around the temple. However, the washrooms all stink, and are clearly only cleaned once a blue moon.
4.5 based on 42 reviews
This is a relatively new museum and it gives a very good background to the history and development of the region including battles between dynasties pre-republic. There is also a fascinating print museum with artisan displays. A good rainy afternoon destination.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
Dongguan Historic Walking Street promotes itself as one of the 10 best historic walking streets in China, and this does not seem a completely outlandish claim. With its flagstone streets, rows of 100 year old Qing Dynasty shops and its reconstruction of the Sung Dynasty city wall, it offers an attractive and engaging escape from the concrete drabness of so much of modern Jiansgu. You should definitely come here- perhaps to try Yangzhou noodles or fried rice- if you are in town. It is easy to spend a pleasant hour or two here, looking in souvenir shops, eating local delicacies and perhaps visiting the Ge Garden, a famous bamboo garden located in the district.
If you have been a long time in China, you will not be dazzled by this place. It is not as good as the old streets in Tunxi, Anhui or Suzhou, Jiangsu, but it is much better than the ubiquitous pre-fabricated 'old' streets you find in some modern Chinese cities.
4.5 based on 47 reviews
This is just another spot of the Slender Lake Park (western part). Tourist visiting the Lake, during their long walk or their not cheap and waiting for long boat trip, just take a photo and that's it. There is nothing exceptional and the water, as in all Slender Lake, is just the canal water you can see in and around the whole city.
4 based on 28 reviews
I visited it just because this whaft is our famous king landed here when he visited Yangzhou in the past. However, it is really not special and can't be spotted if there is no memorial stone marked this historic incident. Anyway, just have a look of it if you have a typical Yangzhou breakfast at the nearby teahouse.
4 based on 25 reviews
The Grand Canal is one of the greatest engineering feats of the ancient world. Completed in the 7th century, The Grand Canal stretched all the way to Beijing to Hangzhou- a distance of over 1700 kms. Unlike the Great Wall, this canal was actually an unqualified success too, stimulating trade throughout Eastern China. In 2014, the Grand Canal was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, which may serve to stimulate its renown beyond China.
While the main branch of the canal goes to the east of town (and it is full of barges carrying coal), there is also a sub-branch which goes right past the old town area of Yangzhou, and a smaller branch snakes around to the town's main sight, Slender West Lake. This is the part of the canal which is reviewed here.
Overall, it seems like just a backdrop to the main sights in town. There are a few old warehouses around the 1912 part of town where you may get some sense of the city's salt trade from its heyday (including a salt-merchant's villa or two) but by and large the canal is just a nondescript body of water passing through a modern city. This isn't likely to get Western tourists very excited.
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