Basic information Telephone area code: 0514 Emergency call: 110, 119, 120 Destination overview Destination sketch Yangzhou, where Marco Polo once served as a municipal official, is a city with a history of 2,500 years, tracing back to the Spring and […]
Telephone area code: 0514
Emergency call: 110, 119, 120
Yangzhou, where Marco Polo once served as a municipal official, is a city with a history of 2,500 years, tracing back to the Spring and Autumn Period when it was called Guangling. The city was one of ten cities in the world around 1800 A.D, which had the largest population over half million.
The city has been well known for its once brilliant historic role in Chinese history and one of the first 24 cities that were announced as the Historical and Cultural Cities in China. Until the 19th century, Yangzhou acted as a major national political, financial and trade center and a transport hub duo to its excellent location at the junction of the Yangtze, the Grand Canal and the Huaihe River. This historical period had left Yangzhou a large number of treasures, including valuable architectures and arts, splendid culture and well-known celebrities.
Situated in the middle part of Jianghuai Plain and on the north bank of lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Yangzhou has now been one of national tourist centers and has attracted tourists worldwide. As a prefecture-level city jurisdiction, Yangzhou governs three urban districts and four satellite cities/county.
It’s suitable to go to Yangzhou during March and April when the weather is most pleasant.
The consumption level of Yangzhou is not very high in the cities of the Yangtze River Delta.
Yangzhou Tourism Bureau
Address: No. 8, Yancheng West Road
Yangzhou Guangling District Tourism Bureau
Address: 1201, 12th Floor, Pioneer Square, 228 Canal West Road
Yangzhou Jiangdu District Tourism Bureau
Address: Renmin Road 36
Yangzhou City Bureau of Tourism
Address: Ping’antang East Road 1
Slender West Lake Scenic Area Visitor Service Center
Address: Slender West Lake Scenic Area, No. 28, Dahongqiao Road, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou City
Heyuan Visitor Service Center
Address: No. 80, Xu Ningmen Street, Guangling District
Yangzhou Taizhou Airport, YTY
Arrive and leave
Airport Bus: Downtown to Yangzhou Taizhou Airport
Route: Via Beimenwai Street – Meiling West Road – Slender West Lake Road (formerly Friendship Road) – Yangshuo Expressway (Slim West Lake Exit) – Qiyang Expressway – Airport Road, then directly to the airport bus hub. The bus line is a direct route to the airport and does not stop at any station. When returning from the airport to the city, stop at the animal window and the two sites of Friendship Square.
Address of Urban Terminal: No. 1 Fengle Street, Yangzhou City (South of Friendship Hall)
Operating hours: starting at 7:30 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, starting at 8:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and sending classes at 14:00, 16:00 and 19:40 in the afternoon.
Ticket price: 30 yuan one way www.yztzairport.net
Yangzhou Railway Station
Address: Wenchang West Road, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou City
Arrival method: Yangzhou 88 Road, 43 Road, 26 Road, 22 Road, 1 bus terminal (starting) point station is the railway station square.
Yangzhou Bus Terminal (formerly Yangzhou Bus Station West Station)
Address: 528 Wenchang West Road, Yangzhou City
Yangzhou Bus Station East Station
Address: No. 47, Canal West Road, Guangling District, Yangzhou City
The bus fare is 1 yuan, 1.5 yuan, 2 yuan. You must prepare the change before you get on the bus. Otherwise, you will pay 10 yuan. If you don’t see someone getting on the bus for a long time, you will lose money.
Yangzhou taxis start at 9 yuan / 3 kilometers, more than 3 kilometers, according to 1.6 yuan per kilometer.
Very slim lake winding through the park area just northwest of the city center. Several pavilions dot the park around the lake that was designed to mimic the west lake in Hangzhou.
Address: No. 28, Dahongqiao Road, Ganjiang District, Yangzhou City (South Gate)
Arrival method: Take the 1st and 2nd roads, and the 5th bus can be reached.
Opening hours: 7:30-17:30 (sometimes in the winter, it will be closed a little earlier)
Tickets: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and December low season 120 yuan; 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, November peak season 150 yuan; 70 years old and older people with documents, height less than 1.2 meters children, are free Admission to the park; full-time school students, senior citizens over 60 years old, and children aged 1.2-1.5 m (including) can purchase half-price tickets
Situated in a northwestern suburb of Yangzhou city, Jiangsu Province, the Daming Temple combines together a number of attractions, including religious buildings, important historical sites and beautiful gardens. It was first built in the Southern Dynasties (420-589), although has undergone numerous renovations and expansions since that time. The temple has assumed many different names during its 1500-year history, although in 1980 it reverted back to its original title.
Address: No. 8, Pingshantang East Road, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou City
Arrival: Yangzhou City can take bus No. 21 and No. 22 to reach
Opening hours: 8:00-17:00
Tickets: March to May, September to November 45 yuan, June to August, December to February 30, 1.2 meters to 1.4 meters for children, students with valid documents for half a ticket, children under 1.2 meters, Old people over 70 years old are exempt from the valid certificate; Dengqi Lingta needs to pay 20 yuan
The Han Guangling Tomb of Yangzhou, originally located in Shenju Mountain in Tianshan Township, Gaoyou City, 45 kilometers northwest of Yangzhou, was discovered during the gorge mining in 1979. At present, four Western Han Dynasty stone pit burial tombs have been unearthed.
Address: No. 98, Pingshantang Road, Yangzhou City
Arrival: Take Bus No. 5, No. 10, No. 22, Tour No. 1 and No. 2 to Han Guangling Tomb Museum
Opening hours: 8:00-17:00 in summer and 8:30-16:30 in winter
Tickets: 30 yuan for adult tickets, 1.2 meters to 1.5 meters for children, students with valid documents and half tickets, children under 1.2 meters, senior citizens over 60 years old with valid documents free of charge
The Yangzhou Museum has splendid displays of things like a boat salvaged from the Grand Canal that crosses through eastern China. The museum used to be housed in Tianning Temple downtown (see above), but now it is on the west side, in a new purpose-built building, known as the “Double Museum” (Shuang Bowuguan). It is “double” because the other tenant in the building is a museum of traditional Chinese book printing.
Address: No. 468, Wenchang West Road, Yangzhou City, west of Mingyue Lake
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00, stop at 16:00; except for statutory holidays and closed on Mondays
Tickets: Free of charge; after the security check at the entrance of Yangzhou Shuangbo Museum, tickets are freely collected at the front desk of the first floor lobby.
Ge Garden must be the most famous private garden in Yangzhou City. It has Shouyi Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), as its predecessor and was later rebuilt as a private garden in 1818 during the Qing Dynasty.
It was during the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) that garden construction on a large scale emerged in Yangzhou City. The garden construction in Yangzhou City later became prosperous early in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), especially after the southern itineration of the famous Qing Dynasty emperor Qianlong. It was also during this period that Yangzhou got famous for its beautiful gardens. Unfortunately, over the years most of the gardens were damaged in the confusion and disorder brought about by various wars. But Ge Garden survived along with several others in Yangzhou City.
Address: No. 10, Yancheng East Road, Yangzhou City
Arrival method: Take Bus No. 4, No. 12, No. 32, No. 33, No. 35, No. 66 to Qionghuaguan (Yinhe Electronic City) Station, walk to Dongmen Ruins, walk along Dongguan Street.
Opening hours: 7:30-17:15
Tickets: March to June, September to December 45 yuan, 1, 2, 7 and August 30 yuan; children under 1.2 meters in height, elderly people over 70 years old (vouchers) free, 60-70 years old Half price with full-time students (vouchers)
He Garden, also known as Ho Family Garden or Jixiao Mountain Villa, is famed as the top private garden of the late Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). Located at No. 66 Xuningmen Street, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, it was built on the original site of the Double Locust Garden. The once private garden has now become a national 4A-rated tourist site, and attracted many ancient architecture lovers.
The garden was the private residential yard of the He Family, a notable family and great clan in Yangzhou. It was built by He Zhidao, an official of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty. He resigned in 1883 and set up business in Yangzhou. He then bought the ancient site of Wu’s Sliced Stone Mountain Villa, and enlarged it into a big garden for his family. Construction lasted 13 years.
Address: No. 66, Xu Ningmen Street, Yangzhou City
Arrival method: Take bus No. 19, No. 61, No. 209 to Heyuan
Opening hours: 7:45-17:30
Tickets: March to December 45 yuan, January to February 30 yuan; 70 years old or older (with valid ID) and children under 1.2 meters free of charge; tour guide fee: 50 yuan / time (within 5 people)
The memorial/temple honors a Ming general who refused to surrender the city to the Qing invaders in 1645.
Address: No. 24, Guangchumen Street, Yangzhou City
Arrival method: take bus 1 to reach
Opening hours: 8:30-17:30
Tickets: 20 yuan
Puhaddin Park is centered around the tomb of Puhaddin, an Islamic missionary, said to be a descendant of Mohammed, who arrived to Yangzhou in the 13th century.
Address: No. 17, Jiefang South Road, Yangzhou City
Arrival method: You can reach the bus 2, 12, 66
Opening hours: 7:30-11:30, 13:30-17:30
Tickets: 12 yuan
A lavishly furnished home with 100 rooms that belonged to a local salt merchant
Address: No. 22, Kangshan Street, Yangzhou City
Arrival method: Take bus 1 and 19 to reach 10 yuan
Tickets: Adult tickets are 15 yuan; children under 1.2 meters, military personnel, and elderly people over 70 years old can be exempted from the ticket; elderly people aged 60-69 can enjoy half price with ID card
Once part of the Confucian Academy, this pavilion is all that’s left.
A magnificent tomb for Liu Xu, ruler of the Guangling Kingdom. It is five stories deep, with different levels housing things like a warehouse, living quarters, and a coffin on wheels.
Stroll along the Xiaoqinhuaihe Canal that crosses the city’s historical center, and the narrow lanes of the (few) surviving blocks of the old city nearby.
Go for some exercise in Songjiacheng Sports and Recreation Park (entry free; some sports facilities may require fees. Open 5:30 thru 21:30). It’s on an island east of the Slender West Lake Scenic Area. The park has an interesting past: originally occupied by farmers’ fields and a few small villages, the island was converted to a Wetlands Nature Park in 2005, then to Songjiacheng Archaeological Park around 2009, and finally to a sports park in 2015. Boardwalks through the marshes surrounding the island have been inherited from its Wetlands Park incarnation, while the four gate towers, from the Archaeological Park period. The rest of the landscaping apparently comes from the 2015 remodeling. One can enter the park from the Changchun Rd (via its southern or western gates), or from Shouxihu Rd (via the eastern gate). Bicycles are not allowed in the park, except for those rented in the park itself (at the rental station outside of the western gate); those can be used on the 3,200 m long bicycle trail around the park’s perimeter.
On a summer day, walk on a boardwalk trail to Baozhang Lake a popular locals’ swimming place, about 2 km north of downtown. The trail starts outside of the southern gate of Songjiacheng, and runs east and north outside of the park’s borders (within a narrow strip of greenery that’s separated from the Songjiacheng park by the lakes’ water).
DAY 1: Yangzhou Slender West Lake / Shugang Scenic Area – Daming Temple – Shigong Temple – Han Guangling Tomb Museum
DAY 2: Yangzhou Eight Eccentric Memorial Hall – Dongguan Street – Ge garden – Wang’s Xiaoyuan
DAY 3: He Garden – Wu Dao Tai Fu – Zhu Ziqing’s Old Residence – Puha Ding Tomb
The big-name local dish is Yangzhou fried rice, filled with fried egg, muer mushroom, ham, shrimp, scallions, peas, and carrots. It’s representative of the Huaiyang cuisine. Other famous dishes include the Lion’s Head, which is a giant meatball made with pork and crab. Also suggested is; semisweet Thousand-layer cake, steamed dumpling, amazing tofu noodles often like chicken soup, delicious soup fill dumplings, and stinky tofu。 For breakfast you’ll be sure to find steamed filled buns(baozi), steamed buns(mantou), rice porridge(zhou), boiled eggs(zhujidan).
As a famous tourist city, Yangzhou has very convenient accommodation, including youth hostels, express hotels, star hotels and many other options.
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