Population: 758 million
Area: 4730 square kms
Location: 305 km from Shanghai
※ Slender West Lake, narrower but longer than the West Lake in Hangzhou, like a slender and tall beauty attracting countless admirers; Take a cruise on the lake is the best way to experience the refined Yangzhou;
※ It is said that the Emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty (581-618 A.D.) had the Grand Canal excavated just to make it convenient to cruise to Yangzhou in spring, the season when viburnums are in blossoms;
※ Daming Temple, oldest temple in Yangzhou, symbolizes Yangzhou's Buddhist culture. Built some 1500 years ago, this temple gained high fame because of Monk Jianzhen in Tang Dynasty (918-907 A.D), renowned both in China and Japan. He made numerous attempts to travel overseas to Japan and introduce Chinese religious culture.
※ Yangzhou dishes (Huaiyang Cuisine), one of the Four Great Cuisines in China, also made this small city renowned nationally. Not like other Chinese cuisines using oily sauces, Yangzhou dishes retain the fresh savor of the food and meanwhile have an appealing color, aroma, taste and appearance;
※ As one of the wealthiest cities in the world, Yangzhou hosted visitors from all over the world. At that time many foreign celebrities traveled to Yangzhou, such as Puhaddin and Marco Polo, and left numerous historic relics behind them.
※ Weathy families in Yangzhou built fabulous gardens such as Geyuan Garden and Heyuan Garden. Located in middle part of China, Yangzhou's gardens feature not only the spectacular of northern gardens, but also main characteristic of southern gardens using elaborate architectural works;
- Duration: 13 Days
- Attractions: Shanghai Circus World Huangpu River Shanghai Museum Yuyuan Garden Six Harmonies Pagoda Ling Yin Temple West Lake Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum Humble Administrators Garden Tiger Hill Liyuan Garden Taihu Lake Turtle-head Peninsula Park Jin Shan Temple (Gold Mountain Temple) Jiao Hill Scenic Region Shouxihu(Slender West Lake) Han Mausoleum Ge Yuan Ming Xiaoling Dr. Sun Yat-sens Mausoleum Nanjing Confucius Temple Linggu Temple Summer Palace Forbidden City Temple of Heaven Tiananmen Square Ming Tombs Badaling Great Wall Ming Tombs Badaling Great Wall
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|Travel Tips||Best time to visit Yangzhou:
March - May, September - October; but please suggest you avoid the period of May 01-03 and Oct 01-07 which are legal holidays and peak time of traveling in Yangzhou.
|How to get there:
It is not very convenient of taking train to Yangzhou from Shanghai. We suggest you take bus there. It will take around 3.5 hours from Shanghai, 2.4 hours from Suzhou and only 1 hour from Nanjing. Yangzhou has no its own airport. The nearest one is Nanjing Lukou Airport.
|Taxi Charge：starting price of RMB7 (daytime) or RMB8 （11pm-6am) , and 2.4 yuan per km after exceeding 3 km;|
|Events & Festivals:
Mist and Flowers—International Tourism Festival (April 18—May 18)
New Year Bells in Daming Temple (December 31)