Yangzhou Travel Guide

Yangzhou Travel Guide

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Yangzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 扬州 (yáng zhōu)
Population: 4,583,400
Area: 6,591.21 square kilometers (2,544.88 square miles)
Location: in the central area of Jiangsu Province, east China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Jiangdu, Guangling, Hanjiang), 1 county (Baoying) and two county-level cities (Yizheng, Gaoyou)
Area Code: 0514
Zip Code: 225000
GDP (2019): CNY 585.008 billion (USD 87.796 billion)

UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Yangzhou is situated in the central region of Jiangsu where the Yangtze River and the Beijing - Hangzhou Grand Canal meet. It is close to Yancheng and Taizhou to the east, Nanjing to the southwest, Anhui to the west and Huai’an to the northwest. This is a small quiet city with a long history and was named as City of Gastronomy by UNESCO in 2019. Fine workmanship and fresh ingredients are the two characteristics of Yangzhou cuisine. Famous dishes include Braised Meat Balls in Brown Sauce, Squirrel-Shaped Mandarin Fish, Yangzhou Fried Rice and Wensi Tofu. The local breakfast also offers many choices from Dried Beancurd Threads in Consomme to Three-Dice Buns and Shumai. Many of Yangzhou's specialty snacks and time-honored shops are gathered in Dongguan Street and Dongquan Street.

Yangzhou's charm is more than that as exquisite traditional gardens, beautiful waterscape and numerous historical sites along the Grand Canal also attract many tourists to visit and fall in love with the city. The Slender West Lake just compares favorably with the famous West Lake in Hangzhou. What’s more, Yangzhou will hold the Yangzhou World Horticultural Exposition in 2021 and the World Half Marathon Championship in 2022. Welcome visitors from all over the world!

Yangzhou is without a doubt a top tourist city in China, with fascinating beauty. With a long history of over two thousand years, the city has accumulated numerous culture assets. It also possesses rich tourist resources such as endless water scenes, tastefully landscaped gardens as well as a varied architecture, in both magnificent and simple delicate styles. The most famous attractions include Slender West Lake, Ge Garden, He Garden and Daming Monastery.

Waterways: The city is noted for its waterways, including the Yangtze River, Jinghang Canal, Baoshe River, Datong River, Beichengzi River, Tongyang Canal, Xintongyang Canal, Baima Lake, Baoying Lake, Gaoyou Lake, and Shaobo Lake.

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How to get to/around Yangzhou

The city has its own airport, Yangzhou Taizhou Airport, which is located at Dinggou Town, Jiangdu District , 30km away from the city center area. Currently, it seves flights daily to over 10 large cities in China, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Shenyang, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Kunming, Sanya, Harbin and Chengdu. Visitors can also fly into Nanjing Lukou International Airport and then take the daily bus (about 1.5 hours) to get to this city. Traveling by train is an attractive option for visitors entering or leaving the city. Yangzhou Railway Station, located at Wenchang West Road, has direct services to many major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hankou. Probably the most important transport facilities in the city are the long-distance buses and expressways. Passengers can easily get wherever they want within the city, as well as neighboring cities, by long-distance bus. As well as the public bus service, sightseeing buses and taxis are also easily accessible in the city.

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Yangzhou has subtropical monsoon climate with humid, variable winds; the winters are longer, about 4 months, with summers 3 months, and shorter springs and autumns, 2 months respectively; annual average frost-free period of 222 days and 2177 hours sunshine.

 Average Annual Temperature: 15°C; the hottest month is July with an average temperature of 27.6°C and the coldest is January with average of 1.7°C; overall maximum temperature of 39.8°C and minimum - 19°C

 Rainfall: annual average of 1030mm, with the rainy season from the middle of June to late July

 When to Go: It's suitable to go to Yangzhou during March and April when the weather is most pleasant.

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 Physical Features: The terrain descends gradually from the southwest to southeast, and from the east to northeast; Jinghang Canal flows through its hinterland.

 History: The city has a history of 2480 years; since ancient time a leading economic and cultural center and major port for foreign trade and external exchange on the lower reaches of the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers.

 Specialised Local Products: Stuffed Animal Toys, Lacquer, Paper-Cuts, Jade Articles, Embroidery, Art & Crafts, Pot Gardening

 Foods: Yangzhou Fried Rice, Pickles, Sticky Candy, Ginkgo, Qionghuayu Liquor, Nanshan Green Tea, Baoying Lotus Root Starch, Jiangdu Short Pastry
See more: Huaiyang Cuisine – Food of Yangzhou & Huai’an in South China

 Local Highlights: The city is renowned for a number of Chinese folk arts such as Yangzhou opera, Pinghua,Qingqu, puppet-show. These greatly reflect the city’s time-honored culture.

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Questions & Answers on Yangzhou Travel
Asked by Jacob Wimmer from UNITED STATES | Mar. 20, 2019 07:05Reply
How do you get from Zhenjiang to Yangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from RUSSIA | Mar. 21, 2019 20:27

The transportation is convenient, you can take the direct coach from Zhenjiang Coach Station to the destination. The bus schedules are from 06:20 to 20:30 every 30mins. The ticket fare is CNY20/person.
Asked by Lakmi from SRILANKA | Feb. 11, 2019 07:54Reply
How to get Yangzhou from Nanjing railway station?
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Answered by Jackson from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 14, 2019 23:26

You are suggested to take the high speed train from Nanjing Railway Station to the destination directly.
It only takes around an hour on the way.
Asked by Daram from BAHRAIN | Sep. 30, 2018 20:05Reply
How can I go to zhengzhou from yangzhou?
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Answered by Oscar from USA | Oct. 08, 2018 00:55

You can take the long-distance buses, departing at 07:30 at West Bus Station or at 08:05 East Bus Station. The duration is about 9 hours and the ticket fare is CNY237 per person.
Asked by Robert from U.S.A. | Nov. 25, 2017 11:21Reply
We would like to visiting city of Yangzhou from Shanghai.
is any high speed train?
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Answered by Black from UK | Nov. 26, 2017 20:29

Sorry but no bullet train is available, you can take an intercity bus from Shanghai General Bus Station to the city. It takes about 4h and CNY93/96.
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