If you’re a local resident or paying Yangzhou a visit, then there are numerous fun activities to keep yourself occupied at the weekend. Here’s a rundown of some interesting ways to spend the weekend in Yangzhou.
Roaming through alleys
Yangzhou, a city with a history of 2,500 years, has a multitude of old alleys, 367 to be exact. Walking through these cramped lanes offers you a glimpse of the day-to-day backstreet lives of the local residents.
An old saying goes that anyone who comes to Yangzhou without walking through its alleyways doesn’t really visit Yangzhou and that anyone who visits Yangzhou without seeing the inside of its residences doesn't know Yangzhou.
One of the old alleys in Yangzhou [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Spending the night on the Grand Canal
At night, you may board on a boat at the wharf, where you can take a tour along the Grand Canal and enjoy the scenic riverside views.
Fuchai, king of the State of Wu during 495-473 BC, excavated the Hangou Channel, the oldest section of the Grand Canal, in Yangzhou. The Grand Canal runs through the city from the southeast, being skirted on both sides by many historical relics and a wondrous natural landscape.
The Grand Canal Yangzhou section is lit up by multicolored lights at night. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]