Visitors couldn't ask for a better late autumn destination than Yangzhou, which has something for everyone.
1. Visual spectacle
Yangzhou is one of the best places to travel from November to December, as the ancient city bursts into color.
Tourists will be immersed in a world of deep reds and vibrant yellows as the city's maple and ginkgo leaves quickly change hue. An exhibition at Slender West Lake featuring 40,000 pots of chrysanthemums is sure to charm even the most discerning visitors.
A visitor takes a selfie while touring the Geyuan Garden in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
2. Culinary feast
Yangzhou was recently designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, meaning visitors to the city will be able to whet their appetite with an endless supply of Huaiyang dishes such as Yangzhou fried rice, Dazhu gansi (finely cut chicken, ham and dried tofu in chicken broth) and Lion’s head (braised pork meatballs in brown sauce).
Dazhu gansi, or finely cut chicken, ham and dried tofu in chicken broth, a classic dish of Huaiyang cuisine in Yangzhou. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]