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Located in the southeast of China close to Shanghai, Yangzhou has a history of 2,500 years. It is famous for Yangzhou fried rice and was awarded the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor for its beautiful environment, convenient transport and pleasant lifestyle.

Recommended scenic spots:

Slender West Lake

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Slender West Lake [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Situated in the northern suburbs of Yangzhou, Slender West Lake boasts picturesque scenery, showing the characteristics of the gardens in both the south and north of China. It enjoys a reputation of being the "most beautiful garden on earth". All the tourist attractions in the garden are scattered on both banks of the exquisite and winding lake, making the garden resemble a traditional Chinese painting.

Ticket Price:

(1) 150 yuan ($21) for busy season (March-June, Sept-Nov)

(2) 120 yuan for off season (July-Aug, Dec-Feb)

Tourists can take Tour Bus 1, Tour Bus 2, buses 4, 5, 6, 16, 18 and 22 to Slender West Lake Scenic Spot.

Scenic Grand Canal

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Yangzhou section of the Grand Canal [Photo/chinanews.com]

Yangzhou is home to the oldest section of the ancient Grand Canal.

The Grand Canal in Yangzhou is flanked by many historical sites which depict special local customs and lifestyles. It is a sightseeing zone integrating gardens, tourism culture, leisure, trade and commerce.

Taking a boat tour along the Grand Canal, tourists can get a feeling of true Yangzhou culture, as well as the unique glamour of the waterside city. There are two choices for tourists: regular pleasure boats and chartered boats. Tourists can board the boats at the Bianyimen Plaza or Kangshan Culture Garden.

Ticket Price: Ancient Canal Tour: 60 yuan per single trip

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