Finding history on the old bridges
With so many waterways though Yangzhou, there are countless bridges in the city. Stone arch bridges are the most common ones.
According to historical records, the first stone arch bridge in China was built more than 1,700 years ago. The most famous one of this kind in Yangzhou is the Twenty-four Bridge. It was built during the Sui Dynasty (581–618) and is located at the Slender West Lake Park.
One of the old bridges under the setting sun in Yangzhou [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Taking a sip in the teahouse
You may spend a relaxing afternoon in Yangzhou's traditional teahouses, listening to the Yangzhou ditties while having a cup of tea.
The Yangzhou ditty is one of the most honored Chinese folk art forms, which dates back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). It provides a glimpse of the society and common people's lives at that time with graceful lyrics and music.
People listen to the Yangzhou ditty at a traditional teahouse in Yangzhou. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]