Fei Cui Shao Mai [Photo/yznews.com.cn]
Yangzhou has two of the best traditional Chinese gardens in the country, Ge Yuan and He Yuan, as well as Slender West Lake, beside the old site of the Grand Canal.
The city is less famous among tourists than its neighbor, Suzhou, but the food there is more interesting as it represents Huaiyang cuisine, one of China's four most famous food cultures.
Yangzhou Breakfast Culture Festival [Photo/yznews.com.cn]
Most guides will take you to either the Ye Chun or Fu Chun Tea restaurants, both of which are known for their dim sum breakfast.
On offer are a variety of delicious stuffed buns, including a "soup bun". Other delicacies include dried chicken, marinated mushrooms, sauteed shelled shrimp, and dried bean curd slices in soup (pictured).
The breakfast is best rounded off with a tasty bowl of "spring noodles", cooked in chicken broth, with side dishes of spinach and black fungus.
Afterward, take a walk into some ancient alleys to see the true face of the city. Yangzhou is also known for places offering back massage and bath rubs.