A view of Yanhu village in Hanjiang district of Yangzhou in East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Here are some of the typical ways people from Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province spend their summer.
Putting watermelons into the well
There are few things that are as satisfying as tucking into a cold slice of watermelon when the weather is scorching hot. People in Yangzhou have a habit of tossing their watermelons into a well before retrieving them some time later for a cold and juicy snack.
Appreciating lotus flowers
Locals often visit gardens to admire lotus flowers which only bloom during the summer.
Qingshuitan aquatic forest park
The Qingshuitan aquatic forest park is located near the Mapeng sub-district in Gaoyou, a county-level city in Yangzhou. Tourists flock to this place during the summer to stay cool while enjoying the beautiful forest scenery and fresh air.
A popular summer travel destination known for its fishery customs, this village is situated near Shaobo Lake, which makes for a great place to cycle.
Luyang Lake ecological tourism resort
This ecological tourism resort is located within the Jiangdu district administered by Yangzhou. It is renowned for its idyllic sceneries and high afforestation rate. Another summer hotspot for locals.
Baoying Lake national wetland park
Featuring more than 3,000 mu (200 hectares) of metasequola, over 50 Chinese medicinal plants and more than 150 species of birds, this wetland park is an ideal place for rafting in the summer.