Citywalk offers the opportunity to stroll through a city with a carefree spirit, interact, experience, and deeply connect with the city's architecture and history. Songjiacheng, situated in the middle of downtown, is a gem with a rich history and unique structural features. It boasts four distinctive city gates that have been lovingly restored, making them iconic landmarks of the city.
In 2014, a new park, Yangzhou Grand Canal Culture Travel Resort Songjiacheng Sports Leisure Park in full name, was built on its historical sites. Inside the park, you'll find specialized fitness walkways, such as circular rubberized paths, wooden walkways, and bridge trails seamlessly integrated with the city's natural beauty. It's one of the most picturesque running routes in Jiangsu province.
Residents stroll on the wooden bridge in the park. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
As its northern walled gate overlooks Baozhang Lake, which is linked to Slender West Lake, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views, especially during sunset, when the sky is painted with mesmerizing hues. The place finally comes alive at night, providing an ideal setting for leisurely strolls and relaxation, accompanied by the sounds of cicadas.
The Baozhang Lake lies next to the northern walled gate, linking Slender West Lake nearby. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
The park is also a perfect destination for time with family and friends, whether it's a casual walk, a basketball match, or a go-after in children's playground, where the simplest joys of a moonlit night in Yangzhou can be savored.
The sun shines Songjiacheng park. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Waking up early to a gleaming lake, and a city during sunrise, you'll fully embrace the charm of this cultural park: fresh air like mint-flavored, blooming persimmon trees and lovely wildlife along the way. And you fully realize there's no need to envy distant destinations, as the path you've walked here is already wonderful.