Seventeen enchanting places in Yangzhou were recently awarded by the provincial ministry of culture and tourism. Among these places is Yanhu village, the only village in Yangzhou where residents are all engaged in the fishing industry.
Thanks to its rich culture and natural beauty, the village is also known as one of the most beautiful fishing villages in China.
Strolling along the lakeside trail, the village will immerse you in its folk traditions and fishing customs against a pristine natural environment. Wildlife like egrets and ducks grace the pond with serene liveliness. The exciting cormorant fishing performances attract visitors to even try their own hand at ancient fishing techniques.
Sunset dyes the water of Yanpu village, Yangzhou. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
The village offers a wide selection of attractions, from authentic aquatic cuisine to fishing-themed accommodations. The village also has a library with a trove of 5,000 books, a leisure area and modern facilities. Postcards can also be sent anywhere from the fishing culture-themed post office.
The village also has a library with a large trove of books. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Set against a picturesque backdrop, Yanhu village's little wetland is an idyllic spot for fishing, where visitors can row duck-shaped boats and indulge in lakeside barbecues or camping. A few steps leftwards runs an agricultural base, informing the public, especially the kids, about fishing and farming culture.
The village's lakeheart island is where a wide variety of outdoor activities, campfires, karaoke, outdoor movies, and frisbee converge. Children can feed rabbits while savoring the culinary delights.
People gather around campfires, celebratintg in lakeheart island. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Furthermore, Yanhu village hosts high-profile fishing competitions, a method it promotes to boost rural tourism and showcase cultural richness.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the village's authentic charm, where nature, tradition, and modern facilities harmoniously coexist.