Yangzhou,Jiangsu province, is one of the first Excellent Tourism Cities in China, and one of the country's first 24 historical and cultural cities. It's also one of "China's top 10 leisure cities". It has been honored as "National Civilized City", and given the United Nation Habitat Scroll of Honor Award.
Yangzhou, with a historical preservation area of 5 square kilometers, is a well-preserved thousand-year-old town. Dongguan Street in the ancient town was honored as one of "China's top 10 famous historical and cultural streets" by the Ministry of Culture in 2010.