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Yangzhou, on the other bank of Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province. Beginning in the 7th century, Yangzhou was the chief commercial city of the Yangtze area, due to its importance as a canal port, seaport, and administrative center. It is 6,638 square kilometers in area and the population is 4.46 million.

Situation of Yangzhou
Yangzhou is situated between north latitude 3211' - 3325', east longitude ;119 - 120; in the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal; in the south of Jiangsu province, the north bank of lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the south end of Jianghuai Plain. Physical Features: the terrain descending gradually from the southwest to southeast and east to northeast; Jinghang Canal flowing through its hinterland.

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Weather & Temperature of Yangzhou
Yangzhou is belongs to subtropical monsoon climate with humid changeable wind; longer winters for about 4 months, summers 3 months and shorter springs and autumns, 2 months respectively; frost-free period of 222 days and annual average sunshine of 2176.7 hours.

Travel in Yangzhou
A museum of Chinese culture and a beautiful Chinese garden. Small and quite as it is, you have an easy access to all latest modern convenience here, too, while enjoying traditional heritage. Through all the ages, scholars and poets have lavishly praised Yangzhou in prose and poetry, pouring their love and yearning for this city in the most beautiful language. This is the only city in China that receives such an honour and it deserves, too.
China Photos - Slender West Lake (Shouxi Lake) in Yangzhou

Slender West Lake (Shouxi Lake)
The soul of natural beauty in Yangzhou should be the Slender West Lake lying to the northwest of Yangzhou City. Like a long wide green ribbon, its beauty lies in the rippling waters, winding dikes, arching bridges, dancing willows and colourful flowers along the bank. The White Pagoda by the Lotus Pond is an imitation of White Pagoda in Beijing's Beihai Park. 24 attractions along this delicate lake make up a huge water scene, was most favoured by Emperor Qianlong.


More Tourist Attractions
There are still many fine ingenious private gardens of some very famous figures in Yangzhou. The Ge Garden in Yanfu Lu in the downtown area should be a representative one. The intriguing rockery layout of four seasons in the garden shows originality and intelligence, and the exquisite buildings betray the superb artistic taste of the host.

The part of Buddhism occupies an important place among the many influences on Yangzhou culture. The Daming Temple: This temple was built during the reign of Emperor Liu Zun (457-464) of the Song Dynasty in the Southern and Northern Dynasties. Main features include the Qinling Pagoda, Hall of the Heavenly King, Hall of Sakyamuni, and Island of Gaunyin. The Monk Jianzhen Memorial Museum is the Qingkong Tower.

Yangzhou is not connected by air and train, but it is easily accessible. A bus journey from Shanghai takes about 3.5 hours; from Suzhou, about 2.5 hours, from Nanjing about 1 hour. The nearest airport is at Nanjing.


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