Tourism Resources


Slender West Lake
The Shugang-Slender West Lake Scenic Area is a national key scenic spot and bears such national-level honorary titles in China as National 5A Tourist Attraction, National Civilized Scenic Spot, and National Cultural Tourism Demonstration Zone. The Slender West Lake Scenic Area is a representative of China’s lake-based landscape gardening art. In artistic terms, it combines the beauty and elegance of South China with the magnificence of the North, and enjoys wide acclaim worldwide. 


Geyuan Garden
The Geyuan Garden is hailed one of the top four famous gardens in China. Rockeries are a highlight of the Garden, where the rocks are handpicked and piled in ways that illustrate the different images and characteristics of the four seasons of the year. The Garden is a representative of the rockery art in Yangzhou’s gardening culture. 

 
Heyuan Garden
The Heyuan Garden is popularly hailed the top famous garden in late Qing Dynasty. It enjoys the reputation of being an “urban retreat” for its perfect blending of natural features and artificial architecture. It main building, the Yuxiu Building, combines the architectural styles of both the East and the West, and is known as a sample of the outcome of the East-West cultural encounter. 


Shuangdong Block
The historic blocks of the Dongguan Street and the Dongquan Gate, a National 4A-Class Tourism Zone, are customarily called the “Shuangdong Block” for short, of which the Dongguan Street is honored as one of the Top Ten Historic-Cultural Streets in China. The Shuangdong Block is crisscrossed by 108 old streets and lanes. Its well-preserved ancient architecture and fishbone-shaped lanes and streets retain the traditional features of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In history, the block used to be the most prosperous commercial region of Yangzhou and a major avenue leading to the ancient canal.


Daming Temple
The Daming Temple, a renowned ancient temple with a history of over a thousand years, is a tourist attraction that incorporates Buddhist temple architecture, cultural relics, and garden landscape sceneries. The Temple derives its name “Daming” from the time of its founding, as its construction began during a period reigned by Emperor Xiao-Wu of the Liu-Song Dynasty called “Daming” (457-464). In the Tang Dynasty, Jianzhen the Master Monk once served as abbot of the temple where he preached the dharma and precepts. 


Jianzhen Square
Jianzhen Square is located at the northmost side of the water body of Slender West Lake and at the bottom of the hill of Daming Temple. Covering an area of 8,500 square meters, it was constructed in memory of Monk Jianzhen.


Jiacheng City of Song Dynasty
Jiacheng City of Song Dynasty is China’s 4A-level scenic spot. In Song Dynasty, Yangzhou was once separated into three cities, that are Dacheng, Jiacheng and Baoyou cities. The Jiacheng city, situated between Baoyou city and Dacheng city, has a history of over 800 years. Though once torn by historical wars, it is still visible for visitors to see its geographical features. Today, renovated from the original archeological park, it has become Songjiacheng Sports and Leisure Park.

 

Ancient Canal
The Yangzhou section of the ancient canal is known as the oldest section. It was constructed in the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). In 2014, the Grand Canal was successfully inscribed onto the World Heritage List and became China's 46th World Heritage Site. As the starting point of the Grand Canal and the city that led the Canal’s World Heritage designation campaign, Yangzhou boasts the largest number of Heritage elements.