Yangzhou

Yangzhou, one of China's famous historical and cultural cities, has long been eulogized as "famous city on Jianghuai Plain". The city began to be built in 486 B.C. during the Spring and Autumn Period. So far it has a history of over 2,480 years. In the past, Yangzhou was named Hangou, Guangling, Jiangdu, Wucheng and Weiyang. Yangzhou was one of the country's nine natural regions in remote antiquity. It became not only a political and military base of southeastern China in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), but also an important distribution center of grain, salt and iron in China, and a major harbor as well because of its favorable location in the Jianghuai Plain. Since ancient times, Yangzhou has been a tourist city. From as early as the Six Dynasties (222-589), there was an old saying "to visit Yangzhou by riding on a crane, one has to tie myriads of strings of coins around the waist", which means that Yangzhou is really an amazing land while you have to spend a lot of money. Yangzhou has been the ideal place to be frequently visited by men of letters and scholars since ancient times. In the Tang Dynasty, it lured numerous celebrities and scholars. Its ancient civilization and splendid culture even aroused the emperors' interest in touring the city. It is said that the Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty visited Yangzhou three times for appreciating the city's rare flowers, and the emperors Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) had been to the city six times each. Their visits made many places of interest in Yangzhou famous nationwide. Nowadays, these sites have become the most valuable tourist resources in developing the city's tourist industry. Now the ancient Yangzhou City has rejuvenated its vigor, greeting its tourists from home and abroad with a new look.

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Geography

Located in the central Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou stands by the north bank of the Yangtze River at the southernmost part of the Jianghuai Plain. It is located 11901′-11954′ east longitude and 3156′-3325′ north latitude. It faces the Yangtze River on the south, and borders Huaiyin and Yancheng on the north, Yancheng and Taizhou on the east, and Tianchang (in Anhui Province), Nanjing and Huaiyin on the west. Yangzhou has 80.5 kilometers of coastal line along the Yangtze River. The Grand Canal from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south passes through the city proper, totaling 143.3 kilometers. Actually, Yangzhou is right at the junction of the Yangtze River and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Yangzhou covers an area of 6,638 square kilometers with its city proper and its planned area being 148 and 360 square kilometers respectively. It has hilly land in Yizheng Hanjiang and the northern suburbs, the riverside areas in the east of the Canal and in the north of Tongyang Canal, and plains along the Yangtze River and the lakes. It has big lakes spread over such as White Horse Lake, Baoying Lake, Gaoyou Lake and Shaobo Lake.

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Climate

Yangzhou features humid climate in the subtropical zone, and its annual average temperature is 15℃. In July, its average temperature is 27.6℃. The coldest month is January, with an average temperature of 1.5℃. The frost-free season is about 222 days, and its duration of yearly sunshine is about 2,176.7 hours. In Yangzhou winter lasts from December to February, spring from March to May, summer from June to August, and autumn from September to November. The annual average precipitation is 1,030 millimeters, and about 45 percent of rainfall is concentrated in summer, 9.5 percent in winter and 22-23 percent in spring and autumn respectively. The rainy season known as "plum rain season" usually lasts from mid-June to late July. During this season, plum is ripening, hence the name plum rain.

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Natural Ecological Environment

With a reputation of being a foliage corridor, Yangzhou is a famous historical and cultural city in China, also a tourist city with a traditional characteristics, rated as a garden city at provincial level named by the Jiangsu provincial government in February 1997. By the end of 1998, the green coverage of the city was 1,657.9 hectares, while the public green belt area was 328.8 hectares and its coverage rate amounted to 35.2 percent. The per-capita public green area was 8.16 square meters. With unremitting efforts dedicated to the initiative of becoming one of the Top Tourist Cities of China, and setting an example as a sanitation city designated by the State, the local government has strengthened the construction of the city's infrastructure and sanitation facilities, while doing solid work in terms of the city's purification and beautification. The rate of daily life waste treatment was over 80 percent. The noise level at scenic spots is on average lower than 60 db and the indices of air pollution in the city are all below 100. The rate of quality drinking water exceeds 96 percent.

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Economy

Since the founding of New China, especially since the reform and opening-up policy was carried out, which was set at the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee, Yangzhou has witnessed an industrial system focusing on the machinery, food, textile and chemical industries formed, with numerous products winning top-quality prizes at State, ministerial and provincial levels respectively. In 1997, the total output value of GDP throughout the city was 37.671 billion yuan. The condition of farm production has been further improved, so that the annual added value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery industries was 5.906 billion yuan. The total output of grain was 2.43 million tons, along with 23,300 tons of cotton, 76,800 tons of oil materials and 3,900 tons of silkworm cocoons. The annual added value of industry reached 16.42 billion yuan, the annual output value of light industry was 16.062 billion yuan, that of the heavy industry 24.456 billion yuan and township enterprises 50.518 billion yuan.

The local authorities have continuously expanded the scope of exports, with much headway in exploring foreign markets. The export volume managed by Yangzhou itself amounted to US$648 million; the number of newly-approved projects using foreign funds was 54, with US$214 million of capital actually used, generating US$18.69 million worth in foreign trades in 1997. The income of foreign tourism totaled US$22.49 million. The financial revenue in the same year was 2.279 billion yuan, 365 million yuan of which went to the insurance business. A large expansion has been witnessed in communications and transportation. The volume of freight transportation by various means amounted to 4.923 billion tons/km, the passenger transportation 3.485 billion person/km and the harbor cargo handling capacity was 5 million tons. The business volume of post and telecommunications services in 1997 was 832 million yuan, with switchboard capacity totaling 8.28 million. At present, the information harbor project in Yangzhou is under construction.

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Culture

Yangzhou, a fertile land with a sound environment for fostering numerous refined scholars, is a famous cultural city where many talented persons gather. Among masterpieces of poems and essays, many highly praised the best scenery of Yangzhou. It is the blue water of the Grand Canal that has brought up numerous writers and poets. Especially, the verse of "Willow Catkins and Flowers in March" lavished praise on the local flavor of the ancient city. Therefore, Yangzhou is well known to the public not only because it has numerous landscapes, but also for its many scholars and masterpieces. So, it has helped Yangzhou win a reputation as full of beautiful things to be appreciated.
The Yangzhou culture not only has an important bearing on the value of cultural relics, but has already been considered a tradition and trend permeating the blood of local people. It is an open culture in a comprehensive and creative way. Yangzhou drama storytelling in a local dialect, and puppet show are cultural forms favored by the local people. The inscriptions in ancient books belong to the precious cultural legacy of Yangzhou, while the calligraphy and paintings from the Eight Eccentric Artists of Yangzhou have far-reaching influence on the art of Chinese drawing in modern times. The abundant cultural resources accumulated through thousands of years in Yangzhou have laid a cultural foundation for the current economic and social development. This has also created a sound environment for building Yangzhou into a prosperous, economically developed, well off and highly civilized city with an all-round legal system.

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A Survey of Tourist Industry

Lying in the center of Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou borders the bank of the Yangtze River on the south, Huaihe River on the north and with the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal running across in the middle. With a long history and flourishing culture, it is blessed with pleasant weather and elegant natural landscapes. The city, rich in numerous cultural and historical sites and ample tourist resources, is one of the 24 cultural and historical cities first approved by the State Council as an important open and tourist city along the Yangtze River Delta. The local tourist industry began in 1978. Since implementing the policy of reform and opening up, the local authorities have accelerated the development pace and made remarkable progress in the construction of scenic spots and landscape areas, infrastructure and transportation.

Now, the city has 20 tourist hotels, 13 of them star-rated hotels, comprising one four-star, five three-star, six two-star and one one-star-rated hotel. The construction of another batch of multiple star-rated hotels has begun. The number of various travel agencies in the city has risen to 28, three of which are international travel agencies. There are 15 designated restaurants, shopping centers and enterprises for tourists coming to Yangzhou.

Yangzhou has a great many cultural relics left by history, with one scenic spot at State level, three key units of cultural relics under State protection, 11 units of cultural relics at provincial level and 133 at city level. In recent years, the local government has restored certain gardens and historical sites including the Twenty-four Bridge Scenic Spot, Running Water Flowing from Stone Cliffs, Granite-Built House, Bright Moon Tower, Rockery Garden. In 1998, it began renovations and improvements on 10 scenic areas and opened them to the public, including the Museum of Han Grave, Tomb of Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty (581-618), the Memorial Hall of the Eight Eccentric Artists, Gaomin Temple, Longevity Temple, Puhading Tomb, Heyuan Garden, Geyuan Garden, Lotus-Pond Park and Qiong Flower Temple.

The local tourist organizations respectively Introduced some eight itinerary routes entitled Emperor Qianlong's Lake Cruise, ancient Grand Canal Cruise, Religious Cultural Tour, Tour to Appreciate the Culture of A Dream of the Red Mansions, Adventure Tour of the Eight Eccentric Artists of Yangzhou, Tour to Ancient Gardens and Forests. Of them, the Emperor Qianlong's lake cruise was designated as the key itinerary line throughout the country by China National Tourism Administration.

In order to offer convenience for free and individual travelers, the local authorities set up the Two-day Tour Co., in conjunction with sightseeing buses and standardized services to create an atmosphere for urban tourism. In conjunction with the China Ecotour'99, the local government developed the Happy Fisherman Tour of Gaoyou Lake, introducing a series of recreational items including herding wild ducks, observing birds tour on fishing boats, roaming by motor boats and tour to log cabins in the forest.

Furthermore, it has conducted investigations to outline certain new tourist items on the basis of the above-mentioned items: (1) a newly built landscape belt of the ancient Grand Canal so as to perfect the itinerary; (2) the Zhuyu Bend Tourist Resort; (3) A Museum of the Ruins of Yangzhou City in the Tang Dynasty; (4) plan to build museums of the development and taxation of salt industry. With the continuous development of the local tourist industry, the number of travelers to Yangzhou has increased year by year. In 1998, the city received overseas travelers totaling 74,500, an increase of 16.16 percent over 1997, 4.6145 million travelers from the mainland, a 33.75 percent rise. The foreign exchange from tourism came to US$31.08 million, 29.66 percent more than 1997. Income from domestic tourism was 3.207 billion yuan, a growth of 47.92 percent. Yangzhou, among the first batch of Top Tourist Cities of China and also the hometown of President Jiang Zemin of the CPC Central Committee, taking advantage of its beautiful environment and new outlook, welcomes domestic and overseas tourists to come for visits and sightseeing.

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City Flower of Yangzhou

The Qiong, a rare flower, is famous, and exists in Yangzhou only. This flower was inherited from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), with the earliest one found in the Houtu Temple of Yangzhou (the present Qiong-flower Temple). It usually blossoms around late April or in the first ten days of May, with a blooming period of approximately two weeks. It's white color just like jade, with a scent that as sails the nostrils. According to the legend, Qiong Flower was originated from a piece of jade which was brought down to the earth by immortal from fairy land and grow up to be a rare kind of flower, hence the name. With the approval of the Yangzhou municipal people's congress, it was rated as the city flower of Yangzhou.

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City Tree of Yangzhou

Yangzhou is a famous historical and cultural city, also a tourist city with the unique local characteristics. The ancient civilization and its flourishing culture have left numerous historical sites and ample tourist resources for Yangzhou. The Five-Pavilion Bridge, the only example in the country, has become a symbol of the Yangzhou tourist industry, or a hallmark of Yangzhou City. The Fiver-Pavilion Bridge, built over the center of the Slender West Lake, has five pavilions on it , hence its name. On account of it's building on the stem of lotus flower, it was also named the Bridge of the Lotus Flower. This combination of bridge with pavilions is said to be one of the historical legacies of China's ancient bridge buildings, also a typical architecture with a nice integration of the southern style in this field with the northern one. These pavilions are splendid and imposing with colored caisson ceilings. The bridge group is composed of 12 different piers built up of large bluestones. 55.3 meters long, the bridge is curved, and has 15 arches. When it is full moon, people can find a moon on water through each arch, which makes Yangzhou even more fascinating.

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Tourist Logo of Yangzhou

The ginkgo is well known as an ancient tree on earth. The age of the tree is estimated to be over 1,000 years, with a reputation of the god of longevity among tree varieties. Within the city, there are several dozen ginkgo trees in Yangzhou that span hundreds of years. An ancient ginkgo tree on the Green Roundabout in the center of Wenchang Road can be dated back more than 1,000 years, yet it still stands tall and straight with tremendous momentum. It is a symbol of the ancient city of Yangzhou. Yangzhou has willows planted everywhere. Rows upon rows of willow show their elegant gestures to the passersby. A willow is just like a poem, a harbinger of spring. Appreciating the willow in spring, we will find the two sides of the road are full of flowers, setting off by the green banks of the river. In 1985, the ginkgo tree and willow were named as the city trees of Yangzhou.

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Local Culture

Local Opera and Folk Arts

  • Yang Opera
    Yang Opera, originally called "Weiyang Opera", is one of the local operas in Jiangsu Province. The opera, popular in northern Jiangsu Province, areas south of Yangtze River, Shanghai and Anhui Province, is based on traditional "flower drum opera" and "xianghuo opera," and developed by absorbing Yangzhou melodies and folk tunes. The "flower drum opera" is a folk performance featured during festivals in Yangzhou, while "xianghuo opera" is mainly a folk custom of praying for happiness accompanied by gongs and drums. Yang Opera has over 100 tunes. The characters include sheng (male character type), dan (female character type), jing (painted face) and chou (clown). The performance, mainly absorbing that of Kun and Beijing operas, has kept the simple and vivid characteristics of the flower drum opera. It has over 400 traditional plays, and over 100 modern and re-written plays. In the 1950s, the "100-Year-Old Marshal" was put on stage in Beijing, becoming a hit praised by Premier Zhou Enlai. In recent years, many plays have won awards at national opera competitions. A group of new actors have also emerged.

Folk Art

  • The woodblock for printing is one of the "four inventions" of ancient China. Block printing in yangzhou originated in the Tang Dynasty, developed in the Ming Dynasty and reached its peak in the Qing Dynasty, and possesses an important position in the printing history of China. After the founding of New China in 1949, Yangzhou established the Guangling ancient book block printing house, and became well-known in China for its handicrafts. It has published over 50 thread-bound ancient Chinese books including "The Peach Blossom Fan". "The West Chamber" and "Collection of Chu Poems." With 1,000 years of development, a delicate handicraft has been formed. Wood blocks (made of pear trees), high-grade xuan paper (high quality paper for traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy) and specially-made ink are used to print the books, which are then thread bound and packaged with silk covers. In 1998, the Guangling ancient book block printing house published "Mao Zedong's Comment on the Twenty-Four Histories (dynastic histories from remote antiquity to the Ming Dynasty), "which attracted much attention. Block printing ancient books are highly valued and appreciated by collectors both at home and abroad, and are often used as gifts by Chinese leaders visiting foreign countries or presented to visiting foreign leaders.

Festivals

  • The Moon Appreciating Evening on Mid-Autumn Day at the 24-Bridge
    Yangzhou, the Moon city of China, has been linked with the Moon by poets throughout history, and the 24-bridge is the best place to enjoy viewing it. Since 1989, the Yangzhou municipal people's government has held the 24-bridge Moon appreciating evening on mid-Autumn day alongside the Slender West Lake each year. The evening party extends alongside the water route that Emperor Qianlong took when touring the Slender West Lake. In the evening, guests can also row boats on the lake, or sit in the gallery or pagoda, enjoying the Moon, watching performances and fire crackers, and appreciating fresh lotus root.

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Transportation

Airport
The Nanjing Lukou International Airport is over 100km away, and it takes one hour and 40 minutes to get there. There are over 10 airline ticket offices in the city, providing convenient service for foreign and domestic tourists.

Railway Station and Excursion Trains
Yangzhou has no railway station, but across the Yangtze River is Zhenjiang railway station, with round-clock ferry services. It takes 40 minutes to reach the station now, but with the completion of the Zhenjiang-Yangzhou bridge, transportation will be faster and more convenient.

Harbor
Yangzhou harbor, 11.5 km away from the city center, is located at the junction of the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal and the Yangtze River. The average water depth is 15-20 meters. In 1992, the State Council approved it to become a first-grade open state harbor, and General Secretary Jiang Zemin inscribed its name. Now, it has developed into a comprehensive harbor, integrating passenger, freight, container transportation and harbor trade, and has become the main distribution center of nor them Jiangsu Province, eastern Anhui Province and southeast Shandong Province. There are several dozen categories of goods including iron and steel, timber, minerals, coal, grain, cotton, container, products of light industry and machinery. The passenger routesreach Nanjing, Wuhu, Jiujiang, Huangshi and Wuhan in the north, and Nantong and Shanghai in the south. Some well-known luxury international liners also anchor here. The harbor has greatly promoted the development of exports and the overall local economy.

Entry/Exit of Expressways
The Ningyang (Nanjing-Yangzhou) Expressway has the Bazi Bridge as its entry/exit to the southern part of Yangzhou while the Ningtong (Nanjing-Nantong) Expressway entries and exits Yangzhou in Liaojiagou. In recent years, the Yangzhou municipal Party committee and the local government have attached great importance to the development of the tourist industry, in conjunction with a greater effort dedicated to the improvement of the local road transport system. With a total investment of 680 million yuan, the Yangzhou section of the Ningyang Expressway was completed on December 18, 1998 and opened to traffic at the end of June 1999. Stretching nearly 18km, the section of the expressway starts from the Bazi Flyover as the entry/exit, via the Yanggua Highway, the Tonggang Highway, an ancient canal, the Yangwei Highway, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and the Yangling Highway, to Liqojiagou Entry/Exit of Yangjiang Highway. It then passes the Jiangdu Flyover to directly link up with the Huaijiang Expressway.

In addition, the section of Huaijiang Expressway within the territory of Yangzhou began construction on March 22, 1997, which will be commonly used by the state planned Tongjiang-Sanya and Beijing-Shanghai trunk lines. The section of Huaijiang Expressway in Yangzhou totals 112.04km in length, starting from Jinghe Town of Baoying in the north to the entry/exist of Zhuanqiaozhen Flyover of Jiangdu in the south. It then links with Ningtong Expressway, passing by three counties (cities) such as Baoying, Gaoyou and Jiangdu and 26 towns, at a total cost of 3.7 billion yuan. It is expected to be open to traffic by the year 2000.


Transportation in the Urban Area
Taxi :
Yangzhou's taxi industry began in 1982, and has developed rapidly since 1993. the city has over 40 taxi companies of various ownerships, with a total of 1,571 vehicles. Parking lots were established at key stations and hotels, and eight taxi companies have opened round-the-clock telephone service. The construction department of the municipal government has strengthened the management of taxi services, providing education in the relevant laws, professional ethics and safety aspects.

Public Transport

Busline

Starting point

Destination

1

Bus station

Bus station

2

West station

Wantou Port

3

West station

Huangjuexiang

4

Slender West Lake

Liuyuxiang

5

Bus station

Pingshan Hall

6

Slender West Lake

Liuyuxiang

7

Bus station

Yangshouxiang

8

Zhuxi park

West station

9

Bus station

Hangjixiang

10

West station

Taianxiang

12

West station

Wantouxiang

13

Bus station

Liujixiang

15

Bus station

Gongdaoxiang

16

Slender West Lake

Guazhouxiang

18

Slender West Lake

Balixiang

19

West station

Daqiaodong

20

West station

No.1 power plant of Yangzhou

Tourist Transportation
To develop Yangzhou tourism, sightseeing buses have been introduced in the city run by Tianma Travel Agency Co. Ltd, under the Yangzhou Tourist Bureau. There is a tour guide on each bus. The route, starting from Yangzhou station, has eight stops, and goes by such scenic spots of the Slender West Lake, Daming Temple, Imperial Dock, Siwang Pagoda, Wenchang Pagoda and Shita Temple. Yangzhou Public Transport Company also operates No.1, No.5 and No.2 special public tourist lines. No.1 bus starts from the bus station and goes by the Slender West Lake, Shigong Temple, Geyuan Garden and Heyuan Garden; No.5 bus starts from the bus station and goes by the Crane Temple, Wenchang Pagoda, Slender West Lake, Five-Pavilion Bridge, and Pingshan Hall. A sight-seeing route on Slender West Lake has opened, connecting Imperial Dock, Yichun Garden, Hong Garden, Dahong Bridge, Xiaojinshan, Diaoyutai, Five-Pavilion Bridge, and the 24-bridge, finally reaching Daming Temple and Pingshan Hall.


Tourist Transportation
To develop Yangzhou tourism, sightseeing buses have been introduced in the city run by Tianma Travel Agency Co. Ltd, under the Yangzhou Tourist Bureau. There is a tour guide on each bus. The route, starting from Yangzhou station, has eight stops, and goes by such scenic spots of the Slender West Lake, Daming Temple, Imperial Dock, Siwang Pagoda, Wenchang Pagoda and Shita Temple. Yangzhou Public Transport Company also operates No.1, No.5 and No.2 special public tourist lines. No.1 bus starts from the bus station and goes by the Slender West Lake, Shigong Temple, Geyuan Garden and Heyuan Garden; No.5 bus starts from the bus station and goes by the Crane Temple, Wenchang Pagoda, Slender West Lake, Five-Pavilion Bridge, and Pingshan Hall. A sight-seeing route on Slender West Lake has opened, connecting Imperial Dock, Yichun Garden, Hong Garden, Dahong Bridge, Xiaojinshan, Diaoyutai, Five-Pavilion Bridge, and the 24-bridge, finally reaching Daming Temple and Pingshan Hall.
 

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Shopping and Food

Introduction
Wenchang East Road and Wenhe Road and Shiwangting Road are the main mustered shopping and dining areas, in which stand numerous bazaars and restaurants. Numerous visitors come here to visit lots of large comprehensive stores like the Yangzhou Department Store, the Sangyuan Bazaar, Global Store and Parkson Emporium. Inside those stores, the special counters of Yangzhou local specialties selling the Yangzhou pickles, niupi sugar, Gaoyou duck eggs with double yolks, lacquer-ware, jade articles, paper cuts and velvet flowers are set up. The special stores selling local famous brands such as Hubao (Tiger and Leopard) and Qinman, and the world famous brands, on two sides of food street, there are over 100 resturants and snack bars serving various kinds of cuisines all over the country, have treatly satisfied the shopping and dining needs of tourists from home and abroad.

Shopping

  • The New Image of the Ancient City-the Progressive Wanjiafu Emporium
    Wanjiafu Emporium is the first joint venture of commercial retail enterprise in Yangzhou. Covering an area of 18,000 square meters, it is a comprehensive emporium. From the 1st to the 5th floor are department stores and the 6th is a restaurant and the B1 is a supermarket. It focuses on middle and higher-grade goods sold in the means of both special counter selling and open shelf selling. It starts from making use of the brand images and ushers in CIS image identification system. With abundant scenery sites in Yangzhou, Wangjiafu is welcoming the guests from all sides. Guests from home and abroad, the ancient city welcomes you and the Wanjiafu Emporium welcomes you.
    Address: No.98 north Wenhe Road, Yangzhou
    Postcode : 225002 , Tel : 7321208
    Main items : Clothing, suitcases and bags, cosmetics, household electrical appliances, bedding, platinum alloy ornaments, food and beverages.

  • Yangzhou Parkson Emporium
    Parkson Emporium was opened on Dec8, 1994 and it carried out joint venture system in August, 1996. Among the numerous commercial enterprises, it attracts the customers from the city and countryside with its unique charm. The bazaar has a grand appearance with strong modern style. It also has a very comfortable shopping environment with spacious and bright halls and abundant goods. Five floors have 10 special selling stores, which sell 50,000 kinds of goods. In recent years, the customer colony that mainly includes the young customers has come into being. Since it was opened, it has kept ranking the first in the total profits and coming out top in the total sell among the large and medium sized bazaars. In 1998, the Yangzhou Parkson ranked the 1st in 7 aspects including total retails and total profits among the large and medium sized bazaars in the whole city.
    Address : No.98 mid-Wenchang Road, Yangzhou
    Postcode : 225001 , Tel : 7317078
    Main items: Household electrical appliances, audio-video products, articles of daily use, gold and jewelry, clothing toys, stationery, handiwork, bedding, lamps and lanterns, furniture, automobiles.

  • The No.1 Store in the Ancient City-Yangzhou Department Store
    Yangzhou Department Store, the "No.1 store in the ancient city", is located in the downtown area of the city and beside the Wenchang Pavilion with beautiful surrounding scenery and convenient transportation. Designed after the ancient buildings, its exterior is simple and elegant, and its interior is luxurious and magnificent. It covers an area of 40,000 square meters and deals with over 10 types and over thousands of goods. It also has a delicious food square, an entertainment hall, guestrooms, an air line tickets booking office, a computer company, a photo studio, a decoration company and a leisure center. It's a first class commercial retailing enterprise in northern Jiangsu, and is praised as a large-scale, comprehensive and modern "Commercial Aircraft Carrier".
    Address : No.75 Wenhe Road, Yangzhou
    Postcode : 225002 , Tel : 7333999
    Main items : Household electrical appliances, clothes, articles of daily use, gold jewelry, suitcases and bags, stationery, leather products, non-staple foods, children's goods.

  • Jiangsu Global Industrial and Trade Group Ltd. Co.
     Jiangsu Global Industrial and Trade Group Ltd. Co. is the only provincial group Ltd. Co. that mainly deals with commercial retailing in the Jiangsu Province. The Company is located in the downtown of Yangzhou at the junction of the Sanyuan Road, Qionghua Road and Guoqing Road. It now has more than 1,000 staff, covers an area of 10,000 square meters and deals in 30,000 kinds of goods. For many years, the company has set up the enterprise image of "Buying goods from Global is buying satisfaction" in the minds of the customers by its solid dealings, sincere services and standard management. It has been frequently listed as the provincial "commercial credit unit", the municipal "civilized nuit", the "Double Ten Excellence Cup Model Unit" and "the unit supporting the army". The enterprise spirit of Jiangsu Global Industrial and Trade Group is pioneering creativity, realistic approach and honesty and reliability. Now, commercial retailing trade is facing new opportunities and challenges. The company is devoted in converting systems and creating first-class commodities, first-class services and first-class environment to repay customers and the society by its honest and reliable deeds.
    Address : No.290 Guoqing Road, Yangzhou
    Postcode : 225002 , Tele : 7318888
    Main items : Household electrical appliances, food, articles of daily use, clothing, textiles, bedding, children's clothes, office appliances, clocks and watches, gold.

  • Yangzhou Friendship Company
    Yangzhou Friendship Company is a state-owned medium-sized enterprise and a designated international tourist shop. It has 5 floors and covers an area of 6,000 square meters. It mainly deals with antiques and calligraphy and paintings, pearls and jewelry, local specialty, Jingdezhen porcelains, real silk cloth, famous brand dresses, cigarettes and wine groceries, and household appliances. It has 20 years of history of selling the famous paintings of celebrities from home and abroad.
    Having 20 years of history of selling the antiques and calligraphy and paintings, Yangzhou Friendship Company has collected famous paintings of celebrities from home and abroad and rare smoking pots, jade articles available to the guests.
    Address : No.454 North Guoqing Road, Yangzhou
    Postcode : 225002 , Tel : 7349715
    Main items : Household electrical appliances, antiques, handiwork, drinks and non-staple foods.

  • Yangzhou Cultural Curiosity Store
    Yangzhou Cultural Curiosity Store is a cultural unit dealing in cultural curiosities. Situated at the bank of the city moat in northern Yangzhou, it is an ancient style building with 3 floors, of butterfly-hailed construction and covers an area of 2,900 square meters. It can be reached by No.21 bus stopping at Shigongci. Guests from home and abroad, welcome to our store.
    Postcode : 225002 , Tele : 7342987, 7349610

Restaurant

  • Fuchun Teahouse
    This teahouse is located in Deshengqiao in the busy area of the city. It is a one-hundred-year-old restaurant, a national one of international tourism and national special-class restaurant. Covering an area of 2,000 square meters, it can attend over 800 people at the same time. With a reasonable layout consisting of high middle and low grades of dining halls, it can meet the needs from different status. For many years, is has been well known to the world by its combination of flowers, tea, pastries and dishes, and its best color, savor and shape.

    Sandingbao, a famous Fuchun pastry, has got the national "Jinding" Prize. Sandingbao and thousand-layered deep fried cake are listed as "Chinese famous snacks" by the Chinese Cooking Association. All kinds of pastries are prepared in accordance with seasons. The famous dishes have pure flavors.
    The General Manager Ms. Xu Yongzhen, leading the staff, wholeheartedly welcome guests from all circles to come here.
    Address : No.35 Desheng bridge, Yangzhou
    Tel : (0514) 7233326
    Main items : Fuchun Tea House, located in the brisk downtown area of Yangzhou, was initially set up in 1885, and is now well-known both at home and abroad. It is now a superfine state restaurant of traditional Weiyang dishes. For over a hundred years, Fuchun Tea House has served tea, as well as desserts and dishes that are tasty and of fine color, flavor and shape. Well-known dishes and flavors include Sanding steamed stuffed bun, layer cake, shark's fins and chicken, Fuchun chicken, assorted fried rice and so on.

  • Yechunyuan Teahouse in Yangzhou
    The present Yechunyuan is a garden rebuilt on the site of the old Yechunyuan, one of the eight famous Qing gardens in Yangzhou. Inside the Garden is the Yechunyuan Teahouse, which boasts several restaurants in various sizes, capable of accommodating 800 customers at one time. The traditional refreshment, Yechun steamed dumpling, has been known near and far since Qing Dynasty. Other Yangzhou-styled refreshments are also offered here. All these have made this teahouse the first choice for the local people to have break fast. Based on the traditional dishes and refreshments, the Yechun Teahouse also introduces a wide range of other snacks with local flavor. It has been an unforgettable place for visitors coming from home and abroad for its characteristic refreshment and the real Yangzhou-styled dishes.
    Address : No.8 Fengle Street, Yangzhou
    Tel : (0514) 7317999
    Main items : It provides well-known desserts of Weiyang flavor, Yechun steamed dumplings which could be dated back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, the hundred-yare-old Sanding steamed stuffed bun, and Weiyang dishes.

  • Hongxing National Restaurant
    Address : No.292 Guoqing Road, Yangzhou
    Tel : (0514) 7341728
    Main items : Currently, it is the only designated Muslim restaurant of international tourism in Yangzhou. The restaurant was built in 1901, and has now been expanded with business space reaching nearly 1,000 square meters holding 300 people. It provides Muslim food, which is delicately made, and of light flavors of both southern and northern China. In recent years, the restaurant has received many guests from home and abroad. The large and comfortable dining halls with nearly a hundred local flavor snacks and dishes have attracted many customers each day, and it has been praised as the "home of Muslims".

  • Chunlan Restaurant
    Address : No.50 West Wenchang Road, Yangzhou
    Tel : (0514) 7883458
    Main items : It mainly provides dishes of Weiyang flavor, and by absorbing elite dishes of other schools, the restaurant has made efforts to cater to the development of modern food and the demand of customers. In 1998, Chunlan Restaurant won gold awards for group work and its banquets making at the Third Cooking Competition of Jiangsu Province.

  • Blue Sky Plaza
    Situated at the flourishing business center, the Wenhebei Road, the Blue Sky Plaza covers an area of 21,000 square meters. It is the biggest multifunctional place for tour and recreations in Yangzhou City. Here you can find all kinds of hotels, and entertainment places, food and beverages. The food and beverage floor in the plaza is large in size, which can accommodate more than 800 customers at one time. Here you can find all kinds of snack stalls, cafeterias and also the place to appreciate the traditional Yangzhou-styled dishes cooked by the famous Yangzhou chefs. The Snack World is mainly characterized with the Yangzhou dishes, supplemented by the southern and northern style food. More than 150 kinds of food are regularly served, which mainly fall into four categories: the fried food, the fast food dishes cooked in earthenware pot, or ordinary pot; the refreshments and the soups. The fast food consists of daily dishes and seasonal dishes with more than 30 types. They are good in quality and low in price. The soups and refreshments are mainly in Yangzhou and Cantonese style. Various fried snacks will surely satisfy your appetite to your heart's content. You will surely enjoy yourself in the Snack World in Blue Sky Plaza and hope to come here again.
    Address : No.159 North Wenhe Road, Yangzhou
    Tel : (0514) 7360000
    Main items : The food and beverage department of Blue sky Plaza has invited Chen Chunsong super first-grade cook of traditional Weiyang school in Yangzhou and Yang Fengzhao, the super first-grade vegetable dish cook. It provides various snacks of local flavors, varius kinds of buffets as well as luxuriant banquet halls with quality service.

  • Oliwei Plaza
    The Oliwei Plaza is a three-star rated hotel in Yangzhou City, which provides food and beverage, entertainment, accommodation, and shopping center for the guests. Situated at the flourishing business center, Wenhebei Road and neighboring the beautiful Slender West Lake, it is one of the modern hotels involving foreign visitors in Yangzhou. The Oliwei Plaza welcomes the guests from all sides with its luxuriously comfort atmosphere and considerate services.
    Address : No.36 North Wenhe Road, Yangzhou
    Tel : (0514) 7361888
    Main items : It provides raw-and cooked seafood, Chaozhou and Cantonese delicacies, and Weiyang Dishes. The dishes cater to all levels of customers with fine quality and are in high, medium and low prices. The restaurant hall can accommodate 300 people. It also has various-styled luxurious chartered rooms.

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