Yangzhou is located in the center of Jiangsu province where the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal meet. It is famed for its exquisite gardens, beautiful waterscape and numerous historical sites that draw in tourists from across the country. With a long history of over two thousand years, Yangzhou was historically one of the wealthiest cities in China, serving as a hub for trade and exchange during the Tang and Ming dynasties.
Spend your time wandering through the city’s lush gardens, or explore the pristine beauty of the Slender West Lake. Named as a UNESCO city of Gastronomy in 2019, Yangzhou offers culinary delights in abundance. Yangzhou Fried Rice, Braised Meatballs and Wensi Tofu are just a few examples of the city’s renowned cuisine. With an appealing color, aroma, taste and appearance, Yangzhou’s cooks are careful to ensure that each ingredient is preserved after cooking, and no oily sauce is added, so as to retain the fresh flavor of the food.