Yuyao is home to one of the most ancient settlements in not only China, but the whole world. The Hemudu site is one of the first places to have cultivated rice and is one of the great sources of Neolithic history in China.
The people of Yuyao are steeped in the deep history of the locale, but they are clearly focused on the future. A thriving and rapidly growing economy has led to a very prosperous life for the local population. You can find a great many quiet places to relax along the river beneath the trees, but can also find plenty of exciting nightlife around the city.