Discover boutique hotels in Yangzhou, China
Yangzhou is famous for its waterways – ever heard of the mighty Yangtze? – and is a contender for China’s tourism crown. It’s amassed quite the cultural treasure-trove in its 2,000-year-plus history: Marco Polo was once a resident, as were numerous scholars, merchant families, poets and artists. While there, be sure to check out Daming Monastery (where you’ll be greeted by a smiling Maitreya Buddha), wander through scenic Slender West Lake national park, visit the elaborate rock gardens of Ge Garden, and stop for refreshments in a traditional tea house.
When to go
Temperatures can reach 28°C in July, the hottest month of the year, and dip to an average of 1°C in January, the coldest. Rainy season spans from the middle of June to late July, and moderate March and April are the best months to visit.
PlanesYangzhou Taizhou Airport sits halfway between Yangzhou and the nearby Taizhou, and Nanjing Lukou International Airport is just under two hours away from central Yangzhou by car. Ring up our Smith24 team and they’ll happily sort out flights for you.
AutomobilesYangzhou’s sole Yangtze River crossing is one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. Gather your nerves before you start the drive.