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Shouxi Lake | Daming Temple | Geyuan Garden | Heyuan Garden | Yucheng Post Station | Museum of the tomb of Han Guangling King | Yangzhou Lacquerware factory | Museum of Tang Ruins |

Shouxi Lake

The Five-Pavilion Bridge on this lake is a landmark of Yangzhou. The White Pagoda by the Lotus Pond is an imitation of the White Pagoda in Beijings Beihai Park. The scenic area between Shouxi lake and Pingshan Hall, where 24 bridges span the canal, was most favoured by Emperor Qianlong.

Daming Temple

This temple was built during the reign of Emperor Liu Zun (457-464) of the Song Dynasty in the Southern and Northern Dynasties. Main features include the Qinling Pagoda, Hall of the Heavenly King, Hall of Sakyamuni, and Island of Gaunyin. The Monk Jianzhen Memorial Museum is the Qingkong Tower.

Geyuan Garden

This Qing-dynasty complex  was the family mansion of Huang Zhiyun, a salt merchant. The focus of the private garden is a man-made hill occupying tow-thirds of the total area. It combines lovely northern and southern style rockeries. Scattered among these are stone bridges, courtyards pavilions and halls.

Heyuan Garden

The mansion of  He Zhiren, a late-Qing court official, this complex includes the East and West gardens in its Rear Garden. Xuchn Hall is an exquisite nanmu structure, with beautifully decorated corridors, doors and windows.

Yucheng Post Station

Located in Gaoyou, the post station was built in 1357. It is one of the best-preserved ancient facilities of its kind in China. The station has two rows of offices, with five rooms in both the front and rear houses, along with many supplemental houses for storeroom, kitchen, stable and other functions. It also has a drum tower and a screen-wall tower in front.

Museum of the tomb of Han Guangling King

Covering a hilly area of 27,000 square meters, the museum displays the tombs of Liu Xu, the first-generation Guangling King assigned to Yangzhou during the mid-Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C-A.D. 24), and his wife. Both tombs were built in the high grade reserved for emperors and kings and remain in good condition. Liu Xus tomb alone occupies 230 square meters. An entirely nanmu structure, the burial chamber was constructed without using a single nail. Items reflecting life at time are exhibited in the museum.

Yangzhou Lacquerware factory

The largest lacquerware producer in the country, this factory has a license for import/export business.  It produces decorative articles and furniture using unique techniques, such as lacquer carving and jade and pearl inlay.

Museum of Tang Ruins

This site on the Shugang Terrace was where ancient rulers, from the Spring and Autumn Period to the Sui, Tang and Song Dynasties, built their batteries or cities. The museum here house more than 300 Tang-Dynasty cultural relics, with exhibits of the city layout, administration, handicrafts and trade, as well as the cultures and foreign relations at the time.


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