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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Yangzhou Travel Guide

Location: Yangzhou (扬州) is at the middle of Jiangsu Province, the lower reach of Yangtze River.

Population: 4,460,000

Area: with an area of 6,634 square kilometers

Nationalities: Han takes proportion of 99%.

History: Yangzhou has a history of almost 2,500 years. It was built in the Spring and Autumn Period with the named of Han. It was once callned Hancheng during the Warring States Period. In 590AD, the city began to be called Yangzhou.

It was the southern capital in Sui Dynasty named Jiangdu until the fall of the Dynasty. It has been a leading economic and cultural center and major port of foreign trade since the Tang Dynasty.

During the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, Yangzhou was still known as Guangling, but it was thereafter made the capital of Wu Kingdom.

The Mings (1368-1644) are largely responsible for building the city as it now stands and surrounding it with 9 km of walls.

Due to the war damage and neglect of the Jinghang Canal, Yangzhou was in decline. With the canal now partially restored, Yangzhou is once again an important transportation and market center.

Climate: Yangzhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. The summer is moist from June to August. The winter is dry from December to February. The annual average temperature is 15℃. The hottest moths is July and August with the average temperature is about 30℃. Its annual average sunshine is 2,177 hours. Spring is the best time to visit Yangzhou for its mild weather.

Transportation: Air-Yangzhou Taizhou Airport has been put into application in May, 2012 offering scheduled civil airlines.

Railway- Yangzhou Railway Station is situated on the western outskirts of the city provide passengers a number of major cities to the west, north and south.

Highway- 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.

Waterway- Yangzhou Harbor, 11.5 south from the city center, provides passengers routes reach Nanjing, Wuhu, Jiujiang, Huangshi, Wuhan, Nantong and Shanghai.

Specialties: Yangzhou Lacquer, Yangzhou Paper Cut, Yangzhou Jade, Yangzhou Embroider

Local Food: Steamed chicken over bamboo leaves,    Steamed Pig’s Head, Yangzhou Fried Rice

Attractions: Slender West Lake- Slender West Lake (瘦西湖) , the first national 5A scenic spot in Yangzhou, is situated in the north suburb of the city. It covers an area of 100 hectare with a total length of 4.3 kilometers. Main sights on the lake include the Spring Willows Along the Long Causeway, the Xuyuan Garden, Plum Hill in Late Spring, Yueguan, Chuitai, Clouds Flowing over the Water, the White Pagoda, and the Five Pavilion Bridge, et




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