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Hours:8:30am to 5:30pm
Address:Just SE of Jiefang Bridge and Grand Canal
Yangzhou saw an unprecedented amount of Arab traders during the Tang and Song Dynasties, and among them was the famous descendant of Muhammed named Puhaddin.
Address:No. 88 Daxue Road (south)
For international students looking for a different, and less expensive, opportunity to study Chinese language and culture, Yangzhou University beckons. Campuses are spread throughout town with a total enrollment of 35,000 students. Other popular realms of study include the culinary school, martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, and many others.
Address:No. 30 Wenhe Bei Lu - Near Siwang Pavillion
Fu Man Lou is a great place to enjoy the Chinese dining spectacle of a steamy window, packed restaurant complete with three floors of high decible yelling, flowing baijiu, and a superfluous wait staff all under a smokey haze. It’s awesome. The Yangzhou cuisine here is some of the best in town as well. The historic Fu Man Lou (福满楼) is located o
The big ritzy places to shop in Yangzhou are clustered around the white pavilion in the center of town, Wenchang Pavilion (文昌阁).
At the northeast corner of the intersection is the Wan Jia Fu (万家福) department store with 5 floors of just about every product under the sun. Many products include very entertaining translations as well.
Address:No.33, Huanggong, Wenhe Beilu, Yangzhou
The Palace is large, pulsing, and fun. Head upstairs where the music is generally more suited to Western tastes, or ’danceable’, as the crowd usually stays until the wee hours of the morning. Admission is free, but there’s not such luck with drink specials.
Address:No. 12 Wenhe North Road
No surprises here at Champion Pizza. They serve pizza, steak, and other Western choices for decent prices and offer a quieter, less smoky alternative to other Chinese restaurants. If anything, the English menu will provide entertainment. Champion Pizza is located on Wenhe North Road between the two big pavilions.
Address:No.23, Guoqing Lu, Xinsheng Jie, Yangzhou
For those with both a tighter travel budget and a bit of a nostalgic inclination, the Lu Yang Guesthouse is a perfect place for about 50 Yuan a night. The Lu Yang Guesthouse is set down an old alley which makes one feel as if they are visiting the China of a century ago.
Address:Intersection of Guoqing and Ganquan Rds. mark the center
For incredible cheap products head to the clothing and trinket store lined Guoqing (国庆路) and Ganquan roads (甘泉路). Don’t be afraid to bargain here as well. Any items normally found in Yangzhou's touristy areas can be found on these streets for half the price.