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Xiling Mountain (Xilǐng Xuěshān, 西岭雪山)—also referred to as "Xiling Snow Mountain," "Xiling Snow-Capped Mountain" or just "Xiling Xueshan"—is a pleasant get-away just about two hours by...


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Yangzhou's most well-known scenic venue is the Slender West Lake (Shòuxī Hú, 瘦西湖), a narrow stretch of water in the northwestern portion of the city named after famous West Lake in Hangzhou. Once known as the Baozhang Canal, the lake formed gradually during the Sui and Tang Dynasties from part of the old city moat just outside the ancient city walls. The literati of Yangzhou gathered on pleasure boats and visited spots of note around the lake. It was also a favorite retreat of the Qing Emperor Qianlong and legend has it..

Situated in a northwestern Yangzhou within the pleasant green northern reaches of Shou Xihu Park, Daming Si has been drawing Buddhist worshippers since the fifth century AD, though much of what you'll see today has been built in more recent times, as this active temple has been expanded. The temple grounds are extensive, encompassing a Memorial Hall to Buddhist monk Jian Zhen, believed to have been the one who brought the faith to Japan, along with a Japanese-style pagoda commemorating Jian's legendary achievement.  In..

The Yangzhou Museum is located inside the 1,500-year-old Tianning Temple. The predecessor of the Museum is Relics Museum founded in 1951. It was renamed "Yangzhou Museum" in 1953. The former site of the Museum was inside the Memorial Temple of Shigong and it was moved to the new site. There are 15,000 cultural relics, including The David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) fossil, which is the best-preserved of its kind in China, with a history of more than 10,000 years. The main exhibits are displayed in the second main hall, and..

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