in central Jiangsu Province, the city of Yangzhou has the Changjiang River to
the south, the Huaihe River to the north, and the Grand Canal flowing through
its urban area. Built 2,480 years ago, Yangzhou was once the economic and cultural
center of areas between the Changjiang and Huaihe river valleys and an important
port for the earliest trade and contacts between China and the rest of the world.
The ancestors of people in Yangzhou created a splendid culture and left behind
them a large number of historical relics and sites, making it a wellknown tourist
city in China. These include the Lesser West Lake, Hongqiao Bridge, the Mist and
Rain Tower, the Ershisi Bridge, and Huhu Humble Cottage.