Mysterious China: Yangzhou – A City of Timeless Culture
- Monarex Hollywood
- Cultural Perspectives
- A true gem in modern China… There is a saying, when you come to Yangzhou you will discover China. As part of the GOLDEN CITIES series we follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo,who meticulously recorded his fascinating observations of Yangzhou’s epic cultural heritage in his bestselling book “The Travels of Marco Polo,” which for over 700 years never went out of print. Strategically situated on the junction of the famous Grand Canal and the Yangtze River, Yangzhou has been one of the most prosperous cities in China since ancient times because of its flourishing trade in salt, silk and grain. The lavish mansions and gardens of rich salt merchants are a unique testimony to the wealth of this city that attracted poets, painters and writers from all over the Middle Kingdom. Since time immemorial exquisite arts and crafts have been a treasure trove of his acclaimed city of timeless culture, recipient of theUNITED NATION AS HABITAT SCROLL OF HONOR. The Slender West Lake is a major tourist attraction and reflects the eternal spirit of Yangzhou where myth and legends come alive.