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By the way to the place where the Great Canal and the River Yinjiang meet, the city of Yinchzhou has sprung up. It lies on the land of the Jiegyan Province in China. The ancient city has long surpassed its age of 2.5 thousand years. In the 4th century before Christ, the city was called Hunan. During the time of the Sue Dynasty in the early 7th century, the city was the capital center. At that time, it was a developing and thriving community. During the period of the Tuy dynasty, it continued to develop rapidly. New buildings were being erected. Talented poets praised local places of honor in their works. There was an active trade. Yinchzhou was famous for its scientists and artists.

After the construction of the Grand Canal at the beginning of the 7th century, the city was transformed into a significant commercial center. In the Middle Ages, the famous Marco Polo was appointed governor by decree of the Kublai Khan. The great damage was done to the region during the Taipei Rebellion. In the first half of the 20th century, the city was called Yingtui. The renovation of the Grand Canal in the 1960s coincided with the beginning of Yingtzeugus economic growth.

The old part of the city, with its historic architectural structures, is not far from the bank of the Yingyou River, just a few kilometers away. The old channel bed covers the eastern and southern parts of the city. The merging of the new hand is north-northeast of Yingyou.

The current city is the center of a successful and prosperous agricultural region. Here they harvest salt and engage in fish farming. A significant role is played by the traditional fishing industry. The food and textile industry is working. ×There are several important highways that run through the city.

There are several small canals in the city limits, some of which connect to the main channel of the Grand Canal. Others go to a lake of artificial origin, the Lake Doucouche, called by the name Slow Western Lake. On its shoreline there was a park with pagoda and pavilions. The oldest temple of Daminsins, dating back to the 5th century, is a unique monument to the archaeological architecture of a bygone era.

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  • Air quality: 103 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 710,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 1 Mbps Internet in Yangzhou is fast averaging 8 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 1 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1050
  • Monthly costs for family: $2700
  • Monthly costs for local: $800
  • Meal: $1.9
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $4

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