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Yangzhou reopens scenic spots as epidemic shows signs of slowing

Updated: Mar 26, 2020 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Photo captures a view of Slender West Lake in Yangzhou [Photo/VCG]

Most scenic attractions in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, have reopened in an orderly manner as the novel coronavirus outbreak subsides around the country.

More than 10 scenic spots, including Slender West Lake, Dongguan Street, Geyuan Garden, and Heyuan Garden, have announced that they will resume operations as of late March.

All state-owned attractions in Yangzhou will offer free admission to medical workers and police officers across China throughout 2020, and a slew of preferential policies have been implemented to stimulate the growth of the tourism industry in the city.

List of Yangzhou scenic attractions that have reopened as of March 21

Slender West Lake (瘦西湖), Yunhe Sanwan Scenic Spot (运河三湾风景区), Songjia City (宋夹城), Dongguan Street (东关街), Hanling Garden or the imperial tomb of Guangling King (汉陵苑), Ruins of Tang City (唐城遗址), Gaoyou Wenyou Platform (高邮文游台), Yizheng Tianle Lake (仪征天乐湖), Runyang Forest Park (润扬森林公园), Phoenix Island Ecological Tourism Area (凤凰岛生态旅游区), Sea of flowers on lake in Gaoyao (高邮湖上花海), Gaoyou Qingshui Pond (高邮清水潭), Geyuan Garden (个园), Heyuan Garden (何园), Zhuyu Bay (茱萸湾), Lotus Pond Park (荷花池公园), Ruins of Longqiuzhuang (龙虬庄遗址).

Tips for visitors

1. The hours of most scenic attractions have been shortened and some indoor locations remain closed temporarily.

2. Visitors will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be checked at the entrance.

3. Visitors must present their IDs and green health codes before entering the sites.

4. Visitors are advised to read information released by scenic sites in advance.

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