Five ways to see Bacheng during the National Day holiday


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Updated: 2016-09-30

Located in the northwest of Kunshan city and offering the most beautiful views of Yangcheng Lake, the ancient water town of Bacheng is home to tranquil waters, peaceful rural landscapes and the sought-after seasonal delicacy hairy crabs.

As typhoon Megi has lost its power, do you want to spend a special National Day holiday in Bacheng? Here are five recommended itineraries for you.

Five ways to see Bacheng during the National Day holiday

Bacheng Old Street is lined with a variety of historical and cultural buildings. [Photo from WeChat account bachengly]

Historical and cultural style

Just come to Bacheng Old Street and step on the well-preserved brick-paved roads and walk through pristine traditional houses with black tiles and white walls!

The street is lined with a variety of historical and cultural museums themed around crab culture, wood carving techniques and local strange stones, as well as studios from many refined scholars, such as the renowned Kunqu opera master Yu Jiulin, bamboo carving expert Ni Xiaozhou and flute performer Chen Dongbao.

Five ways to see Bacheng during the National Day holiday

Bacheng's vineyard contains more than 20 different kinds of grapes. [Photo from WeChat account bachengly]

Rural style

Escape from the city and return to nature in Bacheng!

A bellwether of agricultural tourism in China, Bacheng offers nine characteristic farming villages, accompanied with fishpond, animal breeding and vegetable planting areas.

There is also a 700-hectare vineyard, where you can try more than 20 different kinds of grapes and experience "the sweetness of Turpan Basin."

Five ways to see Bacheng during the National Day holiday

Bajie Park is most famous for its fresh air and beautiful views over Yangcheng Lake. [Photo from WeChat account bachengly]

Recreational style

Bajie Park, most famous for its fresh air and beautiful views over Yangcheng Lake, will be sure to help you forget about your troubles. A series of recreational activities, such as children's park, lake cruises and cycling are also available at the park.

Five ways to see Bacheng during the National Day holiday

There are five large-scale crab markets, 510 crab docks and 288 boat restaurants in Bacheng. [Photo from WeChat account bachengly]

 

Gourmet style

The Chinese sometimes say that "he who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man." But for foodies, the saying should surely go, "he who has never tried hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake is not a true gourmet."

And the delicious critters are easy to find in Bacheng. The town is home to five large-scale crab markets, 510 crab docks and 288 boat restaurants!

Five ways to see Bacheng during the National Day holiday

Grab a friend or two, rent a bicycle and enjoy a leisurely ride savoring the fresh air, clean waters and beautiful scenery of Yangcheng Lake. [Photo from WeChat account bachengly]

Cycling style

Grab a friend or two, rent a bicycle and enjoy a leisurely ride savoring the fresh air, clean waters and beautiful scenery of Yangcheng Lake. You can take your own bicycles, or just rent some at the lakeside.

 

 
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