Ge Garden was very beautiful and peaceful. Quite large actually. The ticket had a map on the back of it which I didn't notice until I had already left. The map would have been very useful because I found myself walking around in circles. But to be honest I don't know if that map would have been very useful, wasn't very clear and detailed. Over all I was very satisfied with Ge Garden and would recommend Ge Garden and Cultural Street to others.Compared with Ge Garden,the map on the back of the ticket was much more clear, detailed and overall more useful. In the room that had the pictures of the family members there was only Chinese, no English, so my advice would be to add English translation in interesting places. I actually got lost in Slender West Lake. I spent about 30 minutes just trying to get out of one area. I think they need more maps posted along the trails, especially in the more deserted areas.I like the Slender West Lake best,as she is so pretty! The ladies that were walking around sweeping were very sweet, they would always smile at me and say hello which is what we do back at home to strangers so it was nice.
Using a taxi is the most efficient and quickest way to get around Yangzhou. I didn't have a problem getting to my destination while using a taxi. The fare isn't too high either. I don't enjoy taking the bus. The bus ride to the zoo took forever, it was nice though that I only had to pay 1 yuan though. It was also hard finding where bus 32 was. I tried asking some people in English but that didn't work out so I ended up asking in simple chinese. I spent about 1 hour walking around the city trying to find bus 32. The tri-shaw thing was nice; it was a little too expensive for the small distance in which I rode it. Maybe the guy ripped me off because I am a foreigner, but it was an enjoyable ride, I felt like I was part of the garden city more.