A must is a walk up YunLong Mountain from the West Gate entrance for a panoramic view of Xuzhou and a ride down on the cable car then a stroll to town to Peng Cheng Square.
Peng Cheng Square being one of several well loved and well used parks in Xuzhou. We can learn from the Chinese about how to make the most of time outdoors in the parks: from Tai Chi in the mornings to dancing in the evenings. Our fondest experience in many cities througout China included walks in parks amidst people who were playing chess or mahjong, exercising, singing, dancing, picnicing, or walking. The parks seeming to be a private playground in a public place. Don't just be a voyuer, join in- they will welcome you! Memorial to Martyrs is well worth seeing for its grandiose tribute to the defenders of the city during the Sino-Japanese and civil war. For a more authentic feel for the lives of the people in Xuzhou we recommend a visit to Hubu Hill, the antique market and XuanWu market and don't miss the opportunity to eat from a bountiful selection of street food. Don't forget the outskirts, a one hour bus ride will take you to Jiawang - the reconstructed temple and rural reserve and in contrast, the new municipal complex. Language differences are a small barrier, friendly smiles, gestures and genuine interest are your passport to a rich and memorable stay in Xuzhou.
Xuzhou is full of historic sites. It had been a military vantage point from ancient times. There were many big battles between nations.
There are two museums of Han dynasty. People are nice, the food is great.