One of the most interesting places I've been to is Shaoxing in eastern China. It's
For around RMB$20, you can spend a whole day nursing a constantly replenished cup of loose leaf tea, play mahjong or read under the cooling shade of the dense foliage overhead as the cicadas sing their brave song.
Rather than being daunted, I sought out some free apps that helped me navigate the city like a local. Incidentally many of these apps are also great for navigating other Chinese cities too.