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About Yancheng

Yancheng literally means "Salt City". It gets its name from its proximity to the salt sea. It was established here more than 2,100 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The city has a beautiful golden coastline, a long and storied history and a strong culture surrounding sea salt, a priceless commodity of the ancient world. Yancheng has numerous famous historical sites and ruins. Shi Nai'an, the author of "Water Margin" (one of China's Four Great Novels) came from Suzhou’s Yancheng. The Reading Hall of Fan Zhongyan, the Duke of Cho, is also a worthwhile place to visit. Yancheng is also home to the New Fourth Army Memorial and Old Headquarters of the New Fourth Army. If you are interested in modern history, this is a great place to visit. Because Yancheng is rich in commodities and interesting folk customs, it is sometimes referred to by the beautiful moniker "The Land of Fish and Rice".

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New Fourth Army Memorial Hall
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Memorial Hall
New Fourth Army Memorial Hall is located at 159 Jianjun East Road in Tinghu District, Yancheng City. Nationally, it is a relatively large-scale memorial hall of the New Fourth Army, with new archives. It is composed of three parts: a main hall area, the former site of the Reformation Headquarter of the New Fourth Army, and the Army Formation Square. The main hall area contains the Historical Archive Display Hall, Weaponry Display Hall, Central Square, and other facilities. The former site is mainly used to showcase the old appearance of the headquarter, while displaying historical objects, archives, etc. The Army Formation Hall, there is a round garden, at the center of which is a memorial tower of the Army Reformation Headquarter, based on the bronze statue of New Fourth Army cavalry.
Water Street
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Featured Neighborhood
Next to the Chuanchang River is Yancheng Water Street. The street is located between Dongjin Road and Century Avenue and is knows as both a scenic and cultural spot where visitors can learn about Haiyan history and observe their culture in many ways. In the cultural area on Yancheng Water Street, the locals entertain guests with their cultural performances and skits and offer up local food and treats. Guests to Yancheng Water Street can also buy local products and specialties made in the area. Other places similar to Yancheng Water Street that also showcase Haiyan's history and culture include the China Sea Salt Museum, Food Street, Entertainment Street, and Water City.
Golden Eagle Sea World
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Golden Eagle Sea World is located in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. It has rich species display and complete functional facilities. The venue is divided into four theme areas: Amazon jungle, ocean kingdom, seabird castle, and dream jellyfish. Each area is unique. There are many star animals such as sharks, seals, clownfish, seahorses, and otters; and seal feeding, mermaid performances, penguin feeding, crickets, and ocean kingdom performances take turns.
The Park of Yandu
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City Park
Yandu Park is located in the central area of Yancheng’s city district. It is connected with the waters of Chuanchang River, which was the ancient river way for salt transportation. It is a large multipurpose park of green water ecology in the urban area. Yandu Park was built on the former site of Huanghai Park, and displays over a thousand years of sea salt culture. Now there are entertainment facilities in the park, such as a sport recreation area and a large water world.

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Yancheng in Jiangsu's northern Jiangsu is a low-key city, unlike the aura of Suzhou and Nanjing. The history of Yancheng is also very long. Because of the salt county in 119 BC, although the salt industry is not the main one, the name has been preserved. The sea salt culture of Yancheng has a long history and a sea salt museum has been built.
There is a water street in the south of Yancheng, which is a must for many tourists. However, this water street is not a monument, but a new one. The total investment of Water Street is 310 million yuan. It was officially completed in 2008 and is positioned in the national 4A level tourist attraction.
Water Street covers an area of more than 200 acres. It is located in the administrative center area and is also the core area of culture. It is responsible for the city's characteristic business, tourism, culture and leisure. It is called the Confucius Temple in Yancheng.
Take a wooden canopy at the circular pier on the riverside of the river. Pass the waterway entrance and cross the water gate at the southernmost side of the water street. There are more than 50 shops along the street, which concentrate on Yancheng's special tourism products related to the sea salt culture. The
wooden boat slowly passed through the "Rafting Boat Theatre", "Old Zhou Tea Club", "Hanmo Pavilion" and "Shuiyun Pavilion", and finally arrived at the Yanshang House - Da Zhai Men, located at the northern end of Shui Street. Dazhemen covers an area of about 20,000 square meters and has a total of three entrances. It is the largest group of concentrated buildings in the entire water street scenic spot.
Posted: Dec 18, 2018