Yancheng Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 盐城 (yán chéng)
Area: 16,921 square kilometers (6,533 square miles)
Location: Yancheng is seated in central coastal area of Jiangsu Province, facing eastward to the Yellow Sea. It neighbors Yangzhou in the west, Nantong in the south and is bounded on the north by Lianyungang, occupying the largest area among the cities in the province.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Tinghu, Yandu); 5 counties (Sheyang, Funing, Binhai, Xiangshui, Jianhu); 2 county-level cities (Dongtai, Dafeng)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Inquires and Complaints: 0515-8348666-1, 8348666-2
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0515-8218001
Yancheng Attractions - Things to Do
Yancheng Nature Reserve
This pristine national wetland nature reserve is set up for rare birds, especially the red-crowned crane. Every year, the natural reserve will await the arrival of flocks of rare birds that is a really spectacular scene.
|Admission Fee||CNY 45 (May to October) |
CNY 30 (November to April)
|Transportation||take regular bus from Yancheng Passenger Transport Center (located near the railway station) to Xinyanggang and then change a taxi to the nature reserve.|
Dafeng Milu Nature Reserve
The nature reserve is located in Dafeng City, being the world's largest wild breeding base for milu. Other herds of animals can also been found in it, including swan, ern and roe. Furthermore, tourist facilities and auxiliary buildings may greatly ease visitors' stay there.
|Admission Fee||CNY 40|
|Opening Hours||07:30 to 19:00|
|Transportation||take regular bus from Yancheng Passenger Transport Center (located near the railway station) to Dafengzha and then change regular bus to Chuandong Farm.|
Other Scenic Spots: Jiulongkou Nature Reserve, Taishan Temple, Dazong Lake Scenic Area, Yancheng Kuzhi Peony Garden
How to get to Yancheng
Yancheng Nanyang Airport stands in Nanyang Town, Tinghu District, having demestic flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing... and international flights to Korea. Yancheng Passenger Transport Center is situated in No.22 East Qingnian Road, where internal bus lines depart every five to ten minutes. It is about four hours' drive to Shanghai, and about three hours' ride to Nanjing, Yangzhou, Suzhou and some other tourist cities.
When to Go: Usually, visitor can choose to visit the city according to their own situations. Actually, spring, summer and autumn are all favorable to visit the area.
Yancheng Travel Tips
History: Yancheng was exploited as early as over 2,100 years ago. The Huaihe River empties into the Yellow Sea in northern part of the city. In Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), a county named with salt was established here for its salt production, and get its name, Yancheng, in 411 BC.
Physical Features: The general terrain of the region is flat, and its domain can be divided into three plain areas. Within the city, there are many rivers crisscross forming an intense water network.
Special Local Food: Steamed bun stuffed with crab yolk (Xie Huang Bao), sugar fried dough twist (Tang Ma Hua), glutinous rice cake of Funing (Funing Da Gao)