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Yancheng Travel Guide, China

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Location

Yancheng is a large city in eastern China located by the Yellow Sea coast, close to cities like Shanghai and Xuzhou.In Yancheng travel guide you will find useful information about this beautiful Asiatic tourist destination.

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

Yancheng is located in a low area, its topography being dominated by the eastern low costal plains and marshes. The land surface keeps growing every year to the detriment of the sea due to the high amounts of sediments brought by Yangtze River. Another characteristic picture here is created by the presence of the immense salt fields, their existence being a real natural resource for the city.

Climate in Yancheng is subtropical, influenced by the monsoon and has four different seasons. The mild and wet climate is a great advantage for the city as a holiday destination due to the all year round accessibility. Temperatures never go above 38ºC and bellow -10ºC, which is quite reasonable and attractive for tourists.

The city is not crossed by any major river course but the presence of the Yellow Sea and of the marshes compensates for this fact.

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

The presence of the sea and expanded marshes attract wildlife and create a positive environment for the flora too. This unique location has been transformed into a protected area in 1984 when scientists decided to try and preserve this habitat intact along with all the wonderful flora and fauna existing here. The Yancheng National Natural Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in China and an important part of it is located near Yancheng city protecting endangered bird species like the red-crowned crane, great bustard, golden eagle, mammal species like the river deer and aquatic fauna like the Chinese paddle fish.

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Population

Yancheng houses a number of 1, 5 million people and is famous in China for its salt fields, a huge economic resource valued by the locals for thousands of years. Yancheng has always been an important salt centre where marine salt was obtained and then transported to other location within China or abroad.

Economy is also sustained by the light industry section with textile industry, food industry and tourism as main fields as well as by the chemical plants and commerce.

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Yancheng is a city with an intense cultural and artistic activity in all related fields. Traditional music is highly appreciated here, hence Huai Opera is one of the major attractions for the locals and not only. This type of performance has been present here for 200 years and describes traditional or historic scenes, the actors wearing opulent costumes in bright colors, animal masks and numerous jewels. Performances include reciting poems, dancing, singing and even acrobatics, and the entire show sometimes lasting for hours. Yancheng is also the home of Chinese acrobatics, the city housing numerous acrobatics schools where young people can attend and initiate in this traditional art.

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Transport

Yancheng is an important transportation hub due to its location by the sea, being crossed by several highways and railways and also having an international airport. Yancheng International Airport is located just minutes away from downtown and the modern and efficient networks of highways and railroads will take you in the shortest time to any other place in coastal or inland China. Within the city travelers can choose the taxis, buses or they can rent a car for a more comfortable travel.

Yancheng, Travel Guide – Festivals

Some of the festivals held in Yancheng are related to seasons like the Spring Festival and Autumn Festival, Flower Festival, Art Festival and so on. Other festivals are organized during some national holidays like the Lantern Festival when locals meet downtown and enjoy themselves by listening traditional music and dancing. The Peach Flower Festival is another unique traditional event due to the strong symbolism of these flowers. They are admired and loved by the locals because in their tradition they represent love and purity and their blossom is celebrated with lots of fun events like contests, music concerts and trips to special places where people can actually admire the blossoms.

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