Wu Cheng’en,the novelist for Journey to the West,was from Huai’an in Northern Jiangsu province. He was amazed and fascinated by the beauty and wildness of the hilly region at the times(1585 A. In Huaguo mountain,there are many sites associated with this novel. [Detail]
The hand crafts made of shell make great souvenirs to take home. [Detail]
Nobody knew whether he and his fleet arrived successfully in these islands in the opposite of the ocean or died on the way to their destination. But in Japan,there is a park and a tomb titled with his name and nobody really knows how to explain these things. Xu Fu Village was his hometown at that time that is now located in Ganyu County,a jurisdictional subdivision of Lianyungang City. Locals erected a temple and a tombstone with his name in memory of him. [Detail]
Nicknamed Land of Crystals,the county is well known for its reputation in natural crystal production and manufacture,which,with 70% of the national reserve of the precious material,produces 80% China's crystal products. The 4.35-tonne China Crystal King,among the precious collections at the Chinese Museum of Geology,was unearthed in Donghai. Donghai crystal market is doing well and the city is packed with crystal dealers over 10000 daily with some 50000 visitors on a peak day,both domestically and internationally. [Detail]
Here was Qu County in the Qin Dynasty and Haizhou in the Tang Dynasty. Lianyungang has the fame of"huge town at the inlet of the Huaihe River",and"famous county in East China Sea".Here one can watch China's oldest petroglyphs-Jiangjunya Petroglyphs,Yinwan Bamboo Slips of the Western Han Dynasty,the Shuanglong Han Dynasty Tomb in Haizhou,the bas-relief on precipices of the Eastern Han Dynasty,and the Tenghualuo Longshan Relics,which is China's first prehistoric town site with the structure of inner and outer cities 。 [Detail]