In 2019, the Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) in Yancheng became the first provincial sites of the Natural World Heritage, and won global recognition with its charming coastal wetland. In addition, rare wild animals like red-crowned cranes and milu along with pristine environment such as Tiaozini Wetlands and coastal wetland have all received extensive attention.
Endowed with a golden coastline, Yancheng became noted as “city of salt” for a large number of salt farms across the city over two thousand years ago. The long history witnessed the development of its profound sea salt culture. The city has a flat terrain, crisscross canals, lagoon-like lakes such as Dazonghu Lake, Jiulongkou, and Majiadang, all contributing to the city’s natural beauty. Chinese Milu Park, Yancheng National Rare Birds Nature Reserve and China Sea-Salt Museum are also destinations you cannot miss. Dafeng wheat straw patchwork, Sheyang farmer painting and other characteristic crafts deeply influenced by local culture and customs are also worth a visit for their unparalleled glamour.