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Huaian Travel Guide

Huaian, Jiangsu, China

Anciently, Huaian(淮安) was called Huaiyin(淮阴), Chuzhou(楚州), Qingjiang(清江), Qinghe(清河), Guchu(古楚) and Qingjiangpu(清江浦) and so on. It is located in the east side of Yangtze-Huai River Plain, and it is also in the region of Yangtze River Delta which is symbolized by Shanghai.

Huaian belonging to China’s east coastal economic zone is only 100 kilometers away from Yellow River. It just takes one and a half hour to arrive in Lianyungang(连云港) Port and Dafeng Port(大丰港) of Yancheng(盐城). It is the conjunction zone of ancient Huai River and Hangzhou-Beijing Grand Canal. Hongze Lake as one of China Top Five Fresh Water River is also located in its administrative region. 

Huaian, Jiangsu, China

It is close to Lianyungang in north, Yancheng in northeast, Yangzhou in southeast, Nanjing in south and Suqian in northwest. Huaian is China’s famous cultural and historical city as well as a new-born industrial city, and in recent years, it had a fantastic development in the aspect of export-oriented economy, especially many Taiwan people invest a lot here.

Huaian, apart from Yangzhou, is the main original land of Huaiyang Cuisine(淮扬菜). Huaiyang Cuisine is one of China Top Four Cuisine Styles (the others are Shangdong Cuisine, Sichuan Cuisine and Cantonese Cuisine). Huaiyang Cuisine formed in period of Spring and Autumn, developed fast in Sui and Tang Dynasties and prevailed in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Traditionally, it boasts The Top Taste of Southeast China.

Huaian also has abundant historical and cultural tourist attractions like Mingzu Mausoleum(明祖陵)Zhenhuai Tower(镇淮楼), initially established in North Song Dynasty is the symbolic architecture of Huaian.


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