The metropolis has become legendary, thanks to being the setting for a piece of classic medieval Chinese literature - Monkey - about the extravagant quest of a Chinese monk setting off to follow the traces of Buddhist scriptures. Lianyungang also attracts visitors from all over the country thanks to its generous climate, its beaches and ancient Chinese monuments. Attractions that have earned it the nickname "city of romance". Located on the banks of the Yellow Sea, Lianyungang's beaches are among the most popular in China and offer a glimpse of a seaside version of China, where the most hedonistic of visitors will be able to indulge their idleness. The bravest visitors, meanwhile, can head for the many attractions and monuments that possess the region, starting with the impressive harbor, with a direct view of China and its opening out to the five continents. You should then make your way to Water Curtain Cave where you'll experience an inspired and captivating setting ... And if the explorer within you is still not satisfied, the summit of Yunv mountain awaits you, the highest point of the province and where you can admire breathtaking views of the countryside. Finally, a little more accessible is Ashoka pagoda in the temple of Haiqing, a ruler of ancient China, whose monument stands at 40 meters above you, despite its almost 1000-year long existence ... Once you've left this place that is so symbolic in the Buddhist faith, stop for something delicious to eat and give your taste buds a journey all of their own. It's impossible to visit Lianyungang without treating yourself to some steamed appetizers or parcels, followed by a dish of crispy eel or shrimp and pork dumplings.