Adjacent to the Yellow Sea in northern
Jiangsu, Lianyungang is an important coastal city open to the outside
world in China's east coast. It has a great wealth of historical and
cultural sites, rich tourist resources, and many hotels that offer topquality
sea food. The city has a fine seaside resort, the only one in Jiangsu
Province. There are Huaguo Mountain, a port, the Sucheng Scenic Area,
the Donglei Scenic Area, inscriptions on cliffs in Kongwang Mountain,
and other scenic spots.
Rising 625 meters above sea level in the Yuntain Mountains
of Lianyungang, Huaguo Mountain has secluded, deep caves, flowers, and
fruit. The novel of Journey to the West sets the mountain as its backdrop.
There are many scenic spots that are closely related to the novel. Pagodas
and temples were
erected there during the Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties. These
Include the Sanyuan Palace, Asoka Pagoda in the Haiqing Temple, and
12 stone carvings of the Tang, Song, and other feudal dynasties in the