Yancheng, whose name literally means "Salt City", was founded in 119 BC named after the salt harvest fields that surround the city.
- Salt marshes
- Yancheng wetlands
- China Sea Salt Museum (中国海盐博物馆), No. 1 Kaifang Avenue (开放大道1号), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Tu-Su 09:00-17:00, closed on Mondays. Free.
The coast of Yancheng Prefecture is a home to migratory birds, an as such has been listed as a natural world heritage site under the name Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China.