Hexia Town is located in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province with a history of more than 2500 years. It is one of the core protected areas of Huai’an historical and cultural city. Hexia is the hometown of historical figures such as Wu Cheng’en, author of Journey to the West, with profound cultural deposits.
Geographically, Hexia is at the center of North-South communication. It has formed a unique food culture, is one of the important birthplaces of Huaiyang cuisine and regarded as the first town of the famous Huaiyang cuisine. Hexia has inherited lots of famous Huaiyang cuisines so far, such as Wenlou crab soup bag, Wenlou Steamed Dumpling Filled with Crab Cream, Wenlou Egg Pancake with Pork and Shrimp Egg, and Eel Banquet. In addition, there are also plenty of snacks here in Hexia.
The culture, military, salt merchants and traditional Chinese medicine are quite unique here. In terms of culture, the buildings construction of Wu Cheng’en residence and Monkey King exhibition hall have been completed, and the Zhuangyuan house construction is also planned; The sites related to some famous military events in history are also being gradually restored and opened; In ancient China, Hexia is also an important gathering place for salt merchants, and the sites related to salt merchants’ culture are also worth seeing; Here is also the birthplace of one of the famous schools of Chinese medicine. The old Chinese medicine museum has been opened to the outside, and more Chinese medicine culture can be experienced here in the future.
With convenient transportation, Hexia is open all day and free of tickets. Its style is simple and elegant. Tourists can experience many historic cultural activities. It is a great choice for short-distance tourist destinations.