Since the Han Dynasty, salt has been under the direct management of the state. It is strictly forbidden to produce and sell salt without permission. If caught, the death penalty or a severe sentence. However, many salt merchants still take the risk to sell private salt, and many cookers burn salt privately to make a living. Therefore, salt officials patrol the streets every day to seize illegal salt. According to the folk tradition, the water street in Yanzhen performs the Yanguan patrol Street according to the folk art and local opera elements, and restores the scene of the ancient Yanguan patrol street, which is quite popular among the citizens and tourists.
Drift boat play garden
It is built near the water, separated by a piece of water, tourists can watch the performance on the shore. Once upon a time, salt people lived a poor life, but singing opera and watching scenery were the same habits for many years. When night fell, red lanterns were hung high, fishing boats and tourists gathered here. There was drama on the stage and off the stage. There were scenes inside and outside the water. It was very lively. Now, in the restored water street of Yanzhen, tourists can enjoy the performance of Huaiju opera by professional actors from Jiangsu Huaiju troupe and Yancheng Huaiju troupe every night.
Chuanchang river water is clear, and the feeling of the past is quiet. Starting from June 2017, Huafang water cruises with Chuanchang River as the main route were opened. On the dock, there are boat boats, dragon boats, flower boats, and a water bus cruise boat. It is also the second water bus in Jiangsu Province after Haohe River in Nantong. The leisurely boat boats infuse vitality into the tranquil Chuanchang river. The street view and the river blend together. You can listen to the secluded ancient music, taste tea and enjoy the scenery and charm of Chuanchang River from different perspectives. With Chuanchang river route map, time and ticket price
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