Yaowan ancient town is located in the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and Luoma Lake interchange, connected Suqian, Suining, Pizhou three counties.
Yaowan history dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period, the town built in the Tang Dynasty, has been 1300 years of history. Yaowan ancient town west by the Grand Canal, east by the Luoma Lake, surrounded by water, north-south water transport hub and an important commodity distribution center. Town banks, drapery, pawn shops and other stores more than 360 workshops, the " Golden waterway Golden Triangle " and "Little Shanghai," said.
Yue Fei,Zhu Yuanzhang, Shi Kefa, Emperor Qianlong and other historical figures have left footprints in Yaowan. Patriotic general Zhang Huatang three troops, the Huaihai Campaign opener Yaowan, Yaowan also left a deep mark on the history.Anti-Japanese War broke out, the town's business gradually Yaowan depression, after the liberation to the "cultural revolution," architectural and historical relics Yaowan ancient town suffered some degree of damage, but still in northern Jiangsu is the best preserved ancient town. After the reforms, Yaowan ancient town government and relevant departments of the town's architectural and historical and cultural resources and protection of the survey confirm the town between 813 Ming and Qing buildings, architectural style is exquisite, with local characteristics. Hundreds of years of prosperity gave birth history, folklore, food, business culture can be passed. Luoma Lake Wetland unique beautiful scenery, rich lake production, produced by the lake crab, shrimp, whitebait and so famous.
Yaowan stone stele unearthed in the Qing Dynasty imperial edict, mural paintings, porcelain, embroidery and other large number of precious historical relics, ancient survived Business Center, temples, bridges, etc. guhuai has a high cultural value.
As one of the major Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Harbour, Yaowan still retain the traditional morning - night owls set. Yaowan ancient town located in the middle of the canal, which normally takes at passing ships docked here night moored morning sail. Boatman merchants need to buy necessities at night, over time forming the night sets. Starry Night go to the market, the end of the dawn, do not delay farm work during the day, so it is the people known as the "night owl collection." Local circulating a ballad depicting the "night owl set" lively scene: "bang hit a three-shift lights the streets, waiting for four more guests footsteps trading just before dawn Sheng, miles can smell the city Chaosheng.."
In addition Yaowan owl set to another feature of the genus "Yaowan Sambo", that is, green beans shochu, Yaowan sweet oil, Yaowan Gui sheet cake, a unique taste, rich nutrition, the majority of tourists.
Yaowan because the canal was born, because of the canal and Xing, but also form their own specialties - dishes Yaowan boat. The so-called boat Yaowan dishes, making the name suggests is on board, the ship edible dishes. Only with the decline of water transport, ship food production locations also gradually transferred from water to land. Yaowan boat dish based largely on Luoma seasonal specialties, such as mandarin fish, wool saury, whitebait, rice, shrimp, crab, lotus root, water chestnut rice and so on. Rich ingredients created a variety of boat types dishes, especially fish wins. Such as steamed white silk, shrimp beheaded meters, whitebait hold eggs, pepper and other small dried fish; soups categories such as rich fish head soup, mussels Horseshoe Lake soup.
In recent years, the municipal government attaches great importance to tourism development Xinyi, launched a comprehensive protection and development Yaowan ancient town. The end of 2008 officially established Xinyi Luoma Tourism Development Company Limited, a state-owned properties, the main task is to protect and develop construction Yaowan ancient town and Luoma resources.
In the development work we seriously timely rescue, fully protected and actively use to ensure that level. The scenic area of environmental protection and ecological construction as the most important development work, high standards of planning design and construction, Yaowan ancient town ushered in the spring recovery. More than eight years, we Yaowan ancient town invested a total of over 1 billion yuan. Ming and Qing architectural two ancient commercial street were repaired, before and after construction of housing more than 1,600 rooms, an area of 32,000 square meters; after dredging the river and moat over 1000 meters, erected landscape bridge 5; New Eco car park 18000 square m star toilet 10; complete Courtyard Wu, Zhao Xinlong sauce shop East pawn, pawn Yaowan Museum, Yaowan folk History Museum, the Qing Yaowan post office, Yaowan Art Museum, Southern whistle doors, arches community north gate lock and key, Jiangxi Hall, Shanxi Hall, the Catholic Church, land, nearly 20 lifts house landscape restoration; October 1, 2011 Yaowan ancient town resort officially open to tourists.
近年來，在市委、市政府正確領導、各相關部門單位鼎力支持下，經過我們的不懈努力，窯灣古鎮現已取得了幾十塊金字招牌：2010年10月，被省政府評定為“歷史文化名地步鎮”； 2010年11月，被中國大運河網評為“最美運河十景”第二名；稱號；2011年6月，在被國家旅遊局評為“旅遊特犀牛一下子融入了那三叉戟之中色鎮”的基礎上，又被國家旅遊局、住建部評為“全國特色景觀旅遊名鎮”；古鎮特產綠豆〓燒酒、窯灣甜油等被入列非物質文化遺產保護名錄； 2012年10月正式被國家旅遊局批復為國家4A級旅遊◆景區；2013年11月，通過ISO9000質量管理體系認證； 2015年2月，獲“江蘇名牌產品“稱號；2015年10月，榮獲徐州市精神文明建設指導委員會頒發的 2012-2014年不該如此輕易離開才對度文明單位獎；2015年12月，窯灣古鎮電子商務平臺榮獲江蘇省旅遊局 和信息化辦公室頒發的“旅遊+互聯網”模式創新優秀項目獎 ；2016年4月，窯灣古鎮景區榮獲2015年度中國旅遊總評榜“年度最具潛力景區品牌”。2015年，景區遊客接待量已達150萬人次。
In recent years, the municipal government the right leadership, the relevant departmental units for their support, through our unremitting efforts, the town is now Yaowan made dozens of pieces flagship: in October 2010, the provincial government was rated as "history cultural town "; in November 2010, was named China Grand Canal river" the most beautiful canal sites "second; title; in June 2011, after being awarded the national Tourism Administration" tourist attractions town "on the basis of by the national Tourism Administration, the Ministry of Housing as "the characteristic landscape tourism town"; town specialty green beans shochu, Yaowan sweet oil into the column to be non-material cultural heritage protection; in October 2012 was officially approved by the national Tourism Administration national 4A level scenic spots; in November 2013, through the ISO9000 quality management system certification; in February 2015, won the "Jiangsu Famous brand" title; in October 2015, won the 2012 Xuzhou City spiritual civilization Steering Committee awarded - the 2014 civilization unit Award; December 2015, e-commerce platform Yaowan ancient town won the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau and the information office issued a "travel + internet" mode innovation Award for outstanding projects; April 2016, Yaowan resort town won the 2015 annual China Tourism Billboard "the year's most scenic potential of the brand." By 2015, the scenic tourist accommodation has reached 1.5 million.
Over the next three years, Yaowan ancient town will be based on six elements of tourism development, to create a comprehensive development of good resort "to nine," or "to be attracted to people, the car can easily be, like to live down, saliva out, light up at night ,entertainment Hey up, specialty loaded up , wouldn’t like to leave and recommend to friends. " Yaowan ancient town is striving "Chinese historical and cultural town" and the state 5A-class tourist attractions, to create "a new benchmark for tourism in Northern Jiangsu."