Located in Haimen district, Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, Liyashan Island is a naturally formed island with a recorded history of 1,690 years. The island is rich in resources, and is famous for its oysters. Li in Mandarin means oyster.
Liyashan is also known as Liya Pile, the name for the shell reef formed through countless years of biochemical reactions of many oyster shells, and its surface is covered with living oysters.
The island is 1.43 nautical miles long and 0.9 nautical miles wide from north to south. It covers an area of 440 hectares and is located in the intertidal zone of the southern part of the Yellow Sea. It is rich in various marine life, as well as its oysters.
In 2009, Jiangsu Haimen Liyashan Oyster Reef Marine Special Protection Zone was established. At present, the total area of Liyashan National Marine Park is more than 1,500 hectares.
Northeast of Dongzaogang town, Haimen district, Nantong, in Jiangsu province
1. Tourists need to take a boat to get to the island. The boat trip times to the island are different every day, and there are several days when the island is closed for admission. Tourists can contact the scenic area at 0513-82675012 for specific times.
2. The round trip (by boat) and mountaineering take around four to five hours.
3. Recommended duration: 2.5 hours
Located in Haimen district, Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, Liyashan Island is a rich haven for oysters. [Photo/Wechat account of Haimen Fabu]