Qingyang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 庆阳市 (qìng yáng shì)
Area: 27,119 square kilometers (10,471 square miles)
Location: Qingyang is habitually called 'Long Dong' because of its locality in eastern Gansu Province . It borders Shaanxi Province in the east and north in the neighborhood of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in the west. Within the province, it is bounded on the south by Pingliang City.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Xifeng); 7 counties (Qingcheng, Huanxian, Huachi, Heshui, Zhengning, Ningxian, Zhenyuan)
Seat of the City Government: No.186, Changqing Beilu, Xifeng District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0934-8212126
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch: No.66, Xi Da Jie, Xifeng District
China Post Branch: No.66, Xi Da Jie, Xifeng District
Qingyang Attractions - Things to Do
- North Grotto Temple
- Zhouzuling National Forest Park
- Xinlong Mountain
- Twin Pagoda Temple
How to get to/around Qingyang
Qingyang Airport lies 8 kilometers (5 miles) northwest of Xifeng District, operating flights to and from Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport, Xi'an Xianyang International Airport and Tianjin Binhai Airport. The bus is the most important means of transportation in Qingyang. The east and west bus stations are located in Changqing Lu and Jiulong Lu.
When to Go: Summer and autumn are the most favorable seasons to travel in Qingyang.
Qingyang Travel Tips
History: Qingyang has an extremely long history. The first paleolith was discovered in Huachi County of the city. The Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC to 771 BC) developed and grew in Qingyang and then moved southward. It was during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) that shires and prefectures began to be set up in this region.
Physical Features: There are ravines crisscrossing and undulating hills all over Qingyang City. It belongs to the Loess Plateau area and mainly consists of three regions: low mountainous and hilly areas in the east, high mountainous and hilly areas in the north and gully areas in the south-central. The terrain is high in the north, west and east as well as being low in the south and center, forming a basin in eastern Gansu.
Special Local Products: buckwheat, sun-cured tobacco, white melon seed, walnut, acid jujube, Chinese pear-leafed crabapple, apricot, embroidery sachet, shadow puppetry.
I have heard that the public shuttle bus from QY to Zhenyuan County will pass by the temple. You can take it at QY North Bus Station.
I'll be staying not too far away from West Bus Terminal.
Like you suggested, hiring a cab would be the best way.