Jieyang Travel Guide
Area: 5,138 square kilometers (1,984 square miles)
Location: Situated in the southeast of Guangdong, Jieyang is north to the South China Sea and neighbor to Shantou, Chaozhou, Shanwei.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Rongcheng); 3 counties (Jiedong, Jiexi, Huilai); 1 county-level city (Puning)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0663-8292770
Tourist Consultant: 0663-8292446
Water Emergency Aid: 12395
Jieyang Attractions - Things to Do
- Dayang Holiday Resort
- Guizhuyuan Rock
- Huangqi Mountain Scenic Area
- Huangmanqi Waterfall Group
- Jieyang Confucius Temple
- Shuangfeng Temple
- Rongjiang River
How to get to/around Jieyang
See more Guangzhou - Chaoshan Train, Xiamen - Chaoshan Train
Jieyang Travel Tips
History: The city has over 2,200 years' history. The name of 'Jieyang' firstly appeared in the history in the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC). In the Han Dynasty (206BC-220), it was an independent shire controlling several districts. In the following dynasties, it was separated and combined again and again and once belonged to Shantou. In 1991, it was turned into a prefecture-level city under the approval of the State Council.
Physical Features: The city inclines from high west to low east. In its northwest and southwest lie hills and mountains while in the middle and southeast lie wide fertile plains.
Local Highlights: Jieyang is where Hakka (a special northern Han community melted with the southern China cultures) inhabit. The profound and interesting local flavor attracts tourists mostly. It is also a famous hometown of many overseas Chinese.
Special Local Products :
Food: preserved pear, taro, green tea, grapefruit, olive, sweet potato, bamboo shoot, abalone, lichee, longan, greengage, soybean sauce
Handicrafts: stone sculpture, jade sculpture, wood sculpture, yarn drawn, lacquerwork, bamboo knitting, iron productions, paper-cut
Walk east for about 5 minutes from the airport to Denggang and take bus 9 to Yupu Lukou, and then transfer to bus 11 to Furong Hotel. Walk west for about 5 minutes, you will get to your hotel. It takes about 40 minutes and CNY7.
As for taxi, I heard the local taxies are not that reliable and it may take you CNY100.
Besides, the airport is about 22 kilometers from the Jinxianmen Tower. If you take a taxi, the taxi fare may be around CNY80-90 in the day time.