Jieyang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 揭阳 (jiē yáng)
Area: Land Area: 5,240 square kilometers (2,023 square miles), Sea Area: 9,300 square kilometers (3,591 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Guangdong Province, southern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Rongcheng, Jiedong); 2 counties (Jiexi, Huilai); 1 county-level city (Puning)
Area Code: 0663
Zip Code: 522000
GDP (2018): CNY 215.25 billion (USD 32.53 billion)
China's Largest High-end Fei Cui (Jadeite) Cutting and Trade Center
Situated in the southeast of Guangdong, Jieyang is a prefecture level city with the largest area and the largest population in east Guangdong. It is close to Meizhou to the north, Shantou and Chaozhou to the east, Shanwei to the west and South China Sea to the south. Jieyang is famous as “Jade Capital of China” for having the largest and the most concentrated medium and high-end jadeite marketing, production and processing base in China and even in Asia. Jieyang is also the largest stainless steel production base in China. A large number of products are exported to many regions including Europe, America, Africa, Australia, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.
Jieyang Attractions - Things to Do
Located at the Yangmei Village, It is the largest high-end grade jade processing base and trade market in Asia. There are more than 7,500 stores selling various styles and types of jade products.
With the style of Ming and Qing ancient architecture and the distinctive features of Chaoshan ancient architecture, Jieyang Palace is the largest and most well-preserved historical buildings of the same types in Guangdong. The main buildings all feature high stylobates, large colonnades, red tiles and green eaves.
Others: Dayang Holiday Resort, Guizhuyuan Rock, Huangqi Mountain Scenic Area, Huangmanqi Waterfall Group, Shuangfeng Temple
How to get to/around Jieyang
Major Rail Lines from Chaoshan to
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