Jieyang Travel Guide

Jieyang Map

Jieyang Facts

Chinese Name: 揭阳 (jiē yáng)
Population: 5,910,000
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

Jieyang is the transportation center of east Guangdong, southwest Fujian and south Jiangxi. It is only about 14 miles (22km) from city center to Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport, which is convenient for people to get in and out of the city by air. Chaoshan Railway Station, 18 miles (30 km) away, provide quite easy access to not only Guangdong provincial cities like Guangzhou and Shenzhen, but also others such as Shanghai, Xiamen, and Fuzhou. National and provincial highways link it with Shantou, Chaozhou, Shenzhen and other cities together.

See more Guangzhou - Chaoshan Train, Xiamen - Chaoshan Train


Belonging to the subtropical monsoon climate zone, Jieyang is endowed with rich sunshine, rain but nearly no snow. The annual average temperature is about 21.4C (70.5F). 

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

- Last modified on Oct. 17, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Jieyang Travel
Asked by Mike from USA | Oct. 07, 2018 19:02Reply
How do I get to Huangqi Mountain Scenic Area from the city centre?
Answers (2)
Answered by Rena from USA | Oct. 11, 2018 20:11

You can take the bus named Downtown One Ring Outer Ring at Maya Market and get off at Railway Station. The Railway Station is at the foot of the Huangqi Mountain. The duration is about 2.5 hours and the fee is about CNY2.
Answered by Mike from USA | Oct. 15, 2018 20:48

Thanks for your help, it's a very peaceful place, well worth a visit. I also found that local bus number 2 goes by the location and can bring you to Jieyang centre. Mike
Asked by Lim Song Kang from MALAYSIA | Dec. 15, 2017 21:15Reply
How to go from chaoshan arpt to qiankeng zhen?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank from USA | Dec. 18, 2017 00:37

You are suggested to take shuttle bus Jiexi Line and get off at Mianhu Coach Station within 150min, which costs CNY40 per person. Then take a taxi to Qiankengzhen within 20min.
Asked by jenny from SINGAPORE | Oct. 01, 2017 02:49Reply
Travel from Airport to Jieyang Shi Mao Ming Ting Hotel at Donshang District
Hi I will be travel in Mid Oct 17. is the airport taxi reliable. Tks

Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Oct. 08, 2017 22:21

If you refer to Shimao Mingting Hotel in Jianyang Rd, Rongcheng District, then may the following can help!
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.
Asked by Mr.FEGO1968 from SG | Sep. 15, 2017 10:58Reply
What is the best way to get to Jieyang from Chaozhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eva from SINGAPORE | Sep. 18, 2017 05:01

You are suggested to take a train there, which takes about 20 minutes and CNY9.5 for a hard seat, CNY12.5 for a soft one.
Asked by Jelena from SINGAPORE | Aug. 01, 2017 23:46Reply
Transport from chaoshan international airport to Jieyang city center (near Jinxianmen)
Is there a airport bus from airport to the City Center? The hotel I booked is near Jinxianmen. If not, is taxi readily available. Are you able to advise the estmate fare for the trip?
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Answered by Lisa from ICELAND | Aug. 02, 2017 01:47

Well, I’ll set Jinxianmen Tower as the destination. There is no airport shuttle bus head for Jinxianmen, but you can take public transportation there. You may walk about 800 meters to Denggang Bus Stop and take bus Jieyang no.9 to Jinxianmen Bus Stop. Upon arrival, you just need to walk about 60 meters to the tower.

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.
Answered by Jelena from SINGAPORE | Aug. 03, 2017 21:08

Thank you Lisa!
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