Xinyang Travel Guide

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Chinese Name: 信阳市 (xìn yáng shì)
Population: 7,800,000
Area: 18,819 square kilometers (7,266 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: In southern Henan Province, Xinyang City neighbors Anhui in the east and Hubei in the south. It is seated between the north foot of Dabie Mountains (in the southern) and the upper reaches of the Huaihe River (in the northern).

Administrative Division: 2 districts (Shihe, Pingqiao); 8 counties (Xixian, Huaibin, Huangchuan, Guangshan, Gushi, Shangcheng, Luoshan, Xinxian)
Seat of the City Government: No.260, Dongfanghong Lu, Shihe District

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints:0376-6207709
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China: No.158, Dongfanghong Lu, Shihe District
China Post: No.242, Dongfanghong Lu, Shihe District

Xinyang Attractions - Things to Do

Jigong Mountain

It is an offshoot of the Dabie Mountains in the area that borders southern Xinyang and Hubei Province. Baoxiao (Crowing) Peak, the main peak of the mountain can be seen from afar much like a cock that announces the rise of dawn, and hence the mountain and the peak gain their names. As a natural land of plant and animals, the nature reserve is also one of the top four summer resorts in China.

Lingshan Mountain

Lingshan Mountain in Luoshan County is a Buddhist shrine of great fame in China. There are in total seven temples and three nunneries in the mountain. Lingshan Temple was first built in the Tang Dynasty, reputed as an ode to the four largest ancient temples in Central China. The temple is peculiar in that there are both monks and nuns. Even a princess of the Tang Dynasty took the tonsure in the temple and had her hair shorn.

Tangquan Chi

It is a beautiful hot spring resort located 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of Shangcheng county seat. The pool has eight mouths of springs. Setting perfectly off with the wonderful sceneries surrounded, it is absolutely a perfect destination for leisure.

Other Scenic Spots: Nanwan Lake

How to get to/around Xinyang

Xinyang is the south gate of Henan Province. Beijing-Guangzhou Railway runs across from north to south. No.107 and 312 national highways intersects through the city and allows visitors to reach Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Hefei, Nanyang and several other cities. Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan is only three hours' drive away while Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, is about four hours away. Xinyang Bus Station is situated on Renmin Lu, adjacent to the railway station. It is the main bus station provides local buses and bus lines to other towns and cities.

Weather

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Xinyang city is located in the transitional area between subtropical and warm temperate zones. Weather there is humid and moderate. It has enough sunshine, abundant rainfall and four clear seasons. Xinyang's winter is long, but the chilly period is short. Usually, its annual average temperature is no less than 15°C (59°F).

 When to Go: April and October are the best periods to visit the city. The most popular scenic area, Jigong Mountain, is favorable from April to November.

Xinyang Travel Tips

 History: The city is one of the origins of Chinese civilization with more than 8,000 years of history. During the Xia (21st - 16th century BC) and Shang (16th - 11th century BC) dynasties, it consisted of many vassal states. It had become a vital grain base for the country during the middle period of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and later developed into a wealthy city in Central China.

 Physical Features: The terrain of the city declines from its south to the north. Its west and south regions are mountainous formed by Tongbai Mountain and Dabie Mountains. Hills predominate the centre of the city, while the northern region of the city is consists of plains and depressions.

 Special Local Products:Xinyang Maojian Tea, chestnut, Chinese gooseberry, ginkgo, willow knitting, and ox horn handicrafts.

- Last modified on Sep. 25, 2017 -
Questions & Answers on Xinyang Travel
Asked by Chris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 08, 2017 15:25Reply
Are there any golf courses in Xinyang?
I am coming to work at the university and am very keen on golf.
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Answered by Juliana from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 09, 2017 20:42
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Well, sorry, I cannot find any information about the local golf club or course in the city. Maybe you can ask help for the Community of this website. You may find some local people there and get some help. Good luck!
Answered by Chris hood from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 10, 2017 00:15
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Thanks for your help Juliana
Answered by We Boi from USA | Jan. 23, 2017 13:18
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When I worked there for 2 years ending in 2012, there were no golf courses. The closest course was in Wuhan that I was aware of.
Asked by Chris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 08, 2017 15:21Reply
What's the best way to get to Xinyang University from Melbourne Australia?
We are coming there to teach at the university.
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Answered by Cora from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 09, 2017 20:38
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Do you refer to XY Normal University? If yes, from Melbourne, you can take a flight to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and then transfer a plane to Zhengzhou Airport. After arriving, take shuttle bus to get to East Railway Station. Take high-speed train to get to Xinyang East Railway Station. For your convenience, you can take a taxi from the railway station to the campus. The cab fare is CNY 25-30 in the day time.
Answered by Chris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 10, 2017 00:16
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Many thanks Cora much appreciated regards Chris
Asked by Humberto Nino from VENEZUELA | Jan. 05, 2017 19:09Reply
What's the main airport in Xinyang, Henan?
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Answered by Kayla from UKRAINE | Jan. 05, 2017 21:45
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Well, there is no airport in the city nowadays. You are advised to take a flight to Zhengzhou first. Then take the high-speed train from Zhengzhou East Railway Station to the destination.
Asked by KannikarS from THAILAND | Aug. 24, 2016 05:32Reply
My son is going to study at Xinyang Normal University. We are planning to get a bank account there.
Do they have any ICBC bank in this city?
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Answered by Steve from RUSSIA | Aug. 25, 2016 01:25
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Yes, you can easily find ICBC Branch nearby the university. You can go and see. The exact location is No.237, Chang'an Road. :)
Answered by KannikarS from THAILAND | Aug. 26, 2016 12:40
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Thank you very much. I am looking forward to visiting there very soon. It sounds like a nice peaceful city.
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