Shiyan Travel Guide

Shiyan Travel Guide

Shiyan Facts

Shiyan MapChinese Name: 十堰 (shí yàn)
Population: 3,460,000
Area: 23,727 square kilometers (9,161 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
 Location: Shiyan is situated in the northwest of Hubei Province, the upper reach of the Han River. It borders Xiangfan City in the east, at the convergence of Hubei, Shaanxi, Henan and Chongqing. As a juncture of north, southwest and northwest China, Shiyan is of great importance in Hubei.
Administrative Division: 2 districts - Zhangwan & Maojian; 5 counties (Yunxian, Zhushan, Fangxian, Yunxi, Zhuxi); 1 county-level city - Danjiangkou
 Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0719-8683356 (Shiyan City), 0719-5665639 (Wudang Mountains)
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0719-8661067
Wudang Mountain, Shiyan, Hubei
Wudang Mountain, Shiyan, Hubei
Gilt Bronze Hall on Wudang Mountain
Gilt Bronze Hall on Wudang Mountain
 Wudang Mountains: Located in the northwest of Danjiangkou City, the Wudang Mountains are among the most distinguished Taoist mountains in China. Apart from the beautiful natural sceneries, ancient buildings on the mountain make it a cultural treasure-house. And the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains was listed in the World Heritage in 1994.
 Shennongjia Nature Reserve: It borders Fangxian County and Zhushan County in the north, and it is adjacent to the Wudang Mountains. It is the best-preserved subtropical forest in China. Visitors might arrange it in the tourist schedule while traveling Shiyan. For the opening of Hanshi (Wuhan - Shiyan) Freeway, about three hours are needed to cover the distance.
Other Scenic Spots: Wulonghe Scenic Area, Danjiang Dam, Saiwudang Nature Reserve
Wudang Mountain, Shiyan, Hubei Wudang Mountain

How to Get to/around Shiyan

The in-town public buses and taxis are quite convenient in downtown Shiyan. Intercity bus line 202 directly leads to Wudang Mountains. Train, long-distance bus and flight are all possible means of transportation to Shiyan. Currently, people can fly here from Tianjin, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xi'an and Wuhan.

 See Beijing - Wudangshan TrainWuhan - Shiyan Train


Enjoying a subtropical continental monsoon climate, Shiyan is warmer in winter and hotter in summer than other places at the same latitudes. June to August concentrates most of the rainfall and heat of a year.
 When to Go: Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Shiyan. 

Shiyan Travel Tips

 History: According to the archaeological discovery of the site of Qinglongquan in Yunxian County, the civilization of Shiyan can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. It belonged to Chu Kingdom before the Qin Dynasty (221BC - 206BC) set up county in the area, and the successive dynasties continued to follow this administrative division. It gained its present name in Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) for the ten dams built to help irrigation.
 Geographical Features: Influenced by the Qinling Mountains, Wudang Mountains and Daba Mountains, the terrain of Shiyan undulates obviously. On the whole the landform is higher in the west and lower in the east, inclining from the north and south to the central part. On the banks of Han River, river valleys and basins are distributed in turns.
 Local Highlights: Wudang International Tourist Festival (September or October)
 Special Local Products: herbal medicine, tea
- Last modified on Nov. 23, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shiyan Travel
Asked by laily from VIETNAM | Sep. 26, 2017 12:14Reply
Wudang Mountain opened after Lunar New Year holiday. Is it difficult to buy tickets up the mount?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nocle from USA | Sep. 26, 2017 21:44

As I know, there are many people visiting there during the time, so it’s a little difficult to book the tickets. You are suggested to book it in advance, and many travel sites provide the service. If you will book a hotel, it is a good idea to ask your hotel to book for you.
Asked by gugu from SOUTH AFRICA | May. 30, 2017 02:55Reply
how much should i budget for a day trip to wudang mountain from Shiyan by bus
Answers (1)
Answered by Betty from FINLAND | Jun. 04, 2017 22:32

You can take bus no.202 at SY Railway Station Bus Stop to Wulonggong Crossing Bus Stop. Upon arrival, you can find the scenic spot easily.
Asked by Sophie from USA | Aug. 16, 2016 11:53Reply
How far is Wudangshan Airport (WDS) from Wudang Mountains Hotel?
And how to get to the gate of Wudang Scenery Zone from the hotel?
Answers (4)
Answered by Lee from GERMANY | Aug. 17, 2016 03:18

The distance is about 19 miles (30km). You can take a shuttle bus betwen the airport and Wudangshan. The trip takes about 30 minutes, and the fare is CNY 15.

The gate is about 0.8 (1.3 km) from the hotel. You can walk there within 15 minutes. :)
Answered by Sophie from USA | Aug. 17, 2016 18:47

Excellent. Thank you very much for answering. I appreciate.
Answered by Lee Anne from USA | Oct. 09, 2018 16:28

Where do I find the shuttle bus from Wudangshan back to the Shiyan Airport?
Answered by Kent from USA | Oct. 09, 2018 18:23

You can take the airport shuttle bus line 2 in the scenic area to the airport. The ticket price is CNY15 and the duration is about 1 hour.
Asked by maggie from SINGAPORE | Aug. 03, 2016 01:36Reply
How to get to Shennongjia from Enshi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicky from USA | Aug. 04, 2016 02:04

You may take a bullet train to Yichang East from Enshi Railway Station (about 2 hours). Upon arrival, walk east for about 250 yards to Yichang Passenger Transport Center. Then take a bus to Muyu Town, which is located at the foot of Shenongjia. The buses are available from 8:20 to 16:40, and the fare is CNY 76.:)
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