Xianning Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 咸宁 (xián níng)
Area: 10,033 square kilometers (3,874 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Hubei Province, central China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Xi'an'an); 4 counties (Jiayu, Tongcheng, Chongyang, Tongshan); 1 county-level city (Chibi)
Area Code: 0715
Zip Code: 437000
GDP (2018): CNY 136.242 billion (USD 20.590 billion)
The City of Osmanthus Famed for Ancient Chibi Battlefield
Xianning Attractions - Things to Do
Chibi Ancient Battlefield of Three Kingdoms was the place where the famous Chibi War broke out in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). The site stands in the Chibi City on the south bank of the Yellow River. Nowadays, inscriptions on the red cliff, old towers and pavilions, memorial steles and the choppy waves in the river still seems to tell the soul-stirring fight.
How to Get to Xianning from Wuhan & Main Bus Stations
Here are the addresses of the main bus stations in downtown area:
Long-distance Bus Station: 179, Huaide Road, Xi'an'an District
Xianning Bus Station: 17, Chang'an Road, Xi'an'an District
Wenquan Central Bus Station: Yinquan Road, Wenquan Chalukou (Intersection), Xi'an'an District
Xianning bears a subtropical continental monsoon climate featuring rich rainfall and sunshine, and enjoys four seasons. The annual average temperature falls around 16.8℃ (62.2℉). There are northerly winds in the winter in Xianning when the weather is dry and cold, while summer is quite the opposite, with the weather being torrid and wet.
When to Go: Spring and Autumn
Xianning Travel Tips
History: During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the central government established Yong'an Town in the area, and it was promoted as Yong'an County. This was in order to avoid mistaking it with the Yong'an Mausoleum of the Emperor Taizu in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Xianning was named after Xi'an'an with similar meaning with the former one, Yong'an.
Physical Features: The southern part of Xianning is higher than the north. Lake and river alluvial plains are found in the north-west. Xianning also has low mountains and hill regions in its center, with medium high mountains lying in its southern part.
Highlights: It is regarded as the City of Hot Spring because many hot springs are scattered in Xianning.
Special Local Products: laurel flower, tea, ramie, bamboo
There is no direct bus from Wuhan airport to the city. You may take shuttle bus Wuchang Line to Fujiapo Bus Station. It takes about 1.5 hours, and the fare is CNY 32 for a single trip.
Then, take a taxi to Hanghai Bus Station for CNY 10 for a single trip. Afterwards, take a bus to this city. The ticket fare is CNY 26 per person for a single trip.
2. The weather is pleasant there with enjough sunshine and rainfall throughout a year. There are four distinct four seasons and the annual average temperature shall be 16-17℃. But I heard the clothing there are a little expensive, so you'd better take along some in case!
3. It is generally easy to connect internet there, but WIFI has not been widely used there.
4. To catch a train to these destinations, XN North Tarin Station is the best choice and there are high speed trains in service.