Chifeng Travel Guide

Chifeng Facts

Chifeng MapChinese Name: 赤峰 (chì fēng) 
Population: 4,600,000 
Area: 90,275 square kilometers (34,855 square miles) 
Nationalities: Mongol, Han 
 
 Location: Chifeng is a dynamic city in the southeastern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at the convergence of Inner Mongolia, Liaoning and Hebei. Its southern extremity is 315 kilometers (196 miles) from downtown Beijing Municipality.
 
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Hongshan, Yuanbaoshan, Songshan); 2 counties (Ningcheng, Linxi); 7 banners (Alukeerqin Banner, Balin Left Banner, Balin Right Banner, Keshiketeng Banner, Wengniute Banner, Kalaqin Banner, Aohan Banner) 
 
 Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0476-8380833
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0476-8336905

Chifeng Attractions - Things to Do

Gongger Grassland

This is the Mongolian grassland nearest to Beijing, where the fascinating Mongolian nomadic culture can be seen against a backdrop of beautiful natural landscapes. The grassland is located in Keshiketeng Banner, boasting one of the world's two remaining stands of Korean spruce wood, which is regarded as a 'living fossil'. 
 

Arshihaty (Asihatu) Stone Forest

The stone forest is classified as a geo-park, where quaternary glacial relics have been carved by the wind and sand over millions of years. Like an ancient castle, the stone forest is set in the vast grassland backing onto spacious a birch forest. 
 

Chifeng Railway Station
Chifeng Railway Station

 Other Scenic Spots: Bokelong Desert Tourist Zone, Dari Lake, Longquan Temple

How to Get to/around Chifeng

1. Chifeng Yulong Airport is situated on the southwest outskirts of the city. It has flights to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an and more major domestic cities.
 
2. Long-distance Bus Station is located in the square in front of Chifeng Railway Station, from where visitors can journey to Beijing, Shenyang, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang. Buses to Chifeng can be easily found in Beijing Xizhimen Long-Distance Bus Station and Liuliqiao Long-Distance Bus Station. The whole journey will take six hours from Beijing to Chifeng.

Weather

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Chifeng enjoys a semi-dry continental monsoon climate. Spring is dry and windy. Summer is short and the rainfall occurs mainly during this period. The average temperature in summer ranges from 18-23 C (64 - 73 F). Winter is long and chilly. Extremely low temperatures are usually experienced during January and February.
 
 When to Go: The best times to visit Chifeng are from June to September.

Chifeng Travel Tips

  History: In the Neolithic Age, the Inner Mongolian ancestors created the brilliant Hongshan Culture in this area. An abundance of archaeological discoveries testify that, as with other noted locations in Central China, Chifeng is also a vital pillar of Chinese civilization. It was once the political, economical and military center of the Liao Dynasty (916-1125) of the Kitanyes. It was named after the red peak northeast of the city.
 
 Physical Features: At the junction of the southeast ranges of the Great Xing'an Mountains (Daxing'anling), Inner Mongolian Plateau, the West Liaohe River Plain and the northern foothills of the Yanshan Mountains, Chifeng is situated in a basin. Medium and low mountains as well as hills occupy the majority of the city's outlying territory, as the city is surrounded by mountains to the north, the west and the south.
 
 Special Local product: Balin Stone, tapestry, Longtoushan precious stone
 
 Local Highlights: Several local ceremonies and activities will be held during August, such as the Balin Stone Festival, Liao and Hongshan Cultural Tourism Festival. Festivals in the city demonstrate its unique folk customs and pastimes and cultural treasures.

- Last modified on Sep. 16, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chifeng Travel
Asked by Eleonora Garcia Poza from ARGENTINA | Jul. 26, 2019 16:17Reply
Hi! How is the transportation for the locals in Chifeng?
For example, in the center of the city, if you need to commute everyday to work, which transportation is available?
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Answered by Ann from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 20:16
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Locals usually take bus or subway.
Asked by M from CANADA | Feb. 11, 2018 04:23Reply
Can anyone please tell me a little about the crime and pollution in ChiFeng?
Also is it possible to get vegetarian food there? Thanks!
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Answered by Linda from NORWAY | Feb. 11, 2018 20:33
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Hi, Roz! Don’t worry! It’s a nice city, people are friendly to all visitors and the air is also great!
As for vegetarian food, there are many in your choice, like Yuhuazhai Vegetarian Restaurant in 22-5 Yuanlin Rd, Hongshan District, Dexinyuan Vegetarian Restaurant in 53 Yulong Avenue, Songshan District and Juexiyuan Restaurant in 51-42 Yulong Avenue, Songshan District.
Answered by M from CANADA | Feb. 12, 2018 03:26
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Thanks Linda! Very helpful!
Asked by graeme from SINGAPORE | Aug. 09, 2017 08:13Reply
Wulan butong grassland trip
I want to go to wulan butong grassland by private rent van and 2nd choice will be public transport. Any transport to go there directly the fastest. Also I will be going to saihanba forest too. Any good suggestion how to plan trip as I arrive in chifeng city first and stay overnight first.

I can speak chinese.


graeme chow
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Answered by Mike from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 09, 2017 22:51
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As I know, you can charter a car at CF Long Distance Bus Station, where other visitors may share the fare with you, and it takes CNY 250-300. The long distance bus to the grassland is also available at 9:00 at the station.
Saihanba forest is near the grassland, and you can take a local bus there when you arrive at the grassland.
Asked by Azzam Azhar from MALAYSIA | Aug. 13, 2016 08:23Reply
Hi,
Does chifeng offers horse riding and ATV ride?
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Answered by Wendy from USA | Aug. 13, 2016 21:24
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Yes. In Chifeng, you can go to Wulan Butong Grassland, where you can have a horse ride and ATV ride. In the grassland, there are agencies operating such activities for tourists. You can have a try.
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