Lianyungang Travel Guide

Lianyungang Travel Guide

Lianyungang Facts

Lianyungang MapIn the famous Chinese classical novel Journey to the West (also known as Pilgrim to the West), there is a mountain city named Lianyungang, not far from the sea, embraced by mist and clouds. It is said to be the 'hometown' of the Monkey King, the hero of the novel. Known as the 'City of Fantasy and Romance', Lianyungang is a pearl in the center of China's long coastal region.

Located in the northeast part of Jiangsu Province, Lianyungang faces to Korean Peninsula and Japan to the east over the Huanghai Sea (Yellow Sea), neighboring Xuzhou City to the west, and Shandong Province to the north. It has quite an important geographical location because it lies between the mountains and the sea, covering an area of about 7,444 square kilometers (2,874 square miles) on land and 1,795 square kilometers (693 square miles) on sea. Currently, the city governs three districts (Xinpu, Lianyun and Haizhou) and four counties (Ganyu, Donghai, Guanyun and Guannan). The city's government is located in the Xinpu District, which is also the economic, cultural and tourism center of Lianyungang. The national-level Lianyungang Economic and Technological Development Zone located in the city's east part is also one of the local highlights from 1980's. Now, it has absorbed a great number of investors from over 35 countries and regions.

Known for its pleasant climate and with a variety of natural scenery, Lianyungang is a great place for tourism all year round. In the spring, the flowers are in full bloom all over the mountains around the city. In summer, the sunny beach, with lots of activities and festivals, is the best place for a holiday. Autumn is the best time for hiking in the mountains, and in winter the natural hot springs completely dispel the cold.


Owing to its location, Lianyungang has a warm, humid climate that is neither too hot nor too cold at any time throughout the year.   History: The human activities in this region could be found as early as 2,000 years ago and around 6,000 to 7,000 years ago, there were people inhabited here. In ancient time, the region was called Yingzhou and then officially named as Quxian in the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC). In 549 of the East Wei Dynasty, it was renamed to be Haizhou which was used until to 1912 except of the Yuan Dynasty's Hainingzhou. Its current name was given in 1961 officially. Lianyungang was the first port in Chinese history to open up to foreign trade. Early in the Qin Dynasty, the port here shipped cargo to and from various foreign cities. In modern times, as one of the famous eight ports of China, it has become the eastern starting point of the New Eurasia Continental Bridge and plays quite an important role in international trade.
- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lianyungang
Asked by Susan from SINGAPORE | Mar. 22, 2019 22:45Reply
Will be traveling to Lianyungang late March till April. What types of thick clothing to bring?
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Answered by Aiden from FINLAND | Mar. 27, 2019 01:41

According to the weather forecast, it will be 5C to 15C in the following days. The weather will be warm and comfortable. You are suggested to prepare jackets, thin sweaters, long sleeved shirts, jeans and sneakers. :)
Asked by Janet from SINGAPORE | Mar. 13, 2018 03:39Reply
Fare by air to Lianyungang from Shanghai
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Answered by Nancy from NORWAY | Mar. 13, 2018 04:08

Hi, Janet! The fare really changes a lot due to many factors, so you are suggested to pay attention to that!
Asked by Bee Hock Yu from SINGAPORE | Feb. 13, 2018 19:51Reply
can any once to help which easy way from singapore to lianyungang? 4 star hotel in the city?
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Answered by Black from SINGAPORE | Feb. 13, 2018 21:50

You are suggested to take a flight, but a transit in Shanghai is necessary. As I know, the whole journey takes about 11-20h.
As for 4 star hotels, you can choose Century Fate International Hotel in 10 Middle Hailian Rd, Xinpu District, Guoxin Shenzhou Hotel in 215 North Haitang Rd, Lianyun District and Manju Hotel in 29 North Yanhe Rd, Haizhou District.
Asked by Tammy from SERBIA | Dec. 20, 2017 13:25Reply
How to get from Shanghai to Lianyungang, by train or by air?
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Answered by Tom from NORWAY | Dec. 20, 2017 19:51

You are suggested to go there from Hongqiao Airport by air, which takes about 1h 30 minutes.
Asked by Itamar Israeli from ISRAEL | Nov. 25, 2017 02:20Reply
how to get to Lianyungang from Shenzhen by train and by air ?
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Answered by David from FINLAND | Nov. 26, 2017 20:53

Take an early flight (one departure daily) to Huaian. Then go to Huaian North Bus Station and take a direct bus to your destination within 2h.
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