Lianyungang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 连云港 (lián yún gǎng)
Area: Land Area: 7,615 square kilometers (2,940 square kilometers); Sea Area: 6,677 square kilometers (2,578 square kilometers)
Location: in the northeast of Jiangsu Province, east China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Haizhou, Lianyun, Ganyu); 3 counties (Guannan, Donghai, Guanyun)
Area Code: 0518
Zip Code: 222000
GDP (2019): CNY 313.929 billion (USD 45.504 billion)
An Important Port City in East China
In 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. 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 to the west, and Shandong Province to the north. The development of Lianyungang depends on Lianyun Port to some extent. The port is the largest seaport in Jiangsu and has opened 50 routes to the world's major ports. Lianyungang is awarded the title of Chinese crystal capital as the world's natural crystal raw material distribution center is just situated in Donghai County. As for tourism, the spectacular sea view, green and lush mountains and rich cultural relics will provide visitors a wonderful trip. April to October is the best time to visit Lianyungang.
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.
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.