Baicheng Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 白城 (bái chéng)
Area: 25,758.73 square kilometers (9,945.50 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Jilin Province, northeast China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Taobei); 2 counties (Zhenlai, Tongyu); 2 county-level cities (Taonan, Da'an)
Area Code: 0436
Zip Code: 137000
GDP (2018): CNY 60.651 billion (USD 9.166 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Mongolian, Man, Hui
The City of Crane with Large Wetlands and Grassland
Located in the northwest of Jilin Province, Baicheng City neighbors Songyuan to the southeast, bordered by Inner Mongolia to the southwest and northwest and by Heilongjiang to the northeast. Baicheng has a beautiful environment. Nenjiang River and Taoer River pass through the territory and there are large areas of wetlands and grassland. Many kinds of birds inhabit and multiply here, including rare birds such as white cranes and white storks. Every year, the breeding period from April to June and the migration period from September to November are the best times for watching and photographing cranes and other birds. Here you can also experience local Mongolian customs on the Horqin Grassland.
Baicheng Attractions - Things to Do
Xianghai Nature Reserve
It is a national scenic area characterized by a grassland and wetland landscape. Swamps, reed marshes and apricot trees, together with the undulating dunes and shining lakes, capture a picturesque view. The advantaged condition attracts many cranes living here and Xianghai is well known as a town of crane.
|Admission Fees:||CNY 20 for the Nature Museum |
CNY 30 for the Bird Garden
CNY 40 for the Crane Island
CNY 5 for the Xianghai Temple
Donggou Wetland Hunting Field
It is situated at the convergence of Da'an City and Tongyu County. The whole field was divided into nine hunting zones according to water fowl, fur and feather. The hunting field is open for about three months during spring and summer.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 45|
How to Get to Baicheng
Baicheng Chang'an Airport has opened direct flights to Beijing, Tianjin and Hailar. It is about 16.5 kilometers (10 miles) away from downtown and airport shuttle bus & taxi are available for passengers.
It is convenient to travel from Baicheng to Changchun. Visitors have a choice of traveling by bus or train, both of which take approximately three to four hours.
Long Distance Bus Station: 53, Liaobei Lu, opposite to the railway station
The area enjoys a temperate continental monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 4.9C (40.8F). According to the records of Baicheng weather, there is seldom rain or snowfall in autumn and spring, and it may hail during May to September. Spring and autumn are best time for sightseeing.
Baicheng Travel Tips
History: In the latter years of the Neolithic Age, there were humans living in the region. Before it was held under the administration of supervision offices of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Baicheng was inhabited by several nomad tribes in northeastern China, including Donghu, Huimo, Xianbei, Kitan and Shiwei.
Physical Features: The terrain of the city is higher in the northwest and lower in the northeast. The eastern part of the Great Xing'an (Daxing'anling) Mountain lies in the northwest of Baicheng, whilst vast grassland makes up the northeast, central and south of the city. Baocheng is abundant in water resources, teeming with reeds and fishes. Grass land and wet lands are prominent throughout the city.
Special Local Products: Nanguo Pear, watermelon, New Year paintings of Tongyu County
What is the earliest bus to the reserve and the last bus back to BC or Kaitong? Is there a timetable to be found somewhere?
Aaaaand...it´s me again, so maybe I should start with everything properly. I can´t decide what to do: I am travelling from Hailaer by train to Hohhot via the inner Mongolia route, since i don´t like beeing on a train almost 2 days, I wanted to take a break, somewhere in the middle. Now it´s the question, what location is more convenient for a day trip ( I will be catching an evening train) Baicheng and surrounding or Tongliao. I know Henry already answered one of my questions and the only bus leaving for the reserve is a little late. I mean, what is easier to get around for a single traveller...like buses to places etc. I already checked out the attractions in both areas. I found absolutely nothing while researching how to get to places by public transport. I´ll be thankful for any advice! cheers! :)
Max Temperature for the months respectively, from Apr. to Sep. (average for 2011 and 2012):
26C, 31C, 31C, 33C, 33C, 29C
As for the rainfall, in Apr. and Sep. It rains a little. While during Jun. Jul. and Agu. the rainfall is frequent and the thunderstorm and heave rain happen. The rest month has most normal days.