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Liaoyuan Facts

Chinese Name: 辽源 (liáo yuán)
Population: 1,172,400
Area: 5,140 square kilometers (1,985 square miles)
Location: in the south-central of Jilin Province, northeast China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Longshan, Xi'an); 2 counties (Dongfeng, Dongliao)
Area Code: 0437
Zip Code: 136200
GDP (2018): CNY 62.16 billion (USD 9.39 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Man, Chaoxian

Largest Cotton Socks Produce Base in China

Located in south-central of Jilin Province, Liaoyuan is 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the capital city of the province, Changchun and about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Shenyang. It neighbors Siping and Jilin, and is bounded on the east by Liaoning. Liaoyuan is the largest cotton socks production base in China, with about 7 million pairs of cotton socks sold to all over the world every day.

In the early Qing Dynasty (1636 - 1912), Liaoyuan served as a royal hunting area and a royal deer park. Liaoyuan has been domesticating Sika Deer for more than 200 years and has developed into the largest Asian artificial breeding Sika Deer base. Visitors can see reliefs that depict the emperor's hunting scenes and murals reflecting the hunting history and culture in the Hancongding National Forest Park. If you want to glimpse the artistic side of the city, the Dongfeng Peasant Painting Museum is a good choice where many fine peasant paintings which take real life as the source of creation and feature simple images, bright colors and full composition are exhibited.

Liaoyuan Attractions - Things to Do

 Hancongding National Forest Park
Highlights: exhibition of the pomp of the city as an imperial paddock in old days; murals reflecting the hunting history and culture of this area
Location: Dongfeng County

 Other Scenic Spots: Longshan Park, Longtou Reservoir, Yangmu Reservoir

How to Get to Liaoyuan

1. Through the Changying (Changchun-Yingcheng) Expressway, Changchun Longjia International Airport can be reached from Liaoyuan in one and a half hours. Also through the expressways, Shenyang Taoxian International Airport can be reached in three hours. Visitors can choose the most convenient one according to their schedule.
2. Main bus stations in this city:
Liaoyuan Passenger Transport Station is seated in No.5, Liaohe Road.
Xiancheng Passenger Transport Station: Liaocheng Dajie, Xi'an District
Kaifaqu Passenger Transport Station: No.2491, Youyi Road



Liaoyuan holds the features of semi-humid continental monsoon climate. Alternation of cold and warm spells makes Liaoyuan weather in spring varies greatly some time, and summer is the season of heat and wetness. Like other cities in Jilin, Liaoyuan's winter is long and chilly, either. Autumn is the most comfortable season to visit Liaoyuan for the clear sky and fine weather. 

Liaoyuan Travel Tips

 History: Liaoyuan was the location of the imperial Shengjing Paddock of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In 1902, county was first established here called Xi'an. In 1952, it was changed to Liaoyuan City as the Liaohe River originates from it.

 Physical Features: Situated in the transition area from offshoots of the Changbai Mountains to Songliao Plain, the city belongs to low mountainous and hilly area.

 Special Local Products: fungus, deer antler, sika deer

- Last updated on Aug. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Liaoyuan Travel
Asked by manuel from CANADA | Oct. 23, 2015 11:20Reply
hi do have any list of 3 star hotels in Liaoyuan?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jane from USA | Oct. 23, 2015 21:16

Well, as I know, this city doesn't have many 3 stars level hotels. I just know that Aolihua Business Hotel and Hawaii Fashion Leisure Hotel belong to this level. The exact addresses are the following:
Aolihua Business Hotel: No.855, Jiguang Road, Longshan District
Hawaii Fashion Leisure Hotel: No.177, Xining Avenue, Longshan District
Answered by JImmy | May. 07, 2022 20:06

Go to Liaoyuan Hotel instead, nice view fresh air up the hill.
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