Siping Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 四平 (sì píng)
Area: 14,323 square kilometers (5,530 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Jilin Province, northeast China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Xiexi, Tiedong); 1 county (Lishu); 1 autonomous county (Yitong Manchu Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Gongzhuling, Shuangliao)
Area Code: 0434
Zip Code: 136000
GDP (2019): CNY 79.62 billion (USD 11.54 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Man, Mongolian, Hui, Chaoxian
A Key Transportation Hub in Northeast China
Standing in the center of the Songliao Plain, southwest of Jilin Province, Siping is located at the convergence of Jilin, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia. It is bordered by Changchun, the capital city of Jilin to the northeast. Since Siping is the only way for Jilin, Heilongjiang and the eastern part of Inner Mongolia to the coastal port and the nearest city around the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea, it plays a role of an important transportation hub in northeast China. Thanks to low transportation costs, the modern commercial logistics industry is booming in this city. Siping is known as one of the birthplaces of the Manchu. If you want to know more about Manchu, you cannot miss the Yehe Ancient City where you can learn about history of Manchu Yehe tribute, Manchu folk art and costumes. Many Manchu cultural relics are displayed in Yitong Manchu Folk Museum. In addition, Siping is a national key commodity grain production base in China, being awarded one of three granaries in northeast China.
Siping Attractions - Things to Do
Yitong Volcano Group
It is a national nature reserve consisted of sixteen volcanoes. Large-scale rock caves and columns of pagoda-shaped rock scattered around the volcanoes may bring people into exceedingly fanciful land. Relying on its unique volcano landscape resources, Yitong is always attracting frequent influxes of geologists and tourists.
Other Scenic Spots: Shanmen Scenic Area, Old Town of Yehenala
How to Get to Siping
Siping lies on the half way of Changchun-Shenyang Expressway. It will cost eighty and a hundred minutes from Siping to Changchun and Shenyang. Sping's central bus station stands in Zhanqian Street, Tiexi District, and the express bus station of the city is located in No.144, Nanyijing Street, Tiedong District. Siping Airport is planned to be extended for civilian use which will be built 80km (50 mi) northeast of downtown. Visitors who want to travel to Siping by air now can have the aid of Shenyang Taoxian International Airport and Changchun Longjia International Airport.
Bearing a temperate continental monsoon climate, the city is characterized by dry and windy spring, wet and hot summer, moderate and cool autumn, as well as long and chilly winter. Mainly, the rainfall concentrated on the period from June to August. The annual average temperature of Siping weather falls between 4 and 6 degree centigrade (39.2-42.8 degree Fahrenheit). Spring and autumn are favorable for visiting, however, snowscape in Siping's winter is also attracting.
Siping Travel Tips
History: Since the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th century BC), this region had been inhabited by settlers. Historically, it was inhabited successively by Fuyu, Korean, Kitanyes, Jurchen, Mongolian, Manchu and kingdoms of these ancient ethnic minorities in Northeast China.
Special Local Products: deer antler, ginseng, jade carving, carpet, embroidery, willow-twig weaving product
which one is the nearest way to Siping city? Shanghai or Beijing?