Siping Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 四平市 (sì píng shì)
Location: 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 in the northeast.
Area: 14,000 square kilometers (5,405 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Manchu
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Xiexi, Tiedong); 1 county (Lishu); 1 autonomous county (Yitong Manchu Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Gongzhuling, Shuangliao)
Seat of the city government: No.95, Yingxiong Street, Tiexi District
Bank of China: No.488, Yingxiong Street, Tiexi District
China Post: No.3, Xinghua Street, Tiexi District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0434-3266387
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
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
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