Fuxin Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 阜新 (fǔ xīn)
Area: 10,355 square kilometers (3,998 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Liaoning Province, northeast China
Administrative Division: 5 districts (Haizhou, Xinqiu, Taiping, Qinghemen, Xihe); 1 county (Zhangwu); 1 autonomous county (Fuxin Mongol)
Area Code: 0418
Zip Code: 123000
GDP (2019): CNY 44.6 billion (USD 6.74 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Mongolian, Manchu, Hui
Known as Oriental Center of Tibetan Buddhism and Capital of Agate
Fuxin City lies in the northwest corner of Liaoning Province. Its neighbor city to the east is Shenyang, with Dalian to the north. Liaodong (Eastern Liaoning) Bay is situated to its south. During the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), Tibetan Buddhism was introduced into Fuxin, making it the oriental center of Tibetan Buddhism. Ruiying Monastery and hundreds of cliff sculptures in Haitang Mountain are pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, and also lure many tourists to visit. Many nature reserves also present pristine scenery. Besides, the broad grasslands and white yurts, grand Mongolian festivals and local delicacies all tell about the rich Mongolian folk customs. Fuxin also produces exquisite agate carving crafts, which were once the palace tributes loved by Emperor Qianlong and Empress Dowager Cixi. Many high-quality and cheap agate products can be bought in Shijiazi Town, 69 kilometers (43 miles) away from urban Fuxin, which is the largest distribution center for agate raw materials and agate processing in China.
Fuxin Attractions - Things to Do
Haitangshan National Forest Park
It is situated in Daban Township of the Fuxin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, and is 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) southwest of the city proper. Cliff Sculptures at the Haitang Mountain, which is commonly known as Lama Cave, is a man-made spectacle showing the excellent folk stone carving technique of ancient China. There are more than two hundred and sixty Buddhist figures on the cliff, and most of them were created three hundred years ago.
|Admisson Fee:||CNY 50 (April 1 to October 31) |
CNY 30 (November 1 to March 31)
|Transportation:||take tourism special line from the jiefang square at 09:00 am to the scenic area directly.|
It is a Lamaism temple that was first built during the Qing Dynasty. Through three years of construction, the grand temple is an important center of Tibetan Branch Buddhism in the east.
How to Get to Fuxin
1. Before the Shenyang-Zhangwu Highway was completed, it took approximately three hours to travel from Shenyang to Fuxin. However, about one hour is sufficient now. The highway greatly shortens the distance between the two cities, and it is more accessible for visitors who rely on the Shenyang Taoxian International Airport.
2. Fuxin Railway Station: Zhenxing Lu, Haizhou District
3. Long-distance Bus Station: 95, Yingbin Jie, Haizhou District
The city has a temperate continental monsoon climate, featuring abundant sunshine and four distinct seasons. It is windy in spring, and the temperatures fluctuate greatly. The Fuxin weather in summer is rainy and overcast, which help create high temperatures and high relative humidity. Massive bursts of precipitation become more common during mid-July to mid-August. Affected by the monsoon from Siberia, the winter of Fuxin is chilly, but the sky is clear. Spring and autumn are wonderful times for a visit.
Fuxin Travel Tips
History: Historically, the region is located in a border area. It was governed primarily by regimes that were established by ethnic minorities in Northeast China. It was only administrated temporarily by a few dynasties in Central China. This region was successively inhabited by numerous ethnic groups, including the Donghu, Hun, Xianbei, Kitan, Jurchen, Mongol and Manchu.
Special Local Products: agate articles, apricot, pickle, sea buckthorn oil (of medical value)
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