Fuxin Travel Guide

Fuxin Facts

Chinese Name: 阜新 (fǔ xīn)
Population: 1,850,000
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. 

Ruiying Monastery

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.

 Physical Features: Fuxin is situated in the transition area between the Inner Mongolia Plateau and the Liaohe River Plain.   The city belongs to the low mountainous, hilly area in western Liaoning.  Its terrain is higher in the northwest and southwest, and lower in the southeast and northeast.

 Special Local Products: agate articles, apricot, pickle, sea buckthorn oil (of medical value)

- Last updated on Jul. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Fuxin Travel
Asked by Craig from USA | Nov. 22, 2015 23:37Reply
How much would it cost to take a taxi from Shenyang Taoxian International Airport to Fuxin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harrison from IRELAND | Nov. 23, 2015 01:23

I heard it costs CNY400-500, but personally the exact fare may be higher. And it is not easy to hire one at the airport. Direct buses are available for the route. Why don't you use it? They are available at 13:00, 14:30, 17:00 and 19:30. It takes no more than 2.5h and the fare is CNY90.5 per person.
Asked by Peter from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 11, 2015 03:58Reply
I will require a long distance bus from Fuxin to Shenyang in September.
Does anyone know the frequency and duration of these services? Also where does the bus terminate in Shenyang?

Thank you for your help!
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Answered by Ruby from MALI | Jul. 11, 2015 22:45

In Fuxin bus Station, from 05:30 to 18:00, there are about 20 buses available. The fare is CNY70 and the travel time is about 3 hours. The bus will stop at Shenyang north bus station.
Asked by Ms.gina from INDONESIA | Feb. 28, 2010 07:02Reply
hi..anyone who can advise me the easiest way to go to fuxin from guangzhou..thanks
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Answered by Mr.Clark | Mar. 02, 2010 02:00

The easiest way should be: take airplane from Guangzhou to Shenyang and then take express bus at Shenyang's bus station to get there, one hour's bus ride.
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