Liaoning Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 辽宁 (liáo níng)
Area: 148,000 square kilometers (57,143 square miles)
Location: in the northeast China
Administrative Division: 14 cities (Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, Fushun, Benxi, Dandong, Jinzhou, Yingkou, Fuxin, Liaoyang, Panjin, Tieling, Chaoyang, Huludao)
GDP (2018): CNY 2,490.95 billion (USD 361.06 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Man, Mongol, Hui, Chaoxian, Xibe
An Old Industry Base in China with Excellent Sea View
Liaoning Province, often called 'the Golden Triangle' because of its superior geographical location, includes boundaries on the Yellow Sea, the Bohai Gulf, and the Yalu River, which makes it the closest gateway to the Korean Peninsula. With Shenyang as the capital city, Liaoning is one of the important old industrial bases in China as the equipment manufacturing industry and the raw material industry are relatively developed. It is also the main transportation route from northeast China to Beijing and a major gateway to opening up. The total length of the Liaoning railway has been up to 6,132.4 kilometers (3,810.5 mile) long, ranking first in China. There are many port groups along the coast as well. A trip to Liaoning is full of endless surprises every day. What you want to see can be found in this city including charming seascape, long coastlines, many natural scenic spots, tourist resorts and historical sites such as the imperial mausoleums, palaces, temples and ancient city sites.
Since Jan. 1, 2018, the 144-hour visa-free transit scheme has been implemented in Liaoning for citizens from 53 countries and regions including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, etc., and Shenyang Taoxian Airport and Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport are the entry / exit ports.
Cities in Liaoning
When to Go
Continental climate characterized by long and cold winters, warm and rainy summers and comparatively short and windy spring and autumn. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -17C - 5C (1℉ - 41 ℉), and July is the hottest with an average temperature of 21C - 25C (70 ℉ - 77 ℉). Annual rainfall of this province averages from 450 millimeters to 1150 millimeters. Liaoning is the province in northeast China having the most sunlight, heat, and rainfall. The best time to visit is from May to October, but winter is also a pleasant time to enjoy the ice and snow scenery and winter festivals.
What to See
Imperial Palace & Tombs in Shenyang
The emperors that built the Imperial Palace also built their burial sites in Shenyang: Fuling Tomb also called the East Tomb; and Zhaoling Tomb, also called the North Tomb. Emperor Nurhachi and his mistress are buried in Fuling Tomb. Nurhachi's son, Huang Taiji (the father of Emperor Shunzhi) and his empress are buried in Zhaoling. The large and beautiful Zhaoling tomb has been compared to the Ming Tombs in Beijing and is located in the enormous Beiling Park. A third tomb, Yongling Tomb, completes the famous tomb group known as the 'three tombs outside of the Great Wall'.
Water Caves in Benxi
Southeast of Shenyang is Benxi, which has the largest water cave in Asia. Within 45 square kilometers (17 square miles) of Benxi Water Cave National Park, there are six areas of particular interest: Mount Miaohou, Mount Tiecha, Mount Guanmen, the Spa Temple, Tanggou Valley, and the Water Cave. The Water Cave has an underground river with water so clear that the riverbed is always visible. Take a ride on the sightseeing boat and enter into the magic and mystery of the stalactite formations that have formed over millions of years. It is common to see artists at the various mountains and Tanggou Valley drawing and painting the mountains and the innumerable flowers and trees that are nurtured by the mountain streams. Benxi Water Cave National Park is a unique wonderland of pastoral beauty that has captured the imagines and hearts of its visitors throughout the ages.
Charming Coastal Views in Dalian
Surrounded on three sides by the Yellow Sea, Dalian is a charming coastal city that has become a popular resort town. This is hardly surprising when you experience the garden-like downtown streets that are bordered by Japanese and Russian style buildings, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely stroll. With mountains on one side, and fabulous bathing beaches all around the city, Dalian is a great place to escape the summer heat, have a refreshing vacation, and enjoy the feeling of romance that is in the air.
Other Sites: Fenghuang Mountain; Shenya Aquarium in Xinghai Bay Resort has more than 7,000 fish; Dalian's Nest Cliff and Tiger Beach, which has the largest aviary in China (18,000 square meters or 6,950 square miles) and possibly the largest animal sculpture in the world; the 300,000-year-old Yingkou Jinniushan Relic, Phoenix Mountain, and Bingyu Valley.
Dalian Spring Fireworks Festival, Dalian Chinese Scholar Tree Blossom Affairs, Dalian International Fashion Festival, and Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival. Consider planning your trip to include one of the local wonderful festive events.
Are there buses from Bayuquan railway station (gaotie) to Xiongyue?
Are there buses from Bayuquan (Gaotie) to near Holiday Inn Express (Dingtun Road)?
How much approximately does it cost to get a taxi from Bayuquan railway station to Xiongyue (Tianmu hot springs)?
How much does it cost to get a taxi from Holiday Inn Express (Dingtun Road) to Xiongyue (Tianmu hot springs)?
Thanks in advance
2. Yes, you can take Bus Line 408 to Dasha Station and then walk south about 500m to the hotel.
3. The cab fare is about CNY25.
4. It takes about CNY35.
You are suggested to stay near the railway station, such as Dantie Hotel in 3 Shiyiwei Rd, Hushaipai Business Hotel in 7 Jiangcheng Street, and Hanting Hotel in 4 Jinshan Street.
You can take bus Dangang High-speed bus from Railway Station to Dinggang, from where you can take a ferry to Dalu Island.
To Hushan Great Wall, you can take a tourist bus directly there, and the bus takes CNY5 and 40 minutes.
To Yalu River, you can walk there, and it’s about 600 meters east to the railway station.
Yitouniu Halal Restaurant, located at No. 43 of South Jiuzhong Rad, Baogong Street.
Majia Maishaoguan, located at the intersection of North Taiyuan Street and Beisi Road.
Qingyaxuan Restaurant, located at No. 59 of Huaxiang Road.
Lingtouyang Restaurant, located at No. 1 of Middle Ningshan Road.
There are also mosques for you to pray.
South Mosque, located at Fengtian Street.
Sujiatun Mosque, located at No. 46 Yingchun Street, Sujiatun District.
Huanggu Mosque,located at No. 28 of Banpingshan Road.
As for the praying time, I’m not sure, you need to check it on your own upon your arrival in that city.
There are a lot of Muslims in that city, you can find them easily.
Shangri-la Hotel, located at No. 66 of Renmin Road.
InterContinental Dalian hotel, located at No. 6 of Youhao Plaza.
DL Yalexuan Hotel, located at No. 18-1 of Luxun Road.
Taking a taxi from the airport to the city center may cost CNY35 around.