Panjin Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 盘锦 (pán jǐn)
Area: 4,102.9 square kilometers (1,584.1 square miles)
Location: in the southwest of Liaoning Province, northeast China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Xinglongtai, Shuangtaizi, Dawa); 1 county (Panshan)
Area Code: 0427
Zip Code: 124000
GDP (2018): CNY 121.66 billion (USD 18.39 billion)
High-Quality Rice and River Crab Production Base with Red Beach
Panjin City lies in the southwest of Liaoning Province in the central area of the Liaohe River delta. It neighbors Anshan and Jinzhou and is separated from Yingkou by the Liaohe River in the southeast, facing southward to the Liaodong (Eastern Liaoning) Bay of the Bohai Sea. Panjin is an important petroleum and petrochemical industrial base in China where China’s third-largest oilfield Liaohe Oilfield is located. It also boasts producing high-quality rice and breeds river crabs in a large scale. Around October, the river crabs are fully mature and can be enjoyed. Gourmets must be crazy about the fresh and tender crab meat. But the most attractive is the world's wonder Red Beach which is woven by delicate Suaeda grasses that grow out of the ground in April every year. They are tender red at first, then become deep red and finally turn purple. Large areas of wetlands also lure many birds to inhabit or stop on the way of migration. In March and October, you can see a flock of birds seek food, rest, fly up or alight.
Panjin Attractions - Things to Do
The Red Beach refers to the top scenic area of the city in a 100 square kilometers (39 square miles) reed field of Dawa County. The red color comes from a kind of grass that can grow in saline and alkaline soil. Set in the Red Beach and broad reed field, is a wonderful scenic wetland tourist resort area. Furthermore, wooden buildings in archaic style bring more elegance to the scenic area. The best time to visit Red Beach Panjin China is from mid September to mid October.
Other Scenic Spots: Liaohe Beilin (Stele Forest), Dingxiang Ecology Travel Resort
How to Get to Panjin
Panjin is 155 kilometers (96 miles) from Shenyang and 302 kilometers (188 miles) from the Port of Dalian. Panjin's long distance bus station is seated in 145, Taishan Lu, Xinglongtai District, operating buses to main cities within the province and inter-provincial buses, including Beijing, Tianjin, and cities of Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces.
See also Beijing to Panjin Train
Enjoying a warm temperate continental monsoon climate, the city is characterized by four clear seasons, moderate temperature and abundant sunlight. The annual temperature of Panjin weather averages around 10C (50F). June, early and mid August are the rainy periods. The temperature here in spring and autumn is relatively higher. Especially, September is the best season to admire the breathtakingly beautiful Red Beach.
Panjin Travel Tips
History: Administrative history of the area can be traced back to 195BC during the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). The Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD) brought the region back from the Koguryo Kingdom to the regime of Central China. Panshan is the earliest county established in modern Panjin.
Special Local Products: rice, reed, river crab