Panjin Travel Guide

Panjin Travel Guide

Panjin Facts

Chinese Name: 盘锦 (pán jǐn)
Population: 1,440,000
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.

 Physical Features: Panjin is situated in the alluvial plain area. Its terrain slopes downward from the north to the south. The land of the city is flat. Paddy field makes up about eighty-five percent of the arable land.

 Special Local Products: rice, reed, river crab

- Last updated on Jul. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Panjin Travel
Asked by Claire from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 17, 2019 07:00Reply
Is it true that Panjin is closed or will close on November? i'm planning to go to Panjn on November?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chay from FRANCE | Oct. 18, 2019 01:34

As I know, it will open in November. Have a nice trip!
Asked by May from MALAYSIA | Aug. 18, 2019 00:44Reply
Will arrive Shenyang on 18th Oct. I would like to know if I can see the red crown crane & red beach
Answers (1)
Answered by Mose from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 19, 2019 20:54

Yes, no problem. October is the best month to watch red beach, and people can see red crown crane from April to October.
Asked by Evangelos from GREECE | Aug. 04, 2019 12:46Reply
I'm plan to visit Panjin for couple days around 18 August, will I it be Red colour at that time?
Answers (2)
Answered by Kylie from UKRAINE | Aug. 04, 2019 23:32

Yes, it will be turn in Red color at that time.
Answered by Evangelos from GREECE | Aug. 05, 2019 01:41

Many thanks for quick response!!!
Asked by BGoh from SINGAPORE | Jul. 20, 2019 04:13Reply
Where and when to see the red crown crane?
Planning to visit in last week of Sept to Shenyang. And planning to stay in Panjin to watch the cranes. Is there any resort I can book and watch these birds from its premises?? is there any special passes that is valid for 2 days to the Red Beach resort?? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Cannon from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 18:50

The Red Beach, like the article mentioned, is the best place to watch red crown crane.
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