Tieling Travel Guide

Tieling Facts

Chinese Name: 铁岭 (tiě lǐng)
Population: 2,717,700
Area: 13,000 square kilometers (5,019 square miles)
Location: in the north of Liaoning Province, northeast China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Yinzhou, Qinghe); 3 counties (Tieling, Xifeng, Changtu); 2 county-level cities (Diaobingshan, Kaiyuan)
Area Code: 024
Zip Code: 112000
GDP (2018): CNY 61.66 billion (USD 9.32 billion)

The Energy City also Known as the Town of Skit and Sitcom

Situated in the north part of Liaoning, Tieling neighbors Shenyang, the capital city of the province to the southwest, and is bordered by Jilin to the east and Inner Mongolia to the west. Tieling was named after the military organization of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) – Tielingwei, which once stationed in this city to defend the frontier. The city was regarded as a barrier to protect imperial tombs and Shenyang since the Ming Dynasty. Many humorous and realistic skits and sitcoms are created in Tieling and a lot of excellent skit actors such as Zhao Benshan who is widely known in China are from here. It is also known as the granary of Liaoning and "the city of energy” for its abundant agricultural resources, rich coal resources and power industry. Longshou Mountain with stunning view, ancient Ciqing Temple and Shangyanghu Scenic Area are top Tieling attractions.

Tieling Attractions - Things to Do

Shangyanghu Scenic Area is a national AAAA-level resort in northeastern of the city proper. The whole scenic area is set in the reservoir, Shangyang Lake, bearing elegant natural scenery and historic relics, such as 'the number one inclining Buddha in Northeast China' and Yong'an Temple. Entertainments facilities such as ropeway and skiing field are also well equipped.

If visitors want to learn more about the city, they may continue their tour to Longshan Golf Club, Yingang Academy, Tieling Museum, Saibeihu Scenic Area, Ancient Xianzhou City, Chengzishan Scenic Spot and Longshou Mountain.

How to Get to Tieling

The city is about an hour's drive from Shenyang. Buses are available from the central bus station at 38, Guangrong Jie, Yinzhou District. Intercity public bus line between Tieling Railway Station and Shenyang North Railway Station has already run. At that time, it will be more accessible to get to the stops on the way, because regular buses from Shenyang are direct buses without stops during the courses.



Enjoying a temperate continental monsoon climate, the city is characterized by arid and chilly winter, wet and torrid summer, rich sunlight and clear dry and humid seasons. The annual average temperature of Tieling weather falls around 6.3C (43.3F).  April to October are suitable months to tour around.

Tieling Travel Tips

 History: Present realm of Tieling was dominated by Kitan and Koguryo kingdoms in ancient times. The name first appeared in the Ming Dynasty as Tieling Wei which was later reestablished in Yinzhou (old name of present area).

 Physical Features: Mountains and hills are respectively distributed in the east and west region of the city and the central area is made up of Liaohe Plain that gently slopes from the north to the south. Generally speaking, the eastern hilly area and the western plain are the two main morphologic regions here.

 Special Local Products: sika deer (spotted deer), mushroom, hazel, scallions
- Last modified on Jul. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Tieling Travel
Asked by Mfai from GREECE | Feb. 14, 2018 16:10Reply
Hello, how to get to Xianzhou Ancient City from the railway station? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel from USA | Feb. 21, 2018 23:55

You can take a taxi to the town and it costs around 110-120RMB.
Asked by Francis Boey from SINGAPORE | Mar. 18, 2016 19:47Reply
was march still in the winter season temp please in Tieling?
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Answered by Harley from USA | Mar. 18, 2016 21:54

Well, the previous records show that the temperature may range from 25 F to 50 F in that month. And March is much warmer than January and February in this area. Thus it has stepped into spring. But the climate will still be cold. You need to bring down jackets, sweaters, thick long-sleeved shirts and boots.
Asked by stephen from AUSTRALIA | May. 23, 2013 05:32Reply
I need a hotel close to Tieling west Railway station can you help me.
i happy to pay 300 rmb per night thanks i wish to stay minimum 3 nights my arrival date is the 22nd of July 2013 thank you.
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Answered by Oliver from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 25, 2013 01:24

I'm afraid no such hotl is available near the West Railway Station. So you have to go to the city center to find a satisfactory one.
Asked by Hairu57 from MALAYSIA | May. 04, 2013 03:25Reply
Any mosque in Tieling? Any halal food available?
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Answered by Jimmy from PAKISTAN | May. 04, 2013 04:47

Yes, there are. It is located on Hongqi Road, Yinchuan District.
There is no big hala restaurants in the city, but the hala noodles restaurants can be easily found. I suggest you to go to the mosque area for find the halal food directly.
Asked by Lawrence from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 17, 2013 13:17Reply
Please advise the available transport and travel time; train and coach services; Dalian/Tieling/Dalian
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Answered by Agoda from USA | Apr. 17, 2013 21:19

There are more than 15 pairs of high-speed trains running between Dalian North and Tl West. And the travel duration is around 2h and 10min. The coaches between take around 4h for a single journey.
Answered by adstone from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 18, 2013 10:28

Thank you for your information.
My regards,
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