Weinan Travel Guide

Weinan Travel Guide

Weinan Facts

Weinan Map

Chinese Name: 渭南 (wèi nán)
Population: 5,278,100
Area: 13,134 square kilometers (5,071 square miles)
Location: in the east-central of Shaanxi Province, northwest China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Linwei, Huzhou); 7 counties (Tongguan, Dali, Pucheng, Chengcheng, Baishui, Heyang, Fuping); 2 county-level cities (Huayin, Hancheng)
Area Code: 0913
Zip Code: 714000
GDP (2019): CNY 182.847 billion (USD 26.503 billion)  

An Abundant City Famed for Precipitous Mt. Huashan

Weinan is situated in the east-central area of Shaanxi Province, separated from Shanxi and Henan by the Yellow River. It is bordered by Xi'an to the west, and neighboring Yan'an to the north. The distance between Weinan and Xi’an is 60 kilometers (37 miles).

With sufficient sunlight and rainfall and fertile land, Weinan is one of the major agricultural production areas in northwestern China, rich in apples, crisp pears, prickly ash, dates and persimmons. But in addition to agriculture, its gold and coal production is also considerable.

It is very certain to say that a trip to Weinan without going to Mt. Huashan is incomplete. It is very precipitous and offers more than 210 scenic spots in the mountains. Besides, visitors can also see the spectacular scenery of the Yellow River and visit imperial tombs.

Weinan Attractions - Things to Do

Located in Huayin County, 120 kilometers (75miles) from Xi'an, Mt. Huashan is known as the most precipitous mountain under heaven and ranks as one of the five most famous mountains in China. Consisting of five perilous peaks, the mountain displays spectacular and fascinating landscapes allowing visitors inspirational and breathtaking experiences. The Xiyue Temple, the best temple of the 'five famous mountains' is 5 kilometers (3 miles) north of the Mt. Huashan.  Xiyue Temple is also an essential part of the experience of  Mt Huashan.

Mt.Huashan, Weinan
Mt.Huashan, Weinan

Longmen Town is 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Hancheng City. A vital part of the Qin-Jin Gorge that is regarded as the 'Three Gorges in Northern China', Longmen delivers grand scenes of the Yellow River and boasts the shortest bridge across the great river. 

 Other Scenic Spots: Hancheng (Dang Village, Confucius Temple, Sima Qian Temple), Mount Shaohua, Qiachuan Scenic Area

Confucius Temple, Weinan
Confucius Temple
Sima Qian Temple, Weinan
Sima Qian Temple

How to Get to Weinan

There are buses to Weinan from the Xi'an City Bus Station and the East Station. The journey is 62 kilometers (39 miles) by bus, or about an hour's drive. The Weinan bus terminal is located on Xitong Lu.
 See also Beijing to Huashan Train



Weinan lies in a warm temperate zone bearing a continental semi-humid, semi-dry monsoon climate, featuring four evident seasons and abundant sunshine. Winter is cold and dry, while summer is hot. The annual average temperature of Weinan weather stays between 11.3-13.5C (52.3-56.3F). Spring and autumn are best time to tour around. 

Weinan Travel Tips

Local Residence of Dang Village
Local Residence of Dang Village
 History: Over two thousand years after the Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-221BC), this area was protected by the emperors of twelve dynasties as a capital suburb and gradually became advanced in agricultural and handicraft industries, as well as in commerce and transportation. It was not until 1723 when the Qing government established eight counties and prefectures in this region that the current administrative framework began to show its early form.
 Physical Features: The Weihe River flows through the city forming the central fluvial plain of the city. Outlining the plain, are two mountains located in its northern and southern parts. The Weihe River connects with the Yellow River as it winds southward along the eastern edge of the city.
 Special Local Products: Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom (Lingzhi—a type of bracket mushroom used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine) of Mt. Huashan, sauce vegetable of Tongguan County, dried persimmon and Qiong Guo Tang (a kind of candy) of Fuping County, apples and pears.
- Last updated on Apr. 12, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Weinan Travel
Asked by Chris from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 17, 2014 03:33Reply
Weinan drum tower exact location and address.
I heard of the very old drum tower in old weinan. Just 10minutes ride from new weinan. But i am not sure which is pld and new WN.
Kindly give me some information about this?
I am living in chaoyang area. It says in the information in the internet to take bus 1.
But i am not so sure which way to go.
Also can you give me the chinese and pinyin of it? Thank you very much
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona from CHINA | Jun. 18, 2014 02:57

Bus no. 1 is correct, but there is some distance to the bus stops from your starting point and destination, so I suggest you use a taxi instead. It is only around 10km between the new town and the old drum tower. Just show this to the driver:请带我到渭南鼓楼.
Asked by Chris from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 17, 2014 03:23Reply
Hi there. Any scenic spot near the vicinity of chaoyang and dongfeng in weinan.
My friends and i have only a day to go around so i would like to just visit the places near the high tech zone if still have some old villages or scenic spots. Thank you.

I am living in weinan but still new. Just want to take advantage of the nice weather.
Answers (3)
Answered by Sally from CANADA | Jun. 18, 2014 02:50

I am also not so familiar with this area, but I know Mt. Huashan is a worthy destination near the high-tech zone. It is 60-70km between. Or you can just invite a local peson to take you around the zone for a good visit.
Answered by chris from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 03, 2014 02:00

do you think its possible to climb mount hua from foot to east peak and go down same day. take the cable car to either north or west peak????
which do you recommend?
Answered by Jonna from USA | Jul. 03, 2014 05:00

Since you has already reached the peak, you can walk from the east peak, then south peak, central peak, the west peak and then the north peak. Then take a cable car from the north peak to get down.
It is not needed to go down from the east peak and then use the cable car to reach the top again.
Hope it helps ~
Asked by liz from WALES | Jul. 17, 2013 18:15Reply
is there a bus from weinan to the terracotta warriors?
Answers (1)
Answered by Felicia from FRANCE | Jul. 17, 2013 21:28

Besides taxi, there is no direct transport for the journey. By bus, you can take a bus at WN Bus Station to Lintong. Upon your arrival, it is suggested to catch a taxi to Terracotta Warroirs directly.
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