Linyi Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 临沂市 (lín yí shì)
Location: Located in the southeast of Shandong Province, Linyi borders on Jining and Tai'an to the west, Rizhao to the east. It is adjacent to the Yellow Sea and is in the neighborhood of Jiangsu Province to the south.
Area: 17,184 square kilometers (6,635 square miles)
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Lanshan, Luozhuang, Hedong); 9 counties (Tancheng, Cangshan, Junan, Yishui, Mengyin, Pingyi, Feixian, Yinan, Linshu)
Seat of the City Government: 57, Jinqueshan, Lanshan District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0539-8303678
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 228, Yimeng Lu, Lanshan District
China Post: middle section of Haiguan Lu, Lanshan District
Linyi Attractions - Things to Do
Mengshan Mountain: Located in southern Mengyin County, it is a famous historic and cultural mountain in Northern China. Its main peak is the second highest peak of Shandong. Mengshan was regarded as a sacred mountain and sacrificial place of the emperors in ancient times. The mountain faces Mt. Taishan across a distance of 120 kilometers (75 miles). Relying on its spectacular mountain scenery and rich flora and fauna, a national forest park has been established on the mountain.
Underground Grand Canyon: Situated at the foot of Longgang Mountain 8 kilometers (5 miles) southwest of Yishui County, it is the core underground spectacle of the city. It was named one of the top ten beautiful scenic spots of Shandong. In addition to the fascinating karst landscape, the underground drifting in the subsurface stream forms the longest karst drift cave in China.
Yinqueshan Han Tomb and Bamboo Slips Museum (present No.219, Yimeng Lu): It is a classical building consisting of exhibition halls of Han Dynasty tombs, bamboo slips from the tombs and other cultural relics, located in southeastern area of the city. It is the first museum for Han tombs and bamboo slips in China.
Other Scenic Spots: Natural Underground Gallery Scenic Area, Tianfo Scenic Area, Yishui Underground Fluorescent Lake
How to Get to Linyi
1. Linyi Airport is in Hedong District, about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) from downtown (Lanshan District). It operates flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Hangzhou and Chongqing.
2. Linyi Bus Station is the central transport station of the city located in the south side of Shuangling Zhong Lu, adjacent to the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway. Linyi Wholesale Market is south of the bus station in the city's western part. It is a large commodity distributing center for the region including Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan and Anhui.
The region enjoys a warm temperate continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons and rich rainfall. Linyi weather's annual average temperature is around 14 degree centigrade (57.2 degree Fahrenheit). Generally speaking, the city can be visited all the year round. However, note that the temperature in winter may fall to -11 degree centigrade (12.2 degree Fahrenheit).
Linyi Travel Tips
History: Linyi was an ancient source of Chinese civilization. The area was inhabited as early as four or five hundred thousand years ago. Five thousand years ago, people had mastered the craft of wine-making. It was the territory of Qi, Lu and Chu State before the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC).
Physical Features: Situated in the hilly and low mountainous area of eastern and south-central Shandong, Linyi slopes from northwest to southeast. Four mountains line up from north to south stretching northwest-southeast through the city. Centered on the Yihe and Shuhe river systems, the city is surrounded by mountains to the north, east and west.
Special Local Products: Foods: bean sauce, battercake, pear, apple, gingko, Yimeng tea
Handicrafts: Xugong Inkstone, Jinxing Inkstone, Tian Jing Shi (Heaven Scenery stone), eggshell black pottery
Or, you can take a train to Qufu from LY Railway Station. It takes about 1.5 hours. A hard seat costs CNY 11.5 to 23.5; a soft seat costs CNY 36.5. :)