Bazhong Travel Guide

Bazhong Facts

Chinese Name: 巴中市 (bā zhōng shì)
Location: Situated in the northeast of Sichuan Province, Bazhong City is bordered by Hanzhong of Shaanxi Province in the north, and in neighborhood of Dazhou, Nanchong and Guangyuan respectively in the east, south and west with in the province.

Population: 3,600,000  
Area: 12,325 square kilometers (4,759 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han 
Administrative Hierarchy: 1 district (Bazhou); 2 counties (Tongjiang, Nanjiang, Pingchang)   
Seat of the City Government: 10, New Jiangbei Zone, Bazhou District, Bazhong City
Bank of China: Jiangbei Lu, Bazhou District 
China Post: Baiyuntai, Jiangbei Lu, Bazhou District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0827-96927
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bazhong Attractions - Things to Do

 Guangwu Mountain: It rises in Nanjiang County at the convergence of Sichuan and Shaanxi Provinces. The mountain resort is characterized by elegant peaks covered with flourishing plants, and is reputed as the top natural scenic spots in the city. 

 Nuoshui River: This river flows through the north of Tongjiang County and recorded as a national key scenic areas in 2004. Strange rock formations, waterfalls, limestone caves and underground rivers are scatter all around this scenic area. It contains three scenic zones respectively with limestone caves, gorges and forest as their themes. Visitors can go boating in the caves and admire the spectacle of stalagmites and stalactites within. 

 Nankan Scenic Area: It is located at Nankan Mountain in the southern suburb, containing Nankan Park and statues of the Buddha within a cliff face. The first niches were cut during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). No less than intact 122 niches containing 1800 statues of the Buddha are in existence along cliff face. 

 Other Scenic spots: Micangshan Forest Park

How to Get to Bazhong

1. Departing from the South Gate of city, Nankan Mountain arrival is just a few minutes away via a winding road. Guangwu Mountain is another large red leaf area of Sichuan with autumn being the best season to view the red leaved trees that adorn the mountains. 

2. People usually choose the airport of Chongqing as the transfer station for relatively short distance. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport opperates direct bus lines from the airport to Bazhong city, with the journey taking six hours. Passengers can also take regular bus to Bazhong from downtown Chongqing. Take the Bus from Chongqing Bus Station at 12, Caiyuan Lu. 

3. From Chengdu Beimen (North Gate) Bus Station at 197, northern fourth section, First Ring Road, buses will arrive in Bazhong after a journey of eight hours. 

4. Jiangbei Bus Station in Binhe Lu of New Jiangbei Zone is the only bus station of the city offering both intercity and inter-provincial passenger transport services.

Weather

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The city enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, and the Bazhong weather on the plain and mountainous regions differs from each other greatly. Its annual average temperature is around 17℃ (62.6℉) with the common features of being warm winters, an early spring, hot summers and cool autumns. It is rainy in summer and autumn, especially during June to September. Spring and autumn are suitable for people to tour around.  

Bazhong Travel Tips

 History: The first county in Bazhong's administrative history was established one thousand nine hundred years ago during the Eastern Han Dynasty (24-220). It was elevated from county to City status in 1993.

 Physical Features: Situated on the northern fringe of the Sichuan Basin and at the southern foot of Mt. Micang of the Daba Mountain range, its terrain is generally inclined on a north south axis. It is possible to divide the city into three morphologic regions: medium mountain area in the southern slop of Micang Mountain; the low mountain area in northern and hilly area to the south. 

 Special Local Products: tremella (white fungi), Chuanming ginseng, walnut, honeysuckle   

- Last modified on Jul. 25, 2013 -
Questions & Answers on Bazhong Travel
Asked by Rosy from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 25, 2013 17:53Reply
What is the population of Bazhong City?
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Answered by Uranda from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 25, 2013 22:24
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It is around 3.9 million.
Asked by ray walker from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 21, 2013 21:49Reply
i live in guangyuan, what time is the first bus daily from guangyuan to bazhong?
what time is the last bus from BZ to guangyuan? what is the ticket costs
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Answered by Lydia from USA | Jul. 23, 2013 02:56
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The first bus from GY Shangxi Bus Station is at 06:00 and the last one at 17:00. The ticket fare is 56RMB.
Answered by ray walker from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 23, 2013 03:33
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thank you very much,i will travel daily for my work,guangyuan is a nice place to live, good weather cleaner air
Asked by esther from SINGAPORE | Nov. 02, 2012 09:48Reply
Where is good to stay in Ba zhong if I going there to watch the red autmun leaves..
is there international hotel ?
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Answered by Carrie | Nov. 03, 2012 01:47
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As for international hotel there, I only know the Five Star International Garden Hotel. It may be costl, but it is very nice. Anyway, for the choice of the hotel, it depends on your budget.
Asked by ester | Nov. 01, 2012 20:12Reply
this year when is the best time to see autmun leave in ba zhong?
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Answered by Adam | Nov. 01, 2012 21:42
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Well, it may be the end of November.
Asked by Ms.Angie from NZ | Nov. 14, 2010 16:16Reply
Are there many ATM's or Banks where i can easily access my money?
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Answered by Ms.KATRINA | Nov. 14, 2010 21:58
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Yes, there are many ATM or banks in the city center, you can find one easily. Do not worry.
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