Dazhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 达州市 (dá zhōu shì)
Location: Situated in the northeast of Sichuan Province, Dazhou is bounded on the north by Shanxi Province, by Chongqing in the south, Nanchong in the west and the Three Gorges Dam Project in the east.
Area: 16,600 square kilometers (6,409 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Tongchuan); 5 counties (Daxian, Xuanhan, Kaijiang, Dazhu, Quxian); 1 county-level city (Wanyuan)
Bank of China: 116, Chaishi Jie, Tongchuan District
China Post: Cuiping Lu, Tongchuan District
Seat of the City Government: 36, Jinlan Lu, Tongchuan District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0818-96927-2142411
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Dazhou Attractions - Things to Do
Han Dynasty Watchtowers: Grave Steles of the Han Dynasty (206BC-221BC) along the ancient bridle-road that is no more than ten kilometers (6.2 miles)
Zhenfo Mountain: A far-famed Buddhist shrine in Daxian County famous for the temple group that was first established in 1810 of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Other Scenic Spots: Bailixia Scenic Area, Tieshan Forest Park, Batai Mountain, Quxian Confucius Temple
How to Get to Dazhou
Dazhou Heshi Airport is located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) southwest of downtown Dazhou. It is the only lateral airport in northeastern Sichuan. It operates shuttle flights to and from Guangzhou and Chengdu. In addition, there are connecting flights available. In the airport, passengers can get air tickets of connecting flights to as many as twenty-six cities in China with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport as transfer station.
Through the expressway, Chongqing and Chengdu can be reached from Dazhou in two and four hours respectively. From the Jinsi Jie in Nanwai Town of Tongchuan District, buses to Chengdu and Chongqing will depart every an hour.
The city bears a subtropical monsoon climate with the annual average temperature of 14.7℃-17.6℃ (58.5℉-63.7℉). Dazhou weather is humid and moderate. Visitors can visit the city at any time during the year, especially in the period from March to October.
Dazhou Travel Tips
History: Although administrative history of Dazhou can be traced back to the establishment of the Dangqu County in 314BC, it is a young city. It was separated from Bazhong and act as a regional level city in 1999.
Physical Features: Dazhou is located at the south foot of the Daba Mountains with its terrain higher in the northeastern mountainous area and lower in the southeastern hilly and basin area.
Special Local Products: translucent beef slices (Dengying Beef), Sanhui Fruit Vinegar, fritillary bulb, pomelo