Deyang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 德阳市 (dé yáng shì)
Location: Deyang City is located in the northeast of the Chengdu Plain in central Sichuan Province, neighboring Chengdu, Mianyang and Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. It is 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the provincial capital city Chengdu.
Area: 5,954 square kilometers (2,299 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Jingyang); 2 counties (Luojiang, Zhongjiang); 3 county-level cities (Shifang, Guanghan, Mianzhu)
Seat of the City Government: 37, Changjiang Road (West), Jingyang District
Bank of China: 26, Changjiang Road (West), Jingyang District
China Post: 42, Longquanshan Road (South), Jingyang District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0838-96927
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Deyang Attractions - Things to Do
Sanxingdui Museum is the exhibition hall for all the precious relics discovered in the Sanxingdui Cultural Ruins, including gold, bronze and jade articles, pottery and many other excavated artifacts. All these discoveries push forward the history of the ancient Shu civilization 1,500 years earlier. The discovery of a bronze scared tree, huge bronze mask, golden staff and the standing bronze human sculpture may prove that the seat of Sanxingdui ruins was the capital of the ancient Shu.
Mt. Yinghua Scenic Area
Yinghua Mountain Scenic Area is situated to the northwest of Shifang City, about 98 kilometers (60.9 miles) from Chengdu downtown. Covering an area of 106 square kilometers (41 square miles), it is a good tourist resort with high mountains, towering peaks, deep valleys, luxurious vegetation and abundant rivers and lakes.
This mountain is located in the transitional area of the Chuanxi Plain and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with the altitude of 3,160 meters (10,367 feet). Waters dash down from high to form delicate waterfalls from large to small. The most beautiful waterfall falls in three levels. The excellent natural scenery of the Yinghua Mountain is sea of clouds, sea of mist, sea of forest and sea of flowers. Admiring the Virginia Bright Leaf in the morning and Saint Light at evening is another pleasure.
Some rare trees and many ornamental plants grow on the Mountain, such as Chinese dove trees, ancient ginkgoes, katsura trees, nanmu and redwoods. In spring, azaleas, fairy primroses, camellias and lilies spread all over the mountain, making it like an ocean of vivid wildflowers. With an area of nearly 8 square kilometers (3.1 square miles), the famous swan forest mainly consists of pines, fir trees and coquettish willows. The mount scenic area is also a home of giant pandas, green monkeys, golden monkeys, red-belly tragopans and deer. On the both sides of the mountain roads stand the mystery karst water-eroded caves. The exquisite pavilions and ancient temple bring more enjoyment for tourists.
|Admission Fee||CNY 30 per adult; |
CNY15 for kid between 1.1m and 1.4m in height;
free for kids under 1.1m in height
|Transportation||1. At Chengbei Coach Station, Shangmaocheng Coach Station and Zhaojuesi Coach Station of Chengdu, there are direct buses to Shifang. Upon arriving at Shifang, you can easily transfer to a bus to Hongbai town, where Mt. Yinghua is located. Then you can take a taxi or rent a car to the scenic area. |
2. At Deyang Bus Station, frequent buses are scheduled to Shifang from 06:30 to 19:00 every around 10min.
Other Scenic Spots in Deyang City: Confucius Temple, Art Wall
How to Get to Deyang
The city is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, and adjacent to Mianyang Nanjiao Airport to the north, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) away. Furthermore, the city's bus station stands in the Changjiang Xi Lu, Jingyang District, where buses to Chengdu and Mianyang depart every ten minutes and reach their destinations within one hour.
The city enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate bearing obvious features of continental climate. Deyang weather is humid with clear four seasons and abundant in rainfall concentrating in the period from May to October. The coldest month –January, has an average temperature of 5-6℃ (41-42.8℉) and that of the hottest –July, is about 25℃ (77℉).
Deyang Travel Tips
History: Present Deyang area belonged to the territory of the ancient Shu (Sichuan), and the world famous Sanxingdui cultural relics discovered in Guanghan City are probably the best annotation to the Chinese Shu Culture. A county was first established on this land in 620, the Tang Dynasty (618-907). This is the genuine commencement of the city's over 1,300 years of history.
Physical Features: Situated in the northeast edge of the Chengdu Plain of western Sichuan Basin, the terrain here slopes downwards from northwest to southeast and is orderly occupied by mountains, plains and hills in a basin.
Special Local Products: Mianzhu New Year painting, Jiannanchun liquor, Tianfu salty peanuts, Shifang flat duck
Yes, Sichuan is one of the biggest provinces, or rather, it’s the sixth biggest.
Not on China bus guide for some reason.
I'm considering working in DY City in a univerisity there. I was wondering what the weather is like during winter. Does it snow? Is it very cold?
And also, what about summer? How hot does it get, is it very humid?
In summer, the hottest time is in July with average temperature is around 27C and not so humid. Please do not worry.