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General Information of Lianyungang City


Known as the 'City of Fantasy and Romance', Lianyungang is a pearl in the center of China's long coastal region.


Crystal Festival in Lianyungang

All kinds of delicate crystal sculptures are showcased, attracting many visitors and business people. A super-sized "king of crystal" is unveiled in Lianyungang's Donghai crystal market to celebrate the 8th China Donghai Crystal Festival. The crystal was excavated in Niushan Town of Donghai County in 1995 after billions of years underground. It weighs 1.99 tons, next o­nly to the crystal emperor collected in the Geological


Famous Attraction in Lianyungang City


Huaguoshan Scenic Spot (the Flowers and Fruits Mountain):  It is said to be the place where the Monkey King was born. Some fantastic scenes from the novel can be found on this mountain such as the intriguing water curtain cave.


Shopping in Lianyungang City


Shopping in Lianyungang city is a different experience from other inland Chinese cities. Local products here are full of the character of a coastal city as well as being products of nature. Travel in this China city, you may want to buy some souvenirs. The most famous ones are crystal, Picture in Carved Shells (Scrimshaw), Yunwu Tea. Clothes, jewelry, food, cosmetics and electrical appliances all can be found here.

Crystal: With the largest reserves of crystal in China, Donghai County, Lianyungang has the reputation of 'County of Crystal'. Crystal here comes in various colors - yellow, pink, violet and light brown as well as intriguing textures such as water droplets, hairs or plants. Crystal is made into products such as crystal ware, crystal jewelry, crystal sculptures and so on. These pure clear crystal products make a great choice purchase when shopping in Lianyungang.


Picture in Carved Shells (Scrimshaw): Due to its coastal position, shell is very common in Lianyungang. After polishing and working, the colorful shells with diversified natural shapes and textures become exquisite artistic works. The subject matter is usually based on natural scenes, portraits, animals and plants. With a unique luster and bright, varying color, carved shell pictures of Lianyungang boast high artistic and appreciative value.


Yunwu Tea: Yunwu Tea of Yuntai Mountain is another famous local product of Lianyungang. Owing to its mellow taste, clear color and delicate fragrance, it is claimed to be one of the four famous teas south of the Yangtze River.


The wickerwork of Lianyungang is also well-known. There are many types of wickerwork including fruit baskets, pet baskets, present baskets and so on. Some dried marine products also are a good choice, such as laver (seaweed) and dried shrimps.


 If you want to buy something in this China city, you can go to China Donghai Crystal Market, Longhai Pedestrian Street, Wenfeng Great World, Lianyungang Shopping, Times Extra (supermarket).


Food in Lianyungang City


As a coastal city in Jiangsu Province, Lianyungang is famous for its delicate Huaiyang cuisine and the abundant fresh seafood. Huaiyang cuisine is a genre of Chinese traditional cuisine which prefers a light taste, revealing the ingredients' true flavor, especially that of seafood. Therefore in Lianyungang, the most enjoyable thing to do is to sample authentic famous local dishes in the elegant restaurants along the beach as well as the delicious seafood in the streets of the city.



Recommended Places to Enjoy the Lianyungang Food


Haitang Road Food Street—the most popular place for tourists to enjoy local seafood

Located in Xugou of Lianyun District, Haitang Road Food Street is one of the renowned large food streets of Lianyungang City. There are over 70 restaurants serving a variety of seafood dishes with a fresh taste to satisfy your appetite at a favorable price.

Tips: Seafood here is sold according to weight. You can try to bargain the price down.


Jiangnan Ju: This is one of the famous old restaurants near the seaside. Dishes here are mainly in Zhejiang and Jiangsu style and the price is very favorable.

Recommended dishes: Quanshui Yu (Sliced Fish in Hot Chilli Sauce)
Address: No.88, Haitang Road, Xugou, Lianyungang City


Bayi Cantin (Bayi Restaurant): This is a medium sized local restaurant famous for its Spicy Crayfish. Sichuan Cuisine is served here. 

Recommended dishes: Spicy Crayfish
Address: Haichang Road, Lianyungang City


Maojia Cai: Dishes in Hunan style are served in a simple environment. 

Recommended dishes: Stewed Pork with Brown Sauce;
Address: Tongguan Road (South), Xinpu District, Lianyungang City


Shanghai Laochenghuang Temple Snack Street: This restaurant is very popular in local who prefer the delicate Shanghai snacks, such as the fragrant fried dumpling.


Address: located in the NGS Supermarket, Hailian Road (West), Xinpu District, Lianyungang City


China Travel Guide of Lianyungang City


As the eastern end of New Eurasia Continental Bridge, Lianyungang works as quite a crucial communication hub. It is one of the 45 main road transportation hubs in the country. Three national highways, No.204 National Highway, No.310 National Highway and No. 327 National Highway, pass through the city. Seven provincial highways crisscross the city and radiate in all directions. Owing to the developed road construction, getting to Lianyungang by road is a breeze.


Transportation in Lianyungang City


By Air

Lianyungang Airport was originally a military airfield. The first civil airline was opened in 1985. The airport is not a large one with an area of 5 square kilometers (1235.5 acres), having a 2500 meters (1.6 miles) long and 50 meters (54.7 yards) wide runway as well as a 20,400 square meters (5 acres) apron.


The Terminal Building covers an area of 3500 square meters (0.9 acres) and can handle a throughout of 300 persons per hour. In the Terminal Building a check-in service and facilities for dining, shopping, break and corresponding are all available. Flights here are available to and from Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Xiamen, Nanjing, Dalian and Hong Kong.


By Train

There are two main railway stations in Lianyungang City for passenger transportation--Lianyungang Railway Station and Lianyungang East Railway Station



Lianyungang Railway Station is located in the downtown area. Trains here are mainly to and from the major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Urumqi, Nanjing, Taiyuan and Guangzhou. Generally, it takes 11 hours from Lianyungang Railway Station to Shanghai and also 11 hours to Nanjing.


Lianyungang East Railway Station lies near the port. Trains here mainly head for cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Taiyuan and Xian. The trip from Lianyungang East Railway Station to Shanghai usually takes 11-12 hours as does the trip to Nanjing.



By Long-distance Bus

Long-distance bus leads to all directions in Lianyungang. Three main long-distance bus stations in the urban area, Xinpu General Bus Station, Suxin Fast Passenger Transport Station and Jie'an Fast Passenger Transport Station, handle most of the passenger traffic.


Xinpu General Bus Station is 200 meters (218.7 yards) to the east of Lianyungang Railway Station. This bus station mainly operates interprovincial buses to cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou and others in Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong Provinces. 


Suxin Fast Passenger Transport Station is situated 500 meters (546.8 yards) south of the Longhe Square in downtown Lianyungang. Buses here are mainly heading for cities in south China such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and cities within Jiangsu Province such as Wuxi, Yangzhou and Suzhou. 


By City-bus

City-bus system in Lianyungang is not quite as developed as in other large coastal cities. There are only about 40 bus lines running in the whole city. The fare is in a range of CNY1-3 and there are conductors on the buses. Few night lines are available in Lianyungang. Most of the buses stop running early, before 18:30 in the evening, and the first bus of each line usually starts around 06:00-07:00. The interval on each line is about 5-20 minutes.


By Taxi

Lianyungang taxis are mainly Santana as well as a few Red Flag and Jetta. The minimal fare is CNY 5 for the first 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) and every additional kilometer charge of CNY 1.6. After the first 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), it charges CNY 2.4. After the first 3 minutes waiting, every additional 5 minutes waiting charges a fare of one more kilometer. Between 23:00~06:00, additional fare of CNY 0.2 is charged every kilometer.


Best Places to Visit Lianyungang City


Located in the transition area between the warm temperate zone and the subtropical zone by the sea, Lianyungang has a warm humid climate. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -0.2 ℃ (31.64 ℉). The maximum monthly temperature of 26.8 ℃ (80.24 ℉) is in July. Summer usually brings rainy and windy days. The best time to go to Lianyungang is from April to October.

Every year during July and August, the tourism festival 'Summer of Lianyungang' is held in the Liandao Island Bathing Beach. Various programs including singing and dancing, campfire parties and a seafood festival attracts many tourists as well as local people. In September and October, the Tourism Festival of 'the Journey to the West' in the Huaguoshan Scenic Spot is a highlight. The artistic evening and different shows in the theme of one of the four famous classical novels, 'the Journey to the West', is held.


Lianyungang City, a famous China travel destionation, is an ideal place for your Chin tour. Our China travel guide of Liangyungang city will be a great help for your Chian travel.


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