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Situated in the northeast of Jiangsu, Lianyungang is on the shore of the East China Sea with a coast line of 162 km, wetland of 100,000 he and many shadow sea beaches. It borders Xuzhou and Yangcheng of Shandong Province to the west, Huai'an, Suqian and Yancheng to the south. The city confronts Japan and South Korea, in the opposite of the East China Sea. The water surface occupies one fourth of the city's land mass.

Lianyungang, dubbed as China's "East-West Freight Corridor", is one of the first fourteen Chinese cities permitted to open to international economy and foreign trade by the Chinese State Council in 1984. As a prefecture jurisdiction, Lianyungang City administered 3 districts and 4 counties.

Like its other Jiangsu neighbors, Lianyungang has a history starting in the Tang Dynasty and was described as a paradise in the famous Chinese novel, Journey to the West. The archaeological findings in 1979 in the Yushan Mountain, brought its human history back to the New Stone Age, 40,000-50,000 years earlier. There are numerous historical or cultural relics found from the the early human habitat.

Lianyungang is a transportation hub in Jiangsu as well as in China. As the bridgehead of the New Asian-European Continent Corridor, the Longhai Railway (Lianyungang-Lanzhou) starts at Lianyungang, and stretches out westwards to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, further to Russia and Europe, connecting two continents, Asia and Europe. The beautiful port city has been listed as one of 50 selected destinations for international travelers, voted by millions of online voters.

The most important natural resource for Lianyungang is water resources, including its freshwater lakes and rivers, marine area, beaches, wetlands and fisheries. Never forgot its abundant resources of crystal and hot spring in Donghai, a county under the jurisdiction of Lianyungang.

Lianyungang has an oceanic monsoon climate and distinct four seasons. It has annual average sun-light over 100 days and 220 days for frost-free period. The recorded lowest temperature was -10 Centigrade in January and the highest was 36 Centigrade in summer. Its average rainfall is 930 mm.

Lianyungang Tourist Attractions

    Yuwan Scenic Area

    Yuwan Scenic Area, with its green mountains and clear waters, is a place of p...
    Sucheng Town

    This town, about fifteen kilometers to the southeast of Lianyungang, is said ...
    Lianyungang Port

    Lianyungang Port is one of ten largest ports in China. It is the eastern brid...
    Lianyungang Museum

    The Lianyungang City Museum has collected over 16,000 historically and cultur...
    Lianyungang Beaches

    Since Lianyungang is a beach resort; of course there are an array of great op...
    Kong Wang Mountain

    Kong Wang Mountain has played a prominent role in Lianyungang's history and c...
    Yuntai Mountains

    Lying just outside Lianyungang, the Yuntai Mountains have remained somewhat o...

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