Yibin City is situated in the south region of Sichuan Province. Yibin City neighbors Luzhou City in the east, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in the west and Zigong City in the north within the province. The city also shares a boundary with Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province in the south.
Facts of Yibin
Area: 13,283 square kilometers (5,129 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Cuiping); 9 counties (Yibin, Nanxi, Jiang'an, Changning, Gaoxian, Junlian, Gongxian, Xingwen, Pingshan)
Seat of the City Government: 9, Shunan Lu, Cuiping District of Yibin City.
History of Yibin
A county was first built here during the Qin (221BC-206BC) and Han (206BC-220AD) dynasties. It had been the centre of administration for several dynasties, and it was a town of great military importance and was the scene of an old battle field in history.
The terrain of the city slopes downward from the southwest to the northeast. Low mountains and hills are the main components of the area's landform. Valleys are dotted among the mountains and hills, with occasional areas of flat plain, which only occupies eight per cent of its total land area.
What to see in Yibin?
|Shunan Bamboo Sea||Shihai Dongxiang||Lizhuang Ancient Town|
|Longhua Ancient Town|
How to get there?
Yibin Airport is situated in Laiba Town which is only seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from downtown. At present, it has flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Kunming. Public bus No.8 services the airport.With downtown Yibin as the center, visitors can take ships northwestward to the Leshan Giant Buddha along the Minjiang River, or eastward to Luzhou and Chongqing along the Yangtze River.
Yinbin Railway Station is situated in the west suburb.
There are four main bus stations serving in the city proper.
The New Bus Station: Yingbin Lu, Cuiping District
Beimen (North Gate) Bus Station: No.89, Cuiping Lu, Cuiping District
Ximen (West Gate) Bus Station: Beicaochang, Zhenwu Lu, Cuiping District
Nan'an Bus Station: Niumachang, Hangtian Zhong Lu, Cuiping District,Yibin City.
1. Shihai Dongxiang is about four hours' drive from Chengdu and Chongqing, circa two hours from Luzhou and twenty minutes from the county seat of Wenxing. The Bamboo Sea in Southern Sichuan is about 328 kilometers and 318 kilometers from Chengdu and Chongqing respectively and 64 kilometers from the city proper of Yibin. Buses can be easily found in the south bus station of the city. Shihai Dongxiang and the Bamboo Sea are not far away from each other, and about one hour is needed by bus.
2. The bamboo banquet in the Bamboo Sea scenic area is real dainty. Dishes are made of bamboo shoots or other parts of bamboo. Visitors might taste it as well.
When to visit Yibin?
Located in the subtropical monsoon climatic zone, Yibin weather enjoys an annual average temperature of around 18 ℃ (64.4℉). Bursts of precipitation are common at night during the summer. Relatively, it is a little bit warmer in winter. Each year as the spring turns into summer and summer into autumn, it is favorable for visitors to make their trip to this area, that is to say the periods during May and June, August and September.
Special Local Products
Wuliangye Liquor, black tea, shredded beef, Xufu Yacai (bean sprout), bamboo crafts Xingwen, Gongxian and Junlian counties are the main areas of Sichuan where the Miao ethnic minority lives in compact communities. Visitors can pick and buy their favorite batik articles and embroidery made by the Miao people while traveling through Miao villages.
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0831-96927
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 65, Nanjie Jie, Cuiping District
China Post: 1, Nanjie Jie, Cuiping District