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Take the three-hour express train from Beijing rather than the six-hour regular train.  A car drive is also six hours from Beijing.  From Shengyang, the bus ride takes three hours.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==

Revision as of 15:25, 3 December 2008

Jinzhou is a city in Liaoning Province.

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Understand

An industrial city on the western shores of Liaoning Gulf, Jinzhou is visited mainly for its storehouse of Jurassic period fossils.

Get in

Take the three-hour express train from Beijing rather than the six-hour regular train. A car drive is also six hours from Beijing. From Shengyang, the bus ride takes three hours.

Get around

See

  • Wenya Museum set up by the amateur collector Du Wenya, this museum houses an impressive collection of fossils found in the local region, some fossils having been found nowhere else
  • Bijiashan (Penholder Mountain) connects to the mainland via an isthmus at low tide and is more of a big hill than a mountain. There are numerous small Buddha temples on the hill and vendors selling various souvenirs and snacks. Bijiashan is only 30 minutes south of Jinzhou and is well worth the trip. If you have the time, take a boat out to the hill, walk around for several hours visiting the temples, and then walk on the land bridge back to shore when low tide comes.
  • Guta Park. A quiet park in the south eastern part of the city featuring the "Guangji Pagoda". The 72 metre tower is a beautiful Liao style pagoda, with thirteen levels in an octagonal shape.

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