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* '''Yinchuan''' - takes about 8 hours
 
* '''Yinchuan''' - takes about 8 hours
  

Revision as of 13:00, 15 September 2008

Yulin is a city in Shaanxi Province.

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Understand

Yulin was a garrison town along the Great Wall of China. The town now survives on the extraction of oil found locally.

Get in

By plane

The local airport is a short taxi ride (5 - 10 kuai) out of town and has flights every day to Xian and Beijing. A new airport farther out is under construction (May 2007) (JW)

By train

The train station lies on the Xian-Hohhot rail line so no direct trains to Beijing are available.

By bus

Location - corner of Yu Yang Zhong Lu and Xinjian Nan Lu

  • Shenmu - takes about 3 hours
  • Xian - takes about 12 hours
  • Yanan - takes about 4 hours
  • Yinchuan - takes about 8 hours

Get around

See

Hongshixia (Red Stone Gorge), located 1/2 km before Zhenbeitai, houses 44 cave dwellings, lush garden-like atmoshere, pagodas and massive inscriptions on the cliffsides.

Yulin's Old Town - well preserved with all the old hutongs and courtyards still preserved. Fragrant Cloud Temple (Xiangyun Si) and Bring Gladness Temple (Daixing Si) are hidden in among the hutongs, like jewels among the flowers.

Zhenbeitai (Suppress The North Platform), located 7km north of town, is one of the largest guard towers on the Ming Great Wall.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Budget

  • Puhui Binguan, Xinjian Bei Lu, (0912)3260605.
  • Xiangrui Zhaodaisuo, Cao La Rou Zhong Xiang.
  • Yingbin Lushe, 123 Diyi Lu, (0912)3282635.

Mid-range

  • Ruixiang Binguan, Sifang Tai Xiang, (0912)3254366.
  • Yuylu Binguan, Shanglang Bei Lu.

Splurge

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