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Yulin is a city in Shaanxi Province.
Yulin was a garrison town along the Great Wall of China. The town now survives on the extraction of oil found locally.
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)
Location - corner of Yu Yang Zhong Lu and Xinjian Nan Lu
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.