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Linyi Travel Guide, China

Linyi, Travel guide – Location

Linyi is located in south eastern China sheltered by the shores of the Yellow Sea in the east and the high peaks of the Mengshan Mountains in the south. Linyi travel guide makes a short presentation of this ancient Chinese city and its main attractions.

Linyi, Travel guide – Geography

The city is set in a scenic area at an average elevation of 45m where green valleys meet picturesque rolling hills whose slopes go down towards the sea and the southern part of the city. The city is famous for its beautiful scenery and wide vineyards and fruit orchards spread over the surrounding hilly area.

Climate in Linyi is temperate with strong monsoon influences which bring important amounts of rain over the city. Temperatures rarely go extreme, the annual average values registering about 13ºC, the city being a great holiday destination all year round.

The main water flow here is the Yihe River which crosses the city and which represents a great recreational spot as well as an inestimable economic resource.

Linyi, Travel guide – Flora and Fauna

The presence of a mild climate with lots of humidity and moderate temperatures has created great conditions for the development of a diverse and abundant flora in Linyi and its surroundings. Within the city mainly decorative species can be admired like bamboos, peach trees, willows and other local and abroad ones at the local Botanical Garden. Tourists visiting the garden can admire numerous local landscapes like orchards, vineyards, agricultural landscapes and more.

Fauna is also present with numerous terrestrial and aquatic species as well as birds and numerous insects.

Linyi, Travel guide – Population and Economy

Linyi houses a number of about 10 million people being one of the major cities in its province and southern China. Due to its location in a resourceful area with both qualified people and rich natural diamond, clay and granite deposits, the city developed continuously throughout the centuries.

Local economy is mainly based on local natural resources and their processing as well as industry with its numerous branches from textile, machinery, food and chemical industry. Modern transport infrastructure is another advantage and a premise for the further development of local economy. Last but not least, tourism plays an ever growing role in Linyi, the countless religious and cultural attractions being visited by thousands of people yearly.

Linyi, Travel guide – Transport

The city is a major local transportation hub being crossed by 4 main highways, numerous railways and also has a major airport. The Linyi International Airport, is the main transportation option especially for tourists creating great connections with Beijing or Hong Kong. The modern highways connect Linyi with all nearby cities and ease access to many tourist spots.

Within the city buses are very popular as well as taxis which offer good service at reasonable prices.

Linyi, Travel guide – Cuisine

Linyi cuisine is characteristic for Lu Cuisine and mixes a wide range of ingredients from cereals, vegetables, seafood, lamb meat and different spices. Some of the most common dishes you could have here are the carp with sweet & sour sauce, mutton and scallion, fried oysters, different types of tofu, Dezhou Stewed Chicken, meat dumplings and so on. A typical ingredient for local dishes is the home made vinegar which has a darker color and a different taste, much appreciated throughout the country.

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