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Benxi City

This amazing city is located in the southeast part of Liaoning Sheng (Liaoning Province) in the central region of the Liaodong Peninsular, in the Northeast region of China, formerly called Manchuria, is located east longitude 123.34'-125.46 ', north latitude and 40.49'-41.35' between.
Whilst the Province covers an area of 145,700 square kilometers and is bounded to the northeast by the province of Kirin, to the east by North Korea, to the south by the Yellow Sea, to the southwest by the province of Hopeh and to the northwest by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Benxi City covers an area of 8411.3 square kilometers and is similar in shape to a dumbbell and is surrounded by mountains and lies within the meandering course of the Taizi River. Topographically it has been described as "80% mountain, 10% water, 5% farmland and 5% road and buildings". Officially Benxi is the "Center City of Liaoning Central City Group" and is renowned for its heavy industry base. It is also "a bigger city" as defined by the State Council and has received many rewards such as: A Superior Tourism City of China, An Advanced City for National Unity, An Advanced City for Administration according to Law and A Model City for Two Supports to the Army.

Unlike many places around the world Benxi has the full four seasons: Beautiful spring see mild winds, sunny days with the occasional rainy day or a storm or two. It can be a little hot (average temperature 24.3oC) and rainy during the summer whilst in autumn sees clear skies and cool days. The beautiful white winter sees crisp freezing snowy days (average temperature -14.3oC) and and the hibernation of all little children. Annually Benxi receives approximately 800 to 900mm rainfall with half of this coming mainly in July and August. So, the best and most stunning season for traveling around is autumn.

Benxi is composed of
4 Districts: Pingshan, Mingshan, Xihu and Nanfen,
2 Counties: Benxi County and Huanren County,
1 Economic and Technology Development Zone.
40 villages and towns,
26 nationalities including Han, Man, Hui, Chaoxian and Meng
And a total population of 1.567 million.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Benxi is full of wonderfully friendly people, great food, fantastic shopping and you can get anywhere and everywhere by foot, bus, taxi car or taxi motorcycle (although this is not strictly speaking legal).
  • Cons:The downside is the air pollution - smog filled days but their working on it.
  • In a nutshell:Off the beaten tourist path this is a hidden gem.
  • Intro Updated May 18, 2008
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