Tieling is less talked about in travel magazines. It’s not because it has nothing to offer; however, the city prefers to give more importance to its industries than to its tourism. Nevertheless, whatever is around is a concrete memory of its very long history. Traveling to Tieling gives you a great view of its culture and heritage, as well as its amazing progress over many years.
Tieling is a prefecture-level city that belongs to the province of Lioaning. It is very close to Shenyang, which is the main capital of the province, and is surrounded by Inner Mongolia and Jilin on west and east, respectively. There are different land forms that are found within the area. The central part is mainly plain while the east and west are composed o mountains and hills. The city has a total land area of more than 12,000 square kilometers where 200 square kilometers of which is urban while over 900 square miles is metro.
The history of Tieling began during Stone Age. Later two kingdoms were formed, namely, Kitan and Koguryo. During the various dynasties, it belonged to different administrations. For example, in the times of Xizhou Dynasty, it formed part of Sushen. In the Yan Dynasty, it became a political seat when the king decided to create a county within the area. By the time Ming Dynasty rolled in, the city was already called Tieling Wei. During the Qing Dynasty it became a county.
The climate of Teiling can be described as temperate that can be affected by monsoons. Hence, the winter is usually short but very chilly, while the air is arid. On the other hand, during the summer, rain can pour strongly.
The rest of the year can be humid and dry, and sometimes hot. It can get very cold during the months of December to February and extremely hot from April to September. Rains are usually heavy between June and August.
The city has a population of more than 3 million. It is composed of different ethnicities, including minorities that make up more than 23 percent of the population. These minorities include the Han. Other nationalities have also built their homes in the area such as the Mongolians and Koreans. There’s also a small community of Russians. The people are divided into various sections such as Qinghe and Yinzhou Districts, Kaiyuan and Diaobingshan Cities, and counties of Tieling, Xifeng, and Changtu.
Yingang Academy is a popular school that was constructed during the Qing Dynasty. It was developed by Hao Yu. Since then it has become a center of culture and excellence, as well as the growth of education in the area.
This mountain is located near the two rivers, which are Cai and Liao. Along the way, the tourists are treated to a variety of natural sceneries. You can get to see some of the skyscrapers within the area, as well as plenty of greens in the form of large trees and lush forests. There are also many types of flowers in the area. The Longshou Mountain is incredibly beautiful that it has inspired many works of literature such as poems. The scenic area is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Ticket price is CNY20 per person.
Shangyanghu Scenic Area
This is already a quadruple-A resort that is found on the northeastern side of the Tieling City. It is composed of a reservoir, a lake, and many historical sites including Yong’An Temple.
Teiling doesn’t have its own airport, but there’s one that’s close: Shengyang Taoxian International Airport. It is around an hour away by car. Another route is to take a taxi from the airport road to Shenyang North for around 40 minutes and then board a train that goes through Teiling for less than an hour.Departure interval is every hour.
Most of these railways pass through large cities such as Tianjin, Beijing, Harbin, and Changchun. You can also take a bus or the expressway, which has several connections to both small and large cities.