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Panjin (盘锦; Pánjǐn) is a city in Liaoning Province in China.


Located on the wide flat wetlands near the mouth of the Liaohe River, Panjin has become famous for its birds and wildlife. The city is also a major oil producer. Phone code for the city is 0427.

Location of Panjin within Liaoning (China)

Get in

There are Chinese day tours from Shenyang and Panjin (right at the Railway Station's Square) to see the red beach.

By train

Panjin has two train stations and connect to most Chinese cities. Panjin North Railway Station is far away from city center, and Panjin Railway Station is more convenient for visitors. Trains from Shenyang to Panjin take from 1h15m (G train) to 2h30m (K train). Keep in mind if one arrives at Panjin North Railway Station, prepare one more hour to get into the city center.

By bus

There are three long distant bus stations in Panjin. Buses serve to most northeastern Chinese cities and towns.
Panjing Long Distant Bus Station 盘锦长途客运站: right next to the Railway Station, phone: 0427-2823997
Panjin Bus Station 盘锦客运站: at XinLongTai District, Taishan Rd 145, phone: 0427-2812172
LiaoHeYouTian Bus Station 辽河油田客运站: at XinLongTai District, Shuangxing Rd 199, phone: 0427-7802472

By plane

Panjin is 120 km from Shenyang TaoXian International Airport, 260 km from Dalian ZhouShuiZi International Airport, 100 km from Jinzhou XiaoLingZi Airport.

Get around

With sights spread out, bus and taxi are usually needed.


  • Red Beach Scenic Area (红海滩风景区; Hónghǎitānfēngjǐngqū). This is a National Nature Reserve area covering 20 square kilometres. Rare birds can be found here. The site gets its name from the unusual colour of the beach seaweed which is bright red. A local delicasy is crabs. Most tours of the Red Beach will include a change to sample one of these crustations yourself.

For advanced travellers who refuse to join tours, there are minibus to Red Beach Resort at the front of LiaoHeYouTian Sport Center 辽河油田体育馆 (add: No.110, Xinglongtai St). The bus departs daily at 7, 11, 15, 17:10 at sport center, and is back from Red Beach Resort at 6, 8, 13, 16. Minibus costs 7 RMB and takes around an hour. From the Red Beach Resort, tuktuk, taxi or minibus are required to reach the Red Beach, and bargain is necessary. By July 2015, the golf carts in the beach area are not running anymore, and visitors need to hire their own vehicle in the beach (tuktuk, taxi or minibus).

Panjin Red Beach
  • Panjin Forest Park (盘锦森林公园; Pánjǐnsēnlíngōngyuán).
  • Liaohe River Forest of Steles (辽河碑林; Liáohébēilín).
  • Panjin Forest Park (盘锦森林公园; Pánjǐnsēnlíngōngyuán).
  • Xin Yuan Ecological Park (鑫安源生态园; XīnĀnyuánshēngtàiyuán).
  • Panjin Equestrian Club (盘锦马术俱乐部; Pánjǐnmǎshùjùlèbù), Xinglongtai District (兴隆台区; Xīnglóngtáiqū, +86 2921001. Riding lap ¥15 (one kilometer); group 7% discount.
  • Lakeside Park (湖滨公园; Húbīngōngyuán).
  • First Sino-Japanese War Martyr Cemetery (中日甲午末战殉国将士墓).
  • Liaohe River Forest of Steles (辽河碑林; Liáohébēilín).
  • Zhong Xing Park (中兴公园; Zhōngxīnggōngyuán), 100 Mount Tai Road, Xinglongtai District (By No. 1,5,7 or 10 bus from the train station), +86 2881028.
  • Clams Kong Scenic Area (蛤蜊岗风景区; Gélígǎngfēngjǐngqū).
  • The Zhang's Cemetery (张氏墓园; Zhāngshìmùyuán), Dongfeng Town Ye Village 东风镇叶家村. Family cemetery for Marshal Zhang XueLiang.




Panjin's rice and river crab are famous. At bus and train stations one can see people bringing bags of Panjin rice back home.




Go next

Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province, and Dalian, the seaside city, are both conveniently connected to Panjin by train and bus. At the southwest, Huludao, which has Xingcheng Ancient Town, Qinhuangdao, Tianjin and Beijing are all easily reachable by train and bus. At southeast, Dandong, which is the border city with North Korea, is also reachable.

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