Yanbian Overview

Chinese Name: 延边朝鲜族自治州 English IPA: Yanbian Location: Northeast of Jilin Province Population (city): 2101400 Language: Northeastern Mandarin and Korean Zip code: 133000 Tel code: 0433 Time zone: UTC+8

Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, situated in east of Jilin Province in the Northeast China, is the birthplace of the Manchus and their ancestors Sushen(肃慎). It was praised as “the Ground of Dragon Rising” in Qing Dynasty. Located on the border between China and North Korea, Yanbian is the only Korean autonomous prefecture and the largest habitation of the Korean ethnic minority.There you can enjoy the unique Korean customs and the delicious Korean foods. It is a famous tourism area in China, including Changbaishan National Nature Reserve, Tumen Border Port, and beautiful Yanbian Eight Sights, etc. Yanbian has the jurisdiction over six cities including Yanji, Tumen, DunhuaHunchunLongjing, and Helong, and two counties of Wangqing and Antu


  • Korean Culture: As the main resident community of the Korean ethnic minority, Yanbian is full of splendid Korean folk customs. There you can see Korean-style villages, enjoy unique Korean dances and music. And you can enjoy their special festivals such as Liutou Fesival(流头节).
  • Changbai Mountain: Yanbian is situated in the mountainous area of Changbai Mountain, which is one of the ten most famous mountains in China. There are many splendid landscapes in Changbai Mountain, including the Incredible Changbai Mountain Pool in the Sky.
  • Diverse Sceneries: Except Changbai Mountain, there are many other attractive landscapes in Yanbian, such as Liuding Mountain Cultural Tourism Area, Yanbian Eight Sights, Fangchuan Scenic Spot, Maoer Mountain National Forest Park, and Tumen Border Port, etc .
  • Unique Flavors: There are many unique Korean foods in Yanbian, including apple pears, pickles, Korean miso soup, and glutinous rice cake.

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Yanbian Attractions

Yanbian is such a marvelous place that holds so many beautiful landscapes and the incredible customs of Korean ethnic minority. A great number of attractive natural sceneries are waiting for you!You can climb to the magnificent Changbai Mountain to enjoy the snowy wonderland. Liuding Mountain Cultural Tourism Area, a famous 5A tourist scenic spot in China, will show you the Buddhist culture, the ancestors' culture of Qing Dynasty, and the culture of Bohai, an ancient state  of China. And National Forest [...]

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Yanbian Tours

Yanbian tours are usually involved with popular destinations in Yanbian including Yanji, Tumen, Dunhua, Hunchun, Longjing, Helong, Wangqing and Antu, top destinations in Jilin like Changchun and Jilin City, as well as destinations in other provinces like Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia. Beautiful natural landscapes with unique Korean culture lie in Yanbian, a famous tourism area in China. Yanbian tours will take you to Changbai Mountain, Tumen [...]

Climate & When to Go

Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture belongs to temperate humid monsoon climate. The average temperature is from 2 to 6℃; the extremely lowest temperature is from -23℃ to -38℃, and the extremely highest temperature is from 34℃to 38℃. The rainy season of Yanbian is from June to August, so don’t forget your umbrella. Temperature and Precipitation In the temperate zone of northern hemisphere, Yanbian has the temperate humid monsoon climate, so the spring of Yanbian is dry and windy, summer is tepid and rainy, [...]

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Yanbian, an important tourist spot in Jilin, offers you many ways to get there, including aviation, railway, and highway. You can take plane to the main city of Yanbian, and then take trains to surrounding cities like Tumen, Hunchun, and Helong. And long-distance buses can take you to some landscapes such as Changbai Mountain, Tumen River, and ski resorts.   How to Get to Yanbian Airplane There is only one important airport in Yanbian Prefecture, which is Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport. It has opened many [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture is inhabited by Korean, Manchu, Han, Hui, and other ethnic groups. Despite those traditional ones, there are many other festivals and activities in Yanbian that will show you the unique culture of Yanbian people. Festivals in Yanbian Of course, Yanbian people will celebrate traditional Chinese festivals such as New Year's Day, Spring Festival(The first day of the first lunar month), Lantern Festival(The fifteenth day of the first lunar month), Tomb Sweeping Day(15 days after the Spring equinox; April [...]

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Travel Tips

Here below are some travel tips that may be helpful during your Yanbian tour. Useful numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0433 Zip Code: 133000 Weather Forecast: 121 Road Traffic Accident: 112 Check Telephone Number: 114 Expressway Emergency Rescue: 12122 Consumer Complaints Hotline: 12315 Railway Station Information Inquiry: 12306 Tourist Complaint: 0433-2710620 Travel Bureau of Yanbian: 0433-2710621 Civil Aviation Consulting Telephone: 0433-2234433 Public Security Bureau: 0433-2242110 Best Time to Visit Yanbian belongs to temperate humid monsoon climate, which make this place dry and windy in spring, cool in summer and autumn, and cold in winter. Owning so many beautiful [...]

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Useful Maps

Yanbian is situated in east of Jilin Province in the Northeast China, about 416 kilometers away from its provincial capital Changchun City. To help you learn more about Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, we have collected some useful Yanbian maps including Yanbian transportation map, Yanbian regional map, Yanbian location map, Yanbian tourist attractions map, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture map, map of scenic spots around Yanbian, Yanbian travel map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to [...]

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Yanbian Accommodation

In Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture lie a great number of picturesque and attractive landscapes and unique and colorful Korean and Manchu cultures. Thus tourists all over the world attracted by them come to this wonderland every year. And, with the growth of Yanbian’s tourism, its accommodation conditions are well improved. Now there are different sizes of hotels for travelers to choose according their needs, including luxury hotels and economic hotels. You can also choose hotels near the scenic spots for [...]

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