Linyi

Updated : 2018-05-15

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Linyi abounds in natural resources. It has abundant fresh water in a volume of 5.54 billion cubic m, or one-sixth of the total volume of the whole province. More than 90,000 water conservancy projects have been established, 37 of which are large-scale and medium-scale reservoirs with a total capacity of 3.41 billion cubic m. Linyi possesses a great variety of mineral resources. There are 82 types of minerals with proven reserves. The diamond reserves rank second in China and the reserves of quartz sandstone, ceramic clay, dolomite and granite are in the top position in Shandong province. Linyi’s agricultural products and by-products are of great quantity and quality. The city has 8 production bases with local characteristics of peanuts, tobacco, silkworm, wicker, ginkgo, honeysuckle, chestnut and tea. Vegetable and fruit production are competitive industries in Linyi and the output of dehydrated vegetables has led the country in the past several years.

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Tourism resources of Linyi have distinctive local features. It has one 5A-level tourist attraction, and the number of tourist area graded 4A has reached 22; there are also three grade 3A attractions. As the second highest peak in Shandong Province, the main peak of Mengshan Mountain rises to a height of 1,156 m above sea-level and is known as a natural oxygen bar, a mountain resort of longevity and the second Mount Tai. The entire scenic spot is graded 4A. The outline of Tianfo Mountain, extending for 3,800 m in Junan County, is like the figure of Buddha and is thus regarded as a wonder of the world. Hailed as the top drift gorge in an underground river, the underground grand gorge extends for 6,100 m in Yishui Country. The Xiaobudong Rubber Dam on Yi River, with a total length of 1,247 m, is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest rubber dam in the world. Other places of historic interest or scenic beauty in Linyi enjoy great reputations in the province and indeed the country; for instance, Yinqueshan Museum of Bamboo Slips from the Han Tombs, the Former Residence of Wang Xizhi, the Memorial of the Meng-Liang-Gu Battle and the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Natural History in Pingyi County.

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Linyi is also a commercial city with a prosperous logistics industry. It has become an intensive and well-organized modern logistic distribution center. The city has formed the attitude of “Linyi in the north is equal to Yiwu in the south”. Making use of its advantageous commercial trade and logistics industry, Linyi implemented the strategy of reviving industry with commerce and lengthened the industry chain of processing, having first established eight highly competitive pillar industries in the areas of machinery, building materials, food, wood, medicine, chemicals, textiles and metallurgy.

Due to geographic advantages, Linyi is a transportation hub. It is located on the double intersection of the Rizhao-Dongping Expressway and the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway as well as the Jiaozhou-Xinyi Railway and the Yanzhou-Shijiusuo Port Railway. Its highway traffic kilometerage totals 20,000, among the most dense in the province. Linyi is 100 kilometers from Rizhao, Lanshan and Lianyungang ports, and 200 kilometers from Qingdao Port. Its airport is of national grade 2 and has many connections to various cities. A three-dimensional transportation pattern has been formed.

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