Yibin is a city in East Sichuan.
Taxi with meter is cheap, expect to pay ¥10 from the city center to the South Bus station.
- Jiangbei Park (江北公园, Floating Wine Cup Brook Park 流杯池公园) (The park can be reached by the number 4 bus from the city centre). Located in the Jiangbei district in the north of the city, the park was once home to the Song Dynasty poet Huang Tingjian.
- Shunan Zhuhai National Park (蜀南竹海国家公园) (Buses for the park leave from Nan An station in the south of the city. Most services only go as far as Chang Ning (¥16.5) where you will have to change buses for Wangli village at the west gate of the park (¥5). There is also now a tour bus that leaves from Nan An station. It leaves around 8.30 or 9.00 - they will wait for the bus to fill. The journey costs ¥20 each way. The tour cost varies depending on the number of people on the bus - it's ¥300 all up, so if there is a full bus (15 people) you'll pay ¥20 each). Located 68km to the south east of Yibin city, Shunan Zhuhai National Park is a seemingly endless expanse of Bamboo complete with cliff top temples, waterfalls and caves. Scenes from the movie 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' were shot here. Entrance to the park is ¥110 during the high season from January-November and ¥60 during the low season..
- Shichengshan (Stone City Mountain, 石城山) (Buses for Heng Jiang leave from the West bus station and cost around ¥10. The journey can take up to 2hrs as the road is, for the most part, unsealed. There is, however, a new highway under construction which should be completed soon. From Heng Jiang you can hire a motorbike taxi to the mountain for about ¥40 return). Shichengshan is around 60km south-west of Yibin city, close to the village of Heng Jiang. The mountain contains lakes, waterfalls, Song dynasty tombs and sweeping views of the local countryside.
- [dead link] Lizhuang (李庄古镇) (Buses leave from Nan An station in the south of the city. The journey costs ¥4.80 and takes around 30mins). A sleepy riverside town to the east of Yibin city with crumbling Qing dynasty buildings and pleasant tree lined streets. The town was a base for the resistance against the Japanese during the second world war and Shanghai's Tongli University was relocated here in that period.
Yibin is home to the famous Wu Liang Ye distillery. No visit would be complete without a shot or two of their fiery baijiu
7 Days Hotel (No.223 Zhenwu Road). Central location, clean and nice, free luggage storage, but they don't have wifi. double room with private bathroom for ¥127. Take bus #4 from the South Bus station (Nan an).