Mianyang

Mianyang is a city in East Sichuan.

Understand

Mianyang (simplified Chinese: 绵阳; traditional Chinese: 綿陽; pinyin: Miányáng) is the second largest prefecture-level city in Sichuan Province, located in western China.

Get in

The city has both highway and railway connections to several of China's major cities.

Mianyang Airport has direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, and Hangzhou.

Bus service is comprehensive with 3 major bus stations. You can buy tickets in advance or just turn up.

There is also a large train station in the central city on Linyuan Road, West.

Get around

Bus

Using the local bus will cost 1 yuan. During peak times (lunch times / weekends / end of school or work on Friday) the bus can be extremely packed, sometimes not stopping to pick anyone up.

Metred Taxi

Taxi flag fall is around 5 yuan. Expect to pay from 12 - 18 yuan for a 20min ride (10km).

Private Taxi

Private taxis are numerous and even though it's hard to distinguish whether it's a private taxi or an ordinary car, chances are they will spot you first.

On Foot and Bike

Downtown Mianyang is compact enough to walk around, with the majority of key destinations being within a 10-15 minute walk of People's Park in the center of the city. Take a bicycle, bus, cab, or car if you want to go across the river or, in the opposite direction, towards the high-tech development center. The downtown area is generally safe and fairly well-lit at night.

See

Science City is closed to foreigners not specifically cleared for entry. The "city" is not gated, and signs at its boundaries are not always present. It is unlikely, however, that you will accidentally stumble upon the city, being that it is somewhat set off to the northeast and off of the most popular bus lines.

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