Anhui

About Anhui Travel

Introduction:    Located in the eastern part of China and crosses over the basins of Yangtze and Huai River. It is the geographical transitional area of the intersection between north ..

Districts: Hefei Anqing Bangbu Bozhou Caohu Fuyang Huainan Huangshan Jiuhuashan Jiu'anshan Xuzhou Tianzhushan Wuhu Chuzhou Liu'an Tongling Chizhou Huaibei Guangde Guichi

Attractions: former residence of Hushi Lucun Village The scenic spot at the back of the mountain Jiangcun of Jingde County The boat-shaped stone Jinniu hole ancient mining sites Baiya stronghold Sijia Village The light of Luzhou Ban Tang

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Anhui Introduction

    Located in the eastern part of China and crosses over the basins of Yangtze and Huai River. It is the geographical transitional area of the intersection between north and south China. It is about 300 kms from East China Sea and subjects to the inner-land coastal area. It neighbors with Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Shandong, etc.
    As early as Xia Dynasty, Dayu allied in present Tu Mountain, Huaiyuan, and Anhui was regulated to divisionally belong to Yangzhou, Xuzhou and Yuzhou in nine states. During the spring and autumn period, most of kingdoms in Anhui were amalgamated by Wu and Chu sooner or later. Thus, Anhui was historically called "Wu's head and Chu's feet". In B.C.333, Chu destroyed Wu and the whole Anhui territory fell into the hands of Chu.
    In the Tang Dynasty, China was divided into ten avenues in which Anhui individually belonged to Henan Avenue, Huainan Avenue and Jiangnan Avenue. In Northern Song period, Anhui belonged to Jiangnan East Road, Huainan East Road, Huainan West Road and Jingxi North Road.
    In Yuan Dynasty, the provincial system that was inherited until today was created, and Anhui belonged divisionally to central Book Province of China as well as Henan Province and Jiangzhe Province.
    In Ming Dynasty, the Chief Secretary took the place of the province of Yuan and Anhui was categorized to Nanzhili. As it came to Qing, province substituted the Chief Secretary in Ming and changed Nanzhilli to Jiangnan province.
    In the sixth year of Kangxi (1667), Jiangnan province was divided into halves to set up Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Anhui gained the name by the combination of the initial names of Anqin and Huizhou. It was the start when Anhui officially was set up as a province. Owing to the Wan Mountain and Wan Water within the boundary and as well as the country of Wan during The Spring and Autumn period, Anhui got the short name "Wan". In the 25th year of Qianlong (1760), the capital was officially set up in Huaining, the administrative center of Anqin (the present Anqin city). In the early stage of the Republic of China, the capital of Anhui was still regulated in Anqin. After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, the national government transferred the capital into Hefei.

Anhui Traffic

Thought Anui is located in the inner land, with not very developed economy and the later strides in transportation infrastructure construction compared with other provinces in the east China, it developed quite fast so that the whole province has roughly formed an advanced cubic transportation network of water, land and sea, in which the most developed is the railway transportation with rail mileage open to traffic reaching over 2,500 kms that is the longest in east China.
Air
Hefei is the airway center of the province. Luogang airport is situated 9 kilometers away in the southwest suburb of the city. At present, it has opened 23 home lines to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shantou, Shenzhen, Haikou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Xi’an, Chengdu, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Jinan, etc and the regular charter plane to Hongkong. The airlines within the province can lead to Huangshan and Fuyang, etc. The famous scenic area Huangshan is also the important air port to outside in the province and has direct lines to 18 vital tourist cities in the country. In addition, cities like Anqin, Fuyang, Wuhu and Bengbu etc. also have their own civil airports.

Train
The whole province has got 15 railway lines at present. Jinghu, Jingjiu and Longhai are the three biggest artery railways that transcend the territory. Hefei, Bengbu and Fuyang are the important key position of railways.

Bus
The chief key position is the capital Hefei, the main branches being those lines connected with Huainan, Fuyang, Bengbu, Suxian, Wuhu, Anqin, Xuanzhou, Huangshan and other areas and cities, which form the highway network leading to every county of the province.

Boat
The main waterway transportation of Anhui Province is Yangtze River ship route and Huai River ship route. The ports of Wuhu, Tongling, Maanshan and Anqin in Yangtze River ship route are the national first-class ports open to the world, and Chizhou port is the second-class port open to the world.

Anhui Festivals

Mt.Yellow International Festival of Tourism
Time: October or November each year
Place: Mt. Yellow
Activities: consulting meeting for trade of tourism, traditional lantern gathering, folk customs performance, touring Mt. Yellow and visiting Huizhou Ancient Architecture. Activities like attracting investment and commodities exhibition are also organized and held.

Mt.Jiuhua Temple Fair
Time:  Jul.30 of each lunar year
Place: Mt.Jiuhua
Activities: holding activities such as Buddhist Gathering both land and sea, Uncovering Buddhist Figure Ceremony, Symposium of Eminent Monks, Folk meeting of o­ne hundred people and commodities exhibition, etc.

Anhui Service Telephones

Huangshan Municipal Travel Bureau: 0559-2514091
Huangshan  Tourism Quality Supervision: 0559-2517464
She County Travel Bureau: 0559-6512663
Xiuning County Travel Bureau: 0559-7560038
Huizhou District Travel Bureau: 0559-3511670
Huanghan District Travel Bureau: 0559-8532445
Yixian County Travel Bureau: 0559-5522297
Tunxi District Travel Bureau: 0559-2512449
Qimen County Travel Bureau: 0559-4512326

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