About Anqing Travel

Introduction:   Anqing, also named “Yicheng”, is located in south Anhui Province and the northern bank at the lower reaches of Yangtze River. It crosses the river from Chizhou and Tonglin..

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

Attractions: Yuanpu temple Yingjiang Temple Hauting lake Baiya stronghold Mt. Fu Tong cheng school gallery The Resident of Fangbao The Art Showroom of Yan Fengying Danjiao Hall and Zuogong Temple Ancient city district of Tongcheng

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Anqing Introduction

   Anqing, also named “Yicheng”, is located in south Anhui Province and the northern bank at the lower reaches of Yangtze River. It crosses the river from Chizhou and Tongling to the east; borders upon Jiujiang of Jiangxi Province to the south, Huanggang of Hubei Province to the west and Liuan and Chaohu to the north; governs o­ne city, seven counties and three districts. So, it is the important transportation hub of southwestern Anhui and east China with the reputation of “the throat of Yangtze River flowing thousands of miles and the first prefecture o­n the border shared by Wu and Chu empires”.
   The name of "Anqing" first comes from the “Anqing Army” quartered here during the Shaoxing years of the Southern Song Dynasty. Anqing City was built in the tenth year of Jiading Period and became the capital of Anhui Province in the twenty-fifth year of Qianlong Period in the Qing Dynasty. From then o­n, it had always been the political, economic and cultural center of Anhui Province until the twenty-sixth year of Public China. What’s more, the name “Anhui” comes from the first characters of two prefectures, Anqing and Huizhou.
   As the o­nly good tourist city o­n the northern bank of Wanjiang flowing eight hundred miles, Anqing has lots of travel areas, such as Mr. Tian Zhu, Small Gushan Mountain, Fu Montain, Baiya Village, Dalong Mountain, Huating Lake, Miaodao Mountain, Erzu Buddhist Hall, Sanzu Temple and Yingjiang Temple etc. Especially, Mr. Tian Zhu, the nation-level scenic spot and historical site, entitled “Nan (south) Yue (high mountain)”by Hanwu Emperor, is famous in south China for its marvelous peaks, strange rocks, deep caves and beautiful springs. Besides the charming natural sights, Mr. Tian Zhu is also the cradle of Taoism with the reputation of “the fourteenth heavenly abode and fifty-seventh blessed spot”. Moreover, numerous amazing petroglyphs present the elite of calligraphy and literature of past dynasties.

Anqing Traffic

Opened in October in 1993, Anqing Airport is a military and civil airport built o­n the base of a military airport. As a CCCC class airport, it is capable for planes below the model B737 to take off and land.
Anqing Civil Aviation Ticket Office is located in No. 175 of south Linghu Road in the urban area, where regular buses will pull out two hours before the depature time of the flight.
Inquiry Tel:5543848

In 1994, Hefei-Jiujiang Line, via Mr. Tian Zhu, stretched over 200 miles through out Anqing and finished the history without railway. Nowadays, there are also trains leading to places like Beijing, Shanghai and Hefei etc.
Inquiry Tel of Anqing Railway Station:0556-5027222。

The highway network radiates in all directions in Anqing, consisting of National Road 105, 206 and 318, Shanghai-Chengdu Freeway, Hefei-Anqing Freeway and six provincial roads. Besides, buses to various counties in the city and neighboring provinces are available everyday at Anqing Bus Station.
There are two major long-distance bus stations in Anqing. The regular bus from Anqing to Hefei pulls out every 10 minutes from 6:00—17:50 everyday, which costs 3 hours and 30RMB per person.
Anqing Bus Station
Address:No.56, Yicheng Road
Information Tel:5513373
Hubin Bus Station
Address:No. 176, South Linghu Road
Inquiry Tel:5514228
Tip:The beginning price is 4RMB/2 miles, whichever model. Beyond it, the price is 1RMB/mile for the taxi with air capacity under 1300CC and 1.2RMB/mile for the o­ne over it. Beyond 6 miles, passengers are charged 50% fee for empty driving. Moreover, they have to pay the bridge, road and ferry tolls.

As a national first-class port, Anqing Port takes the duty of material distribution and passenger transportation of southwestern China, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei and Henan. The major lines include Hankou-Shanghai, Hankou-Nanjing, Shanghai-Chongqing and Jiujiang-Nanjing. The commuter lines consist of Anqing-Nanjing, Anqing-Wuhu and Anqing-Jiujiang. What’s more, the passenger station of Anqing Port lies in No. 7 in mid Yanjiang Road and its telephone number is 5581857.

Anqing Festivals

      The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
The Spring Festival falls o-n the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often o-ne month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the people's sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new o-ne.
Strictly speaking, the Spring Festival starts every year in the early days of the 12th lunar month and will last till the mid 1st lunar month of the next year. Of them, the most important days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days. The Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

      The Festival of Lanterns takes place at the end of the Chinese New Year Celebration, o-n the fifteenth day of the first moon.  Lanterns have been part of Chinese life for centuries so it's not surprising to see a festival of lanterns.   People usually hang lanterns in the gardens, outside the houses, and o-n the boats.  These lanterns are signposts to guide guests and spirits of ancestors to the Lunar celebration.  After a sumptuous fifteen-day feast, these lanterns light the way for the spirits back to the world beyond.
Silk, paper and plastic lanterns vary in shape and size and are usually multi-colored. Some are in the shapes of butterflies, birds, flowers, and boats.  Other are shaped like dragon, fruit and animal symbols of that year.  The most popular type of lantern is the "horse-racing" o-ne, in which figures or animals rotate around the vertical axis of the lantern.
The special food for the Lantern Festival is Yuen Sin or Tong Yuen.  These are round dumplings made with sticky rice flour.  They can be filled and served as a sweet snack or made plain and cooked in a soup with vegetables, meat and dried shrimp.  The round shape of the dumpling is a symbol of wholeness, completeness and unity.
The Lantern Festival is an occasion for families to get together and for everyone--young, old, rich and poor to have fun.

Anqing Service Telephones

Anqing Bus Station: 5513373
Hubin Station: 5514228

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