Anhui Overview

Chinese Name: 安徽 English IPA: /ān huī / Location: East China Population (city): 70.27million Language: Chinese Zip code: 230000 Tel code: 0550 Time zone: (UTC+8)

Anhui Travel Guide introduces useful travel information for tourists who want to travel to Anhui including travel tips, attractions, top things to do, tours, weather, climate, food, restaurants, accommodation, Transportation, festivals, nightlife, activities, education, shopping, photos and maps.

Anhui Province, geographically located in the southeast China, crosses the Huai River and the Yangtze River. The history of the Anhui province can be traced to the Spring and Autumn period more than 2,500 years ago. It shows obvious differences in regional culture. Hui Culture mainly consists of Wuyue culture, Hui culture, Jianghuai culture and Central Plains culture. Economically it belongs to the Yangtze River Delta and Central China Economic Zone. The northern and southern belong to the Central Plains Economic Zone and the Yangtze River Economic Zone. Since the 21st century, the Yangtze River Delta urban group has formed by Anhui Province, Shanghai Municipality, Zhejiang Province and Jiangsu Province which has become one of the six major urban group in the world.


  • Huangshan Scenic Area: Huangshan, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top scenic attractions in China, consists of 36 separate peaks, rising above 1,800 m, which is famous for South Sea, Lotus Flower Peak, Celestial Capital, Paint Brush, etc.
  • Hui Cuisine: Anhui cuisine is one of the eight major cuisines of China, which is known for its use of wild game and herbs, both land and sea, and comparatively unelaborate methods of preparation.
  • Hui Yun (Hui Opera): Hui Yun has achieved “one of the five spiritual civilization projects ” of Anhui Province, which has been the cultural card of Anhui. Every visitor who comes to Huangshan would have a comprehensive understanding of Huangshan and Huizhou Culture through enjoying the performance of Hui Yun. Recently, it has been listed on the key projects of national cultural tourism (tourism performance category).
  • Huangmei Opera: Huangmei Opera, originated in the environs of Anqing in southwestern Anhui, is a form of traditional Chinese opera popular across China. Huiju, a form of traditional opera originating in the Huizhou-speaking areas of southern Anhui, is one of the major precursors of Beijing Opera.

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Anhui Attractions

Anhui is the cradle of Hui Culture with natural attractions and cultural attractions for travelers to explore, including Huangshan Scenic Area, Tunxi Ancient Street, Tachuan Village in Huangshan, Huizhou Ancient City and Bao’s Family Garden, etc. So whether it is your first time to travel here, the amazing and breathtaking mountain attraction and the cultural circumstance would lead you in you the world of traditional Hui Culture. Here are the top places to see whilst in Anhui. [...]

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Anhui Tours

Anhui province is the hometown of Hui Culture and is one of the most hot places to visit in China due to the long history and the obvious differences in regional culture, including Hui Culture mainly consists of Wuyue culture, Hui culture, Jianghuai culture and Central Plains culture. For you who want to closely seeing the hot attractions in Anhui, Huangshan Scenic Area,  each of which is included in day tour, classic tour and special themed tours [...]

Climate & When to Go

Anhui province is located in the monsoonal area of East China.Located in the transition region of the warm-temperate zone and subtropical zone, the climate of Anhui is warm and humid with distinctive seasons. The average annual temperature of Anhui is between 14 and 17 degrees centigrade. The annual temperature averages below 15 degrees centigrade in the area north of the Huaihe River and the Dabie Mountain area, and only 7.8 degrees centigrade on the top of Huangshan Mountain. Meanwhile, the [...]

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In the past, Anhui's transport network was hampered by the lack of bridges across the Yangtze River, which divides the province into northern and southern regions. Now, Anhui province is developing as the transport hub in the southeast China, it formed a modern transportation system of railway, highway and airlines. In the heart of Anhui Province, Hefei is the largest transportation junction. Railway Hefeinan Railway Station (Hefei South Railway Station 合肥火车南站) is the most high-speed train station. The Chinese [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Anhui Province is one of the earliest areas where Chinese culture is developed. The long history has produced a school of thought that has a major influence on traditional Chinese mainstream culture. It still affects Chinese and even world culture. But folklore is a special force that comes from the people, inherits from the people, regulates the people, and is deeply hidden in the behavior, language, and psychology of the people. Lunar February 2 Lunar February 2 is the land of Lord’s [...]

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Travel Tips

Traffic: Anhui Province takes Hefei as the center, and high-grade highways are opened across all levels of cities. The state of highway traffic in the province is developed. Ethanol gasoline: Anhui Province is supplied with ethanol gasoline. Pay attention when traveling by car. Therefore, before starting a self-driving tour, it is best to know in advance whether the provinces that you want to drive by will only provide ethanol-gasoline, calculate the mileage that you may travel in these provinces, and top [...]

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Anhui Accommodation

Anhui province now is developing its tourism industry, so Anhui has many kinds of accommodation in order to meet worldwide tourists’ like and need. In Anhui, you can find many first-class hotel which offer comfortable and convenient service, in addition, you can also find different - level hotel and guesthouse which all have three own styles and culture. You can choose yo check in the accommodation in accordance with your need and taste with the help of our helpness [...]

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