Hefei Attractions

Xiaoyaojin Park
Xiaoyaojin Park
 Chao Lake
 Memorial Temple of Lord Bao 
 Sanhe Ancient Town

Situated in the center of Anhui Province, Hefei is a hinterland city which is in the vicinity of Chaohu Lake and between the Yangtze and Huaihe Rivers. Thanks to the water surrounding it, the city is proud of its enticing natural scenery.
 

Natural Landscape

The well-known Chao Lake is located in the city and is one of the five largest fresh-water lakes in China covering an area of about 800 square kilometers (about 309 square miles). There is an abundance of aquatic produce in the lake, amongst which the whitebait, the shrimp and the crab are known as the three treasures of Chaohu Lake. The lake is embraced by surrounding green mountains - layer upon layer of ridges and peaks. The 'moonlit night of the Chaohu Lake' and the 'morning glow of the four peaks' are two of the ancient eight top scenic spots in Luyang (present day Hefei).
 

Houses along the riverside
Houses along the riverside
With the assiduous support of the Parks' Horticulture Department, there are many parks built around the City including Xiaoyaojin Park, Shushan Forest Park, Wild Animal Park, Arboretum and Huancheng Park which is the biggest among these parks covering an area of 137.6 hectares (about 340 acres). This open park connects six scenic areas which form a beautiful image of a 'Jade Necklace'. These six scenic areas are Baohe Scenic Area featuring the culture of Lord Bao; Yinhe Scenic Area featuring a waterscape; Xishan Scenic Area featuring animal sculptures; Hupotan Scenic Area featuring entertainment items, Huanbei Scenic Area featuring natural environment and wildlife and Huandong Scenic Area with a visitors' service area to enhance the garden visit. All the scenic areas contribute to the city ranking as one of the three 'National Park Cities' along with Beijing and Zhuhai. So, a visit to the city is a must - a wonderful experience resembling visiting a pleasance.
 

Human Cultural Landscape

The former residence of Li Hongzhang
The former residence of Li Hongzhang
Perhaps Hui Garden, located in Economic and Technological Development Zone, is a window through which you can best learn about Anhui Province culture. It covers an area of 20 hectare (about 49 acres) around which the Yangtze and Huaihe Rivers flow. It is mainly divided into two garden areas: Wanbei area featuring Imperial gardens and Wannan area featuring the world-famous Hui Architectural Style. There are many symbolic man-made constructions in corresponding sections such as the beautiful Huangshan Mountain, the Chaolu Lake, the Di Garden, etc. Never miss the opportunity to explore Hui Garden.

If cultural scenery is more suitable to your taste, then a visit to the historical and cultural landscapes of the city beckons. The most famous one is called Memorial Temple of Lord Bao which is located south of the city center in Baohe Park. It is built to the memory of Bao Zheng, a well-known honorable officer of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The Memorial Temple of Lord Bao is a typical architectural complex built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

As a result of its important historical strategic position, it is an area of contention among the local powers. Another cultural destination worth a visit is 'Xiaoyaojin (Leisure Ford)' a famous battlefield of the Three Kingdom Period (220 - 280) and can best elaborate its strategic importance. In this scenic area there is the Xiaoyao Lake, the Bridge of the Flying Cavalier, the Three Isles in the lake, and the Cangyou Garden.

The Former Residence of Li Hongzhang is another cultural destination which is a well preserved former home in the city. It is a typical residence of the south during the Qing Dynasty. Li Hongzhang was born in the city and held a civil and military position in the Qing Government. Here you can examine detailed materials that give comprehensive information of this eminent historical person.
The memorial hall in Lord Bao
The memorial hall in Lord Bao's tomb
Mingyue Pavilion
Mingyue Pavilion
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Questions & Answers on Hefei Attractions
Asked by Andrea from MALAYSIA | Jan. 03, 2018 23:49Reply
Places of interest in Hefei
Im travelling there next weekend 12 Jan to 14 Jan 2018, arriving on Friday and departing on Sunday.I will be staying at Holiday Inn. Are there any placesof interest around the hotel?
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Answered by Mona from SINGAPORE | Jan. 04, 2018 01:06
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The former residence of Li Hongzhang is within 3km away. Li Hongzhang held a civil and military position in the Qing Government. If you are interested, go and visit. Others are a little far, and I know the safari park and botanical garden are both around 10km away.
Asked by Vashish from MAURITIUS | Jan. 29, 2017 19:19Reply
Can anyone tell me how to go to hefei wanda park?
Thanks
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Answered by Ava from USA | Jan. 29, 2017 20:14
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Do you refer to Wanda Cultural Tourism City? If yes, from downtown area, you can take metro line 1 to Bingzipu Station, Exit D. After arriving, walk northeast to the theme park directy. Hope helpful!
Answered by Vashish from MAURITIUS | Jan. 30, 2017 00:22
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Thanks Eva
Asked by Beatrice from ITALY | Dec. 21, 2016 21:27Reply
I am planning to go to Hefei for a weekend in January. Could you suggest me a nice itinerary?
Arriving on Friday night and leaving on Sunday late afternoon.
Thanks!
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Answered by Leo from POLAND | Dec. 22, 2016 02:01
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You may spend the whole Saturday in Sanhe Ancient City, and even spend a night there. It is a beautiful watertown and you can see distinctive buildings there.
On Sunday morning, go back to downtown area and tour around the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao.
Asked by MK Bahar from MALAYSIA | Jun. 10, 2015 22:08Reply
Where to find HALAL food in Hefei?
Hi,

I'm travelling there from Kuala Lumpur in September. Where can I find HALAL food restaurant or shop around the city?I'm staying at Crowne Plaza Hotel and travel with my family and baby son. What is the most convenient mode of transport there?

Thank You
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Answered by Merlinda from FRANCE | Jun. 11, 2015 03:30
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Oh, I know one named as Silk Road West Region Culture Theme Restaurant that is about 0.8 miles away from the hotel. It has authentic halal foods and comfortable environment. The address is Southside, 330 yards westwards to the intersection of Wanhe Road and Qianshan Road. Hope you like. You can just take a taxi to get to. The cab fare is CNY 10 to 15 in the day time. :-)
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