Anqing Travel Guide

Anqing Travel Guide

Anqing Facts

Chinese Name: 安庆市 (ān qìng shì)
Population: 5,284,400
Area: 13,589.99 square kilometers (5,247.12 square miles)
Location: in the southwest of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Yingjiang, Daguan, Yixiu); 5 counties (Huaining, Zongyang, Taihu, Susong, Wangjiang, Yuexi); 2 county-level cities (Tongcheng, Qianshan)
Area Code: 0556
Zip Code: 246000
GDP (2018): CNY 190 billion (USD 29 billion)

Located in the southwest section of Anhui Province, Anqing neighbors Tongling, Lu’an, Wuhu and Chizhou within the province. It is separated from Jiangxi Province by the Yangtze River and Hubei Province by the Dabie Mountains. Anqing is the birthplace and inheritance of Huangmei Opera, one of the five major Chinese operas. Such operas as Goddess Marriage, Emperor's Female Son-in-law win universal praise. Famous for its towering peaks, secluded caves, wonderful cultural sites and pleasant climate, Tianzhu Mountain is the must-see scenic spot in Anqing. Yingjiang Temple, Sikong Mountain and Xiaogushan (Lesser Solitary Hill) also deserve a visit.


Yingjiang Temple is a well-known temple located on the banks of the Yangtze River. Built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), it was first called Wanfo Temple. During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) the name was changed to Yingjiang Temple. The Zhenfeng Pagoda is located in the temple. Standing 73 meters (240 feet) high with seven tiers, it offers visitors a superb view of the city. 

Sikong Mountain has been considered a sacred Buddhist site for many years. It gained recognition in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) when the great poet Li Bai stayed here. It is 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of Yuexi county seat, and features nine tourist areas. 

Xiaogushan (Lesser Solitary Hill) is an isolated mountain located adjacent to the Yangtze River in Fuxing Town of Susong County. The mountain looks like an elegant beauty with her hair coiled. It should not be missed for Anqing travel.

Transportation Tips

1. Anqing Tianzhushan Airport is located about 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) north of the city proper. At present, there are flights directly to 15 doemstic cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen. The ticket booking office in downtown is located at 175, Linghu Nan Lu, Yingjiang District. 

2. It has two principal bus stations, Anqing Bus Station in 56, Yicheng Lu and Linghu Bus Station in 176, Linghu Nan Lu. Buses to Hefei depart every few minutes. The trip takes approximately three hours.



It lies in the north subtropical humid climatic zone, with distinct monsoon and four seasons. Its annual average temperature ranges from approximately 14.5 to 16.6℃ (58.1-68.9℉). Like many other cities in South China, the weather will be greatly affected by the plum rain season in summer.  

 When to Go: in spring and autumn    

Anqing Travel Tips

 History: During the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC-221BC), it was the seat of the ancient Wan Kingdom from which the abbreviation of Anhui Province, Wan, was derived. It has been a prominent city since the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). The old city was first built in 1217 and is about 800 hundred years old.      
 Physical Features: The city has medium and low height mountains distributed across the northeast, plains and bottomland in the southeast. Hills and lakes are distributed in the central part of the city.

 Local Highlights: It is regarded as the 'hometown' of Huangmei Opera and Hui Opera. Huangmei Opera is the local opera of Anhui and one of the most popular local operas in China. Hui Opera is an important contributor to the Beijing Opera.
 Special Local Products: Mozi crisp cakes, Huyumei Horsebean Spicy catsup, tea, Huaining tribute cakes 
- Last updated on May. 04, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Anqing Travel
Asked by RGreyling from CANADA | Jul. 16, 2017 19:39Reply
Are there international quality hotels in Anqing?
Answers (2)
Answered by Angel from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 16, 2017 22:06

Well, you are suggested to stay in Country Garden Phoenix Hotel, in Gangkou Rd 88, Yingjiang District; or, International Hotel in North Jixian Rd2, Daguan District.
Answered by Nicholas | May. 04, 2023 19:02

Many more now
Nanxiang Hotel, Parkview Hotel, The Qube Hotel
Asked by Valentin from SPAIN | Mar. 05, 2013 08:04Reply
bus timetable from Anqing to Huangshan (Tangkou or Tunxi)
Answers (1)
Answered by Iris from GERMANY | Mar. 05, 2013 21:03

Two buses to reach the attraction direct and it leaves for Huangshan at 08:50 and 13: 20 everyday.
To Tunxi, there are more buses at 06:40, 07:20, 08:10, 12:40, 14:40. The bus station is called Anqing Central Bus Station on Yingbin Road. You can take a taxi to reach there directly.
Asked by Ms.Oana from ITALY | Mar. 03, 2011 21:01Reply
I was wondering if you know anything about an early bus that might leave from Tangkou to Anqing or at least from Huangshan? I found this website with a bus timetable, but I am not sure if it's valid, I tried calling the number for more information, but it doesn't work. Do you know anything about it? Thanks a lot
Answers (1)
Answered by Ms.Sara | Mar. 04, 2011 01:59

Seems this timetable was newly updated in 2011, so you could trust it. However, the schedule may be changed casually so you'd better make it sure upon arrive in Huangshan.
Asked by Ms.Oana from ITALY | Feb. 26, 2011 04:07Reply
We are going to stay in Tangkou (Huangshan scenic area) and we want to get a bus or taxi to Anqing, do you what times the buses depart and how much the taxi would be? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mrs.Betty | Feb. 27, 2011 03:14

The bus from Tangkou departs at 13:30 and the bus fare is CNY75. Taxi fare will be very expensive.
Asked by Mr.Fahmi from INDONESIA | Apr. 23, 2010 02:14Reply
We want to go to Anging City, China. which airport the best way to get there.

Please response
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Dean | Feb. 27, 2011 03:16

You can fly to Guangzhou airprot first and then fly from Guangzhou airport to Hefei Airport. Then take bus or train from Hefei to your destination.
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