Bozhou Travel Guide

Bozhou Facts

Chinese Name: 亳州市 (bó zhōu shì)
Population: 5,350,000  
Area: 8,110 square kilometers (3,131 square miles) 

Location: It is situated within the northwest of Anhui Province, neighboring Henan Province in the west and north. Within the province, it is bordered by Fuyang in the southwest, Huaibei and Bengbu in the east and by Huainan in the southwest. 
Administrative Division: 1 district (Qiaocheng); 2 counties (Guoyang, Mengcheng, Lixin)
Seat of the City Government: Shaohua Lu, Qiaocheng District

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0558-5122829
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China: 36, Qiaoling Lu, Qiaocheng District
China Post: Shaohua Lu, Qiaocheng District


The Underground Tunnel is in the old city zone. It was built by the General Cao Cao during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), reputed as the underground Great Wall, the brick, clay and wood tunnels stretch around the Dayushou. 

As a top choice for Bozhou travel, the Opera-Performing Stage (Hua Xi Lou) is an engraved drama stage of the Great Guandi Temple built especially for opera performing in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The wooden stage is famous for the exquisite engraved and colored patterns. In an effort to preserve the stage visitors are prohibited from standing on the stage.

Huazu An (Huazu Nunnery) in the southeast of the city center, was first established during the Tang and Song dynasties to commemorate Huatuo, an experienced and skilled doctor who is the father of surgery in China. Huatuo was responsible for creating powder for anesthesia more than 1,600 years ago and Wuqin Xi (Medical Exercise Imitating Movements of Five Animals) for health protection. 

Other Scenic Spots: Taiqing Palace

Transportation Tips

It is close to the railway hub of Anhui Province, Bengbu, where visitors can change trains to many other large cities. The Beijing-Kowloon Railway passes through it, and it is about five hours' drive from Beijing to the city. Trains to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Wenzhou are also available at the station. The railway station is found in the south of the city center. City buses No. 1, 3, 7, 13, 15 and 16 will take visitors to the station.

Its long-distance bus station in Weiwu Da Dao of Qiaocheng District offers interprovincial and intercity buses. This is a convenient way to travel from this city to three other cities (Fuyang, Bengbu and Huaibei) in northern Anhui. Buses depart every twenty to sixty minutes.



Bozhou bears a warm temperate monsoon semi-humid climate. Obviously affected by the monsoon, the weather of the city is generally moderate. It has enough sunlight, moderate rainfall and four clear seasons. Showers of rain become common during June to August and its annual average temperature remains around 14.5℃ (58.1℉).  
 When to Go: The best time to travel is spring and autumn or the transition period from summer to autumn.   

Bozhou Travel Tips

 History: Bozhou is a famous historical and cultural city of Anhui. Over three thousand years ago, the first emperor of the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) appointed it as the capital city of Anhui. It was once called Qiao Shire though changed back to Bozhou in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), a prefecture which was listed among the ten most prosperous prefectures at that time.        

 Physical Features: It is situated in the south end of the Huanghuai (Yellow River and Huaihe River) Plain. The terrain is flat, and on the whole, gently slopes from the northwest to the southeast though there are few small hills in its eastern region.

 Special Local Products: Gujing Gongjiu (Gujing Tribute Liquor), herbs, walnut, pear, black pottery, clay figure and paper-cutting are common products within the region

 Local Highlights: It was one of the four medicine capitals of China and the hometown of Huatuo, (about 145-208) one of the most notable doctors in Chinese history.
- Last modified on Aug. 19, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Bozhou Travel
Asked by Isaac from SPAIN | Aug. 19, 2018 18:35Reply
Any contact address available?
I live in Madrid Spain- Europe and I want to visit the Bozhou HERB MARKET in the future. But before then, I want to get in contact with a HERB dealer to help me but some herbs for a personal use.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from GERMANY | Aug. 19, 2018 23:53

I was told the market is in Weiwu Avenue, Qiaocheng District, and you may go there and have a look!
Asked by p qq from CHINA | Sep. 24, 2016 05:57Reply
Which bus can i take from Lixin Town to Bozhou Railway Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 26, 2016 02:27

You can take a bus to BZ from Lixin North Bus Station (about 2hours). Upon arrival, take a taxi to the railway station for about CNY 15. :)
Asked by Moin from INDIA | Aug. 26, 2016 12:51Reply
Please can u tell me how can i travel from Yiwu Port to Bozhou Herb Market?
And any info about the cheap hotel?
And how many day or days are required to survey the full market?
Answers (2)
Answered by Pilar from SPAIN | Aug. 29, 2016 02:26

Take a taxi to Yiwu Railway Station from Yiwu Port for about CNY 40. Then, take a train to BZ (about 13.5 hours). Upon arrival, take a taxi there for about CNY 10.

For cheap accommodation, you can consider GreenTree Inn at No. 6, Yaodu Road. A standard room costs about CNY 200 per night. You can book a room by dialing 86-0558-5753999.

You may spend two days there. :)
Answered by Moin from INDIA | Aug. 29, 2016 06:42

Thank you so much mr. pilar
God bless u
Asked by Qubit from CHINA | Dec. 23, 2015 21:53Reply
Bozhou herb market
Hi, I'm planning to go from Fuyang to to the city (supposed to be 1hr by bus) and I'd love to visit the Medicine herb market. Where can I find it in the city? What is the Chinese name?
I could only find very general info but nothing specific.
Thank you in advance! :)
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Answered by Zoe from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 24, 2015 02:04

The market is located at Zhanqian Road. It's about 550 yards (500 meters) westward away from the Main Railway Station.
The Chinese name is '安徽亳州药材市场'.
Besides, the address in Chinese is '位于站前路,距离亳州火车站西500米'.
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