Bozhou Travel Guide

Bozhou Facts

Chinese Name: 亳州市 (bó zhōu shì)
Population: 5,237,000
Area: 8,374 square kilometers (3,233 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Qiaocheng); 3 counties (Guoyang, Mengcheng, Lixin)
Area Code: 0558
Zip Code: 236800
GDP (2018): CNY 127.72 billion (USD 19.30 billion)

Bozhou is situated within the northwest of Anhu, neighboring Henan to the west and north. Within the province, it is bordered by Fuyang on the southwest, Huaibei and Bengbu on the east and by Huainan on the southwest. As one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese culture, Bozhou had human beings’ traces as early as in the Neolithic age. Settled half of the top 100 Chinese pharmaceutical enterprises make Bozhou the capital of the world's traditional Chinese medicine. Among the three major tourism areas in Anhui, Bozhou is one of the cultural tourism areas. The Underground Tunnel is reputed as the underground Great Wall. The Opera-Performing Stage and Huazu An built for commemorating the ancient famous Doctor Huatuo are also worthy of visiting.


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 Airport will start to build in 2019 and operate in 2022. Passengers can first transfer at Fuyang Xiguan Airport or Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport, then take the train or intercity bus and arrive at Bozhou City.



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 Dec. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Bozhou Travel
Asked by ling from MALAYSIA | Mar. 21, 2019 02:04Reply
hi, can i know which is the nearest airport to bozhou?
is it a city of produce nylon mesh?
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Answered by Austin from DENMARK | Mar. 22, 2019 00:09

The nearest one is Fuyang Airport. Yes, as I know, this city produce the nylon mesh. There are several factories in the city.
Asked by Lee from MALAYSIA | Mar. 07, 2019 04:40Reply
Hi I want to go bozhou from hangzhou, How to go there fastest way?
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Answered by Abigail from DENMARK | Mar. 11, 2019 01:24

Well, you are suggested to take the normal train from Hangzhou Railway Station to Bozhou Railway Station. The duration is around 11 hours. The ticket fare of soft sleeper is CNY319, hard sleeper is CNY223 and hard seat is CNY102.
Asked by Asieh from IRAN | Feb. 14, 2019 15:23Reply
Hi, I want to go Bozhou from Beijing. How is my direct way?
Is train station in bozhou city? Thank you, Asieh
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Answered by Peyton from CANADA | Feb. 14, 2019 18:24

Yes, you can take the direct train from Beijing West Railway Station. It takes around 9 hours on the way. The ticket fare of soft sleeper seat is CNY285, hard sleeper seat is CNY190 and hard seat is CNY102. :)
Answered by Asieh from IRAN | Feb. 18, 2019 19:17

Thank you, it was really helpfull :)
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.
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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?
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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. :)
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