Chaohu Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 巢湖市 (cháo hú shì)
Area: 2,046 square kilometers (790 square miles)
Location: in the central Anhui, eastern China
Area Code: 0551
Zip Code: 238000
GDP (2018): CNY 34.84 billion (USD 5.27 billion)
Situated in central Anhui Province, it borders the Yangtze River on the south with one of the five largest freshwater lakes, Chaohu Lake on its north. It neighbors Henan to the west and north, Fuyang on the southwest, and Huaibei and Bengbu on the east. Chaohu is located in a superior location with convenient transportation. It is four hours' drive from Chaohu to Nanjing, Suzhou and Shanghai. Also, there is the largest inland port in Anhui Province, Chaohu Port. Chaohu travel features brilliant lake scenery, exotic flowers, hot springs and caves. Chaohu Lake resembles a bright mirror inlaid in Anhui and the attractions around the lake are connected by a long lakeside tourism avenue.
Chaohu Lake: Old name for Jiaohu Lake, the Chao Lake gained its present name for the shape like a bird's nest. It is a national scenic spot listed as on of the most famous freshwater lakes in China with rivers, lakes, hot springs and mountains as its greatest sceneries. It is always the first choice for visitors to the city. The Mushan Island in the lake is also an attractive spot worth visiting.
Other Scenic Spots for Chaohu Travel: Yinping Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Bantang Hotspring
1. Visitors can get to Hefei and Wuhu along the expressway with about half an hour and they can find the buses in the bus station in Changjiang Road (East), Juchao District. In addition, trains from Huaibei to Huangshan make stops in the city, and it will take six hours from Chaohu to Huangshan.
2. It is only 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the Hefei Luogang Airport and 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Nanjing Lukou International Airport. Well developed expressways make the transport to the airports much convenient.
Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate with annual average temperature of 16C (61F). The rainfall varies greatly in different season and places. Generally, June to July is its plum rain period. The coldest and hottest days appear in January and July.
When to Go: Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit the city. Every year in April, the city will hold peony viewing festival.
Chaohu Travel Tips
Physical Features: The terrain of the city is higher in the north and lower in the south. Hills and plains constitute the major part of the land. It has a vast water area of 1,267 square kilometers (489 square miles). It is considered to have the most fertile land in Anhui.
Special Local Products: tea, red melon seed, 'three treasures of Chaohu' (white bait, white shrimp and crab)
Yuanzhou Haoting Hotel, located the intersection of Jinhu Avenue and Laoshan Road, Juchao District, the starting price is about CNY400.
Hanting Hotel, located at the southwestern intersection of East Jiankang Road and Dongtang Road, the starting price is about CNY120 - 150.
East Railway Station is located at Laoshan Road.
Main Railway Station is located at Taihushan Road, Fenghuangshan Street.
The distance between these two stations is about 3 miles. The East Station's newly opened on June 28, 2015. This may be the reason that you cannot find on Google map.
If you will leave from Shanghai, you can take a train to Wuhu and then transfer to another train to CH lake and the dropping-off station is named CH Lake Station!