Chizhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 池州市 (chí zhōu shì)
Area: 8,272 square kilometers (3,194 square miles)
Location: Chizhou is located in the southwest region of Anhui Province, neighboring Tongling in the east and Huangshan in the south. It is separated from Anqing by the Yangtze River and Jiangxi Province by Mt. Lushan.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Guichi); 3 counties (Dongzhi, Shitai, Qingyang)
Seat of the City Government: No.13, Baiya Lu, Guichi District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0566-2088371
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: No.30, Changjiang Zhong Lu, Guichi District
China Post: No.118, Cuiwei Xi Lu, Guichi District
Mt. Jiuhua: a national AAAA level scenic and historic interest area, not only boasts a breathtakingly beautiful natural landscape, but also a famous international Buddhist site with profound Buddhist culture reputed as one of the four Buddhist holy mountains in China.
Guniujiang Nature Reserve: is spoken of as the gene pool of animal and plant life in East China. Guniujiang is main body of the west extensions of Mt. Huangshan, located at the junction of Shitai and Qimen counties in southern Anhui.
Other Scenic Spots: Qiupu River, Dawang Cavity, Penglai Cavern.
How to get to Chizhou
1. Visitors can use Nanjing Lukou International Airport, Jiuhuashan Airport, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, Huangshan Tunxi Airport or Wuhu Airport, and then transfer to buses to Chizhou. Alternatively they can take trains to Hefei, Tongling, Anqing and Nanjing first. Shuttling buses between Chizhou and these cities can be easily found.
2. In addition, yachting from Shanghai, Nanjing, Tongling, Anqing, Jiujiang, Hankou, Yichang and Chongqing is another wonderful choice to travel to the city directly.
Note: Chizhou Bus Station is to the west of the Railway Station. This region is the road transport hub of the city. The city's passenger dock is situated in North Changjiang Road.
It bears a subtropical monsoon climate with humid and temperate weather, clear four seasons, sufficient rainfall and enough sunshine. The annual average temperature falls around 16.5C (61.7F). May to September is the flood season and it commonly enters the plum rain period in June.
When to Go: Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit the city.
Chizhou Travel Tips
Physical Features: Chizhou has its southeast part located at the juncture of the ranges of Mt. Huangshan and Mt. Jiuhua, its northwest region close to the Yangtze River. The terrain generally declines from the southeast to the northwest and the city can be divided into three morphologic regions: southeastern mountainous region, central hilly region and northwestern plain region.
Special Local Products: Maofeng Tea, polygonatum (medical plant), bamboo articles and stone carving of Mt. Jiuhua.
Or you can take a train there, as I know, there is only one normal train available, which departs at 8:00 from Guangzhou East and takes about 16 hours, CNY319.5 for a hard sleeper, CNY500.5 for a hard one.