Chuzhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 滁州市 (chú zhōu shì)
Area: 13,400 square kilometers (5,174 square miles)
Location: Situated in eastern Anhui Province at the west fringe of the Yangtze River Delta, Chuzhou neighbors the capital of the province, Hefei and Jiangsu Province. It is 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Hefei and about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Nanjing of Jiangsu.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Langya, Nanqiao); 2 counties (Lai'an, Quanjiao, Dingyuan, Fengyang); 2 county-level cities (Mingguan, Tianchang)
Seat of the City Government: 180, Langya Lu, Langya District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0550-3021964
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 541, Qingliu Lu, Langya District
China Post: 37, Langya Xi Lu, Langya District
Langya Mountain Scenic Area is located in the southwest outskirt of the City. Covering a total area of 115 square kilometers (58 square miles), the mountain resort is the largest tourist scenic spot in eastern Anhui. The Langya Temple built in the Tang Dynasty, the number one pavilion in China, Zuiwong (Old Drunkard) Pavilion, the South Heaven Gate and Shenxiu Lake are top scenic treasures of the mountain.
Other Scenic Spots: Huangfushan National Forest Park, Jiushan Cave, Zhongdu Drum Tower
How to get to Chuzhou
Nanjing is separated from Chuzhou by the Yangtze River. It is wise to go to Nanjing first by air, express bus or train before visiting Chuzhou. Note that it is only one hour's drive to Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
Among the eight bus stations in Nanjing city proper, buses to Chuzhou are only in Xiaguan Station in 10, Jiangbian Lu, leaving every fifteen minutes. Today, the time between these two cities has been shortened from one and a half hours to half an hour. In addition, buses from Hefei to the city depart every half an hour for the three-hour trip.
Note: The city's long-distance bus station is located in the west end of Tianchang Dong Lu, just opposite the railway station.
Chuzhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, featuring torrid summer and chilly winter. Generally speaking, It has abundant rainfall, especially during the mid-June to early July.
When to Go: Given the weather, May is the best month for visiting the city.
Chuzhou Travel Tips
History: Prior to the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), this area was inhabited by several tribes and states. Through hundreds years of wars, the administrative division of the city basically take form during the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. The name Chuzhou has been used since 589 for the Chushui River flowing through the city.
Physical Features: Situated in the hilly area between the Yangtze and Huaihe Rivers, the terrain of the city declines from west to east. Hills and plains make up the main part of the city's territory.
Special Local Products: Snowflake cake, Langya crisp candy, Chu chrysanthemum, whitebait
Local Highlights: Fengyang County is a famous town of folk art in China, reputed as the hometown of flower drum. Fengyang Drum Dance and Fengyang folk songs are well-known to Chinese people. In addition, the Langya Mountain Temple Fair is held annually on the ninth day of the first lunar month.
If living temporarily in Langya Mountain, the distinctive lenten fare of Jixin Zhai is suggested.
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