Fuyang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 阜阳市 (fǔ yáng shì)
Area: 10,118 square kilometers (3,907 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Yingzhou, Yingdong, Yingquan); 4 counties (Linquan, Taihe, Funan, Yingshang); 1 county-level city (Jieshou)
Area Code: 0558
Zip Code: 236000
GDP (2018): CNY 175.95 billion (USD 265.97 billion)
Fuyang is situated in the northwest of Anhui Province, neighboring Bozhou and Huainan to the east and separated from Lu'an by the Huaihe River. It is also bordered on the north and west with Henan Province. Decorated with exquisite brick carvings, Wenfeng Pagoda is the landmark in Fuyang which carried the ancient people's wish that more students would win official ranks. The West Lake of Yingzhou, once as famous as West Lake in Hangzhou embraces stunning views and ancient buildings. Tourists can also appreciate Fuyang paper cutting, Yingshang flower drum lamp and Jieshou colored pottery.
Wenfeng Pagoda is a landmark structure standing on Yingzhou Lu, the central artery of downtown. It was built in 1796 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Like the Kuixing (the god of literature) Tower at the southeast corner of the city wall of old city zone, Wenfeng Pagoda is also a Fengshui (Geomantic) tower. It is said that in order to reverse the weakening of the development of literature and the lack of famous literati and officials, these two brick towers were built in southeastern part of the city. The land is low-lying there which would prevent spiritual forces from overflowing outwardly from the ground. Kuixing Tower was first constructed in 1574 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Wenfeng Pagoda was built later because locals determined that Kuixing Tower was not high enough.
The West Lake of Yingzhou which is 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of the city proper is becoming a top attraction for a Fuyang Travel. The scenic area contains a stele forest, old style buildings, and garden buildings, all of which blend perfectly with the surrounding natural scenery.
Other Scenic Spots: Bali River Scenic Area, Nanhu Park, Zhangzhuang Park
1. Fuyang Xiguan Airport is 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) southwest of the downtown, and operates flights to major domestic cities lncluding Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an... Airport shuttlu bus, city bus and taxi are all available in the airport.
2. It is three and a half hours from Hefei to Fuyang using the expressway. To some extent, train travel is a better option. The average time by train is three hours, and some trains only take two hours and forty minutes.
3. The city's central bus station is located at 108, the 2nd Ring Road (South). It is the hub of the city's road transportation, operating interprovincial and intercity bus lines, as well as public bus lines to the counties and countryside.
It has a warm temperate semi-humid monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 12.4 C (54.3F). Endowed with moderate weather and four distinct seasons, the city is abundant in both sunlight and rainfall.
When to Go: spring, late spring as it turns into summer, and autumn
Fuyang Travel Tips
Physical Features: It stands in a flat and vast fluvial plain region. Its terrain slopes gently downward from the northwest to the southeast. Huaihe River and its branches flow through the city.
Special Local Products: mint and cherry of Taihe County, brush pen of Linquan County, willow weaving, color clay figure