Chinese Name: 合肥市 (hé féi shì)
Area: 11445.1 square kilometers (4,419 square miles)
Location: in the center of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Shushan, Yaohai, Luyang, Baohe); 4 counties (Changfeng, Feidong, Feixi, Lujiang); 1 county-level city (Chaohu)
Area Code: 0551
Zip Code: 230000
GDP (2018): CNY 782.29 billion (USD 118.22 billion)
Lying between the Yangtze River and Huaihe River, Hefei is the capital city of Anhui Province and the best place to know about the brilliant Anhui culture. Hefei is the political, economic and cultural center of Anhui Province and has played an important role in commercial transactions since ancient times. It is a scientific and educational city and boasts of many talents both in the past and present, such as the famous upright officer Bao Zheng in the Northern Song (960-1127) along with the Nobel Prize for Physics winner, Yang Zhenning. It is a beautiful city with good surroundings - the Huaihe River flows to its north, to its south is Yangtze River, and to its south- east lies the Chaohu Lake with its expansive blue waters.
Due to its good surroundings and long history, many natural and cultural places of interests such as Chaohu Lake, Memorial Temple of Lord Bao and Sanhe Ancient Town can be found here.
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|Statue of Lord Bao
|Lord Bao's Tomb
The city is located in the centre part of East China, and its transportation system is well-developed. With the whole city's transportation system linked by airport, railway and highway, a solid transportation network is at your service. Due to its fast development in recent years, transportation within and around the city is very convenient, especially for tourists.
It exemplifies the good climate to be found in the area having a mild climate with clearly defined seasons and moderate rainfall. The average annual temperature is 15.7
To better understand the ingrained culture of the city, you have to watch the performances of the Lu Opera. Lu Opera is a popular local opera which originated in this area. It became an independent style of opera in the era of Emperor Jiaqing of the Qing Dynasty and evolved from many artistic forms such as folk songs and folk dances. The arias are rich and various, and the performance is vivid. 'Natural and simple' is what makes Lu Opera a popular drama appreciated by all. It is really a highlight you should never miss when visiting this city.
|Ancient Sanhe Village
If you are one of those people who regard food as their prime requirement, you should try the local delicious food and special cuisine which is on offer, whenever you pay a visit. Luzhou Roast Duck is the first recommended delicacy in the city and it tastes very good. Other special, high quality products will also satisfy your appetite such as Mabing (sesame cake), Honggao (baked cake), Cunjin (sesame cookie) and Baiqie (white sesame slices). Also, dumpling-making is a delicate and intricate process and, there are various shapes of dumplings that will excite and satisfy your appetite.
Hefei Tour Information:Hiking Tours
: Information about hiking in the city for your reference
- Last updated on May. 17, 2022 -