Huaibei Travel Guide
Area: 2,741 square kilometers (1,058 square miles)
Location: in the north of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Xiangshan, Duji, Lieshan); 1 county (Suixi)
Area Code: 0561
Zip Code: 235000
GDP (2018): CNY 98.52 billion (USD 14.89 billion)
Features Sui and Tang Dynasty Canal Culture
Huaibei is situated in the north of Anhui Province, located at the hinterland of eastern China in the linking area among Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Anhui provinces. It is 90 kilometers (56 miles) away from Xuzhou Guanyin Airport. Huaibei is the nearest city to the sea in Anhui province as it is 260 kilometers (162 miles) away from Lianyungang, a coastal city in Jiangsu Province. Huaibei is also one of the 13 largest Chinses coal production bases with 4.767 billion tons of the coal reserve by the end of 2018. Huaibei tourism focuses on Han Culture, Sui and Tang Dynasty Grand Canal Culture. Liuzi Canal Site in Huaibei remains a part of the Sui and Tang Grand Canal, which is the earliest, longest and most magnificent artificial canal in the world built in BC486. Now you can still see the 41.5km (25.85 mi) long canal site and ancient shipwrecks with pottery and porcelain.
Sui and Tang Dynasty Canal Museum dispalys the canal culture. It has a collection of more than 10,000 cultural relics and has seven fixed exhibition halls, displaying the cultural relics unearthed in Huaibei and famous calligraphy and paintings. The highlight is porcelains from the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties.
Linhuan Ancient Tea Town: Linhuan Town, 37 kilometers (23 miles) southwest of the Suixi County on the north bank of the old huanshui River. The town has a history of more than 3,000 years and it has been over 600 years since the uprising of tea cultural in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In the 500 meters (547 yards) long central street stand no less than sixteen teahouses.
1. Having the aid of Xuzhou Guanyin Airport in Jiangsu Province which is only about 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) from the city, it is much more accessible from other cities by air.
2. From Huaibei bus station located in Gucheng Road, Xuzhou can be reached within two hours. But it is quite farther to the capital city of the province, Hefei. Distance between them is over 300 kilometers (about 184 miles), and the journey between these two cities may cost no less than four hours.
Enjoying a temperate monsoon climate, Huaibei has an annual average temperature of 14.8C (58.6F). Spring and autumn are distinctly shorter than summer and winter. Its winter is cold and dry. Summer is both the hottest period and the rainy season.
When to Go: in spring and autumn
Huaibei Travel Tips
Physical Features: Huaibei slopes downwards from northwest to southeast, and over ninety-five percent of its territory is occupied by plains. The peak of the city lies in Suixi County with an altitude of 362 meters (1,188 feet) and the city proper is built on the Xiangshan Mountain.
Special Local Products: Kouzi Liquor, Huangli megranate, Badou apricot, grape, watermelon, Bangbang Cha (a kind of tea)
Local Highlights: Flower Drum Opera (Hua Gu Xi) is derived from the folk songs and dance of this region, being the most popular local entertainment.
Address: No.168 at Mingguang Road