Huaibei Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 淮北市 (huái běi shì)
Area: 2,741 square kilometers (1,058 square miles)
Location: Huaibei is situated in the north of Anhui Province, located at the hinterland of East China in the linking area among Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Anhui.
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Xiangshan, Duji, Lieshan); 1 county (Suixi)
Seat of the City Government: No.200, Huaihai Road, Xiangshan District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0561-3026183, 3040217
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: No.172, Gucheng Road, Xiangshan District
China Post: No.79, Huaihai Road, Xiangshan District
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.
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