Huainan Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 淮南市 (huái nán shì)
Area: 5,533 square kilometers (2,136 square miles)
Location: in the north-central region of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 5 districts (Tianjia'an, Datong, Xiejiaji, Bagongshan, Panji); 2 counties (Fengtai, Shouxian); 1 Experimental Area (Maoji Social Development Comprehensive Experimental Area)
Area Code: 0554
Zip Code: 232063
GDP (2018): CNY 113.33 billion (USD 17.13 billion)
Located in the north-central region of Anhui Province, middle reaches of the Huaihe River, Huainan is bounded on the east by Chuzhou and shares a boundary with the capital city of the province, Hefei, in the south. And its rich mineral resources, especially its high-quality and massive coal reserves make Huainan the cradle of the power industry of China. Huainan has a long history and profound cultural heritage. There are a lot of idioms and allusions handed down. The traditional Chinese food - tofu with a history of more than 2,000 years was also invented in Shouxian County, Huainan.
Shangyao National Forest Park: Forest makes up the main landscape of the park, but it also has a great deal of historical and religious sites, such as the ancient temple built in Jin and Ming dynasties, cliffside inscriptions, caves, and stone bridge. It is an attraction that the nature and the buildings set off each other harmoniously.
Other Scenic Spots: Jiaogang Lake, Maoxian Dong (a Taoism immortal cave), Longhu Park
Huainan enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with relatively moderate weather and abundant sunshine. Its average temperature is slightly lower than any other cities in Anhui. The rainfall is mainly concentrates on summer. During June to July, there will be about 20 days' plum rain period.
When to Go: spring and autumn
Huainan Travel Tips
Physical Features: The Huaihe River flows through the city. The land north of the river is fluvial plain, while the landform is bend area near the river banks, and hilly land in further south area.
Special Local Products: bean curd of Bagong Mountain. It is regarded as the mother town of bean curd. So Bean Curd Feast with various bean curd dishes should not be missed.
For bar: You can go to FREEMANBAR. It's located at no.243, South Xueyuan Road, Tianjiaan District.
For restaurant: There is a Pizza Hut that has delicious western food. It's located at 1st and 2nd Floor, Xinbai Shopping Mall, Longhu Crossroad, Guoqing Road, Tianjiaan District.
If you thought you've had enough of crazy architectural styles in Shanghai, wait till you see this piano house in Huainan, Anhui. Inside the transparent violin is the staircase to the house upstairs. Apparently, the building has been built by the local government to draw interest to the newly developed area, but from what we can see, it almost looks like it was built in the *sshole of nowhere. What is the address?