Anhui Travel Guide
Anhui, with a population of over 59 million, is an inland province in Southeast China. It stretches over the Yangtze River and Huai River, and is adjacent to six provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Henan and Shandong. Hefei City, the capital of Anhui Province, has many attractions as a result of its 2,000 years of history.
What to See
Covering an area of 130,000 square kilometers (50,200 square miles), it boasts of abundant tourism resources, and is a top tourist attraction among many in the Southeast, such as: the amazing Mount Huangshan, famous for its towering pines, precipitous stones, wonderland cloud-sea and hot springs; Mount Jiuhua, one of the four famous Buddhist Mountains in China; Mount Tianzhu, also a well-known scenic spot. The magnificence of these peaks is simply stupendous. Standing on top of any one of these peaks would overwhelm most trekkers with a sight to behold.
In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery, the well-preserved ancient villages in the southern part are derived from the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). The most impressive ones are in Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages in Yixian County near Mount Huangshan. It is really a sight worth seeing and a must for visitors who are keen to learn more about life during those years. Shexian County, reputed as Town of Arches, is also a must for each visitor who wants to experience fine examples of residential architecture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the unique Tangyue Memorial Archway.
When to Go
It is also well known for its various craftworks, such as rice paper, ink stone and Chinese ink. Together, they form the precious Chinese four treasures of literary pursuits.
Cities in Anhui
Recommended Anhui Itineraries:
3 Days Huangshan Tour from $479
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In addition, if you wanna know the ticket fare, you are advised to provide the date of departure. Then I can find the price for you. :)
We decided on the Taxi, which we had for the day...from 9.30am to 6.30pm.
We visited Tanyue/Bao Garden, Tangmo, Chengkan, Hongcun and Tunxi.
The cost of the Taxi was 500 Y....and the driver was excellent. He went out of his way to make the day a great day.
There is no way that we could have had this adventure, in one day on public transport.
I would suggest to other travellers, who wish to stay in this area, that they stay in Tunxi....rather than Shexian. Tunxi's 'old street' is very lively at night.
Again thanks for your response.