Lu'an Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 六安市 (lù ān shì)
Area: 18,141 square kilometers (7,004 square miles)
Location: Lu'an is commonly known as Wanxi for its location in the western part of Anhui Province. It neighbors Hefei, the capital city of the province in the east and is bordered by Hubei and Henan provinces in the south and the west.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Jin'an Yu'an); 5 counties (Shouxian, Huoqiu, Shucheng, Jinzhai, Huoshan)
Seat of the City Government: Meishan Nan Lu, Jin'an District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0564-3379261
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: No.84, Renmin Lu, Jin'an District
China Post: No.66, Jiefang Lu, Jin'an District
Dabie Mountains, located among Anhui, Henan, and Hubei provinces, was once a red revolutionary base. It has three main peaks, namely Baima Peak (Baima Jian), Duoyun Peak (Duoyun Jian) and Tianhe Peak (Tianhe Jian). Among them, Baima Peak has been opened to tourists for sightseeing.
Tiantangzhai Scenic Area (Heavenly Village) is said to be the last virgin forest in East China. It is a national forest park and a national nature reserve as well. Tiantang Ding is the highest peak in the scenic area and also the highest peak of the Dabie Mountains. Waterfalls are the highlights of Tiantang Zhai. All in all, there are more than one hundred waterfalls. The Plunging Waterfall and Dragon Pool (Feipu Longtan) is the central attraction of the scenic area.
Other Scenic Spots: Bao'en Temple, Ancient City Wall of Shouyang Count
It is an hour's drive to the Hefei Luogang International Airport. Lu'an Railway Station is located in the Yu'an District to the south of the city proper. It is connected with the ring road. At present, visitors can find trains to Hefei, Nanjing, Shanghai and Ningbo.
Tourists visiting the ancient cultural city of Shouxian County and the well-preserved city wall of the Song Dyansty (960-1279) should go through Huainan. It only takes one half hour to get there from the Tianjia'an Bus Station in Guoqing Xi Lu of Huainan.
Bus Station (South Station): No.66, Wanxi Xi Lu, Jin'an District
North Station: Jiefang Bei Lu, Jin'an District
East Station: Foziling Dong Lu, Jin'an District
West Station: Dabieshan Xi Lu, Yu'an District
Situated in the transition area between the subtropical zone and the warm temperate zone, the city is characterized by moderate weather with sufficient rainfall and sunlight. Its annual average temperature is around 15℃ (59℉), and the plum rain season usually occurs during June to July.
When to Go: Spring and autumn, especially May and October
History: The name Lu'an originated during the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) when the Emperor Wu set up the Lu'an State in this area. It was first established as a prefecture during the Yuan Dynasty.
Lu'an Travel Tips
Physical Features: It is located at the northern foot of the Dabie Mountains. Lu'an is higher in the southwest with mountainous, hilly and plains regions as its main landforms. In the southwest area, the average altitude is above 400 meters (1,312 feet), while eastern and northern parts are plains areas and the main farming areas.
Special Local Products: Wanxi green tea, Dajiujia pastry, lacquer, whitebait
- Last modified on Aug. 10, 2017 -
Questions & Answers on Lu\an Travel
Asked by Stu from ENGLAND | Feb. 12, 2017 15:00Reply
Where can I go nearby on the train or further afield on the highspeed from Lu'an?
Answered by Neomy from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 12, 2017 20:33
So you mean that you wanna take high speed train from the city to surrounding areas for a visit? Well, Hefei, Nanjing and Wuxi all can be your choice. Which city are you interested in? Then I shall tell you its highlights.
Answered by Stu from ENGLAND | Feb. 13, 2017 03:04
Thank you. I wll be living in the city and am interested in any places of interest.
Asked by Waseem | Jun. 27, 2016 06:10Reply
Hi, I am going for two days to Luan, Anhui. Can anyone suggest me some places to visit in the city?
Answered by Nat from CANADA | Jun. 27, 2016 22:22
Dabie Mountains, Tiantangzhai Scenic Area (Heavenly Village) and Bao'en Temple are must-sees. In addition, Wanxi green tea, Dajiujia pastry, lacquer and whitebait are special locals products. Have a nice trip!
Answered by Waseem | Jun. 28, 2016 03:08
Thank you Nat