Lu'an Travel Guide

Lu'an Travel Guide

Lu'an Facts

Chinese Name: 六安市 (lù ān shì)  
Population: 5,886,000
Area: 15,451.2 square kilometers (5,965.7 square miles)
Location: in the west of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Jin'an, Yu'an, Yeji); 4 counties (Huoqiu, Shucheng, Jinzhai, Huoshan)  
Area Code: 0564
Zip Code: 237000
GDP (2018): CNY 128.81 billion (USD 19.47 billion)

Famous for Producing Top Green Tea - Lu'an Melon Seed Tea

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 on the east and is bordered with Hubei and Henan provinces to the south and the west. Lu'an is a production area of the green tea, Lu'an Melon Seed Tea, one of the ten famous tea in China. It was served as the imperial tribute during the Qing Dynasty (1636 - 1912) and diplomatic gifts even now. Of all the tea leaves in the world, Lu'an Melon Seed Tea is the only one without buds and stems, which is made of single leaves. After boiling, the Lu'an Melon Seed Tea has a refreshed and mellow flavor. Lu’an is also a land transportation hub city as many railways including Nanjing-Xi'an, Hefei-Anqing-Jiujiang, Fu'yang-Lu'an, Shanghai-Chengdu and expressways run through.


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

Jinzhai Airport is planned to be built in 2020, which is the first civil airport in Anhui Province to be built in the county. It will be located in Dongzhaimen, Nanxi Town, Jinzhai County of Lu’an City in Anhui Province. Presently, passengers can fly to Hefei Xinqiao International Airport at first, and then go to Lu'an by taking trains or intercity buses.



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    

Lu'an Travel Tips

 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.        
 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 updated on May. 17, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Lu\an Travel
Asked by GerardAnthony from CHINA | Dec. 31, 2020 06:01Reply
Which bus station for service from Lu'an to Huoshan
Happy New Year! I am considering a short trip to Huoshan and wonder if there is a bus service there from Lu'an and if so from what bus station in Lu'an. Many thanks for any information you can offer.
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Answered by Lillian | Jan. 05, 2021 01:30

It is suggested to take a coach from Liu'an South Coach Station to Huoshan. The bus schedules are 07:50, 13:00 and 17:40. It costs CNY 15 - 20 per person.
Asked by Ankit from NEPAL | Oct. 03, 2019 09:21Reply
Youfangdian anhui luan tea garden teach me how to go via nanjing bus station how much it cost
its beautifull tea garden i m desperate to visit
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Answered by Mitch from CANADA | Oct. 11, 2019 18:27

There is no bus you can take. You need to take high speed train from Nanjing South Railway station to Luan Railway station first. Then it is suggested to hire a car to the tea garden.
Asked by Caroline Henry from USA | Jul. 25, 2019 19:32Reply
What is the fastest route and method (high doors train?) to Xi’an from Lu’an City?
Would like to visit the Terracotta Soldiers exhibit there. And which hotel in Xi’an would be best and closest to this attraction? Thank you.
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Answered by Cheryl from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 19:02

The high speed train is the fastest way but you need to transfer the train: Take high speed train to Hankou Station first, then take bus to Wuchang Station, and take train to Xi'an Station. There are many good hotels near the attraction. For example, you can go to No.4, Shujin Alley, Qinyong Village.
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?
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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?
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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
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