Maanshan Travel Guide

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Maanshan Facts

Chinese Name: 马鞍山市 (mǎ ān shān shì)
Population: 2,300,000
Area: 4,042 square kilometers (1,561 square miles)
Location: in the east of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Yushan, Huashan, Bowang); 3 counties (Dangtu, Hanshan, Hexian)
Area Code: 0555
Zip Code: 243000
GDP (2018): CNY 191.81 billion (USD 28.99 billion)

Lying in the east of Anhui Province, on the south bank in lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Maanshan is bordered with Jiangsu to the east, and adjacent to the Yangtze River on the west. In the south, downtown Wuhu is only 30 kilometers (19 miles), while in the north, it shares a boundary with Nanjing. Maanshan has been richly endowed by nature in tourism resources. Caishiji Scenic Area is the best place for tourists to commemorate Li Bai, a great romantic poet of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), and to view the green and luxuriant mountains and beautiful Yangtze River.


Caishiji Scenic Area lies at the foot of Cuiluo Mountain 5 kilometers (3 miles) southwest of the city proper. It has the commercial hall for the great poetry in Tang Dynasty (618-907), Li Bai, whose rest location is nearby on the Qingshan Mountain. It is also one of the earliest Buddhist sites in China boasting the Guangji Temple first constructed in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). From the scenic area, visitors can have a good view of the Yangtze River flowing aside.

Putang Landscape Zone is located in the eastern outskirt like a fairyland featuring the bamboo sea, ancient trees, clear springs and brooks, as well as some old religious buildings.

How to get to Maanshan

1. It is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nanjing Lukou International Airport that can be reached within 50 minutes by expressway. Visitors should get in and out of the city by air having the aid of this airport.
2. Nanjing-Shanghai Expressway shortens the drive to Shanghai into three hours. In addition, its bus station south to the railway station in Hongqi Road (North) will offer buses to other places, either. Buses to Nanjing and Wuhu depart every 20 minutes and get to the destinations in one hour. To the capital city of the province, Hefei, three hours' drive is enough.
3. The Port of Maanshan is one of the ten big ports along the Yangtze River, and it also operates passenger transport routes. Nanjing-Hankou ship routes will make a stopover at it.



It enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate having four distinct seasons. July is the hottest period during the whole year with an average temperature of 28.3C (82.9F). Meanwhile it is also the period concentrates majority of the city's rainfall of a year.

 When to Go: On consideration the climate and ceremonies, April to October is the most favorable season for Maanshan travel. 

Maanshan Travel Tips

 History: Gushu Town set up in Sui Dynasty (581-618) is the initial form of Dangdu County which was put under the administration of Maanshan City when it first established in 1950. Through over fifty years of development, the former rather minor town has become a new industrial city of steel and iron uprising in the late 1950s and ranks among the seven largest iron mine areas in China.

 Physical Features: The eastern terrain of the city is made up of undulant hills, which is the main womb of rivers within the city. The western land is comparatively flat, mainly occupied by plains along the Yangtze River with some massifs distribute among them.

 Special Local Products: Caishi Chagan (a kind of accompaniment to tea made of soybean with other ingredients), Huangchi pickled vegetable, Turquoise article
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Maanshan Travel
Asked by Reiner Beeger from GERMANYR | Mar. 19, 2020 06:25Reply
Massage salon in Maanshan
I am looking for a good massage salon, Lymphatic massage
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from CANADA | Mar. 21, 2020 00:20

Zixuan Liren located at Room No. 1906, Wanda Square, Ma'anshan Road, Baohe District is high recommended. :)
Asked by Sylvia from CHINA | Jun. 26, 2019 00:39Reply
Is there a pet market in Ma’anshan where I can buy a cat?
I am coming to live in Ma’anshan permanently and would like to get a cat as companion. Where will I get a pet?
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Answered by Alice from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 26, 2019 02:14

There is a pet club located at No. 18-110 International Huacheng Commercial Street, Huashan District.
Asked by Hoo from CANADA | Apr. 09, 2016 19:32Reply
Walmart and metro in Ma'anshan
Hi I'm coming to the city and should lived there for three months. I want to know that is there any Walmart and metro for buying international stuff.

Answers (5)
Answered by Sarah | Apr. 09, 2016 20:52

Currently, there is no metro and walmart in the city. The main transport mode is taxi and bus. As for buying life necessities of international brands, you may try at the Van Guard supermarket where you can have wide selection.
Answered by Abbey from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 10, 2016 01:56

Hi, D.I.G supermaket (Shanghai Waigaoqiao Direct Imported Goods) can be your choice. You will find many international stuff with reasonable prices there.
Answered by Hoo from CANADA | Apr. 23, 2016 16:46

Hi Thanks for your reply, can you please send me the address for the supermarket
Answered by Hoo from CANADA | Apr. 23, 2016 16:47

Hi Wendy, thanks for your help. Can you please send me the address for the supermarket
Answered by Wendy from CHINA | Apr. 23, 2016 20:19

Ok. Here are the addresses of some Van Guard branches.
Shuyi Brunch: located at North Section of Tianmen Avenue, Huashan District.
Gongtou Brunch: located at No. 658 West Yushan Road.
Huashan Braunch: located at Northern Section of Jiangdong Avenue.

If you refer to the D.I.G, I remember it is in the south of RT-Mart, East Hubei Road, Zhengpugang New Area.
Asked by Pete Griffiths from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 14, 2016 03:25Reply
Guidance Required for Maanshan
Hello, I shall be arriving in the city in 2 weeks to live and work for one year.

I am very excited about this and I want to learn more about Chinese history and culture, as well as meet as many people as possible.

Can any one give me guidance on wonderful places to go, events that are accessible from the city and, what the people enjoy doing?

Many thanks
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Answered by Rose from USA | Feb. 15, 2016 00:08

You can go to these places: Caishiji Scenic Resort, Putang Scenic Area, Yushan Park, Small Jiuhua Temple, Tomb of Li Bai, etc. You can go to the China Poetry Festival which is held during the Double Ninth Festival every year. The local people enjoy doing exercise in their spare time, such as playing the Tai-Chi, and dancing. Have a wonderful time in the city! :)
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