Tongling Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 铜陵市 (tóng líng shì)
Area: 3,008 square kilometers (1,161 square miles)
Location: in the south of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Tongguan District, Yi’an District, Suburban District); 1 county (Zongyang)
Area Code: 0562
Zip Code: 244000
GDP (2018): CNY 122.24 billion (USD 16.96 billion)
Famous Copper Base in China
Tongling is situated in the south of Anhui Province, on the south bank of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Wuhu and neighbors Anqing, Chizhou and Chaohu with the capital of Anhui province, Hefei about 120 kilometers (75 miles) away. Tong, literally means copper. Tongling flourishes for the rich copper reserves and is known as the ancient copper capital of China and the contemporary copper base. Tongling is also one of the birthplaces of bronze culture in China. There are dozens of bronze mining and smelting sites and bronze cultural relics.
River Dolphin Nature Reserve is a conservation center specifically for the Baiji Dolphin (Yangtze River Dolphin). Specimen halls and aquaria established in the center are for education research and sightseeing. Not only the river dolphins are on display, giant salamanders, Japanese brocade carp, Yangtze alligators and Chinese sturgeon are all on display.
Other Scenic Spots: Luosi Mountain, Jinniudong Historic Mine Site
How to Travel to Tongling
2. The Hefei-Tongling-Huangshan Expressway has now opened providing access from Hefei to Tongling in two hours with a little over an additional hour's drive to travel to Mt. Huangshan.
Note: The city has a busy road transport network with nine expressways passing through it. It is also known as the north gate to the famous Mt. Jiuhua and Mt. Huangshan.
With a subtropical monsoon climate, Tongling features temperate and humid weather, wet in spring and summer, a dry autumn and moderate winter. With the four seasons, being quite distinct, spring and autumn are relatively short. The annual average temperature falls around 16 degree centigrade (61 degree Fahrenheit), but is extremely cold usually in February.
When to Go: Autumn is the most comfortable season to visit it.
Tongling Travel Tips
Physical Features: It lies in a region of plains and hills along the Yangtze River. The terrain is flat to the north with an alluvial plain. Low mountains lie to the south and southeast parts of the city, and a hilly region is primarily in the central.
Special Local Products: ginger in syrup, Yequeshe tea, Shun'an crunchy candy, archaized bronze vessel
Can you advise on the weather at the beginning of April, and how soon will it change into the next season? What is the next season? Should I need to buy different clothes are there markets or malls around the city or would I have to travel to shop? Should I need to travel where would be the best way and how?
Later in May, the city will embrace the early summer. You can prepare some t-shirts, dress and sneakers.
For the clothes, you can buy in the local malls, like Baida Shopping Center in 785 Middle Changjiang Rd,Tongguan Dis., Zhongyang Shopping Mall in 917 Middle Changjiang Rd. It’s convenient to take a bus or taxi in the city.
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You can take the high speed train from Shanghai Station directly to the city, which takes about 3h 40 minutes and CNY324 for a first class seat and CNY 202.5 for a second one.
It takes around 3 hours and CNY262.5 for a first seat, CNY163.5 for a second one from Suzhou Station.
Please Inform me about the Climate ,Clothing Mode Of Travel, nearest Airport, From Shanghai How To reach?
The most used transportation method is the local public bus and the nearest airport is the Hefei Xinqiao International airport.