Wuhu Travel Guide

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Wuhu Facts

Chinese Name: 芜湖市 (wú hú shì)
Population: 3,748,000
Area: 6,026 square kilometers (2,327 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Jinghu, Yijiang, Jiujiang, Sanshan); 3 counties (Wuhu, Fanchang, Nanling,); one county-level city (Wuwei)
Area Code: 0553
Zip Code: 241000
GDP (2018): CNY 327.85 billion (USD 19.55 billion)

Wuhu is located in the southeast of Anhui Province, on the south bank of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is 119 kilometers (74 miles) from the capital city of the province, Hefei and neighbors Jianghuai Plain to the north and the mountainous area of south Anhui. The Yangtze River crosses the city from southwest to northeast. Wuhu Port is the fifth largest port of Yangtze River water transportation, the largest one in Anhui Province. There are many scenic spots in Wuhu ranging from natural landscape, entertainment and leisure, architecture and culture. With beautiful scenery, Zheshan Park has always been an ideal place for people to climb high and look far. Known as Oriental Dream Park, Wuhu Fantawild Adventure highlights the science fiction and cartoon and has more than 300 entertainment projects.

Attractions

Zheshan Park: This is a major tourist destination combining entertainment, historical and scenic attractions, such as a zoo, children's playground, garden, watchtower, and pavilion. Included amongst these attractions is Guangji Temple, constructed during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) it is a famous Buddhist site in Anhui Province. 

Fantawild Adventure
Fantawild Adventure, a family-friendly theme park, is mainly composed of 15 theme project areas such as Interstellar Flight, Mysterious Valley, Dinosaur Crisis, Conch Bay, Children's Kingdom and Liaozhai, covering modern technology, future fantasy, myth and legend, history and culture and children's play.

Other scenic Spots: Tianmenshan Mountain, Jinghu Park, Ma Renqi Mountain

Special Local Products: Melon seeds, iron paintings, tea

How to Get to Wuhu

1. Wuhu Xuancheng Airport is scheduled to be put into use in Dec. 2020 and open flights to/from Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Xi’an, Chongqing, Sanya... It is about 38 km(24 mi) to downtown Wuhu and about 21 km(13 mi) to downtown Xuancheng. Now, tourists can fly to Nanjing or Hefei at first, then go to Wuhu by intercity bus or train.

2. Located  4 kilometers (2 miles) northeast away from the city center of Wuhu, Wuhu Railway Station has both normal speed trains and bullet trains to/from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guilin...

See more Shanghai - Wuhu Train, Nanjing - Wuhu Train

Weather

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Wuhu is in the subtropical zone and enjoys a humid monsoon climate with plenty of sunshine and rainfall. Its annual average temperature is 15-16C (59-61F). January is the coldest month and August is the hottest. The rainy season in the city extends from spring to early winter with the heaviest concentration usually from mid-June to early July.

 When to go: Autumn is usually the best time to visit Wuhu as the weather is cool and the chrysanthemums are in blossom. 

Wuhu Travel Tips

 History: It was known as Jiuci during the Spring and Autumn Periods (770BC-576BC) for its abundance of cooers, ponds and lakes. Its present name dates from the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), and it has been reputed as a land of fish and rice since the Song Dynasty (960-1279). During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it became a flourishing commercial center attracting a myriad of businessmen.

 Physical Features: The city stands on the alluvial plain of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and is comprised of floodplains, terraces, and low hills. The predominant geographical feature of the area is alluvial plain, and because of its plentiful supply of water the town has always been considered a production center for both fish and rice.

The Yangtze River Bridge is an important transportation link for the city across the Yangtze River. It is also a good place from which to admire the Yangtze River.

The Phoenix Delicacy Street in downtown is a good choice for travelers when visiting the city. There are many restaurants along the street serving various local delicacies, as well as foreign food. Visitors can also find pubs, cafes, teahouses and many other recreational places here.

- Last modified on Dec. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhu Travel
Asked by 茉莉 from CHINA | Jun. 25, 2019 04:47Reply
Are there any hotels in the area close to the glass Bridge?
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Answered by Sarah from USA | Jun. 26, 2019 00:15
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It seems that only the Tianchi Resort near the scenic area is available but the service and quality is just so so. It costs about CNY300 per night.
Asked by Gugu from CHINA | May. 16, 2019 02:10Reply
How much is the entrance fee into the Marenqifeng scenic spot?
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Answered by Moria from AUSTRALIA | May. 16, 2019 20:20
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The entrance fee is CNY80.
Asked by aslan from CHINA | Oct. 03, 2018 07:06Reply
how to reach glass bridge from wuhu railway station ?
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Answered by Vida from USA | Oct. 10, 2018 01:25
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You can take the bus from the railway station to the glass bridge but you have to make two transfers on the way. It takes too much time and is inconvenient. So the most convenient way is to take the train from the WH railway station to the Fanchang West railway station and then take a taxi to the scenic area.
Asked by ibsmo from SINGAPORE | Aug. 20, 2018 11:24Reply
what are other major spots near glass bridge?
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Answered by Nigel from UK | Aug. 20, 2018 19:28
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The glass bridge is inside Marenqifeng Scenic Area and you can also visit others places like Maren Forest Park, Wuxia Temple, and Wuxia Cave in the area.
Asked by boss from MALAWI | Aug. 19, 2018 13:22Reply
can you give details of major tourist spots in wuhu which i can cover in a day?
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Answered by Michelle from SINGAPORE | Aug. 20, 2018 00:26
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Fantawild Adventure is recommended. Besides, about 1km west is a Yangtze River Bridge, and you can also have a look!
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