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Huizhou Facts

Chinese Name: 惠州 (huì zhōu)
Population: 3,210,000
Area: 11,200 square kilometers (4,324 square miles)

Location: Situated in the southeast of Guangdong Province, Huizhou is off the Dayawan Bay of the South China Sea and is neighbor to Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Huicheng, Huiyang); 3 counties (Boluo, Huidong, Longmen)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0752-2238354
Tourist Consultant: 0752-2227167
Huihou People's Hospital: 0752-2255120
Taxi Complaints: 0752-2829690

Huizhou Attractions - Things to Do

 Luofu Mountain: Off the Dongjiang River, Luofu Mountain is one of the ten most famous mountains in China. It is also renowned for the Taoism culture.

 Nankun Mountain: Located in southwest of Longmen County, it is famed as 'Green Land on the Tropic of Cancer'. Family inns and summer escape are the distinctive features of this mountain.

 West Lake: This West Lake was once as famous as the Hangzhou West Lake in the history. The reputed Song Dynasty literate Sushi has been there and left many stories.

 Xunliao Bay: Situate in the Dayawan Bay, it is an unpolluted, quiet paradise for those sea-lovers. The pure water, shinning white sand make it a 'Green Emerald' and 'White Golden Beach'.

 Pinghai Ancient City: It is a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) city in Huidong County. Boasting a long history of more than 600 years, it is honored as the 'live fossil' of southern China culture.

Other Spots: Longmen Hot Spring, Tangquan Hot Spring, Yongji Ecological Garden, Gangkou National Turtle Protection Area, Lantian Yao Ethnic Minority Group Flavor Garden, Dongsheng Fishing Village

How to get to/around Huizhou

The city is easily accessible. Huizhou Airport (HUZ) is about 25 kilometers (16 miles) east of the city. It has direct flights to Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Wuxi and other important cities in China. Shuttle buses ply from the inner city to the airport. The city is also only one to two hours drive to the two largest airports Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN) and Shenzhen Bao'an Airport (SZX). Two railway lines cross Huizhou, extending to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shantou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Nanchang, Changsha, Yueyang and many other cities. Almost all the counties and towns are linked by highways. In addition, after September of 2018, high speed railway between Hong Kong and Huizhou will be opened and passengers can take bullet trains to travel between the two cities.

 See more Hong Kong - Huizhou High Speed Train, Shenzhen - Huizhou Train

More than ten scheduled buses run to Hong Kong every day. Visitors can wait for them in nearly all the local hotels. Huizhou Harbor has direct sea routes to lots of harbors in the world with goods transportation. It takes only 40 minutes from there to Hong Kong. Air-conditioned city buses are cheap and comfortable for around-city tour.


Huizhou belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate zone, with the Tropic of Cancer crosses the city. The climate is mild and humid. The annual average temperature is about 22C (72F). Rains are frequent from April to August.

 When to Go: Due to the pleasant climate all year round, it is marvelous to visit Huizhou at any time of a year. However, it's better to avoid the rainy period that is from July to August. From September to October, it is sunny and good time for visit.

Huizhou Travel Tips

 History: Early in the Neolithic Age, human beings started to live in this area. In 591 of the Sui Dynasty (581-618), the government set up Xunzhou, which then became one of the political, economic and cultural centers of Guangdong. The present name of Huizhou came into being in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). In 1949 when the new Republic of China was established, the government set Huiyang County as the capital of Dongjiang Area. In 1994, Huiyang County was changed into a prefecture-level city.

 Physical Features: In the north and east part of Huizhou lie ranges of mountains and hills while in the middle covers large areas of plains. The southern part of the city is decorated with long meandering coastline which brings charming sceneries.

 Local Highlights: Being the historical and cultural city of Guangdong as well as one of the 'China Top Tourist Cities', the local scenic spots are varied in mountains, rivers, seas and forests. The local tradition is quite interesting such as Dragon Dance in the Chinese New Year and Moon Admiring on Mid Autumn Festival, which is the second most important local festival. Yao ethnic minority group in Longmen County has special customs, adding more charm to Huizhou. In addition, the city has become the largest battery and laser head production base in the world, the largest telephone and computer mainboard production base in Asia and the largest television, camera and other advanced electronical productions base in China. 17 of the world's top 500 enterprises have branches there.

 Special Local Products: orange, mango, longan, mustard and cool tea

- Last modified on Jun. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Huizhou Travel
Asked by John | Jun. 15, 2019 07:48Reply
Hi, Does anyone know of a Catholic Church near Huizhou South?
Time of Sunday Mass? Address? Thanks, John
Answers (2)
Answered by Nancy from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 16, 2019 23:16

The nearest church is at No. 61 Jinhui Avenue, Huiyang District and it is about 5km from the railway station. However, I'm not clear about the time of Sunday Mass.
Answered by John | Jun. 17, 2019 06:53

Hi Nancy, Thanks for your reply and for the information provided. It is most useful. Appreciate your help! Thanks, John
Asked by Kuntal from CHINA | Jan. 11, 2019 13:35Reply
How to go to huizhou from Guangzhou? Can I go by train ?
I want to have a two days trip to that city. Can I go by trains from Guangzhou East Railway Station? What is station name in Huizhou Or Bus is more convenient? We will be staying in the city. So other than loufu mountain what i can visit on the 2nd day ?
Thank you.
Answers (4)
Answered by Caden from CANADA | Jan. 15, 2019 00:17

Yes, you are suggested to take the high speed train from GZ East Railway Station to Huizhou South Railway Station. It only takes around 1.5 hours on the way.
Besides Loufu Mountain, you can visit Pinghai Ancient City on the second day.
Answered by Kuntal from CHINA | Jan. 15, 2019 01:38

Thank you for your reply. How do I go to pinghai ancient city from the city ? By bus ? How long it will take ?
Answered by Caden | Jan. 15, 2019 18:41

Well, there is no direct public transportation. You need to transfer at least 2 times. Thus for your convenience, you are suggested to hire a private car to there. Or join in a one day trip. About the details, you can consult the hotel staff. Hope helpful!
Answered by hzpatrictan from HUIZHOU | Feb. 19, 2019 23:26

The cheapest and most convenient ways from Guangzhou to Huizhou are by Train or city bus. If you will live in the downtown hotel, you can sightseeing the Rank 5A scenic spot - West Lake(it is free). If you still want to go to Luofu Montain, you can by a direct bus from Huizhou bus station(25RMB only).
Asked by Mat from ITALIA | Dec. 21, 2018 00:52Reply
Hi, what time of the year would you recommend for a visit in Huizhou, in terms of weather/crowd ?
Answers (2)
Answered by Leah from CANADA | Dec. 26, 2018 17:51

Generally speaking, the weather condition would be good all year around. Thus you can just avoid going there during national holidays. :)
Answered by hzpatrictan from HUIZHOU | Feb. 19, 2019 23:40

The best time is every day, except holidays. lol.
Asked by calvin from BRUNEI | Aug. 08, 2018 03:55Reply
is there any long distance coach available from jiakou subway station to huizhou
if so how long is the duration and bus fare.thank you
Answers (4)
Answered by Donna from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 09, 2018 19:04

Which Jiakou subway station do you mean? In which city?
Answered by calvin from BRUNEI | Aug. 10, 2018 00:03

Hi Donna,thank you for your response.jiaokou subway station is at Guangzhou city.At the sametime can i ask what is the ground temperature in huizhou on 26 to 29 october.thank you
Answered by Donna from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 12, 2018 18:55

Hi, you can take a coach from GZ East Bus Station, there are buses departing from 6:25 to 19:45 with an interval about 40 minutes. From Jiaokou Station to the bus station, you can take Metro Line 5 to Zhujiang Xincheng first and then transfer to Metro Line 3 to West Sports Road, and then transfer to MTR Line 3 (North extension) to East Bus Station. Get out of Exit H and walk about 400m, you can get there.
As for the weather, it may be 15C to 28C. You can wear jackets and jeans.
Answered by calvin from BRUNEI | Aug. 13, 2018 05:10

Hi Donna,thank you once again
Asked by Andrew from CHINA | Jul. 23, 2018 06:44Reply
The article mentions a 40-minute boat service between Huizhou and Hong Kong.
Where is the Huizhou terminal? What company operates the service? And do they also offer service to Shenzhen?

Thanks for your help,
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from FRANCE | Jul. 23, 2018 20:17

It seems they mean the ship loaded the goods departed from HZ Port. I didn’t find any passenger ship yet. The best way to Shenzhen is still taking a coach or a train.
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