Hezhou Travel Guide
Area: 11,855 square kilometers (4,577 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Yao
Location: The city is situated in the east region of Guangxi, neighboring Guangdong and Hunan provinces in the east and north. Within the Guangxi, it is bounded on the west by Guilin and on the south by Wuzhou.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Babu); 2 counties (Zhaoping, Zhongshan); 1 autonomous county (Fuchuan Yao Autonomous county)
Seat of the City Government: Hezhou Lu, Babu District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0774-5123189
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch: 80, Jianshe Dong Lu, Babu District
China Post Branch: Jianshe Zhong Lu, Babu District
Hezhou Attractions - Things to Do
Huangyao Ancient Town is a historic cultural town of over nine thousand years. Every autumn, flocks of egrets will fly here. This is a town full of cultural relics and stories, so a local guide will help visitors known better about the old town. ( Huangyao Ancient Town Pictures)
Other Scenic Spots: Luhua Hot Spring, Daguishan Forest Park, Zhuangyuan (Number One Scholar) Village of Xiushui Town
How to get to/around Hezhou
The local bus station is sited at 2, Qianjin Xi Lu of Babu District, from which buses go to Yangshuo in three hours and to Guilin in about four hours.
Hezhou Airport is in the plan now and it will be built in Huilong Town, Zhongshan County.
When to Go: all the year round
Hezhou Travel Tips
History: He Shire as the first administrative organization in this area was set up by the Kingdom of Wu during the Three Kingdom Period (220-280). It was changed to He Zhou (prefecture) later in the Sui Dynasty (581-618).
Physical Features: Hezhou is situated in the hilly area in southeastern Guangxi, and its terrain generally slopes downward from the north to the south.
Special Local Products: Baimao Tea, silkworm, honey dates, sun-cured tobacco, green plums.
The city proper of this area is not big. The urban area that has been completely constructed is only 15 square kilometers (6 square miles). The most stunning natural scenery is in the suburbs and countryside.
In addition, colorful traditional festivals of ethnic minorities are most attractive, including Panwang Festival and Qingren (Valentines') Festival the Yao ethnic minority, Temple Fair and the song festival in the third day of the third lunar month.