Hezhou Travel Guide

Hezhou Travel Guide

Hezhou Facts

Chinese Name: 贺州 (hè zhōu)
Population: 2,100,000  
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

Guposhan National Forest Park lies 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Babu District (the city proper). There are twenty peaks in the park which are higher than one thousand meters. Around the beautiful landscape of the forest park, there are stockaded villages of the Yao and Hakka locals. Visitors can view folk performances and learn the marriage customs of different minorities. There is a Valentines' Lake in the depth of the Valentines' Forest. It is a wonderful summer resort for swimming. Some times, boys and girls of the Yao minority will sing antiphonally around the lake. Usually, two-day stay is suggested and visitors and lodging in the hotels in the park. 

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

Hezhou is located at the convergent area jointing up Guangxi, Hunan and Guangdong provinces. The road transportation of the city is well developed. With Hezhou as the center, highways can stretch to Guilin, Liuzhou, Nanning and Guangzhou.

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.


Hezhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, and the weather is characterized by moderate temperature, sufficient sunshine and abundant rainfall. Its annual average temperature falls around 20℃ (68℉). 

 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.

 Local Highlights:
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.

- Last modified on Aug. 30, 2019 -
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