Hezhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 贺州 (hè zhōu)
Area: 11,800 square kilometers (4,556 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Babu, Pinggui); 2 counties (Zhaoping, Zhongshan); 1 autonomous county (Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County)
Area Code: 0774
Zip Code: 542800
GDP (2019): CNY 70.01 billion (USD 10.15 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Yao, Zhuang
Most Forested City in Guangxi
Hezhou is situated in the northeast of Guangxi, neighboring Guangdong to the east, Hunan to the north, Guilin to the west and Wuzhou to the south. Hezhou is a green city where the forests cover 76% of the land and it has developed the forest resources into 17 tourism destinations. As early as in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1912), Hezhou was the commodity distribution center of Guangxi, Hunan and Guangdong. Therefore, many cultural landscapes and places of interest had been preserved such as Huangyao Ancient Town, the most complete ancient architectural complex of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Hezhou is also a multi-ethnic settlement, among which Zhuang and Yao people have been living together for a long time. The Yao people hold the great Panwang Festival on the 16th day of the tenth month in the lunar calendar when tens of thousands of people sing and dance to sacrifice to ancestors Pangu, attracting plenty of tourists.
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.
May i check how do i get to the below address?
Zhong Yang Lu Zhongshan
By the way, I am travelling from Singapore. Let me know which is the best .
Thank you for your reply.
I actually want to travel to Ancestral Temple of Li Family in Zhongshan County which is located at zhong lu road but i do not seem to be able to find any contact details to check on their operating hours.
Do you have this information ?
As I know, Mingdu Jingpin Hotel is on the opposite of the Chengxi Bus Station, which is at the quite convenient location. It is situated at no.473, West Bada Road. It charges CNY130-200 for a double room.
2. Do you want to ask the distance between the High Speed Train Station and the Bus Terminal in the second question? If I get it right, the distance is only 3 miles (5 kilometers).
Next question, how often does the bus go to Huangyao? Do you have a link to a website? Thank you!
I need some information. Is there any express bus for this route?
If yes where we can take the bus and is there anyone know the time table? We play for 30 Dec 2014 from HZ to Guangzhou.
Thanks a lot
How regular is the bus from Yangshuo to HZ, how much is the fare and how long is the journey?
It is suggested to go to Huangyao first, because there are direct buses to reach Huangyao from Yangshuo.
From Huangyao, I heard the direct bus exists.
The buses from Yangshuo to Huangyao can be taken from YS Bus Station and it takes about an hour to reach Huangyao. The bus from Huangyao to HZ, I am not very clear about the exact information.