Huanggang Travel Guide

Huanggang Facts

Chinese Name:  黄冈 (huáng gāng)
Population: 7,500,000
Area: 17,400 square kilometers (6,718 square miles)
Location: in the east of Hubei Province, central China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Huangzhou); 7 counties (Hong'an, Luotian, Yingshan, Xishui, Qichun, Huangmei, Tuanfeng); 2 county-level cities (Macheng, Wuxue)
Area Code: 0713
Zip Code: 438000
GDP (2018): CNY 203.52 billion (USD 30.76 billion)

The City of Golden Waterways Close to Wuhan

Lying at the south foot of the Dabie Mountains, Huanggang is situated in eastern Hubei Province and is separated from the cities of Ezhou, Huangshi and Jiujiang by the Yellow River. It is near to Henan to the north and Anhui to the east. The downtown area of Huanggang is about 78 kilometers (48 miles) west of the capital of the province, Wuhan. It is easy to get to Huanggang by air and train as Huanggang is close to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport and Jiujiang Lushan Airport and has six railways operating in the territory. As seven rivers including the Yangtze River passing through the city, Huangshi has many waterways and the mileage has reached 247.6 km (153.9 mi) by 2015. This city also features beautiful natural scenery. The majestic and towering Dabie Mountain stands in the north of Huanggang which is the first place for visitors to ascend a height and enjoy a distant view. In addition, visitors are able to appreciate the picturesque scenery, historical sites and ancient literati's calligraphy in the Dongpo Chibi (Red Cliff).

Huanggang Attractions - Things to Do

Dabieshan National Forest Park

Located in the mountainous north of Luotian County, Dabieshan National Forest Park covers an area of 300 square kilometers (116 square miles) and offers five scenic locations: Tiantangzhai, Qingtaiguan, Bodaofeng, Jiuzihe and Tiantanghu. It is a well known area for its beautiful natural scenery which includes mountains, rivers, lake landscapes and rich historic relics. 

Dongpo Chibi (Red Cliff)

Chibi refers to a large jutting cliff which is a dull red in color. Many of the buildings in Chibi were constructed over 1,700 years ago. The area is called Dongpo Chibi because the poet Su Shi spent a lot of time in the area when he lived in Huangzhou. More than one hundred steles of his works are preserved here. Standing in the northwest of the old town of Huangzhou, Dongpo Chibi is noted for its historic buildings.

How to Get to/around Huanggang

Downtown Huanggang is one hour's drive from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport and Jiujiang Airport (Jiangxi Province). The Central Bus Station and Huangzhou Bus Station are all situated in Baota Da Dao.


Huanggang enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with rich rainfall and abundant sunshine. Its annual average temperature is somewhere around 15.7-17.1℃ (60.3-62.8℉). The rainy season falls in June to July. 
 When to Go: Spring and autumn are the most practical seasons to visit Huanggang.

Huanggang Travel Tips

 History: The administrative regionalization of Huanggang began as early as the Xia (21st - 16th century BC) and Shang (16th - 11th century BC) dynasties. It has been about 1,680 years since the first city-level district was established in 329 of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (265 - 316). From the Sui (581-618) to the early Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, Huanggang was governed by Huangzhou and Qizhou. After the Ming Dynasty, Huangzhou became the only political center of the region.      
 Geographical Features: Huanggang is bordered to the northeast by the Dabie Mountains; the main ridge of which stretches northwest-southeast through the city, with the terrain sloping smoothly downwards. Central Huanggang is a hilly area but the south is narrow and features a long lake. In total, six rivers originate in the Dabie Mountains and flow through the city.               
 Special Local Products: Chestnuts from Luotian County, meat loaf from Macheng City, tea from Yingshan county, herbs from Qichun County and peanuts from Hongshan County.

- Last updated on Nov. 16, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Huanggang Travel
Asked by Low from MALAYSIA | Nov. 15, 2023 19:04Reply
Hi is there any direct transport from Wuhan to Dongpo Red Cliffs. Thank you.
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Answered by Helen | Nov. 16, 2023 23:27

You can take a high speed train to Huanggang West Station. Then take Bus Line 22 or 1 to the Dongpo Red Cliffs. Generally, the train journey takes about 30-50 minutes and the bus journey takes about 1 hour.
Asked by Ravindu from SRI LANKA | May. 07, 2017 20:44Reply
Is there ay glass bridge in Luotian, Huanggang?
I am in Wuhan and what is best public transport to travel to Luotian in the city?
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Answered by Lina from ICELAND | May. 10, 2017 02:28

Yes, there is a glass bridge in Luotian Tiantangzhai Scenic Spot. You can take a coach at Fujiapo Bus Station to Luotian Bus Station first. This coach operates from 07:00 to 18:00 with the frequency of about 1 hour. The ticket fare is CNY66/person.
Asked by Eric Wong from MALAYSIA | Nov. 21, 2015 02:18Reply
I am from Malaysia. How do I travel by flight to reach Luotian dabie Mountain?
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Answered by Kina | Nov. 22, 2015 02:34

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou and transfer to another flight to Wuhan. Then take airport shuttle bus Xinrong Line to Xinrong Bus Station. There you can transfer to a bus to Luotian. After that, hire a taxi or private car to the scenic area.
Asked by Bsteh from MALAYSIA | Sep. 10, 2015 02:21Reply
Are there any high speed trains from Wuhan to Huanggang?
If not, how does one travel? Thank you.
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Answered by Edwin from DENMARK | Sep. 10, 2015 04:29

Yes, you can take it from Wuhan Railway Station and arrive at HG Railway Station.
The schedules are from 06:40 to 20:00. It takes 30 to 40 mins on the way.
Asked by Indah from INDONESIA | Jun. 16, 2014 20:57Reply
Golden MOnkey in Shenningjia Nature Reserve
Hello, i'm from Indonesia. Planned to visit Golden MOnkey in Shenningjia Nature Reserve. What is the best option for transportation from Wuhan to the location?
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Answered by Dylan from USA | Jun. 16, 2014 22:58

There is one bus from Fujiapo Long-distance Bus Station to Shennongjia and the bus duration is around 7 hours. The bus fare is around 165RMB per person. The bus leaves at 07:00 and you can try to catch this bus line.
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