Huanggang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 黄冈 (huáng gāng)
Area: 17,446 square kilometers (6,736 square miles)
Location: Lying at the south foot of the Dabie Mountains, Huanggang City is situated in eastern Hubei Province and is separated from the cities of Ezhou, Huangshi and Jiujiang by the Yellow River. It is bordered by Henan Province in the north and Anhui Province in the east. The downtown area of Huanggang is about 78 kilometers (48 miles) west of the capital of the province, Wuhan.
Administrative Division: 1 district - Huangzhou; 7 counties (Hong'an, Luotian, Yingshan, Xishui, Qichun, Huangmei, Tuanfeng); 2 county-level cities (Macheng, Wuxue)
Seat of the City Government: 5, Qiyi Road, Huangzhou District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0713-8984499
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Huanggang Branch: 29, 2nd Xihu Lu, Huangzhou District
China Post Huanggang Branch: 1, Shengli Jie, Huangzhou District
Huanggang Attractions - Things to Do
Dabieshan National Forest Park
Dongpo Chibi (Red Cliff)
How to Get to/around Huanggang
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.
If not, how does one travel? Thank you.
The schedules are from 06:40 to 20:00. It takes 30 to 40 mins on the way.
How can i go the the red cliff scenic area from Chibi railway station ?