Huanggang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 黄冈 (huáng gāng)
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
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 ?