Huangshi Travel Guide

Huangshi Facts

Huangshi MapChinese Name: 黄石 (huáng shí)
Population: 2,550,000
Area: 4,630 square kilometers (1,788 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
 
 Location: Huangshi City is located in the southeast part of Hubei Province neighboring the Yangtze River in the north and Jiangxi Province in the southeast. Going up the Yangtze River, Wuhan is 143 kilometers (89 miles) away, while Jiujiang is 126 kilometers (78 miles) downriver.
 
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Huangshigang, Xisaishan, Xialu, Tieshan); 1 county - Yangxin; 1 county-level city - Daye
 
 Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0714-6359555
Weather Forecast: 121
Postal Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0714-6356592

Huangshi Attractions - Things to Do

Xisai Mountain

Located in the east of Huangshi City, Xisai Mountain has been always regarded as the gateway to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Surrounded by waters on three sides and only having one ridge connecting to Chushan Mountain, Xisai Mountain occupies a position of strategic importance which is difficult to access.
 
Xisai Mountain is not as high as other mountains but it does boast an abundance of cultural relics. Hidden in the thick forest ancient architecture adds a piece of mystery to the mountain. Taohua Gudong (Peach blossom Ancient Cave) lies in the cliffs facing the river on the northern side of Xisai Mountain. Its gate looks like a temple gate measuring 9.9 feet tall. Legend says that the cave was once the place where Zhang Zhihe (an ancient poet living during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)) rested and sheltered from the rain. Longku Temple lying on the eastern side of Xisai Mountain was built in the Tang Dynasty and repaired in 1986. Beiwang Pavilion is located in the northern peak. It was built by imitating ancient architecture from where visitors can look down the splendid sight of water surging to the east.
 
In ancient times, Xisai Mountain was a battlefield where over a hundred battles took place. Moreover, due to its fine scenery, many scholars and men of letters have been moved to write poems and prose to praise its beauty. The most famous one is the poem “In Front of Xisai Mountain” written by Zhang Zhihe which describes a fabulous fairyland from which the poet was reluctant to leave.
 

Cihu Lake

Like a watery, luminescent pearl, Cihu Lake is embedded in the center of Huangshi. The lake covers an area of 3.9 square miles, and is much larger than the famous West Lake. "Ci" means magnet. The lake got this name because of the abundant magnetic material around it. Cihu Lake is the pride of local people, due to its picturesque landscape. In the pristine clear lake, fish swim delightedly in the water, where small islets dot in the lake, adding radiance to its already natural beauty. Next to the lake, there are dainty gardens along with a stele forest which houses the scripts of many famous writers from home and abroad. The famous tourist landscapes include Yiqu Garden, Yequ Garden, Chengyue Islet and Hangzhou Road.
 
Cihu bears witness to the glory and history of Huangshi. Together with the nearby Yangtze River, the chains of mountains and the modern buildings, it is a grand environmental resource, adding to the wealth of the local people.

How to Get Around Huangshi

Transportation around Huangshi is convenient. By expressway, visitors can reach Wuhan and Jiujiang in about one hour. It is an eight-hour ride from the city to Shanghai. In addition, passenger ships from Chongqing to Jiujiang, Shanghai and Nanjing make stops in the Port of Huangshi.
 
It will take one hour and a half from Huangshi to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, which operates fights to major cities of China and other countries.

Weather

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Having a sub-tropical, continental climate, Huangshi has four distinct seasons. The average temperature in the hottest July on record is nearly 30C (86F), while it was 4C (39F) in the coldest January. Huangshi has sufficient sunshine and abundant rainfall. However, cold snaps during the normally warm spring, as well as rainstorms, gales, and droughts may hit this area.
 
 When to Go: Visitors should visit Huangshi in the autumn and avoid going in the torrid days of July and August.

Huangshi Travel Tips

 History: Before 967, Huangshi had always belonged to other counties and shires. In that year, Daye County was established. That is the earliest appearance of the city.
 
 Geographical Features: The general terrain of Huangshi slopes downwards from the southwest to the northeast. Yangxin County includes more than four hundred hills and peaks. The Yangtze River flows through the city from the north to the east.
 
 Special Local Product: Raisin-tree fruit, 'Jin' brand healthcare wine, camellia oil

- Last modified on Sep. 26, 2017 -
Questions & Answers on Huangshi Travel
Asked by chris from UNITED STATES | Jul. 09, 2015 16:44Reply
Potential job offer in Huangshi
We are an American family with two boys, ages 14 and 12. Is there any English schools? Expat neighborhoods? What is the cost of living within the city?
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Answered by Susanne from UKRAINE | Jul. 10, 2015 02:32
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Well, as I know, there are not many International schools for your children. Most schools are Chinese traditional school. Generally speaking, for the whole family, CNY 6,000 to 7,000 per month can meet your daily demands. And I'm afraid there are not many expats there.
Asked by Jovana from SERBIA | May. 27, 2015 15:45Reply
Information regarding Sino Internation English school in Huangshi
Hello! I was wondering whether I can get get some information regarding Sino Internation English school in the city? I have got a job offer, so I am considering whether to take it or not. I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.
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Answered by Mnady from INDIA | May. 27, 2015 20:28
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Oh, it is a famous school in the city. As I know, the school is located at No. 75 of Huahu Avenue. There are many other foreign teachers working in the school. Most the students are lovely kids. If you happen to love to stay with kids, you will like this job.
Asked by Fred Barnes from CANADA | Jan. 29, 2015 14:45Reply
Hello there, we are planning a 5-family Asia trip from Alberta, Canada
and we had Huangshi on our itinerary, but we have just been informed that Black people have been kicked out of the city, and are no longer allowed there. Two of our families are Black so we want to make sure before we finalize our plans. Thanks very much.
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Answered by David from THAILAND | Jan. 29, 2015 23:42
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Don’t worry about that, as I know, there is no such case in this city. All people will be treated equally with respect. Go ahead and feel free.
Asked by Jenny from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 07, 2014 08:51Reply
Please can anyone tell me if there is a Hubei Huangshi International School
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Answered by Devin from SINGAPORE | Jul. 07, 2014 21:42
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The school you mentioned does not exist.
Answered by Crystal from CHINA | Sep. 23, 2014 07:33
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The school you mentioned does not exist, but Hubei Normal University is in the city. They accept international students.
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