Suizhou Travel Guide
Area: 9,636 square kilometers (3,720 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Zengdu); 1 county-level city (Guangshui)
Seat of the City Government: north end of Yanhe Lu, Zengdu District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0722-3596125
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch Office: No.87, Dashizi Jie, Zengdu District
China Post Branch Office: No.30, Handong Lu, Zengdu District
Location: It is a city of great importance in northern Hubei Province, connecting the province to Wuhan in the east, Xiangfan in the west and Jingzhou in the south. It shares its northern border with Henan Province.
History: Suizhou adopts its name from the most ancient vassal state of Sui in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-221BC.)
Geographical Features: Meandering hills make up the main part of the city's territory with some interleaving mountain lands and alluvial plains. The Dahong Mountain is in the south and Tongbai Mountain is in the north of the city, and a long and narrow plain lies northwest southeast in the center.
Climatic Features: The city features a subtropical monsoon climate, having four discernable seasons, rich sunshine and abundant rainfall. The chilly and torrid periods in midwinter and midsummer are relatively short. Its annual average temperature falls around 15.5C (59.9F).
When to Go: spring and autumn
Special Local Products: plum, honey jujube, Chinese mushroom, tea, ginkgo, kudzu vine root
Local Highlights: Suizhou is the birthplace of the legendary Yandi (Shennong), who is one of the forefathers of Chinese Nation along with Huangdi, and he is also the founder of Chinese agriculture. Every year on the twenty-six day of the sixth lunar month, there will be a tourist festival held in the Lieshan town in northern suburbs of Suizhou to celebrate the birthday of the great ancestor of the country.
As a testament on the city's long cultural historic past, a set of Bronze Chime-bells excavated from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State in early Warring States Period, which is 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) west of the city proper is on permanent exhibition. This set of bronze bells consists of sixty articles, and it is a rare and delicate treasure that establishes China's instrumental music advances earlier in history by five hundred years.
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