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Located in the northwest of Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou is the largest city of northern Jiangsu as well as the most ancient city of the province. As the joining point of Jiangsu, Henan and Shandong provinces, the city boasts of its most important geographic location that makes it the place all the states of ancient China scrambled for. Thousands of years' history has blessed the city with profound culture, especially when it was the second political center of the Han Dynasty (260BC-220). Now, the city is the center of the Huaihai economic development zone and also one of the nation's most important agricultural product bases.

The first emperor of the Han Dynasty Gaozu was born in Xuzhou and the culture of that splendid period of China's history was rooted in Xuzhou, leaving the city countless historic treasures. The most symbolic are the 'Handai San Jue' (the three most important items to come from the Han Dynasty) including the Han tombs, the terracotta warriors and the stone sculptures. These ancient cultural relics, together with the beautiful natural mountains and lakes in and around the city, form a large picture of Xuzhou attractions.

Xuzhou Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Han Dynasty
Xuzhou Museum of Terra-cotta 
Warriors and Horses of Han Dynasty
Guishan Han Tomb, Xuzhou

Guishan Han Tomb

Additionally, the city has many special villages. A particular Chinese Martial Art, called Wushu in Pinyin, originated in Peixian County, where many people practice martial arts and have developed individual skills. There are also the 'Chinese Folk Custom and Culture Village'- Mazhuang Village in Jiawang District, and the 'Chinese Chess Village'-Qijia Village in Pixian County, which will impress you with very special folk customs.


Huaihai Campaign Museum, Xuzhou
Huaihai Campaign Museum
Three-color Glazed Pottery Horse, Xuzhou Museum
Three-color Glazed Pottery Horse
Transportation in the area is extremely convenient. From Xuzhou Guanyin Airport you can go to most of the big cities of China as well as other cities abroad like New York, Sydney, etc. Being the joining place of southern and northern China, the city is the second largest railway hinge of the nation, which certainly makes your travel easier from any part of China. Additionally, the highways in the city extend in all directions with great facility of communication and metros are under construction. So transportation is absolutely not a problem if you decide to go there.


Pengzu, the god of longevity in Chinese history who has profound knowledge of eating and keeping healthy, once lived in Xuzhou about 4,000 thousand years ago, leaving the city its eating cultures and customs. In addition, many other famous people in Chinese history also left their beautiful stories there. As a result, nearly every traditional dish has an amusing legend, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy the delicious food and interesting stories at the same time.
 Xuzhou has many local specialties. Children's paintings, peasants' painting, paper-cuttings and straw-plaited articles are all interesting to buy as souvenirs. You can find these specialties and nearly all the necessities you want in many of the stores or malls, especially on East Huaihai Road and South Zhongshan Road.
 Xuzhou is also a modern city. Hotels and hostels with different standards in the city will undoubtedly satisfy your accommodation requirements and the colorful recreation venues will be above your expectations. Putting this city onto your travel itinerary is sure to bring you marvelous experiences.

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- Last modified on Jan. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xuzhou Travel
Asked by Szymon from POLAND | Jan. 14, 2019 23:52Reply
Could you tell me how much time I need to visit Xuzhou in your opinion?
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Answered by Aiden from CANADA | Jan. 17, 2019 17:20

Generally speaking, you can spend 2-4 days to tour around.
Asked by thh from MALAYSIA | Oct. 28, 2018 23:12Reply
From Kuala Lumpur Malaysia go to Xuzhou rail station what is best way to go ?
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Answered by Eva from CANADA | Oct. 30, 2018 19:19

First, take the direct flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to XZ Guanyin Airport.
Then, take the airport bus line 1 to the XZ Bus Terminal.
Finally, walk about 7 minute from the XZ Bus Terminal to the railway station.
Asked by Obieze Ikenna Paschal from NIGERIA | Oct. 14, 2017 23:00Reply
How can I get to China University of mining and technology, Xuzhou from Guangzhou?
I prefer a train to XZ to a plane. I'll appreciate a step-to-step explanation.
Thank You.
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Answered by Emma from MEXICO | Oct. 16, 2017 03:09

U can take a high speed train at Guangzhou South Railway Station to XZ East in 7-8h. Then transfer to city bus no. 71 to the Wenchang Campus of the university.
Answered by Obieze Ikenna Paschal from NIGERIA | Nov. 04, 2017 10:25

Thank you very much. Your answer was really helpful, made my journey more convenient!
Asked by Aretha from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 04, 2016 21:29Reply
Hi, anyone know the best place to visit in xuzhou for children to do kind art activities??
We are Australia, We had been in Beijing before, I know China have lots of parks but not really park for children, I mean like outdoor playground, most people of China very friendly but any recommended places that kid's frendly, where is the place for children to do fun activities while they are visit China??? thanks
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Answered by Dora from NEW ZEALAND | Mar. 05, 2016 20:42

According to your demand, the Candy World at Yudai Avenue can be a good choice. It is in the Yunlong Lake Scenic Area. Children can have a lot of fun there with some special activities or entertainment items.
Asked by ismail from MALAYSIA | Nov. 07, 2015 10:22Reply
travelling from shanghai pudong to xuzhou
Will be flying to shanghai pudong from kuala lumpur on 30th nov or 1st dec. My friend and i are first time in china. What is the most convenience way, bullet train vs flight.
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Answered by Kent from USA | Nov. 07, 2015 21:11

Upon arrival, take the shuttle bus line 1 or subway line 2 to Hongqiao Railway station, where you can take the bullet trains to Xuzhou directly. The train duration is about 3 hours.

It is not recommended to travel by air due to the short distance.
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