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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 Mar. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xuzhou Travel
Asked by Mary Schubert from USA | Mar. 19, 2019 14:45Reply
How long is the train ride from Xuzhou City to Shanghai?
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Answered by Rosina from CANADA | Mar. 19, 2019 18:15

It costs about 3 -3.5 hours if taking high speed trains, while takes about 6 - 11 hours if taking normal speed trains.
Asked by tash from CHINA | Feb. 25, 2019 08:00Reply
how long does it take me to travel from xuzhou railway station to east railway station?
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Answered by Shane from CANADA | Feb. 25, 2019 17:54

If by taxi, it takes around 25mins on the way. The cab fare is CNY25 to 30. If by bus, it takes around 40mins.
Asked by Ronique Williams from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 20, 2019 21:33Reply
Planning to do a weekend trip. What’s the best way to get from Suqian to Xuzhou?
Can you give an example of a 1 day (Saturday) guide? Where are the best places to go? (Attractions, food and shopping)
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Answered by Ollie from SINGAPORE | Feb. 22, 2019 00:06

You can take a coach from Suqian Coach Station to there. The bus schedules are from 05:50 to 18:30 every 15mins. You can tour around Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Han Dynasty and Binhu Park. For shopping, the Central Fashion Street is a good choice. Yang Fang Cang Yu (Fish Stewed in Mutton), Bawang Bie Ji and Dongpo Hui Zeng Rou are special local snacks. You can try to taste them.
Answered by Ronique Williams from ENGLAND | Feb. 27, 2019 19:17

Thank you 😌
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.
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