Huzhou Travel Guide

Huzhou Travel Guide

Huzhou Facts


Chinese Name: 湖州 (hú zhōu)
Location: Located in the north part of Zhejiang Province, Huzhou City stands on the south bank of the Taihu Lake and adjacent to Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. It enjoys an advantageous location, 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Hangzhou, 160 kilometers (99 miles) west of Shanghai.
Population: 2,625,600
Area: 5,817 square kilometers (2,246 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
City Flower: Lily
City Tree: Ginkgo

Administrative Division: 2 districts (Wuxing, Nanxun); 3 counties (Changxing, Deqing, Anji)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 96118, 0572-2058829
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0572-2026041

Attractions - Things to Do

 Nanxun Ancient Town: Located in the east of the city, Nanxun Ancient Town is a typical water town of south China. It was once the richest area in Zhejiang in history and is now a popular destinations with ancient archetectures, culture relics and interesting folk customs.

 Mogan Mountain: Located in the west of Deqing County, it is one of the four famous summer resorts in the country. Bamboo, cloud and spring compose the supreme beauty of this tranquil, green and cool mountain resort. 

 Feiying Pagoda: The stone pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to restore Buddha relics and Buddhist sculptures. In Song Dynasty (960-1279), a new wooden pagoda was built to protect the stone pagoda inside. It is an art treasure of ancient Buddhist buildings.

 Other Scenic Spots: Taihu Lake Tourist Zone, the Chinese Bamboo Sea, Longwang Mountain, Xinshi Ancient Town

Nanxun Old Town, Huzhou, Zhejiang
Nanxun Old Town, Huzhou, Zhejiang
Taihu Lake Tourist Zone, Zhejiang
Taihu Lake Tourist Zone, Zhejiang

How to Get to Huzhou

With the operation of Huzhou Railway Station, transportation from the city to Hangzhou and Shanghai is very convenient. Visitors can get to the cities within half an hour and two hours respectively by bullet train. Due to the expressway between Shanghai and Zhejiang, the distance between Huzhou and Shanghai is now nearer and a ride by a coach takes about 3 hours.
 See Huzhou-Shanghai Train

Weather

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This city has a subtropical humid monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 16C (61F) and rainfall of 1,200 millimeters (47 inches). Generally, the climate of the city is warm and humid. Visitors can choose to visit the city at any season, but especially in spring and autumn. 

Huzhou Travel Tips

 History: The city has a history of over 2,200 years since it was set as a county of Chu Kingdom in the year of 248 BC. The Sui Dynasty (581-618) governed this area as a prefecture and named it as Huzhou for its adjacency to the Taihu Lake.

 Physical Features: The city's terrain slopes downward from southwest to northeast. The northern part is a mountainous region whilst the east is a low, flat plain.

 Handicrafts: brocade and silk, brush writing, feather fans, purple-grit tea pots of Changxing County

 Foods: Taihu lily bulbs, ginkgo-nuts of Changxing County and zisun tea

- Last modified on Sep. 04, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Huzhou Travel
Asked by Charlie from INDONESIA | Sep. 17, 2017 10:42Reply
How to go huzhou from shanghai pudong airport? Also same for the return trip?
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Answered by Lisa from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 17, 2017 20:25
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There are Shuttle buses directly to the city, which leave at 11:20, 15:50 and 20:20, and it takes CNY85 and 2h 30 minutes. As for returning bus, you can take it from HZ East Bus Station, which leaves at 6:30, 9:50 and 15:20.
Asked by saba fariash from BANGLADESH | Oct. 07, 2016 09:02Reply
How to get to HZ Main Bus Station from Huzhou University?
I am desperately searching a city map in English. Is there any way to get it?
And how should i go to bus station from university?
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Answered by KiKina from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 07, 2016 21:14
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From the campus, you can take public bus no.2 to get to the Bus Station directly. The transportation is convenient. Or you can just take a taxi. It costs around CNY 25 in usual time.

About the English city map, I'm afraid that you can try to download on your phone from Google Map in advance.
Asked by Tania from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 28, 2016 11:36Reply
I am currently in Huzhou. I would like to get a bus from here to Suzhou.
But are unsure where exactly the coach station in HZ is. Can you please tell me where the coach station is?
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Answered by Sana from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 28, 2016 20:42
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You need to go to the Main Bus Station that located at No.1988, West 2nd Ring Road, Wuxing District. By the way, the bus schedules to Suzhou are 06:30, 07:00, 07:00, 08:00, 08:20, 08:50, 09:20, 10:10, 10:30, 12:50, 13:50, 14:20, 14:40, 15:10, 15:30, 15:40, 16:10 and 16:40. The ticket fare is CNY 21 per person.
Asked by Pavla Smotlachova from CHINA | Jan. 28, 2016 23:07Reply
Hello, is there any expat community in Huzhou?
I just moved here and havent met a single foreigner. Thanks!
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Answered by Luisa from UKRAINE | Jan. 29, 2016 02:23
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The city is not that international as Shanghai and Beijing. And I'm afraid there are many expats. You can try to ask help for the Community/Forum of this website. Maybe you can find other foreign people in there. Good luck~
Answered by Derek from IRELAND | Aug. 11, 2017 16:46
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Pavla,

Hi Derek here from Ireland, I have a job offer there at the Paddington International high school and was wondering the same thing ( 1 year later ). Is there any Laowei scene there at all in a city of 2.8m people ? Ive been in Shanghai for years and would like to know about the city and it's amenities.

you may contact me by wechat 1500 0059119
if you are still there.

Asked by Yasin bhuyan from BANGLADESH | Jan. 23, 2016 08:59Reply
Hi.This is Yasin bhuyan from Bangladesh. How far from Huzhou University to the Main City?
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Answered by Aries from YEMEN | Jan. 23, 2016 20:40
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Do you refer to local Normal University? If yes, it has two campuses: one is located at Xuefu Road, and the other is located at Xueshi Road.

The former is about 2 miles from the city center, and the latter one is just located near the city center.
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