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Anhui Province

Anhui is a newly created province after founding of People's Republic of China. The province name came from combining the names of two cities Anqing and Huizhou city.

Anhui Province is famous for its natural sceneries and cultural heritage. Within the province, there are 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 1 site voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China and 5 Historical and Cultural Cities.

World Heritage Sites :
Most Beautiful Places :
Prefecture Level Cities :

Mount Huangshan

Location:
About 1 hour from Huangshan City
Travel Information:
City transport from Huangshan City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Huangshan

Mountain peaks rising above the cloud seas that Huangshan is famous for besides the pine trees.

Huangshan

Mountain peaks and clear blue sky.

Huangshan

Pines trees are another famous features Huangshan is famous for.

Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui Xidi and Hongcun

Location:
within 1 hour from Huangshan City
Travel Information:
City transport from Huangshan City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Hongcun Ancient Village

The villages in the tunxi area are built by rich traders from the area in the Ming and Qing dynasty period. The traders spent most of their time outside the village. With the wealth from trading, they built houses with beautiful wood carvings and safety features to protect their family members. View of the houses fromacross the village pond.

Hongcun Ancient Village

The safety features of the houses include high enclosing walls, high windows and horsehead gables.

Hongcun Ancient Village

The horsehead gables at both sides of the houses are used to prevent fire spread.

Hongcun Ancient Village

Stone door frame design.

Xidi Ancient Village

The village pavements are constructed to slop gently to one side to drain water away..

Xidi Ancient Village

Houses are decorated with wood carvings.

Hefei City

Location:
959km from Beijing, Capital of Anhui province
Travel Information:
2 hours by air from Beijing

Lord Bao Park Justice Bao Memorial Temple

Lord Bao Park Justice Bao Memorial Temple

Lord Bao Park Wax Museum

Lord Bao Park

Former Residence of Li Hongzhang

Former Residence of Li Hongzhang

Former Residence of Li Hongzhang

Hefei Former Residence of Li Hongzhang

Hefei Xiaoyaojin Park

University of Science and Technology of China

University of Science and Technology of China

University of Science and Technology of China

Mingjiao Temple

Hefei Shopping Street

Hefei Railway Station

Hefei Snacks

Anhui Huainan Beef Noodle

Huangshan City

Location:
215km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
45minutes by air and 6 hours by train from Hefei city

Old Commerical Street

Old commerical street is now a popluar tourist site selling local products and souvenirs.

Chenkan Ancient Village

This village is privately managed by the villagers and is not featured in official tourist sites. It has retained the old acrhitectural found in the south of Anuhui Province. Typical design of such villages is the manmake pond to store water to substain the villagers.
This place was recommended to us by the taxi driver. It is 1hour from Huangshan city.

Chenkan Ancient Village

Cow rearing in the village.

Chenkan Ancient Village

The houses are built next to the river typical of villages around the region. The river provides fresh water for agriculture and drinking, serves as a transportation and for washing.

Bozhou City

Location:
325km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
4 hours by train from Hefei city
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Gujing Wine Museum, Gujing Town

Wuhu City

Location:
118km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
2 hours by fast train from Hefei city

Zhongjiang Pagoda

The 35m stone pagoda was built during the Ming dynasty and used as a lighthouse to guide ships sailing along Changjiang River.

Binjiang Riverside Park

Former Wuhu Customs Building

Wuhu Former British Consul's House and Offices

Wuhu former Priest Storied Building

Wuhu The Aloysius Building

Wuhu old buildings

Roman Catholic Cathedral

The Cathedral was built in 1887. It was burnt down by locals after completion and rebuilt using compensation from Qing government.

Changjiang

Changjiang flowing across Wuhu city centre.

Changjiang

Seafood restaurants on boats on the river.

Changjiang

River fishes on sale along the river.

Wuhu Changjiang Tortoise

Jiuzi Scenic Area Jiuzi Square

Jiuzi Scenic Area Jinghu Park

Jiuzi Scenic Area Zhongshan Road Shopping Street

Fenghuang Food Street

Wuhu Local Cuisine

Wuhu Street Food

Wuhu Railway Station

Anqing City

Location:
175km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
1hour 40minutes by high seed train from Hefei city

Jiao Tower

A watch tower first built during the Ming dynasty.

Yingjiang Temple and Zhenfeng Pagoda

Fenyan PavilionAnqing Old City Wall

In september 1912, opium was consfiscated from a British ship and burnt. The pavilion was built in 1987 at the spot where opium was burnt.

Old City Wall

Remains of a section of the old city walls.

Daobashi Shopping Street

A 400 years old old shopping street operating since the Qing dynasty.

Lianhu Park

Linghu Park

Changjiang

Wuhu Changjiang Bridge at the background.

Changjiang

Changjiang

Chizhou City

Location:
198km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
1 hour 20minutes by high speed train from Hefei city

Xiushan Gate

Baihe Park

Baihe Park and Baiya Pagoda

Justice Bao's Well

The well was dug up to provide water during drought. Justice Bao assigned 4 officials to manage the well. When he found them collecting payment for water, they were ordered to dig 4 wells.

Xuancheng City

Location:
211km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
3 hours by fast speed train from Hefei city

Xuan Wine Cultural Museum

Xuan Wine Cultural Museum

Xuan Wine Factory

Chinese Alligator Lake

A research and breeding centre for Chinese Alligators. Alligators are kept in 17 breeding pools.

Chinese Alligator Lake

The breeding centre now has 5,000 alligators.

Chinese Alligator Lake

Chinese alligator is an endangered species only found in eastern China.

Maanshan City

Location:
153km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
1 hour by train from Hefei city

Zhu Ran Tomb Park

Zhu Ran Tomb Park

Zhu Ran Tomb Museum

The museum is within the park. The museum was built over the tomb which was dicovered in 1984. Zhu Ran was a general of the Eastern Wu state during the Three Kingdoms period.

Caishi Rock Scenic Area

Maanshan Railway Station

Tongling City

Location:
211km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
hours by fast speed train from Hefei city

Tianjing Lake

Tianjing Lake

Tianjing Lake

Tianjing Lake

Tongling Linhu Square

Tongling Guanhu Square

Tongling Jing Hu Road

Tongling Changjiang Bridge

Tongling Changjiang

Tongling Changjiang

Tongling Changjiang

Tongling Railway Station

Tongling Landmark

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Dolphin Food

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Tongling River Dolphin National Nature Reserve

Datong Town Dashi Pavilion Temple

Datong Town Catholic Church Bell Tower

Datong Town Site of Fomer Japanese Army Club

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Lan Xi Old Street

Datong Heyue Pier

Tongling Datong Town Heyue Old Street

Tongling Datong Town Farm

Tongling Datong Changjiang

Tongling Datong Changjiang

Huainan City

Location:
km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
hour by high speed train from Hefei city

Shou County Museum

Baoen Temple

Baoen Temple

Baoen Temple

Shou County Mosque

The Mosque is a National Protected Historical and Cultural Site.

Shou County City Wall, Shou County

Shou County City Wall, Shou County

Shouzhou Confucius Temple, Shou County

Shouzhou Confucius Temple, Shou County

Shouzhou Confucius Temple, Shou County

Shouzhou Food Dajiujia, Shou County

Tomb of Liu An, Shou County

A National Protected Historical and Cultural Site.

Huainan East Railway Station, Huainan City

Farm around Huainan East Railway Station, Huainan City

Bengbu City

Location:
155km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Hefei city

Longzhi Lake

The lake is the largest city lake in China.

Tomb of General Tang He

Tang He was one of the key General who help founded Ming Dynasty.

Xiyan Temple

Bengbu South Railway Station

Chuzhou City

Location:
211km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
hours by fast speed train from Hefei city

Minghuang Mausoleum, Fengyang County

The mausoleum for the parents and other relatives of the first Ming Dynasty Emperor. This is a National Protected Historical and Cultural Site.

Minghuang Mausoleum, Fengyang County

Minghuang Mausoleum, Fengyang County

Minghuang Mausoleum, Fengyang County

The statue of the official holding the hourse was carved from a single stone.

Fengyang County Drum Tower

The stone foundation was constructed in 1375. The wooden drum tower was desrtoyed and reconstructed several times. The current drum tower was constructed in 1995. The stone foundation of the drum tower is the largest in China.

Fengyang County Drum Tower

Chuzhou Fengyang County Market

Chuzhou Fengyang County Mosque

A Mosque along a row of chinese architectural buildings.

Chuzhou Fengyang County Food

Chuzhou Fengyang County Food

Chuzhou Fengyang County Food

Liuan City

Location:
211km from Hefei City
Travel Information:
hours by fast speed train from Hefei city

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