Anhui, also known as Wan for short, is located in southeast China, on the lower reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River. It touches six provinces, including Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Henan, with the Changjiang and Huaihe Rivers running through. Anhui has an area of 139,000 square kilometers, and a population of 60 million. Hefei is the capital.
The topography in Anhui is high in the southwest and low in the northeast. Mountains and hills make up two thirds of the total area. The climate belongs to semi-humid monsoon of warm temperate and subtropical humid monsoon.
Anhui has abundant tourist resources with beautiful landscape, many places of historic interest, and rich folk customs. The most famous scenic wonders include Mt. Huangshan, Mt. Jiuhua, Mt. Tianzhu, Mt. Langya, and Mt. Qiyun, all of which are national scenic spots. In 1990, U NESCO put Mt. Huangshan on the list of the World Cultural and Natural Heritages. Other tourist attractions are the Xinan River, Taiping Lake , and the Water Park on Chaohu Lake.
Anhui is propitious for giving birth to great men, including Laozi, Zhuangzi, Guanzi, Cao Can, Hua Tuo, Bao Zheng, Zhu Yuanzhang, Wu Jingzi, Chen Duxiu, and Hu Shi. It has three state-level ancient cultural cities, including Shexian, Shouxian, and Bozhou, and six nature reserves. The long history has left behind a great number of historical sites, such as Xuguo Stone Arch and Tangyue archways in Shexian, the ancient residences in Yixian, and the opera theaters in Bozhou. Moreover, Anhui is famous for arts and crafts, four treasures of the study, iron pictures, and bronze wares.
Anhui is proud that three of its cities, including Hefei, Huangshan, and Bozhou, have been listed among the first group of Top Tourist Cities of China.
Anhui has a convenient transportation. It is only a 45-minute flight from Shanghai to Huangshan. Regular flights shuttle between Anhui and major cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, and Van, and Hong Kong as well. Rails link the province with the rest part of the country. To offer more convenience for tourists, 15 cable ways have been established.
The people of Anhui are always ready to welcome friends from all parts of the world!
Hefei people enjoy a fairly mild climate with distinct seasons and sufficient precipitation. It is the coldest in January, with an average temperature of 2 °C (36 °F); and it is the hottest in July, with an average temperature of 28 °C (82 °F). The annual average temperature is 16 °C (61 °F), and the mean precipitation is about 1000 millimetres. In spring and autumn, the temperature varies a lot. The rain mainly falls in the summer. About 228 days a year are frost-free; and the average relative humidity is 77%. The best time to tour to enjoy the scenic areas and the ancient sites is from April to October.
Hefei Average Climate by Month
Lying between the Yangtze River and Huaihe River, it is the capital city of Anhui Province. Covering an area of 7,266 square kilometers (about 2,805 square miles), it is the key tourist city of the whole province and the best place to know about the brilliant Anhui culture.
The ancient Hefei City, with a long history of over 2,000 years, was also nicknamed 'Luzhou' or 'Luyang' because it was under the governance of Luzhou prefecture in the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. The city is the political, economic and cultural center of Anhui Province and has played an important role in commercial transactions since ancient times. Due to its good surroundings and long history, many natural and cultural places of interests can be found here. The most famous one is undoubtedly the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao.