Chizhou City is famous for Jiuhua Mountain.Located in the northwest of Anhui province on the southern bank of the lower and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Chizhou city adjoins Tongling and the Jiuhua and Huangshan Mountains to south. Chizhou boasts beautiful mountains and rivers as well as various interesting landforms. The hilly land in the south, the alluvial plain of the Yangtze River in the north, and the lakes and rivers traversing the whole area combine to form an extremely picturesque landscape.
Facts of Chizhou
Chinese Name: 池州市 (chí zhōu shì)
Area: 8,272 square kilometers (3,194 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Guichi); 3 counties (Dongzhi, Shitai, Qingyang)
Seat of the City Government: No.13, Baiya Lu, Guichi District,Chizhou City
History of Chizhou
is a well known historic and cultural city of Anhui Province. It has been about 1,400 years since it as a prefecture began in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). During the late Tang and early Song (907-1279) dynasties, It was left with numerous poems by multitudes of refined scholars.
Geography of Chizhou
Chizhou is located in the southwest region of Anhui Province, neighboring Tongling in the east and Huangshan in the south. It is separated from Anqing by the Yangtze River and Jiangxi Province by Mt. Lushan.
Chizhou has its southeast part located at the juncture of the ranges of Mt. Huangshan and Mt. Jiuhua, its northwest region close to the Yangtze River. The terrain generally declines from the southeast to the northwest and the city can be divided into three morphologic regions: southeastern mountainous region, central hilly region and northwestern plain region.
What to see in Chizhou?
There are two national nature reserves within this area: One is Shengjin Lake, an important preserved wetland in Asia, also known as China’s Crane Lake; the other is Guniujiang, a national nature reserve of wild fauna and flora, which is also called the Great Animal and Plant Gene Bank in East China. In addition, the Jiuhua Mountain National Forest Park and other provincial nature reserves and scenic spots can be found in Chizhou city.
|Jiuhua Mountain||Guniujiang Scenic Area||Xinhua Ancient Village|
When to visit Chizhou?
It bears a subtropical monsoon climate with humid and temperate weather, clear four seasons, sufficient rainfall and enough sunshine. The annual average temperature falls around 16.5C (61.7F). May to September is the flood season and it commonly enters the plum rain period in June.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit the city.
How to get there?
1. Visitors can use Nanjing Lukou International Airport, Jiuhuashan Airport, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport,Huangshan Tunxi Airport or Wuhu Airport, and then transfer to buses to Chizhou. Alternatively they can take trains to Hefei, Tongling, Anqing and Nanjing first. Shuttling buses between Chizhou and these cities can be easily found.
2. In addition, yachting from Shanghai, Nanjing, Tongling, Anqing, Jiujiang, Hankou, Yichang and Chongqing is another wonderful choice to travel to the city directly.
Chizhou Bus Station is to the west of the Railway Station. This region is the road transport hub of the city. The city's passenger dock is situated in North Changjiang Road.
Chizhou Travel Tips
Special Local Products: Maofeng Tea, polygonatum (medical plant), bamboo articles and stone carving of Mt. Jiuhua.
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0566-2088371
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: No.30, Changjiang Zhong Lu, Guichi District
China Post: No.118, Cuiwei Xi Lu, Guichi District