Huanggang City locates in the east of Hubei Province, and is bordered to the northeast by the Dabie Mountains; the main ridge of which stretches northwest-southeast through the city, with the terrain sloping smoothly downwards. Central Huanggang is a hilly area but the south is narrow and features a long lake. In total, six rivers originate in the Dabie Mountains and flow through the city.Huanggang City is a rapidly developing city, where the Beijing-Kowloon Railway passes through. Huanggang boasts many picturesque sceneries and is an old revolutionary area with glorious and frugal tradition. Numerous famous generals were born in this place as well.
Facts of Huanggang
Chinese Name: 黄冈 (huáng gāng)
Area: 17,446 square kilometers (6,736 square miles)
Nationalities: Han Administrative Division:1 district - Huangzhou; 7 counties (Hong'an, Luotian, Yingshan, Xishui, Qichun, Huangmei, Tuanfeng); 2 county-level cities (Macheng, Wuxue)
Seat of the City Government: 5, Qiyi Road, Huangzhou District,Huanggang City,Hubei Province
History of Huanggang
The administrative regionalization of Huanggang began as early as the Xia (21st - 16th century BC) and Shang (16th - 11th century BC) dynasties. It has been about 1,680 years since the first city-level district was established in 329 of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (265 - 316). From the Sui (581-618) to the early Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, this area was governed by Huangzhou and Qizhou. After the Ming Dynasty, Huangzhou became the only political center of the region. Since a county found here in the Qing Dynasty, Huanggang has always been the political, economic and cultural center in the east of Hubei province and is famous for many celebrities born here, like Bi Sheng ,the inventor of movable-type printing, one of Chinese four great inventions of ancient China (movable-type printing, compass, gunpowder, papermaking).
Huanggang is also home of famous doctors, like Li Shizhen, a great doctor of ancient China, who wrote his famous medicine work, Compendium of Materia Medica.
What to see in Huanggang?
Huanggang is also known for its tourism resources-the scenic beauty and numerous spots of history and cultural. Spring and autumn are the most practical seasons to visit Huanggang. The Red Cliff in Huangzhou (the name of Huanggang in ancient times) was a place that every state want to occupy, and many scholars visited there for its history.
|Dabieshan National Forest Park||Tiantangzhai Scenic Area||Dongpo Chibi (Red Cliff)|
|Huangma Uprising Memorial Park||Qiliping Town||Tortoise Mountain,Macheng|
When to visit Huanggang?
Huanggang enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with rich rainfall and abundant sunshine. Its annual average temperature is somewhere around 15.7-17.1℃ (60.3-62.8℉). The rainy season falls in June to July.
Spring and autumn are the most practical seasons to visit Huanggang.
How to get to Huanggang?
Huanggang City enjoys an excellent transportation infrastructure.Location: Lying at the south foot of the Dabie Mountains, Huanggang City is situated in eastern Hubei Province and is separated from the cities of Ezhou, Huangshi and Jiujiang by the Yellow River. It is bordered by Henan Province in the north and Anhui Province in the east. The downtown area of the city is about 78 kilometers west of the capital of the province, Wuhan.
Downtown Huanggang is one hour's drive from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport and Jiujiang Airport (Jiangxi Province).Tianhe Airport in Wuhan is only 78 kilometers to the west of Huanggang City, while Jiujiang Airport in Jiangxi Province is only 160 kilometers to the east.
There is an extensive road network, with three north-south and seven east-west major roads within the main city area. The city of Huanggang is also served by several new expressways, including the north-south "Jingzhu" (Beijing to Zhuhai, in Guangdong Province) expressway and the east-west Wuhan to Shanghai expressway.
Huanggang is also on the main north-south "Jingjiu" (Beijing to Hong Kong) and "Jingguang" (Beijing to Guangzhou, in Guangdong Province) railway lines. And there are two bridges connecting Huanggang, across the Yangtze, to Ezhou on the north bank of the river.
Huanggang Travel Tips
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0713-8984499
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Huanggang Branch: 29, 2nd Xihu Lu, Huangzhou District
China Post Huanggang Branch: 1, Shengli Jie, Huangzhou District
Special Local Products: Chestnuts from Luotian County, meat loaf from Macheng City, tea from Yingshan county, herbs from Qichun County and peanuts from Hongshan County.