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Huangshi Travel Guide


Huangshi MapHuangshi City is situated in the southeastern Hubei Province, on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the largest river in China. The city borders Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei Province, to the west, Ezhou to the north, Huanggang to the northeast, Xianning to the southwest, and Jiujiang of Jiangxi Province to the southeast.

Facts of Huangshi

Chinese Name: 黄石 (huáng shí)
Population: 2,550,000
Area: 4,630 square kilometers (1,788 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Huangshigang, Xisaishan, Xialu, Tieshan); 1 county - Yangxin; 1 county-level city - DayeArea: 4,630 square kilometers (1,788 square miles)


History of Huangshi

Huangshi has a long history of about 4,000 years.Before 967, Huangshi had always belonged to other counties and shires. In that year, Daye County was established. That is the earliest appearance of the city. It was controlled by several different counties and shires until 967 AD, when Daye County was founded in the region. Huangshi became a prefecture-level city in 1959. The city is famed for its splendid Chinese bronze culture. As early as during the Shang Dynasty, it became a major copper mining area along the Yangtze River. Tonglushan Ancient Copper Mining and Smelting Ruins, which were discovered in Huangshi in 1973, can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty.


What to see in Huangshi?

Huangshi's tourist attractions include Huangshi National Mining Park, Xisai Mountain, Ci Lake and Tonglushan Ancient Copper Mining and Smelting Ruins. Huangshi National Mining Park was set up at Daye Iron Mine, which has a history of over 100 years. Various pieces of mining equipment from the Qing Dynasty to modern times are preserved there.

Huangshi National Mining Park Xisai MountainJiuzihe Town
        Huangshi National Mining Park             Xisai Mountain         Jiuzihe Town

How to get to Huangshi?

The railway and highway transportation in Huangshi is quite convenient. The Shanghai-Chengdu Highway and the Wuhan-Huangshi-Jiujiang Railway connect the city with Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, Wuhan and other major domestic cities. In addition, passenger ships from Chongqing to Jiujiang, Shanghai and Nanjing make stops in the Port of Huangshi. It will take one hour and a half from Huangshi city to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, which operates flights to major cities of China and other countries.


When to visit Huangshi?

The general terrain of Huangshi slopes downwards from the southwest to the northeast. Yangxin County includes more than four hundred hills and peaks. The Yangtze River flows through the city from the north to the east.

Having a sub-tropical, continental climate, Huangshi has four distinct seasons.The average temperature in the hottest July on record is nearly 30C (86F), while it was 4C (39F) in the coldest January. Huangshi has sufficient sunshine and abundant rainfall. However, cold snaps during the normally warm spring, as well as rainstorms, gales, and droughts may hit this area.
Visitors should visit Huangshi in the autumn and avoid going in the torrid days of July and August.


Huangshi Travel Tips

Huangshi city is rich in gold and iron ore reserves. Gold reserves and iron reserves in the city reach 125 tons and 274 million tons, respectively, both ranking the first in Hubei. Huangshi is part of Wuhan City Cluster, which consists of 9 cities, Wuhan, Huangshi, Ezhou, Xiaogan, Huanggang, Xianning, Xiantao, Qianjiang and Tianmen.

Special Local Product: Raisin-tree fruit, 'Jin' brand healthcare wine, camellia oil

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0714-6359555
Weather Forecast: 121
Postal Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0714-6356592

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