Anhui Travel Guide

Anhui Province, with Heifei as the capital, is an inland province in eastern China. It stretches over the Yangtze River and Huai River, and is adjacent to six provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Henan and Shandong. Anhui has cultivated its unique Hui Culture and embraces beautiful mountains. Known as the hometown of Chinese opera, Anhui has developed more than 30 kinds of local operas, among which Huangmei Opera is one of the five major Chinese operas. In addition, Hui style architecture featuring unified layout and style is essential to Hui Culture. Bricks, wood and stone are the main materials and carved with delicate patterns, showing a high level of decorative art. The Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village preserve a complex of Hui style buildings. Anhui is also famous for splendid mountains and Mount Huangshan, Mount Jiuhua,  and Mount Tianzhu are the most representative.
Facts of Anhui
Chinese Name: 安徽 (ān huī) 
Abbreviation: Wan (皖 wân)
Location: in the east of China
Area: 140,100 square kilometers 
Population: 70,829,000
Nationality: Han, Hui,Man
Administrative Division: Anhui Province boasts 16 prefecture-level cities,8 county-level cities,  5 counties, 44 districts.
Capital: Hefei

Tourism Cities in Anhui
Anhui Province has 16 cities (Hefei, Huaibei, Bozhou, Suzhou, Bengbu, Fuyang, Huainan, Chuzhou, Lu’an, Maanshan, Wuhu, Xuancheng, Tongling, Chizhou, Anqing, Huangshan); 8 county-level cities; 5 counties, 44 districts

What to see in Anhui ?
Covering an area of 130,000 square kilometers,Anhui boasts of abundant tourism resources, and is a top tourist attraction among many in the Southeast, such as: the amazing Mount Huangshan, famous for its towering pines, precipitous stones, wonderland cloud-sea and hot springs; Mount Jiuhua, one of the four famous Buddhist Mountains in China; Mount Tianzhu, also a well-known scenic spot. The magnificence of these peaks is simply stupendous. Standing on top of any one of these peaks would overwhelm most trekkers with a sight to behold. Here lists Top Attractions in Anhui
Huangshan Scenic Area Huncun Village Tunxi Ancient Street
Chengkan Village Xidi Ancient Town Nanping Village
Shexian County Qiyun Mountain Taiping Lake

In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery, the well-preserved ancient villages in the southern part are derived from the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). The most impressive ones are in Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages in Yixian County near Mount Huangshan. It is really a sight worth seeing and a must for visitors who are keen to learn more about life during those years. Shexian County, reputed as Town of Arches, is also a must for each visitor who wants to experience fine examples of residential architecture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the unique Tangyue Memorial Archway...Read more about Anhui Attractions

When to visit  Anhui ?
It intrigues and astonishes tourists with its marvelous scenery and centuries-old cultural relics. Annual average temperature is between 14ºC and 17ºC . The best time to visit these scenic areas is in autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (April, May and June). However, the snow scenery of Huangshan is absolutely fascinating so if you enjoy the snow, it's best to come during the winter...Read more about Anhui Climate & Weather

How to get to Anhui ?

Anhui Travel Tips
Anhui is also well known for its various craftworks, such as rice paper, ink stone and Chinese ink. Together, they form the precious Chinese four treasures of literary pursuits.