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Introduction

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Anhui province is skipped by most travellers, except for a pit stop at Huangshan. This is sad because Anhui is a fascinating province with many interesting things to see and experiance. This long eastern province stretches from the north wheat growing region to the southern rice culture, making it very diverse. In the south there are many stunning mountains to see and experience and the north is home to some fascinating towns.

The borders of Anui have changed many times during history but the present day borders emerged during the Qing Dynasty in 1644. Today Anhui is an agricultural center for China, which makes it poorer then compared to its other east coast neighbors. There is an emerging industrial sector but this is mainly focused around the main cities and along the river valleys. The area also has a quickly emerging tourist sector and is home to several World Heritage Sites.

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Geography

The northern part of Anhui rests on the North China Plain and the north central areas are part of he Huai River watershed. In the south the area becomes mountainous and hilly with the Yangtze river cutting the two mountain ranges in half. Because of the divers topography from the north to south of the province the weather is very different in all areas of the province.

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Cities

  • Hefei is the capital of the province.
  • Anqing
  • Huangshan City, formally Tungxi, this city is the gateway to the world famous Huangshan. It is also home to a very nice old town.
  • Tongling
  • Ma'anshan
  • Huainan
  • Bengbu
  • Bozhou is home to an amazing traditional chinese medicine market.

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Sights and Activities

Huangshan

Huangshan

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  • Huangshan is one of the most famous mountains in China and is truly beautiful.
  • Jiuhuashan
  • Qiyunshan
  • Tianzhushan
  • Food, Anhui food is considered one of the eight great traditions of Chinese cooking.

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Getting There

By Plane

Hefei Luogang International Airport (HFE) is the main airport in the province and is located outside of Hefei. This airport has connections to most major cities in China, including Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Guilin, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Harbin, Xiamen, Dalian, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Kunming, Qingdao and Xi'an.
International connections include Seoul and Hong Kong.

By Train

It is possible to get to most major cities by train to Anhui province. Several different train lines cross the province.

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Getting Around

By Train

Several train lines cross Anhui making it easy to get to major cities by train.

By Bus

With the constant building of new roads bus is a great way to get around the province.

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