As a major transport hub, Hefei has excellent links to the rest of China by road, rail and air, and to Hong Kong via Luogang International Airport. The well-developed expressway network places major regional cities within easy driving distance: Nanjing can be reached in just two hours, while Shanghai or Wuhan are a four to five hour drive from Hefei.
A second airport, located to the north, is planned for Hefei City. Construction began at the end of 2008 with an original completion date of 2010. However, the airport has yet to open.
The Hefei-Wuhan Railway cuts the Wuhan-Hefei journey time to two hours. The new Hefei-Nanjing Railway reduces the trip to Nanjing to 45 minutes, and the Shanghai journey to three hours.
Needless to say, Huangshan Mountain has long been the most popular tourist destination in Anhui Province. But the two traditional villages of Xidi and Hongcun, are quietly gathering attention as scenic spots to visit during your time in the area.
From December 28 you will be able to get the Highspeed rail from Hefei to Guangzhou in just 6 hours
“Red Hot Broadway” will hit Hefei’s Grand Theatre on November 19 and 20 and perform 16 well-known Broadway hits.
The 2013 Play Rock Music Festival is set to descend on Hefei between August 23 and 25, and will be held at the Three Kingdoms New City Park.
On June 19, the first branch of well-known Peking duck restaurant Quanjude opened its doors in Hefei, and is located in the Xinghai Yuanhang Building in Luyang District.
South Korean song and dance show “Sachoom” is set to be performed at Hefei’s Grand Theater on April 9 and 10.
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