Hefei (known as Luzhou during the Ming and Qing Dynasties), was important as an agricultural and military center in early times. As a crossroads between the north and the south, and holding an important strategic position between the Yangtze and Hauihe Rivers, it was the scene of many celebrated battles, especially during the Three Kingdoms period.
By the late 1940s it had become a quiet market town with a population of about 50,000, but the fortunes of the city changed after Hefei replaced Anqing as the capital of Anhui province in 1946. Since then the city has boomed as the administrative, industrial and cultural center of Anhui.
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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