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History of Hefei

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 ...Read more>>

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Hefei Transport - Introduction HOT

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 ...... Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 360 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 22,000 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 16% (2011) • Resident Population: 5.702 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 3.43% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for High School Students ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The area of the whole Hefei Prefecture is 7,500 km2, which includes an urban area of 838.52 km2. By the end of 2010, the population of Hefei has reached 5.7 million. The population of the urban area has increased by 27.65 percent in the last ten years and now stands at 3.88 million. Of the total resident population, 2.98 million are males, ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, is located in the central region of China between the Yangtze and Huaihe Rivers, not far north of Chaohu Lake. Hefei enjoys a mild, humid, subtropical monsoon climate. The average maximum temperature is 31 degrees C (88 Degrees F) in summer and 8.6 degrees C (46.3 Degrees F) in winter. The annual rainfall is ... ...Read More>>

Hefei Transport - Bus HOT

Public buses usually operate from around 6.00 in the morning till around 8.00 in the evening, with some routes continuing as late as 23:00. The bus fare is usually 1 RMB – note that change is not given on the buses. Hefei Public Transport Group Co., Ltd. Add: 272 Heping Lu, Hefei Tel: 0551 4466166 ...Read More>>

Hefei Nightlife HOT

Hefei's nightlife had been gradually becoming more vibrant and modern. Apart from bars and clubs, there are a number of comprehensive 'entertainment cities' that have KTV, cultural shows, billiards and dance floors. These have become popular in the city, ...... Read More>>

Hefei Entertainment Overview HOT

Economic development has transformed Hefei from a quiet market town to a vibrant city with a variety of nightlife and entertainment options, including bars and nightclubs, and for the more traditionally inclined teahouses and theaters. There is a range of ...... Read More>>

Hefei Shopping Areas HOT

Huaihe Lu Cultural and Commercial Pedestrian Street 淮河路文化商业步行街 A number of large department stores and shopping centers are found along this attractive street that is flanked with a number of lifelike sculptures. The east end of the street is home...... Read More>>

Brief Intro to Hefei Shopping HOT

Hefei has quite an extensive shopping scene. There is a wide variety of local products from the city and surrounding region, ranging from handicrafts to nationally-popular liquors to fresh produce. Items such as these can be found all over the city, both in ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Hefei HOT

Feather Fan (Yu Mao San) 羽毛扇 Gujing Tribute Liquor (Gu Jing Gong Jiu) 古井贡酒 Caishiji Tea (Cai Shi Ji Cha) 采石矶茶 Bamboo Huang Carvings (Zhu Huang Diao Ke) 竹簧雕刻 Huobi paintings (Huo Bi Hua) 火笔画 Ningguo Bamboo Paintings (Ning Guo Zhu Hua) ...... Read More>>

Hefei Food Streets HOT

Funan Lu Dining Street 阜南路餐饮一条街 A number of Hefei’s high-end restaurants are on this street, including Fulin Abalone and Shark Fin, Jinhaigang Restaurant and Zhuangyuan Lou. A great place to sample local Anhui cuisine. Add: Luyang District, ...... Read More>>

Hefei Snacks HOT

Sanhe rice dumplings (San He Mi Jiao) 三河米饺 Sweet sticky rice balls in soup (Jiu Niang Yuan Xiao) 酒酿元宵 Sesame cake (Mabing), baked cake (Honggao), sesame cookie (Cunjin ), white sesame slices (Baiqie) 麻饼,烘糕,寸金,白切 Steamed Bread Stuffed with ...... Read More>>

Hefei Local Food HOT

Baogong Fish (Bao Gong Yu) 包公鱼 Caocao Chicken (Cao Cao Ji) 曹操鸡 Luzhou Roast Duck (Lu Zhou Kao Ya) 庐州烤鸭 Lihongzhang Dazahui (Lihongzhang Da Za Hui) 李鸿章大杂烩 Grape Fish (Pu Tao Yu) 葡萄鱼 Wuwei Smoked Duck (Wu Wei Xun Ya) 无为熏鸭 Fish Stuffed ...... Read More>>

Brief Intro to Hefei Dining HOT

The Hui cuisine of Anhui is known for being one of the only major styles of cooking in China to regularly use wild game. Hui cuisine is characterized by a sweeter flavor than other Chinese styles of cooking, as well as the tendency to use braising as the ...... Read More>>

Hefei Attractions HOT

Within the environs of Hefei city, there are a number of pleasant parks and gardens that contribute to Hefei's ''garden city'' reputation. The city is also a natural departure point for tours to sights further afield, including the Huangshan mountains, one ...... Read More>>

Rough Guide to Hefei Travel HOT

Hefei, the capital of Anhui province, is a fast-growing industrial city located about 420km west of Shanghai, between the Yangtze and the Huaihe Rivers. It is one of the most important transport hubs in China, with rail connections to many of the country's ...... Read More>>

Heifei Entertainment HOT

Economic development has transformed Hefei from a quiet market town to a vibrant city with a variety of nightlife and entertainment options, including bars and nightclubs, and for the more traditionally inclined teahouses and theaters. There is a range of ...... Read More>>

Hefei Transport - Airport HOT

Hefei Luogang International Airport is about 12 kilometers (7 miles) south of the downtown area, and serves most domestic Chinese destinations. Flight times for major cities: Beijing – 1.5 hrs; Shanghai – 1 hr; Guangzhou – 2 hrs; Shenzhen – 2 hrs; Dalian – 1.5 hrs; Xi’an – 2 hrs. There are nonstop ... ...Read More>>

Hefei Transport - Train HOT

There are two railway stations in Hefei. Hefei Railway Station, located 4 km north of the city center, operates train services to most major destinations, including Shanghai (2.5 hrs), Beijing (9.5 hrs), Shenzhen (18 hrs), Guangzhou (18.5 hrs), Ningbo (6.5 hrs), Chengdu (22.5 hrs), Nanchang (6 hrs), and Huangshan (6 hrs). This train station is ... ...Read More>>

Hefei Transport - Taxis HOT

In general, cab fares start at 6 RMB and then charge 2.5 RMB per km. Pinnacle or “Bingyue” cars start at 8 RMB and charge 2.5 RMB per km. After 2.5 km, the rate is 1.2 RMB/km; after 10 km, the rate is 1.8 RMB/km. The gas surcharge is 2 RMB, but for Pinnacle cars the gas surcharge is 1 RMB. Taxi Complaint Tel: 0551 453 3111 ...Read More>>

Hefei Transport - Coach HOT

Buses leaving from Hefei Long-distance Bus Station connect Hefei to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Tianjin, Qingdao, Nanjing and most cities in Anhui Province. Frequent services go from Jinhu Express Bus Station to Nanjing (2.5 hrs, about 50 RMB) and Shanghai (6 hrs, about 150 RMB). The Anhui Provincial Tour Bus Station is the departure ... ...Read More>>

Useful Numbers HOT

China Country Code Number: 0086 Hefei City Code Number: 0551 Emergency & Most Commonly Used Police: 110 Local Directory Assistance: 114 Time Inquiry: 12117 Fire: 119 Ambulance: 120 Weather Forecast: 121 Traffic: 122 China Mobile Service Center: 10000 China Unicom: 10010 China Mobile: 10086 China Tietong: 10050 Telephone Faults (free): 112 ... ...Read More>>

Hefei Transport - Car Rental HOT

When renting a car, a local guarantor and deposit are required. Cars may be hired with a driver for an extra charge. Visitors are advised to make a reservation during holiday periods. Reference price: Audi, 300-350 RMB per day ...Read More>>

Hefei Travel Tips HOT

Hefei has a subtropical monsoon climate, with average annual temperatures of 15.7℃. Summers get very hot (28℃ average) and May to June is rainy season. Spring and fall is usually quite pleasant, though these seasons are very short. It’s also not surprising that this small .. ...Read More>>

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