Go Out & About! Your Guide to Spring Festival Fun in Hefei

Go Out & About! Your Guide to Spring Festival Fun in Hefei

It’s Spring Festival again so why not take some inspiration from the red and golden rabbit images everywhere, and hop out and enjoy all that there is to offer during the Chinese New Year celebrations. From traditional temple fairs to 4D films, and flower shows to new jellyfish, there’s something for everyone this Spring Festival in Hefei!

1) Check out the Hui Park Folk Customs Temple FairView In Map

Temple fairs are an important and traditional part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Every year, temple fairs take place across the country, becoming a lively gathering point for locals and an interesting insight into Chinese culture for foreigners. Check out the temple fair at Hui Park (徽园), where a number of traditional performances, a food street and a kids playing area awaits.

When: Feb 2-8, 2011
Add: 276 Fanhua Dadao, Hefei
Getting there: Bus No. 126 to Huiyuan Stop 

2) Don’t miss the special Spring Festival exhibits at Anhui Provincial Museum View In Map

This Spring Festival, while not browse the Anhui Provincial Museum (安徽省博物馆) and uncover all its hidden treasures? This Spring Festival Golden Week, visitors can enjoy an exhibition of works by Pan Yuliang (1877-1977), an award-winning painter, renowned for being the first woman in the country to paint in the Western style. Or, how about a trek through the age of dinosaurs in the paleontology exhibit? Other highlights include an exhibition of ancient buildings and a German encaustic painting exhibition.

When: Feb 3-9, 2011-1-26
Add: 268 Anqing Lu, Hefei
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Closed on Monday); Spring Festival: Closed on Feb 2nd and 9th. Feb 3rd – 4th : 10:0 - 16:00.
Price: Free
Tel: 0551 2823 465
Getting there: Bus No. 2, 30, 162, 901 to Bowuguan

3) Watch a 4D Movie at the Hefei Science MuseumView In Map

Anything beyond 3D was beyond many people’s imagination not so long ago, but things change fast in the world today! Now, you can go and experience, feel, breath, see and hear 4D all for yourself. Where else but at the Hefei Science Museum (合肥科技馆) of course! This Spring Festival, the museum will be screening a 4D version of the Blockbuster epic Independence Day in the big room on the first floor.

When: Jan 20-Feb 28, 2011
Add: Intersection of Huangshan Lu and Hezuohua Lu, Hefei
Opening hours: 9:00 - 16:30 closed on Monday and Tuesday
Prices: RMB 15
Getting there: 10, 118, 121 or 129 to Hefei Kejiguan

4) Welcome the new jellyfish at the Hefei Ocean WorldView In Map

Lots of new jellyfish breeds have found a new home at the Ocean World. Come along and welcome these mysterious little creatures or enjoy a special Spring Festival performance at the venue. Another item of good news from Ocean World is that one of their oldest residents – a seas turtle – is celebrating its birthday in the New Year. Come along and extend him/her your wishes.

When: Feb 3-7, 2011
Add: 321 Fanhua Da Dao, Ecological and Technological Development Zone, Hefei
Tel: 0551 382 1928
Opening hours: 08:30-17:00
Getting there: take bus routes 126, 226, 150 to Huiyuan Station


5) Enjoy half price entrance at former residence of Li Hongzhang View In Map

Entrance tickets to Li Hongzhang’s former residence (李鸿章故居) are slashed in half from Feb 3-9. an important minister in the late Qing Dynasty (1616-1911), Li Hongzhang’s former residence is a spectacular building complex with beautifully carved beams and painted pillars. Take advantage of this chance to stroll around the amazing buildings for only 25 RMB per adult.

Add: 208 Huaihe Lu Pedestrian Street, Hefei
Opening hours: 8:30-17:30
Tel: 0551 2616 772
Getting there: Bus No. 1 or 3 to Huangshan Dasha

6) See the daffodils bloom at the Botanical GardensView In Map

The longer you stay in China, the more you appreciate nature – especially when it smells as good as fresh flowers! Well, the good news is that Hefei Botanical Gardens (植物园艺梅馆) will be displaying lots of beaming, golden daffodils from Feb 2-14 this year. Watch tem toss their heads “in a sprightly dance!”

Add: 123 Huanhu Donglu, Hefei
Opening hours: 8:00 - 5:30
Price: RMB 10 

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