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    About Anhui

        Anhui Province, also known as Wan for short, is located in southeast China, on the lower reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River. It borders six provinces, including Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang,Jiangxi, Hubei, and Henan, with the Changjiang and Huaihe Rivers running through. Anhui has an area of 139,000 square kilometers, and a population of 68 million. Hefei is the capital.
        The topography in Anhui Province is high in the southwest and low in the northeast. Mountains and hills make up two thirds of the total area. The climate belongs to semi-humid monsoon of warm temperate and subtropical humid monsoon.
        Anhui Province has abundant tourist resources with beautiful landscape, many places of historic interest, and rich folk customs. The most famous scenic wonders include Mt.Huangshan, Mt.Jiuhua, Mt.Tianzhu, Mt.Langya, and Mt.Qiyun, all of which are national scenic spots. In 1990, UNESCO put Mt.Huangshan on the list of the World Cultural and Natural Heritages. In 2000, Xidi & Hongcun was listed in the World Cultural Heritages as well. Other tourist attractions are the Xin’an River, Taiping lake, and the Water Park on Chaohu Lake etc.  
        Anhui Province is propitious for giving birth to great men, including Laozi, Zhuangzi, Guanzi, Cao Cao, Hua Tuo, Bao Zheng, Zhu Yuanzhang, Wu Jingzi, Chen Duxiu, and Hu Shi. It has five state-level ancient cultural cities, including Shexian, Shouxian, Bozhou,Anqing and Jixi and six nature reserves. The long history has left behind a great number of historical sites, such as Xuguo Stone Arch and Tangyue archways in Shexian, the ancient residences in Yixian, and the opera theaters in Bozhou. Moreover, Anhui is famous for arts and crafts, four treasures of the study, iron pictures, and bronze wares.
        Anhui is proud that eight of its cities, including Hefei, Huangshan, Bozhou, Wuhu, Ma’anshan, Anqing, Chizhou and Tongling have been listed among the Top Tourist Cities of China.
        Anhui Province has witnessed in recent years rapid development in its transportation infrastructure. It is now much easier to access the province by plane, by train or by bus, with the most pronounced progress in railway transport. Now, the province boasts a total of 3,000km of railway line and 3000km of highway, the longest in eastern China region. For most of the scenic areas, however, tourists normally take coach or buses as the last leg.
        By plane: The Luogang Airport in Hefei is the center of air transport in Anhui Province. It is now possible to fly daily directly from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Dalian, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xian, Xining, Kunming, Haikou, Hongkong, Taipei, Singapore and Seoul etc. There are also airports at Huangshan, Fuyang, Anqing, Wuhu and Bengbu, making Anhui an air-traffic-intensive province.
        By train: The province now has 15 main railway lines, including three backbones, namely, Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Kowloon and Lianyungang- Urumqi. You may reach Anhui easily by rail from almost every corner in China.
        By bus: Anhui boasts a complicated cobweb of expressways, linking the provincial capital Hefei with other cities in the province.
        The people of Anhui are always ready to welcome tourists from all parts of the world !