If you're looking for a fun time, you'll be glad to find that there are many things to do in Hefei. Hefei is located in the eastern central part of China. The capital of Anhui province, it is the cultural, economic and education center of the region. Exploring Hefei is rewarding and exciting! Come and see for yourself.
Surrounded by majestic hills, two major rivers and a lake, Hefei is considered by many to be one of the most scenic cities in China. There is plenty of cosmopolitan flavour here – from the temple markets and pedestrian streets to the KTV parlours and lively nightclubs, there’s plenty here to entertain.
The Memorial Temple of Lord Bao is a great attraction to visit – it celebrates a local judge from the Song Dynasty (around 1000AD) who was revered for his moral character. Today, the temple has a beautiful palace with several halls and pavilions celebrating Lord Bao.
Huangshan is located nearby. The site is considered one of the best natural sites in China because of its unique landscape and “sea of clouds” effect that happens at certain altitudes.
Luzhou Roast Duck is just one of many popular dishes in Hefei’s culinary scene. Others include Lord Bao fish and Li Hongzhang Hodgepodge.
Lu Opera, a popular localized version of the famous Chinese art of singing, can be found all over the city. It is one of the most beautiful forms of Chinese opera.
The city is located in the center part of East China, and its transportation system is well-developed. With the whole city's transportation system linked by airport, railway and highway, a solid transportation network is at your service. Due to its fast development in recent years, transportation within and around the city is very convenient, especially for tourists.
Hefei Xinqiao International Airport. It is the main airport.
Hefei has two major train stations.
-Hefei South station (合肥南站) receives most of the high speed trains (G or D categories) from all over China. It is in a newly developed zone far south of the city center.
-Hefei station (合肥站) is in the north part of the city. Few high speed trains arrive here, however, all of the conventional trains are operated through this station.
Both stations are connected by the Hefei Metro. Go between the two stations by Line 1, costs ¥3 and takes around 30 to 40 minutes.