10 Things to Do in Anhui That You Shouldn't Miss

March 27, 2018 Velvet Mowry

Anhui ([án.xwéi]; Chinese: 安徽) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the eastern region of the country. The province is located across the basins of the Yangtze River and the Huai River, bordering Jiangsu to the east, Zhejiang to the southeast, Jiangxi to the south, Hubei to the southwest, Henan to the northwest, and Shandong for a short section in the north.

1. Xihai Great Canyon

Inside the Mount Huang Scenic Area, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245700, China
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5 based on 153 reviews

Xihai Great Canyon

Reviewed By T S - Jupiter, Florida

Try to arrive early since huge tour groups make passing through this area very difficult. We arrived around 13:00 and it took hours to pass through walkways and stairs made for one or two people. When you add hikers from the other direction, the wait was unbelievable.
The loudspeakers from the tour guides really took away from the serenity of this location. Imagine 50+ tour groups within earshot all shouting at the same time.

2. Hongcun Ancient Village

Northwest Corner, Yi County 245500, China +86 559 555 3333
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4.5 based on 520 reviews

Hongcun Ancient Village

Reviewed By Jarko2015 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I was a bit disappointed in this village. It's certainly charming and interesting, but it's mainly packed with restaurants and souvenir shops, making it far less authentic than I'd hoped. Getting there from Tunxi is very straight forward, taking a two hour bus ride for RMB24. I found the Xidi village more interesting and easier to manage, especially as it's less crowded than Hongcun. The other issue with Hongcun is that despite the entrance fee of RMB104, you'll also need to pay for other houses and sites once you're inside the village. Pretty outrageous. The three main halls are all worth seeing and thankfully, they are included in the entrance fee. I was expecting this to be an entire day trip, but after only 3 hours wandering around, I'd seen all there was to see. Perhaps because I'd already experienced the fabulous Pingyao ancient town, it's difficult for anywhere else to measure up.

3. Wuhu Fantawild Adventure

Yinhu North Road, Jinghu District, Wuhu 241006, China +86 400 166 0006
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

Wuhu Fantawild Adventure

Located in Jinghu District, Wuhu, Anhui Province, Wuhu Fantawild Adventure was the first theme park built in Wuhu Fantawild Holiday Resort. With more than 15 themed attractions including Hero of the Clouds, Flare Meteor, Sky Sailor, Conch Bay, Ghost Romance, Dino-Rampage, and Mysterious River Valley, the park is full of science fiction adventures, in which you will be thrilled!

Reviewed By yihleong - Nanjing, China

Spent 2 days, first visiting Phase 2 (熊出没) and second day was spent visiting Pharse 4 (魔幻世界).
This is a very nice themed park which has 4 pharses. Phase 1 is the original and is located away from the other 3 pharses which are located together. Pharse 3 is a Water Park which would be an excellent choice for the hot & humid summer.
Must admit that the kids have a huge amount of fun on these 2 days. Very nicely done themed park based off a popular Chinese Cartoon 熊出没.

4. Xidi Ancient Village

Xidi Village, She County 245501, China +86 559 515 4138
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Xidi Ancient Village

Reviewed By TheOExpress - Hong Kong, China

...that is arguably even more impressive than Hongcun due to its larger size and less polished nature. What it lacks in 'sights', it makes up for in beautiful courtyards which are now guesthouses and still lived-in old residences, all incredibly ornate in decoration. Even in the sweltering heat, this place is a joy in which to get lost.

5. Jiuhuashan (Mountain of Nine Lotuses)

Qingyang County, Chizhou, China
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Jiuhuashan (Mountain of Nine Lotuses)

Considered on of the four most important Buddhist Mountains in China, this picturesque area is characterized by many dramatic ridges, peaks, gushing Fountains and roaring Waterfalls.

Reviewed By Bruce H - Brisbane, Australia

We were totally enthralled with the Mountain of Nine Lotuses. It is easy to see why Li Bai (701-762) visited in the mountain and was intoxicated with the fascinating scenery of nine lotuses shaped peaks upon green river. He described the landscape in his poem. Mt. Jiuhuashan now boasts ofexquisite architecture and grand structures of temples.

6. Tianzhu Mountain Cliff Stone Inscription

Tianzhushan Town, Qianshan County 246311, China
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Tianzhu Mountain Cliff Stone Inscription

Reviewed By ajilloftrades - Maryland

The path up this mountain is completely made up of man-made stairs. It took us four hours to get to the top with a few rest stops and walking at a good pace. I have never hiked a mountain with stairs before so that was interesting. The views were beautiful. There were vendors on the way up who sold various tourist items, food, and bottled drinks. That was also new to me. Restrooms were available at several places along the way. It was a great hike!

7. Guniujiang Nature Reserve

Within the County, Shitai County 245100, China +86 566 232 0641
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Guniujiang Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Konstancja Z

Po pobycie w Pekinie jest to cudowna odmiana - czyste powietrze, którym się z przyjemnością oddycha, zieleń, piękne ogrody, zadbane parki. Od mieszkańców warto kupić ich domowej roboty pierożki i zupę, które sprzedają z rowero-wózków. Warto zaplanować cały dzień na pobyt w tym miejscu. Polecam dla rodzin, jak i dla par.

8. Tiantangzhai National Forest Park

Tiantangzhai Town, Jinzhai County 237300, China
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Tiantangzhai National Forest Park

Reviewed By Baliren80 - Belfort, France

A nice natural Chinese park, certainly the most beautiful one within 3h from Wuhan. As usual in China for such kind of places, everything is organised for tourists to save time and get to the top of the hill in a minium of time but the river and the several Waterfalls are pretty nice and enjoyable.
There are more beautiful national parks in China so no need to go there specially since it is in the middle of nowhere but if you live between Wuhan and Hefei, it is a good place to visit.

9. Huangshan Geopark

Huangshan District, Huangshan 245800, China +86 559 556 2155
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4.5 based on 340 reviews

Huangshan Geopark

Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand

Huangshan is many things: World Heritage Site, National Scenic Area, protected area, and a "geopark." I'm not quite sure what a "geopark" is expected to be, but I assume it has to have important geological features. This is certainly the case for Huangshan. There are incredible granite rock formations, ancient glacially scoured sites, deep Valleys, etc. I'm not a geologist, but I can imagine anybody interested in rocks, Mountains, and geological processes will love Huangshan. All the caveats for visiting and avoiding the crowds of Huangshan more generally apply.

10. Jinghu Park of Wuhu

No.6 Jinghu Road, Jinghu District, Wuhu 241000, China +86 553 383 5248
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Jinghu Park of Wuhu

Reviewed By Allen A - Michigan

I love Wuhu. If you want to see old and new China Wuhu (Anhui province) is the town to visit. A few foreigners teach here so one is not ever along for long, there are many interesting students who will approach you n a bus to practice their English (no fears here and I have spent about 15 months here), wonderful place called Temple Mountain where one can visit and watch the monks go thru rituals. The park mentioned here was build a long time ago to connect two rivers and help the river trade/transportation. Oddly, in a very small museum on the walk around the lake mentions an American movie star of Chinese decent who helped negotiate the surrender of Japan to China with the US help. Many of the sculptures in this city are described in English and that museum had plenty of English describing the things in the museum.
The Sino-Canada College is located here and Wuhu University has wonderful student share programs with Australia. I have read Wuhu University is one of the two universities which allows foreign students and some years has students from 40 countries.
Their River Park along the Yangtze River is about 4 kilometers long, beautiful, safe and filled with art. We go there frequently.

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