Lying between the Yangtze River and Huaihe River, Hefei is the capital city of Anhui Province. Covering an area of 7,266 square kilometers (about 2,805 square miles), it is the key tourist city of the whole province and the best place to know about the brilliant Anhui culture. The ancient Hefei City, with a long history of over 2,000 years, was also nicknamed 'Luzhou' or 'Luyang' because it was under the governance of Luzhou prefecture in the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. The city is the political, economic and cultural center of Anhui Province and has played an important role in commercial transactions since ancient times. It is a scientific and educational city and boasts of many talents both past and present, such as the famous upright officer Lord Bao in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) along with the Nobel Prize for Physics winner, Yang Zhenning, whose hometown is Hefei.
The University of Science and Technology of China and the Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are both located here. There is no doubt that talented people in the city are foremost in China. It is a beautiful city with pleasant surroundings - the Huaihe River flows to its north, to its south is Yangtze River, and to its southeast lies the Chaohu Lake with its expansive blue waters. As is known, every city in China has a city tree and a city flower and, in the case of this city, the Yulan tree is its city tree and the sweet-scented osmanthus, pomegranate flower is its city flower.
Located at Liugao Town, Feixi County, is about 31.8 km southwest of Hefei City. It mainly serves Hefei city and other cities around. It serves about 58 airlines, connecting most of the major cities as well as famous domestic tourist cities. The cities mainly include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Taiyuan, Haikou, Kunming, Hangzhou, Guilin, Sanya, Huangshan, Lijiang and so on. Besides, international flights to Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Cheju and so on are operated too.
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Hefei climate in spring (March to April) is quite warm. Although the natural landscape may be the most beautiful in spring, the rainy days make it not a suitable time to visit. The average temperature of summer (May to August) is about 28 C. The climate is not very hot compared with other cities in China, but it is also a rainy season. Starting at the very beginning of June and ending at the end of July, it offers abundant rainfall for the place but causes some trouble for travel meanwhile. Do not forget to take your rain gear with you due to this special weather. Compared with the other three seasons, autumn (August to October) may be the best time to have a visit, because the weather is quite favorable with crisp fall days. The winter (November to February) is a little bit cold with an average temperature of -10 C.
1. Sanhe Ancient Town Located 32 kilometers from Hefei City, with a history of 2,500 years is a typical water town in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. "Sanhe" means three rivers. It is named so because Fengle, Hangfu and Xiaonan are three rivers that right run through it. Occupying an area of 2.9 square kilometers, the town is full of buildings built in Ming and Qing styles. The white walls, gray roofs, red pillars, and the streets paved with smooth bluestones unveil a beautiful painting for all visitors.
2. Dafu Mansion is a private house belonging to civil service officials in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. "Da Fu" is a high official position in ancient times. The mansion mainly displays traditional Chinese furniture and decorations including a plaque written by Zhu Feng, a high official cherry wood table, padauk round-backed armchair, rosewood round-backed chair, machilus cabinet, phoebe Babu bed and old-style Chinese portrayals of early Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD).
3. Crane Cottage is the former residence of Liu Bingzhang, a famous general in the late Qing Dynasty. He had hundreds of houses in Sanhe Town, but Crane Cottage is only one still preserved today.