Hofei Travel Guide, China
The city of Hofei, China is the capital of Anhui Province and lies between the Huaihe and Yangtze River. It is one of the strongest cities in china and its strategic position plays an important part in connecting all parts of china. Spanning an area of 7,266 square kilometers, this city is considered to be the tourist city of Anhui province.
Its strategic position has made Hofei have an important part in business transactions since history. It is because of its surrounding and 2,000 year history that you find numerous cultural and natural attractions in the city. The most noted of the lot is the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao.
Climate in Hofei
The surrounding rivers and lake gives the mild climate of the city, with clear seasons and average rainfall. Like all cities of china, Hofei has its own city tree and flower. The Yulan tree is the city tree of Hofei, and the pomegranate flower is its city flower.
The culture of Hofei is best understood through the Lu Opera performances. This opera has its beginnings in Hofei as the individualistic opera form during the era of Emperor Jiaqing of Qing dynasty. It is basically a confluence of various folk songs and dances and is something you should make a point to watch while in Hofei.
If food is something you love, then you are sure to love the various delicacies and cuisine offered by Hofei. The Luzhou Roast Duck is a tasty specialty of hofei while other dishes like Mabing or sesame cake, Baigie or while sesame slices and Honggao or baked cake are all signature dishes of Hofei. And with the making of dumplings a delicate and intricate process in Hofei, you are sure to love the different types of dumplings available here.
Transportation in Hofei
With Hofei being situated in the center of East China, it has a well developed transportation system with links to airport, highway and railway. It is the rapid development of the city over the past few years that has made transport in Hofei very convenient not only to the citizens of the city, but to the many tourists that visit the city every year.
Hofei is also famous as an educational and scientific city with many famous talents. The hometown of the Nobel Prize for Physics winner, Yang Zhenning is Hofei while the University of Science and Technology and the Hofei branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences are both located in Hofei.
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