Huainan Travel Guide, China
Huainan is one of the most important cities in China. The city is one of the largest coal producing areas for China. Apart from being the energy powerhouse for the nation, the city is known for its natural beauty. Crystal clear brooks, elegantly standing mountains, picturesque landscapes in the region are something that is a must see when visiting China. The city holds the title of being the first one to give the world the famous ‘Bean curd’. One of the most famous locations in the region is the battlefield of the Feishui battle. The best time to visit Huainan is during spring and autumn.
Area: 2596.4 sq Km
Population: 2,335,798 as per 2004 census
Languages spoken: Chinese
Monetary unit: Chinese Yuan
The beautiful temples in the region speak of the classic architectural taste of the people of Huainan. One of the most notable constructions is the Qingtian Taoist Temple. The temple stands on a mountain slope and covers a huge area of around three hundred square kilometers. Near the magnificent temple stands another piece of brilliant construction in the form of a courtyard which has sky-high cypresses. The architecture of the Taoist buildings near the temple is a notable feature. Another remarkable architectural marvel is the Treasure Palace of Sanqing that stands near the temple.
Infrastructure and Economy
Huainan is one of the richest cities of China since the city is among the major coal producing regions in the country. Apart from coal, other industries that support the economy of the city are the machine building, iron and steel and chemicals. There are a good number of agriculture based industries like tobacco processing, rice, wheat and soya bean industries. The city holds a sound infrastructure and is well connected by a system of railways to important cities like Hefei, Xuzhou etc.
People and culture
The people of Huainan have a true Chinese spirit. The people of the city offer the same hospitality and friendliness Chinese people are known for. The people of Huainan take pride in their culture and follow the traditions with devotion.
The traditions and the culture can be experienced in its festivals and fiestas. One of the oldest cultural events held in the city is the Bean Curd Festival. Visiting Huainan during such festivals is the best way to get a glimpse of the true culture of the city. From Chinese Opera to exotic Chinese dishes, you will get it all during these festivals.
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