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Huizhou Travel Guide, China

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Location

This picturesque city is located in southern China within Guangdong Province by the South China Sea. Huizhou travel guide will introduce into the atmosphere of this old Chinese city.

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

Huizhou is set in a picturesque landscape offered by the northern Luofu Mountain with their high peaks, southern shores of the Dayawan Bay and numerous surrounding beautiful spots with lakes, hot springs and other such places. The city itself is set in a plain area comprising also some of the Pearl River Delta’s surface.

Local climate within the city is subtropical with the additional presence of the monsoon which brings higher humidity from July to August. The average temperatures never go bellow 22ºC, making the city a very pleasant holiday destination all year round.

The hydrograph element is very present here due to this location by the sea and to the presence of the nearby Pearl River. All these elements are of great importance for the city creating a favorable environment for the development of local tourism and economy.

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

Due to the presence of a subtropical climate with high humidity and warmth, flora is abundant and very diverse. Silver oaks can be admired here along with chestnut trees, spruce and birches. More than half of the plant species found within the city are cultivated for decorative purposes; still, original flora can be admired especially in the public gardens, eco gardens and other green areas. Fauna is just as diverse and is represented by terrestrial species like the deer, bat, rodents, reptiles and aquatic ones, more diverse and housed by the waters of the sea and Pearl River.

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Population

The modern city of Huizhou houses a number of 3 million people, thus being one of the most important cities after Hong Kong. The city is and has always been an important economical and cultural centre due to its various resources from the natural ones which sustain tourism to the economical ones. Its wonderful location in a tropical zone with abundant vegetation, diverse surrounding topography and friendly people helped tourism develop to a point where it represents an important sector of the local economy. The presence of Huizhou port is yet another crucial element in the city development, the natural position and shape of the coast line permitting a very active waterside activity for transporting various goods and passengers too.

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Also influenced by the peculiarity of the topography, culture in this area developed steadily throughout the millenniums. The surrounding mountainous area has been a cradle for Taoism, area considered to be sacred. The vicinity of the sea facilitated a great communication between locals and other cultures thus determining a continuous development and growth. Nowadays Huizhou culture still plays an important role in traditional China, being considered unique and a reference for anyone studying Chinese culture. Representative for Huizhou artistic life is the Mulian opera, an original and unique theatrical performance which appeared and developed here and picturing religious themes.

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Transport

Huizhou is crossed by six major highways, two nationally important railways and has an international airport and port. The highways and railways make the connection with Hong Kong and with every other important city in China. The local Huizhou International Airport is only 30 minutes away form the city, transfer being made by regular bus routes, taxi or rented cars available everywhere in the city or at the airport.

Huizhou port benefits of a great topography which allows the construction of numerous smaller ports on the 30 km long coast line thus receiving an impressive number of ships every day for both freight and passenger transportation. You can easily get to Shenzhen if you are thinking of a day trip.

Huizhou, Travel Guide – Festivals

Huizhou is a very active city housing numerous events every year like the Seaside Tourism Festival which takes place every November and promotes local tourism, the Kite Festival which takes place in spring with thousands of kites coloring the sky, the Lantern Festival, Qing Ming Festival and more.

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