Monday   September  24, 2018
About Tourism

  There are beautiful mountains, renowned people and abundant tourist resources in West Anhui. Lu'an ranks among the cities of tourism in Anhui and is ones of the six provincial tourist districts. It has received 54,005 oversea visitors this year with an increase of 36%, and 15.474 million domestic visitors with an increase of 58.8%. The total tourist income is 9.86 billion yuan with an increase of 50.6%. At the end of the year, there are 55 A-level tourist districts or spots and 19 4A-level ones. At present, four leading tourist routes has formed:
  1. Northwestern route of ancient culture: Ancient City of Shouchun, Bagongshan Mountain, King Huainan's Tomb, Lianpo's Tomb, Pearl Spring, Mr. Sun's Ancestral Temple, Anfeng Pool, Watergate Park, Lijiawei Landlord's Estate.
  2.Southwestern route of mountains and waters: Heaven Stockade Village, Meishan Reservoir, Jinzhai Revolutionary Martyrs Museum, Mr. Hus Temple. Dawang Temple, Tongluo Stockade Village, Foziling Reservoir and Small Nanyue Mountain.
  3. Southeastern route of entertainment and leisure: Wanfo Lake, Wanfo Mountain, Wanfo hot spring, the City of Zhouyu, Qimen Weir and Qide Culture Institution.
  4. Outskirt of Lu'an route: Big Hua Mountain, Dongtian Lake, East Stone Bamboo Shoot, Zhaoqing Temple, Gaoyao Tomb, Hengpaitou, West Ancient City Relics, Gaocheng Double Tower and West Anhui Martyrs Graveyard.

The last primitive forest in Eastern China--Tiantangzhai Scenic Area
  Tiantangzhai Scenic Area,136km away from downtown of Lu'an, nestles in the hinterland of Dabie Mountain on the southwestern corner of Jinzhai county. It is a national nature reserve and a national forest park.
  The highest peak has an altitude of 1,729.13 meters, being the second highest in Dabie Mountain. The scenic zone boasts many historical sites, lofty and precipitous peaks, dense forests and elegant bamboo forests, deep pools and groups of waterfalls, strange pines and rocks.
  The towering peaks here are enveloped in clouds all year around. The thundering 108 relay-style waterfalls constitute an awe-inspiring natural scene unique in East China. Of them, 18 have a fall of more than 50 meters. The White Horse Grand Canyon Scenic Area, a newly-developed one in the Tiantangzhai Scenic Area, is the place where all the water rushing down the mountain meets, thus forming the headwaters of the Huaihe River.
  In addition to these breathtaking beautiful landscapes, the long history, red culture, simple-hearted locals and the well-preserved natural ecological environment are also very attractive to tourists. Now the Tiantangzhai Scenic Area has become an ideal place for tourists to go close to nature.

Backyard Garden of Hefei--Wanfo Lake Scenic Area
  Wanfo Lake Scenic Area, the 4A-level scenic spot, is a national scenic area of water conservancy. It is located in the Southwest of Shucheng county, 80 km away from Hefei. It mainly consists of Longhekou Reservoir, south to Wanfo Mountain and east to Wanfo hot spring. With mountains and waters, it was nicknamed as "Backyard Garden of Hefei"

Historic city--Ancient city of Shouchun

  Shouchun, a city of over 2000 years of history, is located at the foot of Bagong Mountain, surrounded by Feishui River. In history, it was the garrison town with several ancient names of Shouchun, Shouyang and Shouzhou.
  The ancient city wall of Shouchun is the best safe-keeping wall that built in Song Dynasty in China and the major historic and cultural sites under state protection. The wall existing is the one that was rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Xining in the Northern Song Dynasty with stone base and brick wall. The wall stands 8.33 meters tall, 6-10 meters wide at the top. It means 7,147 covers in length and 3.65 square kilometer in area. The city all includes four gates and their names are cut respectively in intaglio on its gate: Binyang in the east, Tongfei in the south, Dinghu in the west and Jingzhun in the north. The ancient city wall has a complete defense system which consists of the enclosures, the gates, the moat, drawbridges, corner towers, guard subsidiaries and arrow shots and guarding shots on the ramparts. In the eras of cold steel, it was described as “strongly fortified city” and “Shouzhou of Iron”. In 1991, the city of Shouxian was stranded by great flooding. Outside the wall, there became a vast expanse of water. Inside the wall, it was safe without a scratch.
  Shouxian is a county full of cultural relics. In the Shouxian Chu Culture Museum, which was inscribed by Qiao Shi, treasured over 6,000 cultural relics ranging from Shang Dynasty to Ming and Qing Dynasty. And hundreds of collections are national first or second class cultural relics.
  It is another characteristic of Shouchun that different kinds of religions harmoniously co-exist together in one county. It is also the important manifestation of generosity of Chu culture. In the east, there is a famous temple in the area between Changjiang River and Huaihe River---Baoen Temple (previously named as Chongjiaochan Temple or Dongchan Temple), which was set up in the reign of Emperor Zhenguan in Tang Dynasty with the history of over 1,300 years. In its prime time, there were hundreds of monks and its buildings were impressively grand. In the west, there is a mosque dated back to Ming Dynasty, which is the biggest one in the East China. In the north, there is a Taoism center in the area between Changjiang River and Huaihe River---Sidiing Mountain Emperor’s Mother Palace. In the middle of the county, there is a Confucian Temple and Christian Churches.
  In ancient city of Shouchun, people can appreciate ancient buildings such as Ancient State Office, Kuiguang Pavilion, Ban Pond, Liudu Ancestral Temple, Zhuangyuan Domicile (the residence for Number One Scholar in ancient China) and Jiandao Lane. People can hear beautiful stories and legends such as “The Man Indoors”, “A permanently dissatisfied man is like a snake trying to swallow Prime Minister”, “Argue Face-to-face”, “Zhao Kuangyin trapped in Southern Tang Kingdom”, “Shi Miao Left the Calf” and “Lixiangcao” (a kind of peculiar local grass). People can also eat traditional local cake named “Dajiujia” and Toufu from Bagong Mountain.

Jinzhai Red Army Square

  Jinzhai Red Army Square is expanded on the basis of Jinzhai Revolutionary Museum and Martyrs’ Park. The Square is the important part belongs to the second modification works of Jinzhai Cemetery of Revolutionary Martyrs.  It starts to rebuild in Sept. 2007. It covers 19,000 square meters with total investment of 22.5 million yuan. The renovated cemetery has showed the new image of national red tourism and has become the educational base for patriotism.
  After its rebuilding, several inscriptions written by Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Liu Bocheng and Hong Xuezhi have become integrated to show the new appearance of the cemetery.
  Jinzhai Red Army Square includes Revolutionary Martyrs Monument, Monument for General Hong Xuezhi, Memorial Hall for the Red Army, Cemeteries for Red Army and Revolutionary Museum. It is national patriotic educational demonstration base, national classic scenic spot for red tourism.

The ancient battlefield of "Feishui Battle"---Bagong Mountain

  Bagong Mountain, also called Feiling Mountain, is the provincial forest park, 2 kilometers south to Shouchun. The rolling mountain has 11 peaks with the total coverage of 10 square kilometers and the highest peak of 241.2 meters high in altitude. Although it is not that high, it appears magnificently grand, surrounded by flat plain of average 20 meters high in altitude. As saying goes, “Any mountain, high or low, can be given spirit by a god.” Legend has it that Liu An, the king of Huainan, assembled eight alchemists to make pills of immortality. That is how the Mountain has got its name. And thus some idiomatic stories have been derived, such as “When one man become god, his dogs and cocks also rise to be gods” and “Cocks and dogs in Huainan”(both expressions means that when a man gets to the top, all his relatives also rise to power). And then the method of making Toufu was derived. Bagong Mountain has always been the strategic place since ancient times. In 383, the main battlefield of famous “Feishui Battle” between Qin and Jin Kingdom was at the foot of Bagong Mt. The famous idioms, like “Fengshengheli, caomujiebing” (be panic-stricken by hearing the sound of wind and cranes and be highly suspicious of everything) and “Toubianduanliu” (mighty and strong), comes from the battle. Some relevant relics remain, such as the slope which panicked General Fu Jian and “Dongjindukou” (from which Jin army speedilu cross the river) and “Ancestral Temple for Mr. Xie”. Currently there are over 30 scenic spots, such as the Tomb for Liu AN, the king of Huainan, the Tomb for Genral Lian Po, The pills well of the King of Huainan, Pearl Spring, Agate Spring, Shengxian Pavilion and Granny Temple.

Little Nanyue Mountain---“Second Hengshan Mountain” conferred upon by Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty

  Nanyue Mountain Villa is located at the foot of Nanyue Mountain (the provincial place of interest) surrounded by waters and mountains. It is blessed with convenient transportation (only one km far from the downtown) and beautiful scenery. It is invested by Huoshan local government. It started to build in April, 1985 and in May 1998 it was officially authorized by Anhui Tourist Administration as Two Stars Foreign Affairs Hotel.
  The villa covers 8,005 square meters of total construction area and 10,319 square meters of total area. At present, it owns 4 luxurious suits, 35 commercial suits, 63 standard rooms and 136 beds. With 7 elegant first-class restaurant boxes, it can serve 300 people to dine. Besides, there are many types of service facilities, such as meeting rooms with different sizes, hairdressing centers, tennis court and large parking lot.

Heaven on earth—Hengpaitou

  The nuclear parts of Hengpaitou Scenic Spot are Hengpaitou Water Conservancy project and Fengyuan Lake. It combines perilous peaks, peculiar stones and historic temples together, which has make it get the fame of “Heaven on earth”. In the scenic spot, several places of interest and several entertaining project are invested. With the further construction of the spot, it will become the municipal “Park in Southern Suburb”.
  “Green mountains are surrounded by blue waters, and green trees shines with red towers; Egret flies in the blue sky, and painted boat floats on the river.” This poem vividly describes the common beauty of Hengpaitou Scenic Spot. And ex-vice-chairman of NPC, Wang Guangying, has highly praised it as “Heaven on earth--Hengpaitou”. It is a string of colorful ribbon and a string of pearl. It adds some touch to colorful Yu’an. Even the best artist cannot draw her natural beauty. Only what one can do is to travel among it and enjoy oneself.