Enveloping a group of small ancient villages, Anhui dates back to the Ming dynasty. You can explore the past and marvel at natural phenomena, such as shifting emerald-toned ponds and towering granite cliffs.
Things to do in Anhui
Anhui New Provincial Museum lets you embrace the Anhui province from a historical perspective. Spanning four storeys, the museum displays fascinating collections, such as Palaeolithic artefacts from Eurasia’s earliest settlements. You can also view priceless Huizhou art collections and stumble upon a stunningly preserved jade burial suit from the Three Kingdoms period.
Many travellers make their way to Anhui to marvel at the Huangshan granite cliffs made famous in ink paintings from the 1600s and 1700s. For a more serene and contemplative excursion, visit the peaks of Jiuhua Shan where Buddhist devotees bless the departing souls of loved ones.
Don’t miss visiting the treasured Fengyang Royal Mausoleum of the Ming dynasty. Three walls known as King, Brick and Earth circle the 14th-century mausoleum, which harbours significant structures, such as the Golden Gate and Huangtang Bridge. A seven-metre-high tombstone marks the burial site of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming dynasty.
For a romantic getaway, spend an afternoon in the surreal Emerald Valley, nicknamed “Lovers’ Valley”. Spanning six kilometres, the valley cradles over 100 ponds reflecting various shades of emerald sparkling like jade gemstones. Seek out popular spots, such as Green Dragon Pool, White Dragon Pool and Emerald Pond.
Getting around Anhui
You can rent a car at Hefei Luogang International Airport, about 11 kilometres from Anhui. Alternative ways of getting around include city and tour buses and taxis.