Caohu

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Introduction:      Ranked as the fifth largest fresh water lake in China, Chaohu Lake covers an area of 800 square kilometers, which makes the City a famous tourist destinat..

Districts: Hefei Anqing Bangbu Bozhou Caohu Fuyang Huainan Huangshan Jiuhuashan Jiu'anshan Xuzhou Tianzhushan Wuhu Chuzhou Liu'an Tongling Chizhou Huaibei Guangde Guichi

Attractions: Dong'an Forest Park Boshan hole Huayan hole Humble Abode Garden Baochan Mountain Yefu mountain Tangchi Hot Spring the Ruins of Ling jia Beach Bawang temple Taihu mountain national forest park

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Caohu Introduction

      Ranked as the fifth largest fresh water lake in China, Chaohu Lake covers an area of 800 square kilometers, which makes the City a famous tourist destination in Anhui Province. The vast surface of the lake is dotted with numerous boats. And it looks like a bowl between the Yangtze River and Huaihe River. In the middle of the lake stand two islands, o­ne is Gushan Mountain and the other is Laoshan Mountain. The lake is surrounded by three hot springs (namely, Bantang Hot Spring, Xiangquan Hot Spring and Tangchi Hot Spring) and four national forest parks (namely, Taihu Mountain Forest Park, Jilong Mountain Forest Park, Yefu Mountain Forest Park and Tianjin Mountain Forest Park), as well as five solution cavities (namely, Xianren Solution Cavity, Ziwei Solution Cavity, Wangqiao Solution Cavity, Huayang Solution Cavity and Boshan Solution Cavity). All these natural sceneries have contributed extraordinary enchanting beauty to the Chaohu Lake, which is located in the middle of them, and thus become an exquisite three-dimensional landscape picture.
      There is a legend concerning the formation of Chaohu Lake: the area of Chaohu Lake used to be land, but o­ne day it suddenly fell greatly and became a lake; there was a prophet named Jiaopo who led the population to the top of the mountain and thus helped them survive the disaster. According to the legend, , Chaohu Lake is also called

Caohu Traffic

Train
Only several trains stop at Chaohu Railway Station each day, including those from Hangzhou to Taiyuan, from Bengbu/Fuyang to Xiamen, from Huaibei/Hefei to Wuhu and from Hefei to Huangshan.
Telephone number of the ticket office and the inquiry desk of Chaohu Railway Station: 2310400

Bus
Chaohu City lies in the middle of the Hefei-Wuhu express highway and it takes o­nly around half an hour to go to either Hefei or Wuhu by bus. The Passenger Transportation Center is o­n East Changjian Road. Besides those to the places inside the province, bus lines are also available to all the big cities all over the country.
The ticket office of the North Bus Station of Chaohu City lies o­n East Changjiang Road, Juchao District    Telephone number of the inquiry desk?0565-2313455

Bus
Given that more than 30 bus lines are available, the cityl transportation is very convenient. Most of the buses are self-service and the cost varies from 1 yuan to 2 yuan each person.

Taxi
Taxi charges 6 yuan within the first three kilometers, and then 1.40 yuan for each additional kilometer. But bargain is sometimes acceptable.

Caohu Festivals

      The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
The Spring Festival falls o­n the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often o-ne month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the people's sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new o-ne.
Strictly speaking, the Spring Festival starts every year in the early days of the 12th lunar month and will last till the mid 1st lunar month of the next year. Of them, the most important days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days. The Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

      The Festival of Lanterns takes place at the end of the Chinese New Year Celebration, o-n the fifteenth day of the first moon.  Lanterns have been part of Chinese life for centuries so it's not surprising to see a festival of lanterns.   People usually hang lanterns in the gardens, outside the houses, and o-n the boats.  These lanterns are signposts to guide guests and spirits of ancestors to the Lunar celebration.  After a sumptuous fifteen-day feast, these lanterns light the way for the spirits back to the world beyond.
Silk, paper and plastic lanterns vary in shape and size and are usually multi-colored. Some are in the shapes of butterflies, birds, flowers, and boats.  Other are shaped like dragon, fruit and animal symbols of that year.  The most popular type of lantern is the "horse-racing" o-ne, in which figures or animals rotate around the vertical axis of the lantern.
The special food for the Lantern Festival is Yuen Sin or Tong Yuen.  These are round dumplings made with sticky rice flour.  They can be filled and served as a sweet snack or made plain and cooked in a soup with vegetables, meat and dried shrimp.  The round shape of the dumpling is a symbol of wholeness, completeness and unity.
The Lantern Festival is an occasion for families to get together and for everyone--young, old, rich and poor to have fun.

Caohu Service Telephones

Chaohu Travel Agency: 0565-2312631

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