Located along the middle reaches of the Huaihe River is the charming city of Huainan. Being in the Anhui Province of China, the city borders Hefei, the provincial capital. Huainan is one of the prominent urban areas of the Hefei Metropolitan Circle and is a prosperous industrial zone. The city has a well-maintained infrastructure and a modern tourist-friendly environment. Tourism and hospitality sectors of Huainan City have evolved well over the years, making it one of the sought-after tourist destinations in China. The city has the distinction of being the origin of tofu which is famous all over the world today.
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Longhu Park – This Park is a very popular spot for the locals, domestic tourists, and overseas tourists. It is a typical amusement park with a botanical garden in one section displaying unusual varieties of flora. There is also a zoo that has endangered species like the Siberian tiger and snub-nosed monkeys, among various other animals and birds. The aquarium is also a great place to visit. The lake in the park has a boating facility for exploration. In the middle of the lake, there is a small island which looks like a miniature Stonehenge due to its tall rocks. The park is a popular spot for people of all ages.
Shangyao Forest Park – This is a leisure park that is very popular with the locals. The hike uphill is not too strenuous even for kids. So one can find people of most ages visiting the forest park to enjoy the fresh air and lush green landscape. At the summit, there is a Fourth Army Cultural Museum and a number of small temples. The peak provides a fantastic panoramic view of Huainan City and its surroundings and is a pleasure for tourists and photographers.
Other tourist attractions in and around the city include the Piano House, Bagong Mountain Park, Wangqing Valley, Luohe Town, Ancient City Wall of Shou County, Chunshenjun Cemetery, Chunshen's Mausoleum, Wuwang Ruins, Chu Cultural Museum, Liu'an Shouxian Confucian Temple, Shungeng Mountain, Maoxian Cave, etc.