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Huizhou Travel Guide

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2015/11/5

Huizhou Overview

Huizhou City is a famous historic and cultural city in Guangdong province. It boasts the name of ″the famous shire in south of the Five Ridges ″and ″the gateway of eastern Guangdong ″in ancient time. Huizhou City belongs to Peal River Delta Economic Zone, governing two districts: Huicheng, Huiyang, and three counties: Boluo, Huidong and Longmen. There are two national development zones, Daya Gulf Economic and Technological Development Zone and Zhongkai High and New Technology Industrial Development Zone. The land area of Huizhou City is 12.2 thousand square kilometers, accounting for one quarter of Pearl River Delta Economic Area. The sea area of Huizhou City is 4,520 square kilometers with 223.6 kilometers of coastlines. Huizhou is one of the large coastal cities in Guangdong province. The permanent resident population of Huizhou city is 3,210,000.

Huizhou city is abundant in resources and specialties. Under the earth stored 30 and more mineral resources such as the iron, coal, tungsten, titanium, etc. The city yields grains, sugar canes, peanuts, litchi, etc. The water products amount to 840 varieties and more. High-quality table salt is produced in the coastal area. In the mountain area, there are not only large forests and water resource, but also numerous wild animals.

Huizhou City is rich in the natural resources, especially tourist resources. There are 900 and more scenery spots in the city potential in tourist development. Besides the tourist facilities are also very complete.

The geographical environment in Huizhou city is very congenial and people born here are very talent. Huizhou is rich in variety of products with moderate and comfort climate. People can travel around here any season. Among the famous local specialties, delicious dishes are Dongjiang Salted Chicken, Meat with Pickles, Dongjiang Beancurd, and Huizhou Pickles, Suliao of Luofu Mountain, One Hundred Grass Oil, Dragon Gate Honey, etc. All these specialties make the chance of enjoying local dishes and shopping available for tourists.

Area Code: 0752

Post Code: 516000

Population: 2863,6 thousand(2003)

Nationalities and dialects

Inhabitants in Huizhou City are mainly Han Nationality. Besides there are some inhabitants which are Yao Nationality, She Nationality, etc.

Since majority of Han Nationality in Huizhou City are Hakka. The main local language in Huizhou is Hakka dialect. In some area dialects of Guangdong and Fujian are also popular. In eastern Guangdong area, such as Pinghai, there are distinct dialects such as Junsheng. 

Governing area: five administrative areas of counties, Huicheng District, Huiyang District, Huidong District, Luobo County and Longmen County.