Hefei

Hefei is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province in Eastern China. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Anhui. Located in the central portion of the province, it borders Huainan to the north, Chuzhou to the northeast, Chaohu to the southeast and Lu'an to the west.

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Lord Bao's Park is a combination of a very pleasant park with tea houses, gardens, a lake, a tower and of course the restored underground tomb of Lord Bao himself as well as the tombs of his family. The park is worth walking through.

Located in Hefei Economic and Technological Development Area, south of Hefei city, Hui Garden occupies an area of over 20 hectares. Its layout is based on the geographic topography and in line with the administrative divisions of Anhui Province. Two small streams, symbolizing the Yangtze River and Huaihe River, run through it.

The architectures in the east part, a division dedicated to the north part of the province, are in royal garden style, and those in the west part, embodying the south part of the province, are in Hui style (an architecture style formed in the south of Anhui Province), especially imitating the waterfront garden houses. In the middle lie some modern architectures like the Century Bridge and the Century Square. All the 17 cities of the province have replicated their own local-culture-representing architectures in designated areas. These buildings not only have formed their own individual and exclusive small garden-like scenery, but also emulate and flatter each other with the rest of garden.