Brief Introduction

Xuzhou was called Pengcheng in ancient times and was one of the nine cities in Huaxia (the ancient name for China). It has 5000 thousand years of civilization history and 2500 years of city building history. The whole city covers an area of 11258km2 with a population of 10.2352 million. It has 2 cities (Xinyi and Pizhou), 3 counties (Fengxian County, Peixian County and Suining County) and 5 districts (Yunlong, Gulou, Quanshan, Tongshan and Jiawang) under its administration. As the “larger city” granted by the State Council, it has been awarded the national historical and cultural city, excellent tourist city in China, national ShuangYong Model city, national Environmental Model City, etc.

Xuzhou enjoys strategic regional advantage that it [more]

Historical development

Xuzhou enjoys a long history and its ancestors have been living and working on this piece of land for over 6000 thousands. At the end of primitive society, Emperor Yao assigned Peng Zu to the land of the present downtown, as the Kingdom of Dapengshi for which Xuzhou calls itself Pengcheng. During the Spring and Autumn Period, Pengcheng belonged to the Kingdom of Song and then to the Kingdom of Chu until Qin Dynasty unified the whole nation and set Pengcheng County. 

During Chu – Han, the Great Conqueror of Western Chu made Pengcheng its capital city. 

Western Han set Pengcheng Prefecture and Eastern Han set the Kingdom of Pengchen, making it the capital. During Eastern Han, it was a name of state, with five prefectures and kingdoms and 62 counties. The capital cit [more]

Economic development

In 2015, facing with the complex domestic and oversea economic environment, the whole city adhered to the overall working tone of making process while maintaining stability according to the decision deployment of the municipal Party committee and municipal government. It made adaptation to the new normal actively and accelerated the transformation and upgrading. The economic development achieved a trend of “overall stability, progressing in stability and prosperity in stability”, with main indexes over national and provincial average level, the comprehensive strength rising to a new level, restructuring obtaining new progress and people’s livelihood achieving new improvement. According to primary accounting and the confirmation of the provincial Statistical Bureau, the whole city rea [more]

Science, technology and culture

Xuzhou is the cradle of Peng Zu culture and Han culture and epitome of Xu culture. Xuzhou was called Pengcheng in ancient times and enjoys a civilization history of more than 6000 years. The founding of Xuzhou City can be sourced to the Kingdom of Dapengshi founded by Emperor Yao over 4000 thousand years ago. The first appearance of the name Pengcheng on record was in the Spring and Autumn Period, i.e. 573 BC. It is the earliest city in Jiangsu province. During Emperor Yu’s water conservancy, he divided the whole nation into nine states, of which Xuzhou was one. At that time, “Xuzhou” was the name of a natural economic region only and Pengcheng is the center of the region. During the reign of Emperor Yao, Peng Zu founded the Kingdom of Dapengshi, which is the source of the name of Pe [more]

Religious folk

Folk customs

Historical and cultural city of Xuzhou, a long history of traditional folk. Tang Yao period, VIII, the Yellow Emperor Sun Pengzu ascribed to big Peng (i.e. Xuzhou City of today), cooking Peng Zushan, because skilled Lianqi health and become a symbol of longevity in China. The Xuzhou custom is still more or less from being Pengzu health care practices. On the festival days, "Ji Zi Peng Su, Guo Fu, was" still Xuzhou people advocating couplets.

Opera Art

Xuzhou folk village". Popular in the drama of the region there are Liuqin drama, Xuzhou Qinshu, Jiangsu opera, opera, Peking Opera, Flower Drum Opera, sipingdiao drama, Ding Dingqiang, shadow play, Pingju opera, drama etc.. The drama is about 200 years of history, Jiangsu Bangzi o[MORE]

Tourist Characteristics

Xuzhou enjoys a long history and rich culture and there are a large number of historic sites. The most shinnig cultural heritage and historic sites in Xuzhou are Western Han and Eastern Han cultures represented by “Three Superb Heritages of Han Dynasty”, i.e. Terra-Cotta Warriors of Han Dynasty, Han Dynasty Tombs and Han Dynasty Stone Portraits. As the originator of Han culture, Xuzhou holds Han Culture International Tourist Festival at the beginning of October every year. 

Xuzhou has been a hotly contested spot since ancient times, such as the ancient battlefield of Jiulishan Mountain and the new relic of the Huaihai Campaign. Anshan Mountain Jiulong Valley Scenic Spot, located in Pizhou Xuzhou, is the national 4A level scenic spot with picturesque scenery. There is the la [more]


Xuzhou is located at the border area of Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Anhui, with Huaihai on its east, the Central Plains on its west, Jianghuai region on its south and Qilu on its north, making it a “the thoroughfare of five provinces”. It is an important comprehensive transportation junction in China. The truck lines of three national expressways of Lianyungang-Khorgos, Beijing-Fujian and Beijing-Shanghai Expressway join in the city, the trunk railway of Beijing-Shanghai and Lanzhou-Lianyungang Railway join in the city, the trunk water transport line Beijing- Hangzhou Canal runs along the city, Xuzhou Guan Yin International Airport is the only large trunk airport in Huaihai Economic Zone and the transportation pipeline in Xuzhou is an important component of East China Oil Pipeline ex [more]

Introduction to Tourism

1.Folk crafts in Xuzhou can be called a rich treasury. Suining Children’s Drawing, Pizhou Folk Paper-Cut and Farmer Painting once had comprehensive influence across the whole country. 

2.Folk toys in Xuzhou is also an interesting world. Clay toys, wooden toys, clothing toys, sugar sculpture and dough figurine will draw you attention absolutely with their simple, delicate, dignified or inspiring features. Moreover, there are wooden new year pictures, straw-plaited embroidery, sculpture, knit cotton, kites, etc., every piece of which is an artistic creation shining with intelligence.  

3.The starting taxi fare is 7 Yuan (3km), 1.4Yuan/km and then 2.1Yuan/km for the mileage exceeding 6km. 

4.Tourist complaint No. in Xuzhou: 0516-83709993

5.The Second [more]