Bengbu (蚌埠; Bèngbù; literally "Clam Wharf" or "Oyster Quay") is a prefecture-level city with a population of 3,469,700 (including rural area) in northern Anhui Province.
The city is on the Jinghu Railway, with hourly direct trains from Beijing, Shanghai and other large cities.
Taxis start at ¥5 for 2.5 km, and ¥1.2 per km after that.
A local specialty is river crayfish cooked with lots of spices. There is a whole block near the center of town that consists mainly of restaurants serving this and other dishes. Turn right at the end of that block, there is a nice small trendy restaurant on the right. Specialties are ice cream and Japanese/Taiwan style light meals. The jiaozi are excellent.