South-central China : Anhui : Bengbu
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. Bengbu South Station is in the south of Donghai Avenue, Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail to the first station, east China Central Station, one of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail seven central hub station, while the high-speed railway linking Beijing and Taiwanco mussels passenger line. The early stages of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail operating speed of 300 km, the initial operation Bengbu to Nanjing can be reached in about 35 minutes.
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.