Huyi District


Located in the southwest of Xi’an, leaning against the Qinling Mountain in the south, and close to the Weihe River in the north, Huyi District is one of the three sub-center cities of Xi'an International Metropolis. Under its jurisdiction there are 16 townships, 1 scenic spot administrative bureau, 518 administrative villages, and 21 community neighborhood committees. The total area of the county is 1,282 square kilometers and the population is 606,600.

Huyi District boasts abundant historical deposits, and it was the capital of King Wenwang of the Zhou Dynasty and served as part of the capital area during the Han and Tang dynasties. Ever since the establishment of the county, it has been more than 2,000 years by now. Within the county, there are 106 cultural relics protection sites, and some of the cultural relics and historical sites are famous all over the country, including the thousand-year ancient temple Caotang Temple, the Taoist ancestral temple Chongyang Palace, the peerless ancient architecture Gongshutang, the earliest national mint Zhongguancheng ruins, etc. while some of the historical and cultural heritages have long enjoyed a good reputation, including Jingde Tower at Zige Temple in Zige Valley, the observatory at Jinfeng Temple, the ruins of Fuyang Palace of the Qin Dynasty and some others.   

Huyi District has well-developed industries, and has a host of leading industries in the pharmaceutical, mechanics, packing material, electronic appliances, chemical engineering, energy resource and casting fields as well as a batch of key enterprises including Datang Huyi District the Second Thermal Power Plant, Guowei Starch, Hui'an Chemical Engineering and Jingxi Shuanghe, etc. Over 100 products in more than 20 series have obtained national patents. Caotang Scientific and Technological Industrial Base, which is jointly constructed with Xi’an Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone, has been launched in full swing, the road network has taken form, the US Johnson & Johnson, No. 2 BYD Auto Factory, and Base Accelerator and some other big projects have settled down in the base, which has become the new engine to drive the industrial development of Huyi District.

Huyi District boasts superior agricultural production conditions, and it is a major producer of wheat and corn with a stable annual yield of more than 350,000 tons. The planting area of quality facility fruits including Tongxing water melons, Hutai grapes and Fuyuan apricot and pollution-free vegetables such as Chinese chives, green onions and hot peppers have reached 110,000 mu, of which facility agriculture accounts for 50,000 mu, and the county has been conferred the title of “the hometown of China Hutai grapes”. In the north, along the side of the Weihe River is the 68,000 mu Weihe Modern Ecological Agricultural Demonstration Zone, which has become a modern ecological sight-seeing agricultural production base which integrates the functions of production, demonstration, recreation and sight-seeing in the Xi'an region.

Huyi District boasts abundant tourism resources, and a few tourism routes have taken form, including the religious culture and PE fitness ring route with Caotang Temple, Yajian Golf Club and Guifeng Mountain as the major scenic spots; the recreation and holiday ecological tourism ring route including Gaoguan Waterfalls, Zhuque and Taiping National Forest Parks, Huayangyu Valley, Jinlongxia Gorge, Egu Springs, the Peony Park and some other scenic spots; and the cultural, cultural relics tourism, north Weihe modern agricultural, recreational and sight-seeing ring route which takes Peasant Painting Museum, Donghan Village Peasant Painting Society and Chongyang Palace as the major destinations. Huyi District is rated as the first batch of tourism strong county of Shaanxi Province, the top ten most attractive key tourism counties of Shaanxi Province and the most charming cultural and ecological tourism counties of China.