Hefei Xinqiao International Airport is about 31.8 km (20 miles) from the city center. It is an important airport, linking Hefei city with many cities home and abroad. Flights to domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and flights to many tourism cities such as Lijiang, Guilin and so on can be found in the airport. Direct international flights to some Asian cities such as Taipei, Singapore, Cheju, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok and so on are operated from there.
Hefei has four distinct seasons and agreeable weather which belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate. The weather chop and change fantasticality in Spring, with a long and the intermittent drizzles can last from June to early July in summer. The autumn features is very comfortable with clear and sunny weather and it snows or rains for only few days in cold winter.
The well-known Chao Lake is located in the city and is one of the five largest fresh-water lakes in China covering an area of about 800 square kilometers (about 309 square miles). There is an abundance of aquatic produce in the lake, amongst which the whitebait, the shrimp and the crab are known as the three treasures of Chaohu Lake. The lake is embraced by surrounding green mountains - layer upon layer of ridges and peaks. The 'moonlit night of the Chaohu Lake' and the 'morning glow of the four peaks' are two of the ancient eight top scenic spots in Luyang (present day Hefei).