Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture of Tujia and Miao Nationalities is the only autonomous prefecture for minority nationalities in Hunan. It is inhabited by people of the Tujia, Miao, Hui, Dong and Bai nationalities, who constitute 72% of the total population of 2.7703 million.
The autonomous prefecture is situated in the Wuling Mountain range. It not only has a beautiful landscape, but has also preserved large numbers of unique ethnic customs. It is now open to tourists from all parts of the country as well as the rest of the world. Its tourism trade is growing with each passing day.
The Xiangxi autonomous prefecture is the only region in Hunan Province that has been included in the state plan for the development of the western region on a large scale. It enjoys state preferential policies specially formulated for the development of the west. The people of Xiangxi are sure to seize this historical opportunity to accelerate its economic and social development.