Events & Updates
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Couples Dressed in Traditional Costumes Experience Skywalk
Women Dressed in Hanfu Celebrate Qixi Festival

On August 27, Hunan Embroidery Research Institute Hunan embroidery amateurs dressed in Han-style costumes or Hanfu celebrated the Qixi Festival at Du Fu Pavilion. They tossed an embroidered ball as a traditional courtship ritual, and experienced needlework.

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2017 China (Yanghu) Straw Sculpture and Light Season Kicks off
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About Chinese Valentine's Day
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Introduction

The Double Seventh Festival (Qixi Festival) is one of Chinese traditional festivals, and also known as a Chinese Valentine's Day. It falls on the seventh day of the seventh Chinese lunar month.

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Traditions

Chinese girls prepare fruits, melons and incense as offerings to Zhi Nu, the weaving maiden, praying to acquire high skills in needlecraft, as well as hoping to find satisfactory husbands.

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Romantic Legend

The Chinese people believe that the star Vega (织女星), east of the Milky Way, is Zhi Nu and, at the constellation of Aquila (天鹰座), on the western side of the Milky Way, Niu Lang waits for his wife.

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Hot Tourist Destinations
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in the southwest part of Wulingyuan Scenic Spot. In 1992, Wulingyuan Scenic Spot with Zhangjiajie as its main part was inscribed by the UNESCO on the "World Natural Heritage List".

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Red Carbonate-Rock Stone Forest National Geopark

Tujia Mud Festival will take place at Red Carbonate-Rock Stone Geopark. The festival derived from a tradition to express love between Tujia young men and women. Now it is a celebration to spend Qixi festival or Chinese Valentine's Day.

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Hengshan Mountain

Mt. Hengshan, is one of the five sacred Buddhist mountains in China. A star festival will be held on the summit of the mountain--Zhurong Peak. The peak is one of the best places to enjoy some breathtaking views.

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Huping Mountain

It is the state-listed nature reserve as well as one of the 200 global key ecological areas. The mountain is at a high altitude above sea level, which contributes to its clean and fresh air and light pollution-free sky.The summit of its main peak is known as a best place to enjoy a starry sky.

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Dawei Mountain National Forest Park

It is a large state forest park. Home to 23 plant species, 17 tree species, 1,200 species of butterflies and 14 species of rare animals all under the government’s stringent protection, Dawei Mountain National Forest Park is nothing less than a natural animal and plant museum.

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Langshan Mountain

Langshan Mountain is one of China's National Geological Park famous for its unique Danxia landform.Covering an area of 108 square kilometres, it has rich natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. There are more than 60 scenic spots in Langshan Mountain.