Lying along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Hunan received its name because most of its territory is on the south (nan) of Dongting Lake (hu). It is hailed as "a land of fish and rice". Praising Hunan as "the next hot tourist destination", Lonely Planet considers "Hunan, integrating tradition with modern elements, may not match with tourists' expectation of China, but it may also be the reason for a travel." An astonishing landscape ...
The Orange Isle fireworks show displayed on weekends is one of must-sees in Changsha. This year 26 fireworks shows will be arranged from Jan. 1 to Oct.1.Best Places for Viewing include Du Fu Pavilion and its surroundings, Siyangfangzun (four sheep statue) Square, Fengfan (sail) Square, and the observation deck on the top of Yuelu Mountain.
The most important activity during the night of the event is watching various wonderful Chinese lanterns. Brilliant and large scale lantern shows are being held in Hunan and you could choose your favorite one to experience traditional Chinese culture. The 2017 Happy Yanghu Lantern Show is Hunan’s largest New Year lantern show and lasts till February 27, 2017.
Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway, Hunan’s first intercity railway connecting Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan cities, is 95.5 km long. This passenger dedicated line is designed for an average speed of 200 km/hour, but runs at 160 km/hour at initial phase. 24 stations were set along the line, among which 17 are open now.
Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is located in northwest Hunan Province, neighboring Zhangjiajie to the east and Huaihua to the south. It is a place with profound cultural deposits and rich ethnic customs.Yuanshui Scenic Area in Luxi County is a provincial-level scenic spot. It has beautiful natural scenery, numerous cultural landscapes, and unique folk customs.
Integrating serious attitude, glorious visions, up-to-date perspectives and strong passion towards the exquisite land of Hunan, the column-- Hunan Geography aims to introduce and present the beauty...More >
The Eight Old Views of Xiaoxiang, or the legendary eight scenic spots in the basin area of the Xiangjiang River, represent the charming sceneries of Hunan. Shen Kuo, a famous man of letter from the Song Dynasty once depicted the eight views in his literature work Sketches and Notes Written in Mengxi Park. Wits in various times also followed his suits...More >
Folk customs refer to the local customs handed down from generation to generation. All ethnic groups in Hunan celebrate various festivals with local flavor. Hunan also boasts more than 5,000 plays from 17 drama groups (or operas).
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Reach Xiangxiang Shuifu Temple Tourist Area from Changsha by the Changsha-Xiangtan Expressway. Enjoy beautiful scenery rivaling Qiandao Lake. Visit Zeng Guofan’s resident and C...
Foreign Tourists to Hunan From Jan. to Dec. in 2015(Updated on Feb. 24, 2016)