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15 July 2015

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May Day Travel Routes Recommended

The Hunan Culture and Tourism Department announced May Day Holiday arrangements, including travel routes recommendations, and holiday discounts in Hunan’s scenic areas, and resorts. 
A total of 72 travel routes are recommended, including: 
One-day trip in Shaoshan and Huaminglou;
Three-day trip in Zhangjiajie;
One-day trip in Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town;
One-day trip in Shiniu Village and Monkey Valley in Pingjiang;
Two-day trip in Taohuayuan;
One-day trip in Tanhe Ancient Town in Ningxiang;
Two-day trip in Langshan Mountain; and,
Routes for study tours and rural tourism.
There are ten recommended routes for driving tours: 
Sightseeing tour in Yueyang;
Folk customs and landscape appreciation tour in Xiangxi;
Local cuisine and culture tours in central and south Hunan;
Revolutionary history tours;
Natural landscape tour in Loudi;
Ancient town tour in Xiangxi; and,
Lake and river enjoyment tours. 
More than 80 scenic areas will provide free or reduced-price tickets for visitors during this holiday. The Orange Isle fireworks show will be staged at 20:30 on May 1. The Miyin Temple on Weishan Mountain in Ningxiang and other 41 scenic areas in Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan, provide free admission at their main entrances. The Hunan Botanical Garden, and Daweishan National Forest Park will lower admission prices for entrance and sightseeing shuttles. Free or lower-cost admission will also be provided in Hengyang’s 6 scenic spots, including Mount Hengshan; Yueyang’s 6 scenic spots, including Yueyang Tower; Changde’s 3 spots, including Taohuayuan Scenic Area; Shaoyang’s 2 spots, including Langshan Mountain; Yongzhou’s 16 spots, including Shunhuang Mountian; Huanhua’s 6 spots, including Gaoyi Ancient Village; Loudi’s 9 spots, including Ziquejie terraced fields; and, Xiangxi’s 6 spots, including Qianzhou Ancient Town. 
Scenic spots in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture jointly promoted a month-long activity themed “We are Falling in Love in Hunan in May”. From May 1 to 20, Furong Town-Red Carbonate-Rock Stone Forest Tourist Resort will launch a series of activities to celebrate International Labor Day on May 1, Mother’s Day on May 12, and Love Confession Day on May 20.
In May, Changde’s Taohuayuan Scenic Spot will promote activities, themed “Singing Around Taohuayuan” music festival; Taohuayuan tours; traditional wedding custom experience; traditional handcrafts making; and, Mother’s Day celebrations.
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. 
Translator: Xiao Juan
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