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15 July 2015

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Taohuayuan Scenic Area

Taohuayuan, a national AAAAA scenic spot, is 15 kilometers southwest of Taoyuan County. It is famous for the great prose entitled "Peach Blossom Spring" by the great poet Tao Yuanming (365AD-427AD). It describes a discovered utopia where people live in harmony with nature.

Visitors to Taohuayuan Scenic Area are entranced by the natural beauty of many revitalized scenic locations. Extending from the spring is the extraordinary landscape where the grandeur of Mount Wuling, the quiet cave and valleys, the rolling water of Dongting Lake and the grace of mountains and rivers in Hunan are well-blended, presenting people with the fascinating Peach Blossom Land, a land which is also one of the four Taoism holy places; and it is called the No.42 Blessing Land.

Taohuayuan Scenic Area is composed of four scenic parts: Taoyuan Hill, Taohua Hill, Qinren Village and Taoxian Range. Dotted in the area are many stone tablets inscribed with poems, precious cultural relics and ancient buildings. "Fishing Village at Sunset" in the area is one of the "Eight Grand Sights in Hunan". In March when peach trees bloom, the place looks like a fairyland. Its idyllic scenery, temples and pavilions, poems and inscriptions, and historical legends have been praised by the people for thousands of years. 


Visitors may also enjoy a large live-action drama named "Taohuayuan" in the area. 

Taohuayuan is located 34 kilometers southwest of Changde City, Hunan Province. 
Tel: (86)736-7490890
Admission (for reference): 128 yuan/adult 
Opening hours: 8:30-17:30 (March 1 – October 31); 9:00-17:00 (November 1 – February 28) 

How to get there from Changde Railway Station:
When you arrive at Changde Railway Station, walk 200 meters to Changde Bus Station, and take Bus No. 47 to Changnan Bus Station, then take a minibus heading for Cha’anpu/Shaping to Taohuayuan Scenic Area. The journey is 51.8 kilometers and costs you about 15 CNY.

Chinese source: www.icswb.com

Photo source: hn.cma.gov.cn