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  • Huaihua Maocong River Rafting

    Huaihua Maocong River Rafting

    Maocong River,situated in Dashuao Village,Zhijiang County, is over 40km away from Zhijiang County, 80km from Huaihua City and 100km from Tongren City in Guizhou. The river, just clear as crystal, winds along wild and flat river courses amid amazing mountains. River course covered by flourish forest and singing birds smelling fragrance of flowers match perfectly to make here a wonderful place for rafting. After thrilling and cool rafting, relaxation in farm yard, appreciating countryside view and ancient trees, rock climbing are also good choices for you.At the very start point of Maocong River Rafting, rafting tank, as the nation-wide unique double channels of rafting tank with staggered floor is built to make the rafting more speeding and irritative. Rafting on Maocong River, you will be immersed in the romance of primitive nature. The rafting path, as long as 8km, will bring you to appreciate Lover’s Shoal,Hanging Bridge, Dragon Pond, Flying Stone, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Guling Rock and so on along your rafting. It’s really a fantastic experience.By Patricia
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-04-05 12:14 View:2934
  • Xiangxi Ancient Village–Shu jia tang

    Xiangxi Ancient Village–Shu jia tang

    With nearly seven hundred years, initially constructed in Yuan dynasty and built its bulwark in Ming dynasty, Shu jia tang formed its present scale in Qing dynasty.Built around mountains, Shu jia tang falls into three stockades: up, middle and down. The bulwark has five meters and was built with local bluestones. The groundmass is very solid with very compacted stitches. After undergone ups and turns, these stones remain as before. Against the mountains around, the time-dyed black stones, high bulwark and splendid village gate speak their vicissitudes and antiquity to tourists. Before the village is fish pond, and it can act as an sightseeing as well as a safeguard. There are three defensive walls and three village gates in East, West and North. Behind the village are two castles. Although they were destroyed, you can still taste their grand sight in those days from the remaining. Geographically speaking, situated between Huang si qiao ancient city and Ting zi guan, and standing in difficult terrain, as well as its large scale, Shu jia tang was military key point and also is the attached product of the Southern Great Wall.Around Shu jia tang, there are barracks sites of Southern Great Wall, of which Wang po barracks site is the best protected one. Thanks to these barracks, Sh jia tang could thrive and have a peaceful and stable life amid the ups and downs in past time. And as such, there were scholars and candidates for the imperial examination coming forward in multitudes, which made Fenghuang the only place that has set “Wei zi”(A kind of plate that praises a place has brought many scholars) The people in Shu jia tang aren’t named after Shu or Su but Yang, besides, thanks to the style prosperity, hundreds of thousands of stored books and a galaxy talents, it was named “Shu jia tang”By Crystal
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-03-29 14:00 View:3309
  • Ancient Dongjiu Village of Miao Nationality

    Ancient Dongjiu Village of Miao Nationality

    “Dongjiu”, a dialect of Chinese Hmong, means “magical medicine”. Dongjiu Hmong Village is just a “Magical Medicine Village” which is one of epitomes of western Hunan legends.Dongjiu Hmong Village, located 20 km away from Fenghuang town, originating from Ming and Qing Dynasties, is of high value of appreciation, ethnic culture study and historical research regarding its architectures.Dongjiu Hmong Village has been given a lot of laudatory titles like “The Village of Hmong Embroidery “, “Dragon Village” and “Stone Village” and so on. What’s more, numerous classical TV serials like “Bloody Western Hunan”, “Bloody Drum”, “Once Upon a Time in Western Hunan “, “A Story of Bandits Suppression in Western Hunan” and so on were shot in Dongjiu Village. Peter, a professor in study of American folk culture, once commend that “Dongjiu Hmong Village is the most original in ecology, most beautiful and perfect Hmong Village in China I’ve ever met”.If you prefer to ancient, pure and mysterious folk custom of Hemong, Dongjiu Village is absolutely a wonderful land for you.By Patricia
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-03-20 09:51 View:3394
  • Xiaoxi National Wilderness Area

    Xiaoxi National Wilderness Area

    Western Hunan Xiaoxi National Wilderness Area, located in the south of the famous Mengdong River Scenic Zone, is a natural zoo and botanical garden covering an area of 13000 acres. Rolling hills, endless sea of forest, ancient and abysmal vines and fascinating beast make the Xiaoxi National Wilderness Area an inviting and wonderful fairy land.In this preserved zone, There are 26 kinds of rare trees and 31 rare animal which are national preserved. The Xiaoxi National Wilderness Area preserves a primitive state that many tourists are indulged in its beauty of origin and pure. What’s more, unique house built in accordance with the beauty of nature and characterized folk custom have made here a wonderful place for tourists to seek novelty, have holiday and do scientific study.By Patricia
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-03-19 02:42 View:3414
  • Fenghuang Shanjiang Miao Village

    Fenghuang Shanjiang Miao Village

    Shanjiang Miao Village is located in the northwest side of fenghuang, 20km away from the ancient town. Lying in a narrow valley, ethnic people in Shanjiang Miao Village still keep the original lifestyle and customs in this modern time.Some people say if you miss to visit Shanjiang in Fenghuang, you will regret in your lifetime. Because of the unique Miao ethnic culture, you can have an exotic experience by visiting this village. Colorful Miao ethnic cloth, silver bracelaces and necklaces, all these dressing characters are special in the world.Every family has their very own blockhouse distinguishes Shanjiang Miao Village with other Miao villages, which endows the village with robust defensive function in military. The village was generally attracted from the central government throughout the past dynasties, for that reason the Miao people had to construct blockhouse to protect by themselves. The blockhouse can be a two-storey creating together with the 1st floor developed by stone along with the second floor produced by mud. There narrow windows on the four walls in the blockhouse used for overlooking and shooting, Apart from, there is a defensive wall built throughout the village, which is four to five meters higher. Now it’s a peaceful minor village, whilst the constructing in blockhouse fashion is its distinct attribute, telling the passing background.Translated by Sophia 
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-03-13 12:46 View:2500
  • Huaihua Yelang Village

    Huaihua Yelang Village

    Yelang Valley, situated in Xinhuang Autonomous County of Dong Minority in Huaihua City and bordering the Wanshan Special District which is located in the easternmost Guizhou Province, is a mysterious valley winding originately from the Gaolouping Village of Wanshan Special District to the Fangjiatun Village in Xinhuang Autonomous County of Dong Minority, a bright pearl in Western Hunan. The valley is as long as 15km with a vertical depth of 200 to 650m and a narrow width of less than 30m.Standing on a higher position and then looking down, you will see an unfathomable crack as if torn by a giant. What’s more, over 20 waterfalls, spat from hanging caves on high cliff, are contending to scatter their most beautiful jades and pearls.Yelang Valley attracts tourists not only by its unique natural scenery but also by the mysterious ancient legend of Yelang Kingdom. Yelang, a king of Yelang kingdom in south-west of ancient China, was said to be a famous arrogant and ignorant king. Yelang kingdom was only as large as present Sichuan Province, however, Yelang thought it as the largest country in the world. However, due to the incomplete record of history of ancient Yelang kingdom, many mysteries have remained unveiled and unlocked until now.Yelang Valley locates among the railway from Hunan and Guizhou, 320 state road and high-grade highway from Tongren to Yuping, so you can get to here directly from Huaihua, Zhijiang, Xinhuang, Tongren of Guizhou Province, Wanshan, Yuping. Apart from the easy traffic, its also very convenient to visit a vast of scenic zone like Zhangjiajie, the Lotus Bridge, Japanese Surrendering Town, Green Dragon Cave and Fanjing Mountain in Guizhou and so on for the not very long distance between them. Ticket price entering Yelang Valleyis 128RMB and you can buy preferential price on internet or by other methods. After having a taste of culture of ancient Yelang kingdom, it’s also a good choice for you to cool yourself by taking a rafting in this hot summer, which will charge you 90RMB.If you are interested in very ancient culture of China, I bet it will be an amazing tour for you. What else mysterious there still be, it is waiting for you to find it.By Patricia  
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-02-22 13:53 View:3879
  • Phoenix Nanhua Mountain National Forest Park

    Phoenix Nanhua Mountain National Forest Park

    Nanhua Mountain National Forest Park, situated in Fenghuang County in Western Hunan, is projected by combing the advantages of human landscape of famous Ancient Phoenix Town and natural scenery of Nanhua Mountain together and creatively build five large thematic scenic spots which are Shrine Phoenix Cultural Zone, Nanhua Buddhist Temple, Border Town Cultural Zone, Ancient Cultural Zone of Hmong Kingdom and Qifeng Temple. Besides, five-star hotel conference center, golf course, automobile camp and other facilities will be supplied. After the whole project finished, it will be the first overall experiential zone of phoenix culture and Hmong culture. A demonstration zone of eco-tourism in western Hunan will be built in not far future.At present, the first project of Nanhua Mountain scenic zone, Shrine Phoenix Cultural Zone has been built and is welcoming tourists abroad and at home. 7800-year phoenix culture, as Shrine Phoenix Cultural Zone’s theme, is innovatively utilized into the ancient architectures and thematic scenes like pavilion, platform, hall, cabinet, corridor, pillar, bridge, storied building and so on. Several thematic scenic spots like Sea of Phoenix Bamboo, Luck Phoenix Pavilion, Phoenix Forwarding Bridge, Birds Worshipping Phoenix, Shrine Phoenix Hall, Life Relieving Stand and so on are included in the Shrine Phoenix Cultural Zone.Here, Ancient Phoenix Town has waited for you for a thousand year. Here, phoenix culture has waited for you for eighty-seven hundred years.So, what are you waiting for?By Patricia
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-02-13 00:38 View:2908
  • Fenghuang North Gate Tower

    Fenghuang North Gate Tower

    The north gate tower has the name of Bihui door. Because it is located in the north of Fenghuang ancient city, it is commonly known as the north gate tower.Fenghuang North gate tower use red sand stone as embankment, with fine diamond cut, it is very exquisite. Gate looks like a half moon arch, with the package of two doors. With blue bricks masonry to build the wall, double-hipped roof rested on the top of the hill. The wall of north gate towers are connected to the wall of east gate tower. A clear tuojiang river goes through. It can act as the military defense and urban flood control function, which a solid barrier of the ancient city.Bihui door after several wars, still stands in the bank of tuojiang river. The rolling tuojiang river intertwines precision wall, forming a unique momentum. This momentum shows for film and television, we can see the scenery in dozens of film and television plays, such as “the destroy of bandit in xiangxi”, “Bian Cheng” and “Xue Gu” .Translated by Sophia
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2013-01-22 14:07 View:2949