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  • Yiyang Dongshi Ancient Street

    Yiyang Dongshi Ancient Street

    Maxi Stream, a branch of Zijiang River, originated from the north Daxiong Mountain. Its length is 40 kilometers. The Dongshi Village is just around the Maxi Stream, located in the southeast of Anhua County, 120 kilometers from the urban area of Yiyang. The Dongshi Ancient Street was lined with shops and stores during its ancient days of prosperity. It used to be a center of trade and business, where merchants gathered. Over more than 1,000 years, the traditional buildings are still well preserved. A long flagstone street extends in the town. The native residents live peacefully in their old houses, just like their ancestors did long time ago. Strolling on the street, you can have an original taste of ancient town and enjoy its serenity.
    Hunan & Other regions 2017-01-24 16:53 View:1414
  • South Dongting Lake Wetland

    South Dongting Lake Wetland

    In the east of Yuanjiang City and southwest of Dongting Lake, the wetland has the geomorphologic features of marshland, and is the largest area growing reed-like perennial herbs in the world. It is home to over 10 species under first-class state protection. The South Dongting Lake Wetland contains over 20 natural scenic spots, such as grasslands on the water, a willow forest that stretches over 100 miles, a vast marsh as well as Petal Mountain.Transport: Mini buses from Ziyang Bus Station in Yiyang City to Yuanjiang County can reach the scenic spots. 
    Hunan & Other regions 2016-08-12 16:59 View:1743
  • A Brief Introduction of Langshan Mountain

    A Brief Introduction of Langshan Mountain

    Langshan Mountain is one of China\'s National Geological Park famous for its unique Danxia landform. It is located in Xinning county,about 500 Km2 away from Changsha, capital of Hunan province. In the south Langshan Mountain is connected with Guilin, in the north it echoes Zhangjiajie.Covering an area of 108 square kilometres, Langshan Mountain has rich natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. There are more than 60 scenic spots in Langshan Mountain. Among which the most famous are Tianyi Lane, Chili Peak, Zixia Cave,Fuyi River, Innate Bridge, Bajiao Stronghold,Emperor Xun Forest Park and Xicun Ancient Dwelling. Experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will start reviewing danxia landform Sunday in southwest China\\\\\\\'s Guizhou Province which is applying to be included in the World Natural Heritage in 2010.Danxia, which means \\\\\\\"rosy cloud\\\\\\\", is a special landform formed from reddish sandstone that has been eroded over time into a series of mountains surrounded by curvaceous cliffs and many unusual rock formations.Attractions: Bajiao StrongholdThe Bajiao Stonghold is called the soul of Langshan mountain. It is famous for its fantastic and mysterious scenery. The best time to visit Baojiao Stronghold is when there is light mist. The mist braces the peaks below, it seems the whales paddling in the ocean. Also the mist rises slowly from below and kiss you, it seems you are in fairyland and forget you are a human being.The highest peak of Bajiao Stonghold is more than 818 metres high. It erects directly without any peaks around. The strangest is that there is a clean spring on top of this peak! You must wonder at nature\\\\\\\'s masterpieces!Chilli Peak Scenic Spot includes Chilli Peak, Camel Peak, Candle Peak, Yixiantian, Lianjigzai and more. But the most famous are Chilli Peak, Camel Peak and Candle Peak.The Chilli peak is the most marvelous peak in Langshan Mountain. It is 180 metres in height, the top is big and the bottom is small. Its shape is exactly like a mature Chilli soaring amoung hills. In year 2002, the spiderman Alain Robert successfully challenged the Chilli Peak.Camel PeakCamel peak is located in Shitian village. It consits of four stone summits. Each stone represents camel\\\\\\\'s head, body, ridge and tail respectively. Seeing far away, it is like a huge camel galloping in the wild field. On the side of camel peak there stands Candle Peak. It was said the candle lights the way for the camel during the night.Zixia CaveZixia Cave is actually not a really cave, but a canyon sourrounded by high red cliffs. There is one entrance to enter the canyon.It was said that the Zixia Cave is a mysterioius allure.When the sunset shines on the red cliffs, it reflects thousands of rosy cloud. The the whole canyon is full of purple rays and mystery. Hence the name of Zixia Cave(Rosy Cloud Cave).After entering Zixia Cave you can hear brook murmuring, bird singing happily and see splashing waterfalls, green bamboo and blooming wild flowers. It was said that the True Man(Immortal Man) of Zixia cultivated Tao here.The famous scenic spots in Zixia Cave includes Zixia Palace, Stone of Elephant Nose, Zixia Cliff, etc.Fuyi RiverOrigingated from Cat mountain in Guangxi province, the Fuyi River gets through the whole Langshan Scenic Area. It is the mother river of Xinning county. The water of Fuyi River is so clean that you can see fish and sand under it. The two sides are green bamboo and steep crags. The sand in the beach is pure and white. It is excellent river for drifting and rafting. Each summer it draws millions of people to drift along the river.Innate BridgeThe Innate Bridge is called the first bridge in the asia. The bridge is 64 metres long, 14 metres wide and 20 metres high. Its magnificent arc shape like a rainbow over the sky.Tianyi LaneThe original name of Tianyi Lane scenic spot is Ox Nose Castle. Because there is a lot of Ox nose shaped stone holes in the crag, hence the name of Ox Nose Castle. But the innate stone lane is the main feature of this scenic spot. It represents the classic characteristics of Danxia landform. So in year 2004, changed name to Tianyi Lane.Tianyi Lane is marvellous lane in the world. Only the God has power to make such a lane. The lane is 238.8 metres in length, and stone in two sides is more than 120 metres in height. The widest of lane is just 0.8 metres.When you walk along the lane you must shudder because everywhere is dark and the chilliness is coming upon you. But when there is sunshine gleaming on the stone wall, the marvellous and colorful ray panorama can be seen above. You have to marvel at nature\\\\\\\'s masterpiece. City: Shaoyang CityAddress: Xinning County of Shaoyang City, Hunan ProvinceHours:7:00-18:00 Admission: CNY 50 Transportation:There are long-distance buses to Shimen County in Changsha Western Station, which starts at 8:50,9:20, 10:30, 12:50 ,14:20,15:00 15:30,20:00 or 22:20. There are trains going to Shimen county at the Changsha Railway Station.The detailed information is listed in the table below.In Shimen Western Station, the Buses driving to Jiangping(江坪) and Nanping(南坪) can bring you to Huping Mountain.Hotel:Donghan Hotel(东汉大酒店) is opened to foreigners.Detailed information are followed:Best time to go From April to October. An average annual temperature is 62.6F.
    HOT Hunan & Other regions 2014-10-08 20:06 View:6538
  • Jiuyi Mountain National Forest Park

    Jiuyi Mountain National Forest Park

    Jiuyi Mountain National Forest Park, located in Ningyuan County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province, is a large integrated multi-functional national forest park where various demands for forest tour, entertainment and leisure, heat-escape and recuperation, archaeology, practice teaching, scientific investigation, preservation of natural resources can be met. Please follow me to appreciate classical scenic spots in Jiuyi Mountain National Forest Park.Great Emperor Shun Temple  It is traditionally deemed that Emperor Shun (a very famous emperor in China’s very remote ancient time) was buried here. In very ancient time, emperors preferred to bury themselves under mountain after they demised. Now, Shun’s Tomb is just a rough position. The Great Emperor Shun Temple in front of Shun’s Tomb is built for convenience of memorizing Emperor Shun.Mount Shunyuan Mount Shunyuan, as the highest mount in Jiuyi Mountain, is as high as over 650m. On the peak, there is a large auld-stone fir which can only be hugged around by two persons. At the summit, there is also a pavilion for sight view and rest. Standing on the peak and see as far as you can, you can see that endless mountain tops are leaning toward Mount Shunyuan that a great vision of “mountains forwarding Jiuyi mountain” will definitely shock you.Ningyuan Confucian Temple   Ningyuan Confucian Temple, a lofty palatial architecture, is an important culture relic protection site as well as an important human landscape. It had been great thinker and educationist Confucian;A temple and an official school in ancient time. It had been an educational institution with temple and school combing together. It had been a holy shrine for broadcasting Confucianism.Purple Light Rock  The Purple Light Rock was an early developed underground carst cave. What’s make it different from other caves is that on the cave wall left inscription since Song and Tang Dynasty. The whole tour path is as long as 1550m. At present, 1500m has been developed. Inside the cave, its space is exceptional large that it can hold thousands of people.Yongfu TempleYongfu Temple, situated in the north-west of Emperor Shun Temple, was built in guard of Shun’s Tomb. It covers an area of 900000 square meters. Over 20 buildings are built here along the landform of mountain, which make the temple natural and beautiful.Jiuyi Mountain National Forest Park, a great land for exploration of China’s ancient culture which is the root of Chinese and has influenced ages of Chinese. Come! It won’t be let you down.By Patricia
    Hunan & Other regions 2013-07-16 15:57 View:2469
  • Chenzhou Feitian Mountain

    Chenzhou Feitian Mountain

    Location: Feitian Mountain, situated in Qiaokou Town, Suxian District, Chenzhou City, is about 20km away from downtown of Chenzhou City where traffic is convenient and Dongjiang River and Chenjiang River converge here. Characteristics: Nine stockade villages, four walls, three temples, two rivers and one village make a heaven on earth. Natural scenery like red hills and blue water, green mountain and hilly stockade village, bizarre rock and odd cave, historical visions like villages and allies, stone Buddha and temples, tombs and suspending coffins and human landscape like holiday villa, Mongolia custom and water park make the Feitian Mountain scenic zone a charming tourism resort, which has given a laudatory title “Bright Pearl in Chenzhou, Guilin in Southern Hunan”. Charging Items: Entrance fee is 30RMB/each. If fishing, 30RMB/each is charged. If guide needed, 50RMB will be charged. If partner tent, 40RMB. If barbecue, 8RMB.If through ticket (including ticket and boating ticket), 70RMB. There are also two policies for preferential ticket. Ticket for children under 1.2m and military officers is free. Preferential ticket price for children between 1.2m to 1.4m and aged people over 65 years old with an older certificate is 15RMB. Traffic: You can take scheduled bus at South Bus Station of Chenzhou City to Qiankou Town. The departure interval of regular bus is usually 20 minutes. Opening Time: 8:00—18:00 By Patricia
    Hunan & Other regions 2013-05-15 00:56 View:2154
  • Xinhua Meishan Dragon Palace

    Xinhua Meishan Dragon Palace

    Hunan Meishan Dragon Palace, situated in Xinhua County, is a underground karst cave group, which comprises of nine-layer cave and thousands of holes. The ascertained length of the cave is 2876m and current developed area is 58600m2 with 1696m route within which there is a rare 466-meter underground river being available to tourists.In the cave, numerous flow stones with various shape, exquisitely carved stone bamboo shoots, stalactites and protean fracture surface make this cave a mysterious and amazing land. Here six scenic spots are: dragon palace welcoming guest, lotus palace, genesis of heaven and earth, fairy yard, Meishan scenery and dragon and phoenix bringing prosperity.By Patricia
    Hunan & Other regions 2013-05-06 00:11 View:1864
  • Chenzhou Xianle Country Tourism Area

    Chenzhou Xianle Country Tourism Area

    Xianle Country Tourism Area, situated at the bank of Qiaokou Town, Suxian District, Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, is adjacent to Feitian Mountain which characterized by rare Danxi landform. It is only 20 km away from downtown of Chenzhou City and traffic here is very convenient. This is a five-star level agritainment and country tourism that there owns the only bamboo rafting in Chenzhou and the only eco-sightseeing garden of lavender and vanilla in Hunan.The Xianle Holiday Village, floating on the Cuijiang River of which the width is 300 to 600m, is its another unique characteristic. The river is from the bottom of Large Dongjiang Dike, which makes the water temperature stays at 12℃ all year around.Especially in the morning or at the dusk, fog merges up, making here a heaven on earth. It is really a natural air conditioner and a resort to avoid heat.The holiday village is supplied with following entertainment programs: appreciation for bird on boat; viewing fog along Cuijiang River, swimming, barbecue, fishing, KTV entertainment, health care and leisure, Group accommodation,conference reception, playing ping-pong, playing snooker…This is absolutely the best choice for your family and friend party and an ideal land for small-scale conference.Besides, the holiday village opens up from 9:00 to 17:00. Entrance ticket is 158 CNY/PAX. Children under 1.1m is free of ticket.By Patricia
    Hunan & Other regions 2013-04-27 01:01 View:1787
  • Shaoyang White Water Cave

    Shaoyang White Water Cave

    White Water Cave scenic zone, situated in Xinshao County, Shaoyang City in central Hunan, long before Ming Dynasty, is a resort favored by poets and literary men.“A Journal of White Water Cave”by poet in Qing Dynasty ever recorded beauty of White Water Cave.Shaoyang White Water Cave is famous for its elegant mountain and serene water, magical cave and stone, rich human landscape and literary. At present, here stands over 480 scenic spots with 30 first-grade spots and 8 important provincial preserved cultural relics. Natural scenery includes Luoshan Reservoir, flowing spring and flying waterfall, underground karst caves group, thin strip of sky, heaven’s door in cave, white dragon cave etc.Shaoyang White Water Cave is of splendid beauty. The most wonderful waterfall must be flying rainbow waterfall and water curtain waterfall. It does not exist in Zhangjiajie,Nor Suoxiyu scenic zone. It belongs to White Water Cave’s unique beauty. Flying waterfall down from one-hundred mile cliff with foggy water spraying and colorful rainbow formed when sunlight shoots in weave picturesque scenery. Walking through under rock inside waterfall, tourists could see another higher, larger, more beautiful waterfall. It’s really a wonderful experience.By Patricia
    Hunan & Other regions 2013-03-28 01:34 View:1365