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Yongzhou Introduction

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The unique landscape and fantastic culture make Yongzhou a wonderful place to visit in Hunan Province.

Linking Hunan Province with various coastal cities in Southern China, Yongzhou is famous for many sites of historic and cultural interest, including Mount Jiuyi where Emperor Shun died during his southern trip, Liuzhi Temple built in memory of the distinguished writer Liu Zhongyuan (773 AD-819AD) of the Tang Dynasty, and the Wuxi Park where hundreds of stone carvings have been left by many celebrities across history.

The city’s unique landscape and fantastic culture make Yongzhou a wonderful place to visit in Hunan Province. Mount Jiuyi, Mount Emperor Shun and Mount Yangming all have amazing scenery. The King Pan Hall is a holy place for the Yao people to worship their ancestors. The ancient battlefield in Qianjia Cave exhibits the Yao people's unconquerable spirit. Female scripts in Jiangyong County, a unique writing system only learned and used by local women, show the diversity of human culture. All these splendid scenes and rich cultures have attracted many tourists from home and abroad.

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