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  • Misty Rain Fenghuang-Biancheng Show

    Misty Rain Fenghuang-Biancheng Show

    MISTY RAIN FENGHUANG Performance is located in Fenghuang Ancient City Dream Theater,200 meters from Phoenix Grand Hotel,Now it is renamed to Biancheng Show.On this stage, It has the typical batiks suspension picture, with a combination of tujia
    HOT Performance 2017-09-06 17:45 View:2010
  • Taohuajiang Bamboo Sea

    Taohuajiang Bamboo Sea

    Located 16 km away from Yiyang City, Sea of Bamboos in Taohuajiang, one of the biggest bamboo ecotourism spots in south of Yangtze River, is a national famous county of phyllostachys pubescens where it is the best place to appreciate bamboos, close to nature and escape from hot summer for tourists both at home and abroad.In the scenic region, natural and cultural landscapes are harmoniously united together. Bamboo Appreciating Building, Quzi Ancestral Temple, Bamboo Museum, Folk Village and Water Park were built to attract and entertain tourists. What’s more, the first newly built four-star level eco-hotel―Sea of Bamboos Holiday Hotel in Taohuajiang, is an ideal place for commercial activities and leisure. Experts and tourists from over 10 countries and regions have been attracted to here and people of Taohuajiang are striving to forge the Sea of Bamboos into a demonstration base for international eco-cultural tourism.Gateway of the bamboo seaJade green bamboo tower among the bamboo seaBamboo viewing towerTaohuajiang bamboo museumBy Brenda#gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}
    Hunan & Other regions 2017-09-06 13:26 View:3218
  • Chenzhou Dongjiang Lake

    Chenzhou Dongjiang Lake

    Brief Introduction of the Dongjiang Lake:Location:Located in the Zixing Conty of Chenzhou City, southeast of  Hunan, Dongjiang Lake is 38 km away from its downtown. The transportation is very convenient.Main Attractions:① The Dongxiang Lake has been acclaimed as “The Oriental Switzerland”. You can enjoy the romantic Small Dongxiang overcast with fog and the spectacular Great Dongjiang Reservoir here. Besides, the Waterfall of Mount Hougu, Efficacious Doushuai Rock, Yongcui Gorge and Fruit Garden are also inviting.② In the Swan Mountain and National Forest Park, mountains contending for beauty, green trees crowding as clouds, murmuring streams, fowls and beasts, singing birds and fragrant flowers give you a sense of freshness of nature.③ Down along the downstream of Great Dongjiang Reservoir by boat, you will reach the Chengjiangkou Scenic Zone where red rocks and cliffs, luxuriantly green woods cover the two shores of the lake.④ There are also some adventurous activities like Dongjiang Raft, Aquatic Parachute, Aquatic Plane, Water Scooter, Lakeside Fishing, Hot Spring Bath and so on.Tickets and Schedule:There are four lines provided for tourists. The A line is a tour around the Dongjiang Lake and costs you 52 yuan. The B line is a visit to Doushuai Karst Cave and is 72 yuan. The C line is the raft on Dongjiang Lake, 212yuan. The D line includes Doushuai Karst Cave tour and Dongjiang Raft and costs you 252 yuan.The opening time is from 8:00 to 18:00.Traffic:You can first go to the south station of Chenzhou by No. 18 or No.26 bus, then take the direct coach from Chenzhou to Great Dongjiang Reservoir to theDongjiangLake.By Patricia
    Hunan & Other regions 2017-07-14 02:17 View:4207
  • Yueyang Dongting Lake

    Yueyang Dongting Lake

    As the famous Chinese fresh water lake, second only to the Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province, the Dongting Lake spreads wide on an area of 1,300 square kilometers.According to geologists, the lake area used to be part of an ancient anticline in south of the Yangtze River, but fell in a rupture during the movement of the Mount Yangshan 70 million years ago and became a lake.Dongting Lake is composed of East Dongting, South Dongting and West Dongting. In ancient times, East Dongting Lake was a part of Yunmeng Pool. The East Dongting Lake Nature Reserve is one of China\\\'s 30 important wetlands in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Every year, 217 species of migratory birds under state protection live through the winter here, such as white storks, white cranes, grey cranes and egrets. It will be a great fun if tourists take a boat tour in the lake, observe birds, listen to the waves, go fishing and taste delicious fish dishes in the nature reserve.The Sanjiangkou Estuary (the confluence of Xiangjiang River, Yanjiang River, Jingjiang River) is another tourist attraction in Dongting Lake, where the lake meets the Yangtze River. As the lake\\\'s water is clear while the water from the river is turbid, the clear-cut currents were called by the ancients as \\\"River Meeting\\\"-a fantastic sight rarely seen elsewhere.To expedite the transportation between Hunan and Hubei provinces, in recent years, the government has built Yueyang Bridge on the Dongting Lake-the longest highway bridge in China. Spanning over East Dongting Lake, the bridge is 10, 174.2 meters long, and is the first bridge with three main towers suspended with double-cable support in China. In addition to relieving traffic pressure, the bridge provides an express thoroughfare to facilitate emergent transportation of goods for floor control.Transport: Bus Nos. 5 and 20Tel :(+86)730-8635328
    HOT Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2017-05-22 17:26 View:3085
  • Mountain Hengshan

    Mountain Hengshan

    Mountain Hengshan, The South Great Mount, is one of the five great mountains in China. Located in Heangyang City, Hunan Province. The mountain has 72 peaks, stretching 400 km, with the lofty peaks, grand and magnificant temples.Mountain Hengshan, The Great Mountain of the South, is known as one of the five great mountains in China. Located in Hengyang City, Hunan Province, the mountain has 72 peaks, stretching 400 km, along with, grand and magnificent temples. The highest peak, Zhurong peak, stands 1,300.2 meters above sea level. The mountain has been reputed as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"The most elegant mountain among the five great mountains in China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"A sacred place of religious value\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\",\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s mountain of Long-Life\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"A mountain of high civilization\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Hengshan is now a key site at the national level, being one of the first 5-A tourist resorts in China, and deemed noteworthy by China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s natural reserves foundation, the Chinese Natural & Civilization Heritage. The mountain is visited by 3 million tourists annually.The Mountain is the known as most elegant among the five mountains in China, featuring dense trees, flowing springs and waterfalls, together forming a beautiful landscape. The scenery can change dramatically with the seasons. Tourists can enjoy rare flowers in the spring, a sea of clouds in the summer, the beautiful sunrises in the fall, and snow-capped peaks in the winter.Apart from its scenery, what marks the mountain as a popular tourist spot is its  rich cultural background; with its numerous places of historic interest and scenic beauty, as well as a great number of Taoist and Buddhist temples. It is the only mountain in the world where monks of Buddhist and Taoist followings share the same mountain, as well as the same temples.Mount Hengshan is also regarded as a source of long-life. The Scripture of Stars, found in the ancient text Chronicles of Sui Dynasty, describes the corresponding star of Mount Hengshan, the Great Mountain of the South, as a part Zhen, one of the Twenty-eight Constellations. Alongside the Changsha Star, Zhen is in charge of administrating human life. Due to its cosmological history, Mount Hengshan is known as the Mountain of Life. Also according to the explanation of the word \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Mountain of Life\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" in the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Origin of Words\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", “The mountain of life\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' refers to-Mount Hengshan, The Great Mountain of the South”. This explains Mount Hengshan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s alternate name, “China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Mountain of Long-Life”.
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2017-05-22 17:23 View:2939
  • Changde Poetry Wall

    Changde Poetry Wall

    Changde Poem Wall is a 3-kilometer-long anti-flood dyke alongside the Yuanjiang River, which is engraved with poems, calligraphy and painting. Thus, it is listed as the longest wall with engraved arts in Guinness Book of World Record.There are art works from many famous Chinese artists and outstanding figures like Mao Zedong, Qi Baishi and so on.The Poem Wall is a large-scale cultural project with distinct artistic characteristics.Facing the river, the Wall is grand and imposing with the embellishment of towers. A total of 1,267 poems about Changde or noted poems at home or abroad have been selected and engraved on the wall. They fall into six chapters, Changes in Changde over Centuries, Celebrities’ Inscriptions on Changde, Beautiful Natural Scenery in Changde, Outstanding Natives and Local Customs, Big Events of China, and Great Poems from Other Countries.They are written in regular script, running hand, official script, seal character and cursive script in Chinese calligraphy by 948 calligraphers from mainland China, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, with 43 stone-wall carvings embedded.The name of the Wall and the titles of chapters are inscribed by well-known modern calligraphers, Zhao Puchu, Shen Peng, Qi Gong, Yan Jialong, Sun Qifeng, Wang Xuezhong, Xiao Xian, Zhang Ding, Zang Kejia, Fang Yi and Chen Tianran. The late artists Cao Yu, Shu Tong and Wu Zuoren have also left their mark there.With rich cultural meaning, positive ideological content and exquisite art, Changde Poem Wall draws visitors throughout the country. It is considered by the modern circles of poetry, calligraphy and painting to be unique in these fields and unique in China. It is regarded by Yu Guangzhong, a noted scholar from Taiwan, as “a Great Wall in the Poetry World”, and “a History Book of Literature”.
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2017-05-22 17:21 View:3132
  • Changsha Orange Isle

    Changsha Orange Isle

    Watched from the Peak of Mount Yuelu, Orange Isle is like a black silk ribbon lying in the middle of the river and like a dark yellowish green barrier while seen in the river bank.As the world\'s longest inland river isle, Orange Isle connects the Mount Yuelu in the west and the downtown in the east, with a length of 5km and a width of 50-200 meters and a total area of 70kms. Orange Isle comprises three nearly-connected isles: upper isle, middle isle and lower isle. The upper isle is called Ox-head Isle and middle isle Land-and-water Isle, while the lower isle is called Fujia Isle. Orange Isle referred to at present includes Ox-head Isle and Land-and-water Isle.The isle has been a popular site for summer vacation for a long time. During his youth, Mao Zedong spent a lot of time walking on the beach, swimming and sunbathing. There is also a grand white marble monument, on which there are two seal cuttings: four Chinese characters Ju Zi Zhou Tou (Orange Isle) and a classical Chinese poem QinYuan Chun-Changsha, both of which are Mao Zedong\'s works.Orange Isle Park was originally set up in 1960 for entertainment and service and today the island is under construction to be a more attractive sightseeing destination, which will integrate gardening, traveling, entertainment, sports, culture and commerce. In the plan, the area will be divided into Two Corridors and Seven Garden: Hunan Culture Corridor, On-water Amusement Corridor, Orange Garden, Garden of the Nature, Park of Harmonious Guests, Plaza of Shopping and Foods, GYM Center, Relaxation Resort and Wildlife Park. And an even more beautiful Orange Isle will surely bring more pleasure to every tourist.Transport: Bus Nos.18 and 317 in ChangshaTel: (86)731-88825011Source: Hunan Official Web Portal
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2017-05-22 17:20 View:3481
  • Changsha Yuelu Academy

    Changsha Yuelu Academy

    Yuelu Academy, one of the four greatest academies in ancient China, is situated at the foot of Yuelu Mountain. Yuelu Academy began to run more than 1,000 years ago. It was operated by monks in its earlier period. In 976 AD, Zhu Dong, a prefect of Tanzhou(ancient name of Changsha), took over the administrative power and handed it to the Confucian scholars. Henceforth, for more than one thousand years, Yuelu Academy has been a divine spot for Confucianism education and a center of culture and literature. Yuelu Academy mainly comprises the Main Gate, the Lecture Hall, Lushan Temple Tablet, Yushu Library, Wenchang Pavilion, Six Gentleman Hall, Ten-sacrificial-vessels Hall, Grand Sunlight Platform, the Banxue Building, the Hexi Platform, etc. The words Yue Lu Shu Yuan (Yuelu Academy) on the horizontal board of the Main Gate were inscriptions of Zhenzong, an Emperor of the Song Dynasty (960AD-1279AD). From then on, Yuelu Academy became well-known all around the country and students came to study in an endless stream. On the door posts of the gate are couplets which read Wei Chu You Cai, Yu Si Wei Sheng (the Kingdom of Chu, the unique home of talents; the Academy of Yuelu, the very cradle of all). This couplet originates from Chinese classics and it is very appropriate given the fact that talents have been brought up continuously by the Academy since its establishment. The Lecture Hall, also called a \\\"Hall of Loyalty, Filial Piety, Integraty and Chastity\\\", is a core building of the Academy. Located at the heart of the Academy, the Lecture Hall is the most important place for teaching and momentous ceremony. In the 6th year of Qiandao Reign (1168 A), Southern Song Dynasty, the famous idealist Zhang Shi and Zhu Xi made a joint lecture here, which was the first joint lecture in the Confucian academies of China. There are also many valuable culture relics of steles in the Lecture Hall. On the inner walls of the hall are engraved four big Chinese Characters- Zhong, Xiao, Lian, Jie (loyalty, piety, honesty and integrity) which were written by the great scholar Zhu Xi. Others such as \\\"Uniform and stand as a mark of respect\\\" written and set by one master of the Qing Dynasty, Ouyang Zhenghuan and the stele \\\"School Regulations\\\" written by master Wang Wenqing of Qing Dynasty are all the important historical materials for the study of the education in China\\\'s Confucian academies. They still have their own enlightening meaning to us nowadays. During a history of more than one thousand years, there have been countless talented students learning here. Especially in the late 19th century and 20th century, it witnessed a great number of patriotic thinkers, politicians, militarists, industrialists and diplomats. In 1903, the academy was converted into an advanced school and was officially renamed Hunan University in 1926. Today, Yuelu Academy, which has undergone restorations, has been listed as a key historical site under the state protection. It still shoulders the responsibility of conducting academic researches and training professionals. Transport: Bus Nos. 202, 913, 902, 305, Lishan special line, Tour line 1st. It takes just about 30 minutes ride to the railway station, and one hour to the airportAdmission (for reference): RMB 30 yuan/adultTel:(86)731-88822316Opening hours: 7:30 - 18:00 (May 1st- October 31st)8:00 - 17:30 (November 1st- April 30th)Source: Hunan Official Web Portal
    HOT Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2017-05-22 17:19 View:5957