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  • Yueyang Introduction

    Yueyang Introduction

    Standing on Yueyang Tower, gazing at picturesque Dongting Lake, visiting ancient architectural cluster in Zhang Guying Village, sailing and picking lotus seeds at Tuanhu Lake, and celebrating dragon boat racing festival in Miluo city, you are welcome to Yueyang.Situated in the northeast of Hunan Province, Yueyang has been famous in China for the picturesque Dongting Lake and gorgeous Yueyang Tower since ancient times.A Bright Pearl Beside the Dongting LakeDongting Lake, which is so vast and mighty that it seems boundless, is like a fancy satin belt encircling the ancient city of Yueyang. In Yueyang Tower, Fan Zhongyan, an outstanding official in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), sighed and said: “Be the first to worry about the affairs of the nation and the last to enjoy oneself.\\\\\\\" The tower stands on the ancient city, and looks down at Dongting Lake covered by mist and fog. In the long process of history, Yueyang Tower has attracted numerous literati, where they composed poems and appreciated the fascinating scenery, making the tower a cultural landmark of the city. The Yueyang Tower stands on the west gate of the Yueyang city wall, looking down at the Dongting Lake, facing the Junshan Island in the distance, and linking the Yangtze River to the north and the Xiangjiang River to the south. Standing on the tower, one can gaze at the distant view of the mists and ripples of the Dongting Lake, with boats sailing on the vast lake.The City of Dragon BoatYueyang, also known as the City of Dragon Boat, where Miluo River runs through, is the cradle of dragon boat culture. The event was originated from a piece of Chinese history; which says that on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, Qu Yuan, the patriotic poet, drowned himself in the Miluo River. In order to commemorate him, Yueyang held 10 consecutive international dragon boat races in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, the Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival has been held every year, and these days, more than 100 teams from all over the world participate in the competitions.A Land of Milk and HoneyWith beautiful scenery, pleasant climate, fertile lands and rich products, Yueyang is reputed as the Land Flowing with Milk and Honey.
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  • Yueyang Miluo River

    Yueyang Miluo River

    Yueyang Miluo River (Miluo Jiang)Area: YueyangKey Words:Yueyang Miluo River (Miluo Jiang)Themes:holiday, culture, folk customs, natural scenerySuitable for: lovers, students, tour palsIntroductionMemory of the Miluo RiverMi-(mì) LUO Jiang-Xiangbei in the Xiangjiang River is the largest tributary in Hunan Province. Mi-water upstream has two sources: derived from the East Xiushui County of Jiangxi Province; west expenditures in the northeast of Hunan Pingjiang Xian Long-Zhang Shan, two tributaries of Pingjiang Xian in the west concourse, the westward into the Miluo City, Lei Rock Hill into Dongting Lake . Miluo River totals a  length of 253 km, a basin area of 5,543 square kilometers. Miluo River originates in Xiushui County, Jiangxi Province, and the west flows through the Pingjiang Xian, Miluo City (Mi-water and LUO Jiang-in the county in the concourse), into the Xiangjiang River to Xiangyin County. The trunk stream  is 253 km long, the basin area 5,543 sq. miles,  the largest tributary in the Xiangjiang River range in Xiangbei.Miluo River has main tributaries such as paper Ma River, the cars on the River, Tung Chung River, and papaya River. Luo water originated from  Aupui Township,Yueyang County,southwest flow to Miluo City, with a length of 88 km and the valley area of 595 square kilometers. Chang also known as Mei Xianshui rivers,with a length of  84 km and the valley area of 670 square kilometers.Miluo River is famous for the prominent Qu Yuan. Qu was a Chinese scholar and minister to the King from the southern Chu during the Warring States Period. His works are mostly found in an anthology of poetry known as Chu Ci. His death is traditionally commemorated on the occasion of the Duanwu Festival (端午节/端午節), which is commonly known in English as the Dragon Boat Festival or Double Fifth (fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar).In 278 BC, learning of the capture of his country\\\'s capital, Ying, by General Bai Qi of the state of Qin, Qu Yuan is said to have written the lengthy poem of lamentation called \\\"Lament for Ying\\\" and later to have waded into the Miluo river in today\\\'s Hunan Province holding a great rock in order to commit ritual suicide as a form of protest against the corruption of the era.Qu Yuan is regarded as the first author of verse in China to have his name associated to his work, since prior to that time, poetic works were not attributed to any specific authors. He is considered to have initiated the so-called sao style of verse, which is named after his work Li Sao, in which he abandoned the classic four-character verses used in poems of Shi Jing and adopted verses with varying lengths. This resulted in poems with more rhythm and latitude in expression. Qu Yuan is also regarded as one of the most prominent figures of Romanticism in Chinese classical literature, and his masterpieces influenced some of the greatest Romanticist poets in Tang Dynasty such as Li Bai.Other than his literary influence, Qu Yuan is also held as the earliest patriot in China\\\'s history. His social idealism and unbending patriotism have served as the model for Chinese intellectuals to this day, particularly following the establishment of new China in 1949. For example, in the 1950s China issued a postage stamp bearing the \\\"likeness\\\" of Qu Yuan.Address: west of Dongting Lake, YueyangTickets: 20 yuanOpening timeFolk customes : Dragon boat races
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  • Yueyang Zhang Guying Village

    Yueyang Zhang Guying Village

    Area: YueyangKey Words:Zhang Guying VillageThemes:cultural relics , historical sitesSuitable for: family, students, the elderlyIntroductionThe newly discovered Zhang Guying Village is an ancient architectural cluster built over 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is located at the foot of Bijia Mountain in the mountainous Weidong area east of Yueyang County and is 73 kilometers (about 45 miles) from the downtown area of Yueyang City. Enjoying the fame as the \\\'Folk Imperial Palace\\\' and \\\'First Village under the Sun\\\', Zhang Guying Village covers an area of 50,000 square meters (about 12 acres) featuring carved pictures on surface of the building, a zigzag laneway and the occult dooryard. The architectural style imparts an air of mystery.Address: at the foot of Bijia Mountain in the mountainous Weidong area east of Yueyang County and 73 kilometers (about 45 miles) from the downtown area of Yueyang CityTickets: 39 YuanOpening hours: 8:00 -18:00
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  • Yueyang Shiniu Village National Geopark

    Yueyang Shiniu Village National Geopark

    Situated at Pingjiang County, Yueyang, Hunan, the Shiniu Village National Geo-park is the biggest among all the newly-discovered Danxia landform in China. The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that “consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs”. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. Shiniu village scenic area lies at the cross of Hunan, Sichuan and Jiangxi Province, which is 65 kilometers away from Changsha.It has a height of 523 meters and stretches over 10 square kilometers. Because there stands a huge stone that resembles a yellow cow to the west in the area, the place is also called Shiniuzhai (In Chinese, Shi means stone; niu means cow; zhai means stockade). In 2011, the geo-park was authorized as a national geo-park.It is a representative park renowned for five kilometers precipice and 50 kilometers Danxia landform and an old stockaded village which is about a thousand year old. The geo-park owns beautiful and charming sights. It is a world made up of strange stones, unusual mountains and stone caves, different in thousands of ways, fantastic and breath-taking. With a rugged and steep geographical position, some people would call Shiniu Village as the “little Mount Hua” - Mount Hua is a very famous scenic spot in Shannxi, China. Besides, it is tinted with mystery with light red tops and dark brown cliffs.
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  • Changde Chengtoushan Cultural Site

    Changde Chengtoushan Cultural Site

    The site in Chexi Township in the west of Lixian County is the oldest and best preserved site of a city with the richest cultural relics in China. There are sites of the city moat and an altar. Some plots of rice field under the city wall, dating back to 6,500 years ago, are the earliest and best-preserved rice plots so far found in China. They prove that the Yangtze River Valley is also a cradle of the Chinese civilization.
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  • Changde Huayanxi National Forest Park

    Changde Huayanxi National Forest Park

    50 kilometers southwest of Changde City, not far away from Taohuayuan Scenic Area is Huayanxi National Forest Park, in which mountains are covered with nearly 700 hectares of primeval mixed forests. In the north of the park is Wuxi Lake and in the South is Longfeng Lake. From March to September every year, thousands of egrets come to this place, presenting a fascinating sight.Transport: Take a bus from Changde to Dingcheng District Stadium and and with a transfer you can get to the park.Tel: (86)736-7490018Admission (For reference): RMB20yuan /adult
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  • Changde Introduction

    Changde Introduction

    Whether you would like to enjoy the flourishing peach blossom in spring or to experience the splendid cultural atmosphere, Changde has it.Changde is located in the northwest of Hunan, with the Dongting Lake on its east, and bordering on Hubei province on the north, Hunan Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture on the west and Yiyang city on the south.It is a key city in the west of the vast alluvial plain around the Dongting Lake. Its output of grain, cotton and oil ranks first in Hunan, making it a major base for the production of such commodities in the whole country. Its production of fish, pigs, oranges, tabacco and sugarcane also holds an important position in the province.The most famous scenic spot in Changde is Taohuayuan (Peach Blossom Valley). It is a well known scenic area with lush woods and tranquil environment, which was depicted vividly by TaoYuanming (365AD-427AD), a great poet in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. In his prose \\\\\\\"Peach Colony\\\\\\\", Tao described a fairy valley with enchanting natural scenery where people lived a simple and peaceful life.Changde is also the birthplace of the eminent writer Ding Ling. With its unique culture and beautiful scenery, it attracted numerous great men of letters, such as Qu Yuan, Tao Yuanming, Fan Zhongyan, Wang Changling and Liu Yuxi, who toured or stayed here and wrote a large number of masterpieces in praise of this land.Whether you would like to enjoy the beautiful peach blossom all over the mountains and plains in Spring or to experience the splendid culture and humanity atmosphere, Changde has it.
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  • Yiyang Introduction

    Yiyang Introduction

    Hospitable Yiyang welcomes you appreciate green bamboos, trace Ancient Tea-horse Road, sample dark tea and local delicious food.Since ancient times, Yiyang has been famous as a land of fish and rice. Located where the Zijiang River empties into Dongting Lake, the area has a temperate climate.The city’s landscape consists of vast Dong Ting Lake contrasted with various snow-capped peaks; here you will find one half of the city is taken by mountains and the other by waters.In the land of bamboo in Taohuajiang, you may enjoy a cup of tea in a farmer\'s house, watch a dance show and drink some of the local wine. Be careful, it’s rather easy to get lost in Yiyang’s vast sea of flowers. Heshan District owns many large fishing grounds with a total area of over 7,000 hectares, where tourists may go fishing and taste the delicious fish prepared by local fishermen.The city is categorized as having a “subtropical humid monsoon climate,” meaning the annual average temperature is a bit higher than its neighborhood regions. Comparatively, it has cooler summers and warmer winters.Some historical sites of interest include  the Bamboo Sea, Anhua Ancient Tea-horse Road Scenic Spot, Taohuajiang Forest Park and Yiyang Olympic Park.Anhua Ancient Tea-horse Road Scenic SpotAnhua-Hometown of Dark Tea
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