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  • Yiyang South Dongting Lake Wetland

    Yiyang 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.Website: www.sddth.net
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  • Yiyang Anhua Ancient Tea-horse Road Scenic Spot

    Yiyang Anhua Ancient Tea-horse Road Scenic Spot

    The Ancient Tea-horse Road, located in Anhua County of Yiyang City, is about 150 kilometers away from Yiyang downtown area. This ancient commercial passage has long been dubbed as the last caravan road and the best-preserved remnant of ancient tea-horse road in south China. Today, although the Tea-horse Road is no longer active as a trade route, it still keeps primitive folk custom alive, with abundance of unique natural scenery far away from the bustling city.Besides its picturesque location, the scenic spot has also been highly appreciated for its cultural and historic value. Visitors can not only experience the joy of horse riding, but also trace the cultural relics of the caravan. Surrounded with verdant trees, clear water, high mountains and deep valleys, the scenic area is characterized by mightiness, uniqueness and elegance.The places of historic interest, workshops, classic exhibition hall, religious buildings, folk customs and resorts make tourists want to stay longer. The scenic spot is equipped with tourist service center, sightseeing bus, direct drinking water, natural gas, broadband network, satellite television, floodlighting and automated parking lot. Favorable accommodation facilities are also offered here in characteristic guest rooms, diversified resort hotels, high-level business clubs and theme culture hotels.
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  • Yiyang Taohuajiang Forest Park

    Yiyang Taohuajiang Forest Park

    Located about 30 kms from the county of Taohuajiang, the undulating mountains embrace the Taohua Lake and cover an area of over 467 hectare or so. The main tourist attractions in the park include a large memorial archway with an inscription tao hua sheng jing (wonderful scenery of peach blossom), the dam of Taohua Reservoir, and a bamboo sea covering an area of 4670 hectares or so in Mount Hongshan, which is considered a marvel in China.
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  • Yiyang Bamboo Sea

    Yiyang Bamboo Sea

    Yiyang, as a famous \"home of rice and fish\" in the Dongting Lake area, is a major producer of food grains, cotton, oil-bearing crops, pigs and industrial crops. Its ramie accounts for one fourth of the world\'s production. It is also one of the ten major bamboo-growing areas in China. Its industrial products include ramie clothes, foodstuffs, cooking oil, bamboo sleeping mats, which have a good domestic and international market.The Bamboo Sea scenic area is located in the Taohuajiang National Forest Park, covering a total area of 761 hectares. It is the largest ecological scenic area with bamboos in south China, and has been considered as a must-see spot. The whole scenic area provides an opportunity for people to be close to the nature, and to forget noisy urban life.The whole bamboo sea area consists of numerous hills, generally with a height from 100 to 250 meters. The highest peak and the lowest altitude are respectively 335 meters and 37 meters.Green bamboos are seen along the road. Climbing to the red building at the top of the bamboo sea, you can overlook the whole area, appreciating the flowing wave of bamboos, and singing birds.The bamboo sea attracts numerous tourists from home and abroad every year. The former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao wrote his inscription \"Town of Phyllostachys Pubescens\" here.According to the development plan, Taohuajiang Bamboo Sea will build a demonstration base for ecological culture and tourism.Bamboo CultureIt\'s worth mentioning that bamboo has formed a typical culture in China since ancient times. The oldest archaeological findings of bamboo articles in China can be traced back to 7,000 years. Early in the Shang Dynasty in 11th century BC, Chinese people used bamboo for household articles and weapons, such as bows and arrows. Before paper was invented, bamboo slips were mainly used for writing.Today, bamboo is widely used for household articles like sleeping mats, beds, pillows, chopsticks, spoons, baskets, handheld fans even kinds of furniture. It is also used to make traditional Chinese musical instruments, such as flute Di, and Xiao. Besides, bamboo is also adopted in Chinese traditional medicine.Bamboo is viewed as a symbol of traditional Chinese values. Ancient Chinese people designated bamboo as one of the \"Four Gentlemen\" of plants, together with plum, orchid, and chrysanthemum. Bamboo\'s considerable resistance to stretching and its ability to support weight makes it a symbol of integrity, elegance and simplicity.
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  • Loudi Introduction

    Loudi Introduction

    Breathtaking terraced fields, splendid karst caves and mountains, cool local martial arts, profound Huxiang culture and delicious Xinhua food make Loudi a bright pearl in central Hunan.Located in central Hunan Province, Loudi is surrounded by mountains and water, these contributing to its picturesque landscape. Tourist attractions in Loudi include Dacheng Mountain, Boyue Cave Scenic Area, Meijiang River Scenic Area, Daxiong Mountain National Forest Park, and Longshan National Forest Park. In addition, the over 1000-year-old Ziquejie terraced fields in the high mountain display the strength and wisdom of Loudi’s past ancestral inhabitants. It has been listed as a national cultural heritage.These time-honored cultural sites can be seen as the cradle of the rich culture of Hunan and Meishan culture in Loudi. The three main tourist attractions-Meijiang River, Shuifu Temple and the former residence of Zeng Guofan-are quiet, secluded, yet tranquil and elegant. Today Loudi, known as the \"world’s antimony capital\", \"100-mile coal sea\" and \"10-mile Iron City\", is witnessing a rise of industrial tourism with its newfound commercial glamour.
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  • Loudi Meijiang River Scenic Area

    Loudi Meijiang River Scenic Area

    Located northwest of Lianyuan City, Meijiang River covers an area of 128 square kilometers. Home to 3 national geological relics and 20 provincial geological relics, Meijiang River National Geopark was approved as the only geopark of its kind in central Hunan in 2013. The scale, type and texture of karst rocks in the geopark are of nationwide and even worldwide importance.The Meijiang River Scenic Area has a hilly karst landform, and embraces 10 sub-areas, such as Immortal Village, Avalokitesvara Precipice, Sutra Cave, Immortal\'s Residence, and Incense Burner Mountain. Like a jade belt, the Meijiang River passes by these tourist attractions and links them with each other.The scenic spot enjoys convenient transportation and is equipped with comprehensive facilities to meet tourists’ needs for food, accommodation, recreation and shopping.The picturesque and spectacular scenery features unique karst lake, natural and amazing waterfalls and limpid creeks and rolling peaks, earning itself the title of being one of Dong’an’s Eight Views and an ideal for landscape painters.Opening hours: 8:00PM to 5PMAdmission: 75 yuan/adultTel:(86)738-4720366
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  • Loudi Ziquejie Terraced Field

    Loudi Ziquejie Terraced Field

    Feature: Qin People Terraced FieldTime: All the year roundTicket: 68 yuanPhone: 0738-8313881Opening Time: 8 a.m.Address: Xinhua County, Loudi, HunanAs one of the 8 new famous scenic spots in Hunan Province, Ziquejie Terraced Field is located in Shuiche of Xinhua County. 80,000 mu (5,333 hectare)terraced fields, rising one upon another at an elevation of 500 meters to 1,100 meters, are endowed with natural self-irrigation and endless spring water.Here you can appreciate the remains of ancient paddy culture and enjoy the primitive simplicity of slash-and-burn cultivation and wood-block houses.According to research, the Terraced Field which originated from Qin & Han Dynasty and developed in the Song Dynasty, has a long history of over 2,000 years and is the product of the nationalities (Miao,Yao,Tong and Han) working together as the remains of ancient paddy culture with fishing and hunting culture, reflecting  the greatness of the ancient Meishan farming civilization. It is approved as a state-level scenic spot in 2005. And in 2006 it was included in the world culture and natural double heritage list.
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  • Loudi Meishan Cave

    Loudi Meishan Cave

    Feature: Karst CaveTime: All the year roundTicket: 80 yuanPhone: 0738-8313881Opening Time: 8 a.m.Address: Xinhua County, Loudi, HunanMeishan Cave, a subterranean limestone cave, is situated on the side of Zijiang River, which is rare in the world. Having the structure of several storeys in the cave with marvelous spectacles, it is proven to be 2,876 meters long, of which 1,896 meters long routes is open to the tourists with a unique underground river of 466 meters. In the cave, there are spectacular flowstones of surprising shapes and all kinds of stalactites, stalagmites and plane sections.  Professor Lu Cunyue from the National Tourism Administration expressed his surprise by acclaiming the cave as “the most beautiful geological garden in the world”. Now, the cave is renowned as one of the world\'s three largest caves.The landscape along the river is also unparalleled in China. Quasi-physical landscape includes Dragon Princess Washing Silk, Auspicious Kylin and Jade Tree, Dragon Kissing Crane, Confucius Preaching, Lotus-gate Half-opening, Great Minds Quizzing, Lotus Bridge Boating, Lotus Screen Drooping, Lofty Lotus Hall, Watery Lotus and Budding Golden Lotus.  Artistic landscape includes Greeting Guests, Amazing Caves, Mount Tai scenery, Dragon temple& Jade Tower, Dunhuang Frescoes, and Lotus Palace of Clear Water. Allusions landscape includes The Eight Fairies and The Mighty Naozha.
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