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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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  • 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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