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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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  • Rafting in Xinhua

    Rafting in Xinhua

    Youxi River RaftingTel: 0738-3716229River rafting is one of most exciting adventure sports for adventure enthusiasts. Located at the middle range of Youxi River of Xinhua, Youxi River Rafting zone is about 12km in length with a fall of over 300 meters. There are 8 valleys, 36 puddles, 48 pools and 39 turns on the rafting course, along which are some beautiful spots like Greeting Warship, Double Arches, and Drinking Elephant. It takes about two and a half hours to enjoy the whole rafting course.Ziquejie River RaftingTel: 0738-3912789/3384958Situated at Fengjia Town, Ziquejie River Rafting is about 28km from another famous scenic spot “Ziquejie Rice Terrace”. The length of the Rafting is 6.8km and it takes 90 minutes to enjoy the whole course. Clear and cool water, exciting twists and turns and tree-lined riversides, all these provide tourists full enjoyment.
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  • Loudi Daxiong Mountain National Forest Park

    Loudi Daxiong Mountain National Forest Park

    Daxiong Mountain National Forest Park is located in the north of Xinhua, 62 kilometers away from the county seat. It covers an area of 8,100 hectares and the forest coverage rate is almost 93%.Its main peak “Jiulongchi” rises to a height of 1,622 meters, making it the highest peak in central Hunan. It grows more than 30 kinds of national protected fauna and flora like millennium ginkgo, clouded leopard and Chinese yew. Mountains, rivers, plants and temples together depict a fascinating three-dimensional painting. Daxiong Mountain is the hometown of Chi You, an ancient tribe head, who once fought with Emperor Huang and Emperor Yan. Statistically, the Park is the area with the largest volume of negative oxygen ions in Hunan.Ticket: 56 yuanTel: 0738-3782063
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  • Xiangtan Introduction

    Xiangtan Introduction

    As the birthplace of Mao Zedong and a pilgrimage site for Chinese revolution, Xiangtan is a must-go where you can find everything related to Chairman Mao from his former residence to “dishes of the Mao family” to his brilliant life.Xiangtan is a city in central Hunan and located at the lower reaches of Xiangjiang River, a branch of the Yangtze River. Relics from Daxi culture indicates that local tribes lived in Xiangtan area 5,000 years ago. It became a city 2,500 years ago during the late Shang Dynasty.Shaoshan Village, about 130 kilometers south-westward to Changsha, is the hometown of Chairman Mao Zedong. Today, the village has become a memorial place for Chinese people to remember this great man. People erected a statue of Chairman Mao and have preserved his former residence as a tourist site. A museum and other memorial spots in the scenic area create a solemn atmosphere. More than three million people from home and abroad come to visit Mao Zedong’s hometown every year.In addition, the city was also cradle of other revolutionary leaders including Liu Shaoqi, Hu Yaobang and former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji. Therefore, it acts as a good place to learn more about China’s modern history.“Binglang,” the dried areca nut, sometimes referred to as betel nut is so popular among local people that men, women and even children love it. Xiangtan has a humid subtropical climate with distinctive four seasons featured long and hot summer, cold, cloudy and damp winter with occasional flurries. The annual average temperature is 16.7°C to 17.4°C, and 4.1°C in January and 29.7°C in July.
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  • Xiangtan Shaofeng Peak

    Xiangtan Shaofeng Peak

    To the south of the Former Residence of Mao Zedong, Shaofeng Peak, with the height of 518.9 meters above sea level, is the highest peak in Shaoshan County and the 71st mountain of Nanyue. The main tourist attractions in the area include the Stele Forest of Chairman Mao\'s Poems, Shaofeng Temple, Liuchao Pine, Ancient Rouge Well, etc.Under a clear and boundless sky, standing on Shaofeng Peak, we will take in general picture of Xiangtan, Xiangxiang, and Ninxiang at a glance.Transport: K585 air conditioned trains go from Changsha railway station to Shaoshan CountyTel:(86)732-55682087
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  • Shaoshan Dripping Water Cave

    Shaoshan Dripping Water Cave

    Dishui Cave named as \"Western Cave\" by Mao Zedong, which is famous due to Mao Zedong\'s legendary life and stories, is located 4 kilometers to Mao Zedong Bronze Statue in the gorge. The construction of Dishui Cave Villa begins in 1960, and the pattern of the house is similar to the structure of houses in Zhongnanhai. Mao Zedong spent eleven days here during the time he returned to Shaoshan in June, 1966.Now it is key national scenic and historic spot. The scenic area is surrounded by waters, with rolling peaks in addition to some natural scenic spots, such as \"Goddess of Mercy Carrying a Child in Her Arms\", \"Eight Immortals Playing Xiao (the vertical bamboo flutes)\" and \"Dragon Spring\".Admission(For reference): RMB 50 yuan/adult
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