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  • Furong Ancient Town

    Furong Ancient Town

    Furong Ancient Town, Furong (Hibiscus) Town is originally named Wangcun. It is an ancient town where Tujiazu people live together. Until now, in the town, pavement laid with black flagstones and ancient domestic house ( Mainly Diaojiaolou ) are well preserved. The famous movie Furong Town directed by Xiejin is shot here. At F
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  • Fenghuang Ancient Town

    Fenghuang Ancient Town

    Feng Huang is Chinese for Phoenix, the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Feng Huang Cheng or Phoenix Town is so called as legend has it that two of these fabulous birds flew over it and found the town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave.The town is situated on the western boundary of Hunan Province in an area of outstanding natural beauty where mountains, water and blue skies prevail. Upon entering the town the visitor will be impressed by its air of mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. This is a world that is dominated by the colour green. The mountain slopes are covered with green foliage, the fields are green and even the Tuo Jiang River reflects the greenery. The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts display a harmony that is so often portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings. This is particularly true when mist pervades the scene in the early morning or after rain. It soon becomes apparent that the claim to being one of the two most beautiful towns in the whole of China is more than justified; the other town is Chang Ting in Fujian Province. Feng Huang Cheng is a wonderful example of what villages were like prior to the onset of modernization. Here dozens of alleys paved with flagstones run between the houses, each showing wear caused by the feet of generations of local people who have used them when going about their daily business. For the visitor, these alleys are the way to see the typical high gabled wooden houses built on stilts along the banks of the Tuo Jiang River at close quarters.Stretching diagonally from the northwest to southeast of the town, Tuo Jiang River is a life force of the local people. Here in its waters women wash their clothes and the men fish with their nets, while on the bank food is prepared in much the same way as it has for centuries. The river also provides a means for boatmen to support their families by ferrying tourists up and down stream so that they may admire the many splendours of the town.The Miao ethnic minority is predominantly settled here and a visit to a Miao village is a must when going to Feng Huang Cheng. The Miao women have a natural beauty that renders the use of cosmetics quite unnecessary. They love to dress in traditional blue garments set off with a white scarf. They love also their silver jewellery especially during festivals. Visitors will find a large array of hand made items of silver ornaments for sale in the local shops. Home made tie-dyes, printed and batik cloths are other local specialities that make wonderful souvenirs. The Miao are friendly and hospitable and like nothing more than to interact with visitors with a variety of traditional entertainments and activities. Food here also is different from that found elsewhere in China. Pickled red peppers are a particular local delicacy and their appetizing smell wafts from the many small family run restaurants..Feng Huang Cheng was home to the versatile writer Shen Congwen (1902-88) who contributed greatly to the development of modern Chinese literature. Venerated by the local residents, the one time home and the tomb of this famous writer have become tourist attractions.There are two other notable people from the town worthy of mention. The first is Xiong Xiling the famous philanthropist who was the first premier of the Republic of China (1921-49) following the fall of the Manchu. The other famous citizen is Huang Yongyu, an outstanding contemporary painter in the traditional Chinese style. His frescoes illustrating Buddhist stories in the Zhunti Nunnery are a major tourist attraction.. Feng Huang Cheng does not rely entirely upon natural beauty to attract the visitor for this ancient town with a history spanning 1300 years has a number of remarkable old gardens as well as distinctive residential buildings, elegant bridges and mysterious towers and pagodas. These architectural delights date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911). Those of special interest are the Wengchen Pavilion, Huang Si Qiao Castle, Tian Wang Temple, Da Cheng Hall, Chao Yang Palace, and the tomb of Shen Congwen and the residence of Xiong Xiling. Here too there are the North Gate and South Great Wall both excellent examples of municipal fortification.In many ways, life has not changed here for centuries and this is typified by the tough, hard working yet simple-hearted people. Feng Huang Cheng offers the visitor from both home and abroad a view of a quite different China from anything experienced in the modern cities and large conurbations that are more widely known. We are sure that the opportunity to travel in such a picturesque region will be remembered as an experience of a lifetime.
    HOT Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2022-03-09 10:23 View:38585
  • Mengdonghe High-Value Whitewater Rafting Adventure

    Mengdonghe High-Value Whitewater Rafting Adventure

    Mengdonghe River is situated 80km southeast of Zhangjiajie city, nestled among mountains, a remote canyon towering limestone cliffs, a beautiful river that’s ranked among the top ones in china. 2 hours drive from zhangjiajie city, Rafting usually take 3 hours. Wide calm river section take another 3 hours ending at Furong town that’s well preserved old town famous for its old streets and stilted houses, it is worth visit.You’ll thrill to the excitement of the major rapids of the Mengdonghe River; there are a few of the rapids that get your heart pounding. The rapids are interspersed with calm stretches, which give you a chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Gentle rapids carve a pathway through mountains and provide plenty of chance to swim, spot wildlife, take the fried the river fish, and just relax.Getting Prepared:Below are suggested items you should bring for your trip. You will enjoy your trip more if you are prepared for varying weather conditions.. Always Bring:Swimsuit shorts wool sweaters or synthetic fleece wool socks windbreaker jacket and pants, footwear that can get wet (plus a dry pair for after your trip) dry clothes and towel.. Sunny Days Sun screen sunglasses baseball cap or visor.Cool weather synthetic longjohns wool hat and gloves.Wet SuitCotton is not recommended (this includes jeans and sweatshirts) when it is wet it robs your body of heat and is unsuitable for physical activity. Synthetic clothing is the best.You receive instructions from guided assistance..The ticket includes insurance; the child under 13 is not suggested for rafting.
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  • Fenghuang Ancient City

    Fenghuang Ancient City

    Situated in the western border area of Hunan Province, Fenghuang(Phoenix) Ancient City is a famous historic and cultural city. It was ever praised as "the most beautiful small city in China" by Rewi Alley, a renowned author in New Zealand.
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  • Aizhai cliff plank road introduction

    Aizhai cliff plank road introduction

    Aizhai cliff plank's first part of the investment is about 20 million, Its total length is 1.5 kilometers and the vertical drop is 500 meters, and including 100 meters of glass path.It is located on the cliffs of Dehang Grand Canyon. This plank road is designed using modern Miao culture elements such as "Butterfly" and "Ribbon". Dramatic "Ups and downs" and "Thrilling" tourist skywalk attractions.
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  • Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City

    Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City

    Situated in the conjunction of Yuan River and Wu River in Huaihua, Hunan, Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City originated from the Spring and Autumn Period, took shape in flouring Tang Dynasty and peaked in Ming and Qing Dynasty. It is famous for collecting and distributing China wood oil, timber, paraffin and opium. In ancient time, it is not only a collection and distribution center of Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, and Chongqing Province but also a economic, cultural and religious center in southwest of Hunan, which has enjoyed several laudatory titles like “Bright Pearl in Western Hunan”, “Contracted Nanjing” and “Metropolis in Southwest China”. According to textual research done by experts, preserved ancient building of Ming and Qing Dynasty in Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City covers an area of about 200 thousand hectares. Over 380 ancient buildings like temples, armed escort firms, ancient banks, business firms, workshops, brothels, inns, newspaper offices and so on are extraordinary and rare heritages left by our ancestors. If you want to experience life as in ancient China, Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City must be the best choice for you.By Brenda
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  • Jishou Dehang Village

    Jishou Dehang Village

    Dehang, meaning \"beautiful valley\" in Miao language, is situated 24 kilometers in the west suburbs from Jishou city, capital of Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Xiangxi. In the scenic spot, streams are crossing to each other; deep valleys, spectacular waterfalls, grand mountain ranges, ancient trees and special flowers, precious birds and animals are everywhere.In this area, lives the Miao nationality: they speak Miao dialect; girls and boys are free for love; and they exchange feelings and love with songs. Women like to bear silver wares, and wear broidery blouse with flower designs but without collar; boys like to wear leg wrappings, and blow wood leaves as musical instruments. The local people like to raise silk worms to make their own textiles. They use the traditional way for oil extraction, papermaking and rice grinding. Also the locals use special wheels with buckets to lift water for irrigation.Tourists can also extract oil, making papers, weaving cloth and grinding rice by themselves. In this scenic spot, there are such programs being guest in Miao family as exchanging songs at the gate, offering wines, Miao drum dance, saying good bye to guests with lantern. Therefore coming to Dehang for a tour is just like coming to a beautiful and fairy-tale world.Transport: A tourist bus from Fenghuang Ancient City goes thereTel: (86)743-8665350.Admission (for reference): RMB60 yuan /adult
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  • Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town

    Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town

    The Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town boasts more than 380 intact ancient structures erected during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, covering an area of 100,000 square meters.This Town is a well-known scenic spot in China\\\'s Hunan Province. The town boasts more than 380 intact ancient structures erected during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, covering an area of 100,000 square meters. The buildings endured the ages with some wear, but they remain vivid reminders of the luxurious lifestyle of wealthy merchants.Hongjiang took shape in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) and flourished in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.It once served as the assembly and distribution center for various commodities - including oil, logs, opium and white wax-for seven nearby provinces and regions due to its location at the confluence of the Wushui and Yuanshui rivers.Recently in Hongjiang, a grand and graceful Chinese style fresco painting was discovered. The fresco depicts the  character \\\"Fu\\\" (meaning \\\"Fortune\\\" in Chinese) which often appears in paintings of animals such as magpies, red-crowned cranes, sika deer, and tortoises. This fresco embodies the rosy prospect of \\\"Hongfuqitian\\\" (an idiom means being supremely fortunate, with a homophone of \\\"Hong\\\" as Hongjiang in the first word) with five implications of fortune, promotion, longevity, happiness, and wealth in the form of animal paintings. The fresco\\\'s style is exclusive to Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town, and remains a unique work of art even at the national level.Transport: Visitors can take a bus from Huaihua South Station to get there. The bus fare is RMB20 yuan.Tel: (86)745-7632579Admission (for reference): RMB60 yuan/adultOpening hours: 8:00-17:30
    Xiangxi & Fenghuang & Huaihua 2016-01-22 10:49 View:3791