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  • Changsha Kaifu Temple

    Changsha Kaifu Temple

    Brief Introduction:Hunan Kaifu Temple, situated in Kaifusi Road, Kaifu district,Changsha city, is a famous temple of the Chan sect. Buddhism Association of Hunan province and Changsha city are set up here for the high status of this temple. It is of magnificent scale covering an area of 16000 m². Besides, its long history that it was originally built in the Five Dynasties period makes it mysterious and great.In Kai Fu Temple, the Great Buddha’s Hall is the main place for Buddhists’ cultivation and locates in the center of the temple. Preach Hall, Meditation House are built in the west side of the temple while Guest Reception Room, Abstinence Hall, Storeroom and Living Room of Buddhist Abbot are situated in the east side.Tour Guidance:Ticket price: 10yuan/person;Opening time: 9:00 a.m. ― 18:00 p.m. (it’ll be prolonged during festivals and holidays);Available bus: No. 111,132,142,143,149,368,406,501,807,907.By Patricia
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2013-01-02 18:49 View:3531
  • Changsha Tianxin Pavilion

    Changsha Tianxin Pavilion

    Tianxin Pavilion is an important scenic spot in Changsha City, Hunan Province. It is also the only remaining ancient city mark.Tianxin pavilion is located in the center of Changsha City. Generally, Tianxin Pavilion is a historical spot that takes Tianxin ancient pavilion and ancient city wall as main scenic spots. Since Ming dynasty, Tianxin Pavilioin has been seeing as the sign of ancient Changsha City. All the time, it owns a good reputation as “Xiaoxiang ancient pavilion, Qin and Han famous city”.Tianxin Pavilion was first built in Ming Dynasty and was rebuilt in Qianlong period. In 1938, it was destroyed by “Wenxi Fire”. In 1983, it got rebuilt. After that, besides its original main pavilion, 2 bilaminar auxiliary pavilions, Xiangpeng Bird’s body and both wings were added referring to ancient Yueyang Tower.Nowadays, Tianxin Pavilion becomes a new park in southern Changsha. Over there, photography, diet, refreshments, subsidiary foods and artworks are seen. Besides, there are also rockeries, pavilions and fishponds. Flowers and plants decorate this wooded new park. Many people come here to do exercises, read books or have some tea everyday.Now, Tianxin Pavilion is an 4A rated scenic spot, a historical and cultural pavilion in China.Translated by Becky
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-12-28 17:13 View:1561
  • Changsha Moon Island

    Changsha Moon Island

    Changsha Moon Island(Yueliang Island),Situated in west bank of Xiang River 14 km far away from the northwest of Changsha downtown in Hunan, Moon Island(Yueliang Island) is a newly exploited scenic spot which is characterized by natural scenery. It is given such name for its moonlike shape.Along the island, ring form dyke was built in 1975. Inside the dyke, corps like rice, sesame, sunflower, peanut and economic trees like orange tree, mulberry, fishscale bamboo and so on have been planted. Outside the dyke, weeping willows, Italian poplars, reeds and so on have been planted.Since 1980s, holiday village has been building. Flowering wood for viewing and appreciation like sago cycas, yacca etc. covers over 120 mu. Now foreign capital for building international holiday resort is investing in for construction offorest park, amusement park, sports center over water, golf course, commercial center, holiday center and so on.MoonIslandwill absolutely give you a brand new experience of holiday village which can at the same time entertain yourself and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery.It is waiting for your visit.By Brenda
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-12-10 15:25 View:1881
  • Daweishan National Forest Park

    Daweishan National Forest Park

    Hunan Mount Dawei National Forest Park(Daweishan), situated in northeastern part of Liuyang City 148 km away from Changsha City in Hunan Province, is characterized by flourishing forest, teeming resources, beautiful scenery and pleasant climate and is given the laudatory title “Green and Bright Pearl in Eastern Hunan” for primitive secondary forest and planted forest blending into a harmonious whole and forming a green sea. In the park, 23 plant groups and over 3000 species concluding 17 varieties of trees which are ranked as first and second grade national preserved trees and over 60 kinds of wild animals in which 14 kinds are listed into first and second country-level protected rare animals have been found. It is really deserve the title of “Natural Museum of Animals and Plants”.Ordinary people may indulge themselves in the beautiful scenery here while biologists jump out of their skins for finding a kingdom of natural species. In spring, you can hear birds singing, streams flowing and smell fragrance of flowers. In summer, on theMountWuzi,ghentazaleas, in brilliant purples and reds, are all in bloom scattering over the whole mountain. In late autumn, maples paint mountains red while pines and bamboos remain green. Appreciating sunrise at dawn and sunset at dusk are also great enjoyment for you. In winter, snow encloses the park and ice bars decorate mountains. While you enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the white world, you can also excite yourself by playing snow skating. In a word, no matter for leisure or adventure, Mount Dawei National Forest Park must be a good choice.By Brenda                     
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-12-01 15:26 View:1832
  • Changsha Shiyan Lake

    Changsha Shiyan Lake

    Situated in the junction of Changsha, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan City and 10 to 20 km away from the three cities in Hunan, Shiyan Lake, an ecotourism spot, covering an area of 15 km², is the first batch of tourism spots which is graded AAA level by National Tourism Bureau. What’s more, it’s the first wild animal park in Hunan and one of the Top Ten Most Popular Scenic Spots in Changsha.The Shiyan Lake is hugged by mountains, just as a bright pearl lying among them. It is a paradise for entertainments. Various entertaining programs like Water Pouring Festival, playing banana boat, riding a horse, water skiing, playing kart, water golf, rock climbing, barbecue, immortal CS and so on are waiting for you.By Brenda#gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-11-21 15:27 View:1749
  • Changsha Pozi Food Street

    Changsha Pozi Food Street

    The formed year of Pozi Street can not be found now. But, According to the legend passed on by residents there, it formed in Sui and Tang Dynasties or earlier. It was once considered as the only road between ancient Tangming town and Sanjiao ancient city. Now, Changsha Pozi Street is created as a gourmet street headed by Huogong Palace.The main special snacks there mainly include plum syrup, fermented bean curb, Candy baba, Zongzi, taste shrimp, hotpot and so on.Translated by Becky
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-10-25 21:26 View:1499
  • Liuyang Huanglong Canyon

    Liuyang Huanglong Canyon

    1, Brief  Introduction of Huanglong CanyonHuanglong Canyon, as an eco-tourism zone which locates in one of China’s Excellent Tourism Cities — Gugang County, Liuyang City (a city famous for producing fireworks), possesses one of the most attractive, most exciting, most amusing and nearest raft zones in Changsha City. It takes over one-hour ride to get there setting out from Changsha and 20 minutes from Liuyang downtown.2, Characteristics of Huanglong Canyon Rafting① The primitive appearance of rafting ways have been totally reserved under professors’ meticulous design.② High drop height makes the rafting exciting and dynamic.③ Two-seat drift boat prepared for lover makes drift romantic.④ The drift water is too clear to see the bottom of the river and cool as well.⑤ Misty rain overcasts the canyon and rainbow appears at times.⑥ Well-designed drift boats are safe and comfortable.⑦ Large capacity can accept 7000 persons per day at most.⑧ You can drift whenever you arrive here.3, Ticket Price: 168 Yuan∕Person.4, Opening Time: 9:00 — 17:00By Patricia
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-10-18 00:22 View:1774
  • Ningxiang Thousand-Buddhist Caves

    Ningxiang Thousand-Buddhist Caves

    Located in Cuiping Township, Ningxiang County, Thousand-Buddhist Caves is famous for its caves formed 360 million years ago and rare canyons inside caves. Cuiping Township, 62 km away from western mountainous area of Ningxiang Couty, is characterized by picturesque scenery that Stone Dragon Cave, Narrow Gorge, Monkey Mountain and Juvenile Reservoir draw the elegance and magnificence of Cuiping.Stone Dragon Cave whose original name is Thirteen Cave locates under the elegant Stone Dragon Mountain. It is originally called such a name for thirteen interlink caves making it and gathers the most limestone and karst cave in Changsha City. Caves interlink caves and caves inside caves make it mysterious. What’s more, large one can contain thousands of people while the narrow one can only pass one person. All kinds of stones, underground rivers and waterfalls which make the cave warm in winter and cool in summer cover everywhere.Getting Out from Stone Dragon Cave which is as long as 2300 meters, Narrow Gorge with cliffs is waiting for you after one-kilometer ride. It is absolutely a resort for rafting. Passing through the gorge, climbing to the stone road covered by forest shadow, then you reach the Monkey Mountain where on the top of the 1100-meter main peak gives you a sense of general view. Down from the west of Monkey Mountain, you will arrive at a small-scale reservoir—Juvenile Reservoir.The Thousand-Buddhist Caves gathers all kinds of beautiful natural sceneries. It is absolutely a resort for sightseeing. Come and enjoy yourself!By Patricia
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-10-05 00:17 View:1669