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  • Zhuzhou Shennong Valley National Forest Park

    Zhuzhou Shennong Valley National Forest Park

    Shennong Valley National Forest Park, located 45km away from Wanyang Mountain in the east of Yanling County, Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province. and 12km away from Jingang Mountain where Chair Mao ever established revolution base area, is a great resort for avoiding hot summer, relaxation, recuperation and exploration. It is a natural green wonderland and zoological garden with forest coverage rate over 90 percent.In Shennong Valley National Forest Park, there are 6 scenic zones and over 40 scenic spots. Elegance, delight, wonders and danger contains in mountain, water, stone and woods. 6 Main scenic zones include Stone Hugged by Tree, Bead Curtain Waterfall, Shibian Stone, A Thread of Sky, Flagstone, Lion Cliff, Dragon Pool and Galaxy.The scenic spot of Dragon Pool and Galaxy is of grand sight. Jinghua Stream and Menghua Stream merges into a milky way which flows unceasingly like running wild horse. That is why it is called galaxy. Wild stream sometimes is hindered by giant stone and sometimes falls down from high place, thus, a bottomless stone pool formed. White waves rise as high as heaven in the pool just like a dragon dancing wildly. So, it is also called Dragon Pool.If you have inclination to visit this park, here is a kind reminder for you. The cosy days in Shennong National Forest Park is as long as 114 days and the comfortable tourism time is from the middle ten days of April to November.By Patricia
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-09-29 23:52 View:1528
  • Liuyang Large House of Shen Family

    Liuyang Large House of Shen Family

    Large House of Shen Family, A historical heritage which is both valuable in architecture and historical relics of Changsha, located in Longfu Town, Liuyang City which is also the world-famous hometown of firework, is a pretty treasurable specimen of southern folk house in late Qing Dynasty left after several ruthless wars.Covering an area of over 10000 square meter, Large House of Shen Family with a plain appearance possesses 17 rooms and over 30 galleries which connects over 20 storeyed buildings and over 200 folk houses. Walking into the large house, you feel just like entering into a maze with overlapped rooms, winding lanes and galleries and courtyard in a tangled mess, which makes you can’t tell west from east.It is said that the first owner, Shen Tuanjiu, originally a cooker, however, showed special preference to reading and learning. Finally, through his and his descendants’ diligent hard work, great property of Shen Family achieved. At the present time, most of the descendant moved away from the old house and only about 10 families stayed. Though having gone through hundred year’s up and down, the house has been well preserved.By Patricia
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-09-28 20:47 View:2398
  • Changsha Underwater World

    Changsha Underwater World

    Near Liuyang River, Changsha underwater world consists of five functional zones: marine museum, polar animals’ museum, science and education museum, Water Park and children’s park. Changsha underwater world combines sightseeing, relaxation, entertainment with popularization of science altogether. This marine theme park has the most species, the most abundant programme content, and the best property of participation and the most sense of fashion. What’s more,Changsha underwater world is an AAAA scenic spot and is awarded as an educational base for ocean science popularization by Chinese Ocean Association and Hunan Association for Science and Technology.In Changsha underwater world, you can see thousands of different marine organisms, such as shark, loggerhead, coral reef, conch, starfish and seashell. Besides viewing, you can also pay to dive feed fancy carp, sea turtle, seal, touch shark, starfish and intimate contact dolphin, white whale and many other activities. You can enjoy the fun of having close contact with marine animals.Translated by Becky
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-08-29 11:56 View:1759
  • Changsha Botanical Garden

    Changsha Botanical Garden

    With an area of more than 2000 mu,Changsha Botanical Gardenis a huge natural oxygen bank, providing a square meter area of green land for every Changsha citizen. Founded in 1985, it has later developed into Tianjiling National Forest Park of Changsha and Hunan Provincial Wildlife Rescue Center after being approved by States Forestry Bureau. Broad-leaved forest makes up of its main tree species and forest coverage rate tops 90%.Therefore, the air is clean and fresh there, which is a treasure in an industrialized society. Adjacent to the Changsha Southern Bus Station, it’s very convenient to get there. After twenty years’ development, it has become a comprehensive botanical garden featuring by flora and fauna, with scientific research, production, ecological tourism, sports and leisure rolled into one.By Brenda
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-08-23 11:59 View:1633
  • Emperor Yan Mausoleum Scenic Area

    Emperor Yan Mausoleum Scenic Area

    Situated on Luyuan Slope west of Yanling County, it is a national AAAA scenic area. Among the tourist attractions in the scenic area, the most important one is Emperor Yan\\\'s Mausoleum which is a State Preservation Unit of Key Historical Relics and a national AAAA tourist zone. The mausoleum was built in 967 AD during the North Song Dynasty to commemorate Emperor Yan, one of the earliest ancestors of the Chinese people. In 2005 it was listed in the Top Ten Cultural Relics of Hunan Province. Other attractions include Emperor Yan Temple,Chongde Memorial Archway, Luyuan Pavilion, Saint Fire Terrace and Luyuan Cave. Over the past hundreds of years, sacrificial ceremonies have been held in front of Emperor Yan\\\'s Mausoleum. Now it is a sacred place for all the descendants of Emperor Yan and Huang in the world to seek their roots and pay homage to their earliest ancestors. Transport: Buses go from Yanling County to Emperor Yan\\\'s MausoleumTel: (86)731-26100857Admission (for reference): RMB 45yuan /adult Opening hours: 08:00-17:30
    HOT Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-08-06 17:01 View:2098
  • Qi Baishi Former Residence and Memorial Hall

    Qi Baishi Former Residence and Memorial Hall

    The Former Residence and Memorial Hall of Qi Baishi, a famous master of traditonal Chinese painting, is situated in Baishipu, Xiangtan County. The house consists of earthen walls and a thatched roof. In the memorial hall, the paintings, wooden carvings, seals, poems and artides (articles) by Qi Baishi are on display in addition to his stationeries and utilities for daily use.Transport : Bus No.3 from Xiangtan to Former Residence of Qi BaishiTel :(86)732-58257853 (Memorial Hall)Opening hours:8:30 -17:00 h5{ color:#000; font-size:12px; font-weight:bold; margin:15px 0 0 0}.relnews a{ padding:8px 0 3px 0; line-height:22px; border-bottom:dashed #069 1px; display:block;}
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-08-06 16:16 View:2074
  • Shaoshan Yunmen Temple

    Shaoshan Yunmen Temple

    Situated in Xiangxiang City, the Yunmen Temple was first constructed in the second year (1050) of the Huangyou reign of the Song Dynasty. Now it is mainly composed of the Front Hall, the Shrine of Sakyamuni Buddha and Avalokitesvara Pavilion, which holds a statue of Avalokitesvara with 1,000 eyes and 1,000 arms, showing high workmanship.
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-08-06 16:06 View:2101
  • Shaoshan Dishui Cave

    Shaoshan Dishui 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
    Changsha & Zhuzhou & Xiangtan 2012-08-06 16:04 View:2064