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  • Yueyang Dongting Lake

    Yueyang Dongting Lake

    As the famous Chinese fresh water lake, second only to the Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province, the Dongting Lake spreads wide on an area of 1,300 square kilometers.According to geologists, the lake area used to be part of an ancient anticline in south of the Yangtze River, but fell in a rupture during the movement of the Mount Yangshan 70 million years ago and became a lake.Dongting Lake is composed of East Dongting, South Dongting and West Dongting. In ancient times, East Dongting Lake was a part of Yunmeng Pool. The East Dongting Lake Nature Reserve is one of China\\\'s 30 important wetlands in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Every year, 217 species of migratory birds under state protection live through the winter here, such as white storks, white cranes, grey cranes and egrets. It will be a great fun if tourists take a boat tour in the lake, observe birds, listen to the waves, go fishing and taste delicious fish dishes in the nature reserve.The Sanjiangkou Estuary (the confluence of Xiangjiang River, Yanjiang River, Jingjiang River) is another tourist attraction in Dongting Lake, where the lake meets the Yangtze River. As the lake\\\'s water is clear while the water from the river is turbid, the clear-cut currents were called by the ancients as \\\"River Meeting\\\"-a fantastic sight rarely seen elsewhere.To expedite the transportation between Hunan and Hubei provinces, in recent years, the government has built Yueyang Bridge on the Dongting Lake-the longest highway bridge in China. Spanning over East Dongting Lake, the bridge is 10, 174.2 meters long, and is the first bridge with three main towers suspended with double-cable support in China. In addition to relieving traffic pressure, the bridge provides an express thoroughfare to facilitate emergent transportation of goods for floor control.Transport: Bus Nos. 5 and 20Tel :(+86)730-8635328
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  • Mountain Hengshan

    Mountain Hengshan

    Mountain Hengshan, The South Great Mount, is one of the five great mountains in China. Located in Heangyang City, Hunan Province. The mountain has 72 peaks, stretching 400 km, with the lofty peaks, grand and magnificant temples.Mountain Hengshan, The Great Mountain of the South, is known as one of the five great mountains in China. Located in Hengyang City, Hunan Province, the mountain has 72 peaks, stretching 400 km, along with, grand and magnificent temples. The highest peak, Zhurong peak, stands 1,300.2 meters above sea level. The mountain has been reputed as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"The most elegant mountain among the five great mountains in China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"A sacred place of religious value\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\",\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s mountain of Long-Life\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"A mountain of high civilization\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Hengshan is now a key site at the national level, being one of the first 5-A tourist resorts in China, and deemed noteworthy by China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s natural reserves foundation, the Chinese Natural & Civilization Heritage. The mountain is visited by 3 million tourists annually.The Mountain is the known as most elegant among the five mountains in China, featuring dense trees, flowing springs and waterfalls, together forming a beautiful landscape. The scenery can change dramatically with the seasons. Tourists can enjoy rare flowers in the spring, a sea of clouds in the summer, the beautiful sunrises in the fall, and snow-capped peaks in the winter.Apart from its scenery, what marks the mountain as a popular tourist spot is its  rich cultural background; with its numerous places of historic interest and scenic beauty, as well as a great number of Taoist and Buddhist temples. It is the only mountain in the world where monks of Buddhist and Taoist followings share the same mountain, as well as the same temples.Mount Hengshan is also regarded as a source of long-life. The Scripture of Stars, found in the ancient text Chronicles of Sui Dynasty, describes the corresponding star of Mount Hengshan, the Great Mountain of the South, as a part Zhen, one of the Twenty-eight Constellations. Alongside the Changsha Star, Zhen is in charge of administrating human life. Due to its cosmological history, Mount Hengshan is known as the Mountain of Life. Also according to the explanation of the word \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Mountain of Life\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" in the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Origin of Words\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", “The mountain of life\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' refers to-Mount Hengshan, The Great Mountain of the South”. This explains Mount Hengshan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s alternate name, “China\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Mountain of Long-Life”.
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  • Changde Poetry Wall

    Changde Poetry Wall

    Changde Poem Wall is a 3-kilometer-long anti-flood dyke alongside the Yuanjiang River, which is engraved with poems, calligraphy and painting. Thus, it is listed as the longest wall with engraved arts in Guinness Book of World Record.There are art works from many famous Chinese artists and outstanding figures like Mao Zedong, Qi Baishi and so on.The Poem Wall is a large-scale cultural project with distinct artistic characteristics.Facing the river, the Wall is grand and imposing with the embellishment of towers. A total of 1,267 poems about Changde or noted poems at home or abroad have been selected and engraved on the wall. They fall into six chapters, Changes in Changde over Centuries, Celebrities’ Inscriptions on Changde, Beautiful Natural Scenery in Changde, Outstanding Natives and Local Customs, Big Events of China, and Great Poems from Other Countries.They are written in regular script, running hand, official script, seal character and cursive script in Chinese calligraphy by 948 calligraphers from mainland China, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, with 43 stone-wall carvings embedded.The name of the Wall and the titles of chapters are inscribed by well-known modern calligraphers, Zhao Puchu, Shen Peng, Qi Gong, Yan Jialong, Sun Qifeng, Wang Xuezhong, Xiao Xian, Zhang Ding, Zang Kejia, Fang Yi and Chen Tianran. The late artists Cao Yu, Shu Tong and Wu Zuoren have also left their mark there.With rich cultural meaning, positive ideological content and exquisite art, Changde Poem Wall draws visitors throughout the country. It is considered by the modern circles of poetry, calligraphy and painting to be unique in these fields and unique in China. It is regarded by Yu Guangzhong, a noted scholar from Taiwan, as “a Great Wall in the Poetry World”, and “a History Book of Literature”.
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  • Yueyang Introduction

    Yueyang Introduction

    Standing on Yueyang Tower, gazing at picturesque Dongting Lake, visiting ancient architectural cluster in Zhang Guying Village, sailing and picking lotus seeds at Tuanhu Lake, and celebrating dragon boat racing festival in Miluo city, you are welcome to Yueyang.Situated in the northeast of Hunan Province, Yueyang has been famous in China for the picturesque Dongting Lake and gorgeous Yueyang Tower since ancient times.A Bright Pearl Beside the Dongting LakeDongting Lake, which is so vast and mighty that it seems boundless, is like a fancy satin belt encircling the ancient city of Yueyang. In Yueyang Tower, Fan Zhongyan, an outstanding official in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), sighed and said: “Be the first to worry about the affairs of the nation and the last to enjoy oneself.\\\\\\\" The tower stands on the ancient city, and looks down at Dongting Lake covered by mist and fog. In the long process of history, Yueyang Tower has attracted numerous literati, where they composed poems and appreciated the fascinating scenery, making the tower a cultural landmark of the city. The Yueyang Tower stands on the west gate of the Yueyang city wall, looking down at the Dongting Lake, facing the Junshan Island in the distance, and linking the Yangtze River to the north and the Xiangjiang River to the south. Standing on the tower, one can gaze at the distant view of the mists and ripples of the Dongting Lake, with boats sailing on the vast lake.The City of Dragon BoatYueyang, also known as the City of Dragon Boat, where Miluo River runs through, is the cradle of dragon boat culture. The event was originated from a piece of Chinese history; which says that on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, Qu Yuan, the patriotic poet, drowned himself in the Miluo River. In order to commemorate him, Yueyang held 10 consecutive international dragon boat races in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, the Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival has been held every year, and these days, more than 100 teams from all over the world participate in the competitions.A Land of Milk and HoneyWith beautiful scenery, pleasant climate, fertile lands and rich products, Yueyang is reputed as the Land Flowing with Milk and Honey.
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  • Yueyang Miluo River

    Yueyang Miluo River

    Yueyang Miluo River (Miluo Jiang)Area: YueyangKey Words:Yueyang Miluo River (Miluo Jiang)Themes:holiday, culture, folk customs, natural scenerySuitable for: lovers, students, tour palsIntroductionMemory of the Miluo RiverMi-(mì) LUO Jiang-Xiangbei in the Xiangjiang River is the largest tributary in Hunan Province. Mi-water upstream has two sources: derived from the East Xiushui County of Jiangxi Province; west expenditures in the northeast of Hunan Pingjiang Xian Long-Zhang Shan, two tributaries of Pingjiang Xian in the west concourse, the westward into the Miluo City, Lei Rock Hill into Dongting Lake . Miluo River totals a  length of 253 km, a basin area of 5,543 square kilometers. Miluo River originates in Xiushui County, Jiangxi Province, and the west flows through the Pingjiang Xian, Miluo City (Mi-water and LUO Jiang-in the county in the concourse), into the Xiangjiang River to Xiangyin County. The trunk stream  is 253 km long, the basin area 5,543 sq. miles,  the largest tributary in the Xiangjiang River range in Xiangbei.Miluo River has main tributaries such as paper Ma River, the cars on the River, Tung Chung River, and papaya River. Luo water originated from  Aupui Township,Yueyang County,southwest flow to Miluo City, with a length of 88 km and the valley area of 595 square kilometers. Chang also known as Mei Xianshui rivers,with a length of  84 km and the valley area of 670 square kilometers.Miluo River is famous for the prominent Qu Yuan. Qu was a Chinese scholar and minister to the King from the southern Chu during the Warring States Period. His works are mostly found in an anthology of poetry known as Chu Ci. His death is traditionally commemorated on the occasion of the Duanwu Festival (端午节/端午節), which is commonly known in English as the Dragon Boat Festival or Double Fifth (fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar).In 278 BC, learning of the capture of his country\\\'s capital, Ying, by General Bai Qi of the state of Qin, Qu Yuan is said to have written the lengthy poem of lamentation called \\\"Lament for Ying\\\" and later to have waded into the Miluo river in today\\\'s Hunan Province holding a great rock in order to commit ritual suicide as a form of protest against the corruption of the era.Qu Yuan is regarded as the first author of verse in China to have his name associated to his work, since prior to that time, poetic works were not attributed to any specific authors. He is considered to have initiated the so-called sao style of verse, which is named after his work Li Sao, in which he abandoned the classic four-character verses used in poems of Shi Jing and adopted verses with varying lengths. This resulted in poems with more rhythm and latitude in expression. Qu Yuan is also regarded as one of the most prominent figures of Romanticism in Chinese classical literature, and his masterpieces influenced some of the greatest Romanticist poets in Tang Dynasty such as Li Bai.Other than his literary influence, Qu Yuan is also held as the earliest patriot in China\\\'s history. His social idealism and unbending patriotism have served as the model for Chinese intellectuals to this day, particularly following the establishment of new China in 1949. For example, in the 1950s China issued a postage stamp bearing the \\\"likeness\\\" of Qu Yuan.Address: west of Dongting Lake, YueyangTickets: 20 yuanOpening timeFolk customes : Dragon boat races
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  • Yueyang Zhang Guying Village

    Yueyang Zhang Guying Village

    Area: YueyangKey Words:Zhang Guying VillageThemes:cultural relics , historical sitesSuitable for: family, students, the elderlyIntroductionThe newly discovered Zhang Guying Village is an ancient architectural cluster built over 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is located at the foot of Bijia Mountain in the mountainous Weidong area east of Yueyang County and is 73 kilometers (about 45 miles) from the downtown area of Yueyang City. Enjoying the fame as the \\\'Folk Imperial Palace\\\' and \\\'First Village under the Sun\\\', Zhang Guying Village covers an area of 50,000 square meters (about 12 acres) featuring carved pictures on surface of the building, a zigzag laneway and the occult dooryard. The architectural style imparts an air of mystery.Address: at the foot of Bijia Mountain in the mountainous Weidong area east of Yueyang County and 73 kilometers (about 45 miles) from the downtown area of Yueyang CityTickets: 39 YuanOpening hours: 8:00 -18:00
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  • Yueyang Shiniu Village National Geopark

    Yueyang Shiniu Village National Geopark

    Situated at Pingjiang County, Yueyang, Hunan, the Shiniu Village National Geo-park is the biggest among all the newly-discovered Danxia landform in China. The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that “consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs”. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. Shiniu village scenic area lies at the cross of Hunan, Sichuan and Jiangxi Province, which is 65 kilometers away from Changsha.It has a height of 523 meters and stretches over 10 square kilometers. Because there stands a huge stone that resembles a yellow cow to the west in the area, the place is also called Shiniuzhai (In Chinese, Shi means stone; niu means cow; zhai means stockade). In 2011, the geo-park was authorized as a national geo-park.It is a representative park renowned for five kilometers precipice and 50 kilometers Danxia landform and an old stockaded village which is about a thousand year old. The geo-park owns beautiful and charming sights. It is a world made up of strange stones, unusual mountains and stone caves, different in thousands of ways, fantastic and breath-taking. With a rugged and steep geographical position, some people would call Shiniu Village as the “little Mount Hua” - Mount Hua is a very famous scenic spot in Shannxi, China. Besides, it is tinted with mystery with light red tops and dark brown cliffs.
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  • Changde Chengtoushan Cultural Site

    Changde Chengtoushan Cultural Site

    The site in Chexi Township in the west of Lixian County is the oldest and best preserved site of a city with the richest cultural relics in China. There are sites of the city moat and an altar. Some plots of rice field under the city wall, dating back to 6,500 years ago, are the earliest and best-preserved rice plots so far found in China. They prove that the Yangtze River Valley is also a cradle of the Chinese civilization.
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