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  • Yueyang Xiangsi Mountain

    Yueyang Xiangsi Mountain

    In China, Xiangsi is meant by a feeling of yearning between relatives, friends and lovers. The name of Xiangsi mountain is originated from a beautiful legend of Liu Bang(the first emperor in Han Dynasty) visiting Zhang Liang( a great strategist and politician in Han Dynasty). Situated at the eastwest of Yueyang County, it borders on Tongcheng, Hubei, stretching over 10 kilometers. The average sea level of Xiangsi Mountain is above 700m, among which its main peak, Xiangsi peak is 957.2m. The Xiangsi peak has a average temperature of 15℃, which is a terrific place to spend a summer holiday as well.The tourist area is made up of by the love culture ecological tourist valley, Xiangsi cliff, Xiangsi peak, Tianhu temple and Xiangsi village. Invested by the Shenzhen Wangshiming Science and Technology Ltd with 500 million RMB, it opened business on May 1, 2004. The goal of the developer is to turn the tourist resorts to a world famous love culture resort.Speaking of Xiangsi Mountain’s geographic position, it is very convenient and favorable. It lies at the junction of the 107 national road, the Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway, the Beijing-Guangzhou Expressway and the golden waterway of Yangtze River. Besides, it is only 79 kilometers away from Yueyang downtown. It also only takes 2 hours to Changsha Huanghua airport.Under the foot of the Xiangsi Mountain, there stands a Xiangsi Bay Rose Park, which is a terrific place to spend a summer holiday. Based on the abundant natural and cultural sights and at the subject of yearning, the park shows domestic and foreign love poems and essays inscribed on stones against the beautiful valleys.By Emma
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-06-04 13:53 View:2429
  • Yueyang Junshan Island

    Yueyang Junshan Island

    Yueyang Junshan Island was once called Xiangshan, Dongtingshan in ancient times. It covers an area of about 0.96 square kilometers, facing famous Yueyang Tower far away. Being seated in eastern Dongting Lake, Junshan consists of 72 mountains in total. Tao Book lists Junshan as the eleventh blessed place. In 2007, Junshan successfully became an AAAAA rated scenic spot.Junshan possesses abundant cultural deposits and long history. Over 4000 years ago, it has already becomes well-known. Scholars of different epochs write poems and articles focusing on its features.The humanistic background of Junshan is extensive and profound. The first temple of regions located in the south of Yangtze River–Xiangfei ancestral temple, Fengshan imprint of the First Emperor of Qin, Inscriptions carved stone and so on are scattered here.At all seasons, Junshan has different beautiful natural landscape. In spring, visitors can enjoy particular flowers. In summer, white silver plate can be seen. In autumn, viewing colorful leaves in woods is a good choice. In winter, migratory birds in Dongting Lake will bring people to experience another kind of beauty.Translated by Becky
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-04-16 15:34 View:2676
  • China's Hunan Yueyang Tower

    China's Hunan Yueyang Tower

    The Yueyang Tower is an ancient architectural treasure on the shores of Dongting Lake in Yueyang City, Hunan Province. It is known as one of the four famous Chinese towers,. The other three are the Yellow Crane Tower in Hubei Province, the Penglai Pavilion in Shandong Province and the Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province.The tower was first built around 220 during China\\\'s Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), when Lu Su, commander in chief of the forces of Wu, was sent to the area to fortify it and he trained the fleet there. The main tower bears a flying eave and helmet roof with wooden constructions in a unique style.Standing on the tower, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Dongting Lake. [bbs.fengniao / by ttturbo]Source: china.org.cn
    HOT Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-03-22 01:06 View:3603
  • Amazing Dongting Lake

    Amazing Dongting Lake

    Located in northern Hunan Province, Dongting Lake is the second largest fresh water lake in China, which is usually praised as \\\\\\\"the picturesque Dongting Lake with 400 kilometer span.\\\\\\\" The lakeside Yueyang Tower is one of the four famous Chinese towers.There is an island located right in the lake named Junshan where, or so legend has it, two wives of the ancient Shun Di Emperor, Ehuang and Nuying, died to become goddesses of the Xiangjiang River after searching thousands of miles for their husband.The vast lake, the famous tower, the mysterious island and the legend, all these have made the lake a popular site throughout the decades.Source:china.org.cn
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-03-22 01:05 View:2699
  • Changde Poem Wall

    Changde Poem Wall

    With a history of more than two thousand years,Hunan Changde or Wuling has been granted as the Hometown of Historical Relics for a long time.In recent years, in order to promote Chinese traditional culture and strengthen patriotism education, the government has invested 108 million RMB to build a 2.92km long anti-flood wall with engraved poems, which is named as the Changde Poem-engraved Wall.With famous contemporary poetries,calligraphy,and paintings gathered together, it is the longest poem-engraved wall in Guinness Book of World Records.By Brenda
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-03-08 09:50 View:3432
  • A City in the Peach Garden-Changde

    A City in the Peach Garden-Changde

    Hunan Changde, a resort with magnificence and elegance rolled in to one, is blessed with precipitous mountains, a wide expanse of mist-covered waters in Dongting Lake, and fantastic spots in the fairyland Peach Garden.Known in Peach Blossom Spring, the Peach Garden is bordered on the south by the towering Wuling Range, on the north by the torrential Yuan River. And this special position has bestowed the Peach Garden with he beauty of both lofty mountain and grand waters. It also gained fame all over the world with its beautiful landscape and countryside, flourishing temples and pavilions, abundant poetry inscriptions and surprising historical legends.In the first chapter, I will introduce the No.1 scenic spot— Peach Garden, then I will outline the panorama of the city one by one! So stay tuned!By Brenda
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-03-08 09:46 View:2489
  • Changde Baaroque Rock Ditch

    Changde Baaroque Rock Ditch

    Changde is usually acknowledged by people as a city of gourmet like rice noodle and spicy food. Still, there exists rare natural sight view as well. Today, I will take you to appreciate amazing rocks in Baaroque Rock Ditch.Baaroque Rock Ditch, located in Xianchi Mountain near Huayan Stream scenic zone in Changde, is as long as five to six miles. Spring out from rock gap and underwater merging into a verdurous stream flows along ditch sometimes with sound of tricklet and sometimes with ding-dong sound. In Baaroque Rock Ditch, another rare view in Huayan Stream scenic zone, is a amazing land where scatters various strange and interesting rocks. Some rocks look like elephant’s nose (Trunk Rock), some like huge frog (Frog Rock), some like Leopard’s head (Leopard Rock), some like lover leaning against each other (Lover’s Rock), some like golden pheasant arrogantly standing straight (Golden Pheasant Rock) and so on. Walking into Baaroque Rock Ditch is just like into a natural park of rare rocks.Baaroque Rock Ditch, a land which people will marvel at the splendid art of natural sculpture, will definitely light your imagination.By Patricia
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-02-08 12:15 View:1792
  • Changde Jiashan Temple

    Changde Jiashan Temple

    Changde Shimen Jiashan Temple or Linquan Monastery is located in the southeastern part,15km away from Shimen County, Hunan Province.It was built in AD 870 and renovated there times under the order of emperors of Emperor Yizong of Tang Dynasty, Emperor Shenzong of Song Dynasty and Kublai Khan. According to experts of Zen Tea Association of China, Jiashan is the authentic source of tea ceremony and Zen tea.Changde Shimen Jiashan Temple had nine halls and one palace in its heyday. And owing to turmoil of wars, it has only six halls and one palace left after being repaired nowadays. It is said that at the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty, Li zicheng of Shun Dynasty had secluded in the Jiashan Temple for 30 years.By Brenda
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-01-23 15:18 View:2462