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  • Hengshan Mountain in Hengyang, Hunan

    Hengshan Mountain in Hengyang, Hunan

    Hengshan Mountain, one of China’s Five Great Mountains, situated in Nanyue District,Hengyang City,Hunan Province, is China’s famous natural and human landscape.Hengshan Mountain consists of 72 towering mountains including Yuelu Mountain in Changsha City and Mount Huiyan in Hengyang City.Henshan Mountain’s beauty is its elegance. Not only the green mountains and flourish forest with over 1700 plants like pseudolarix, Chinese yew, parlex tree, silvery magpie tree, Szechuan Lovage, evergreen camphor tree, Thoreau tree, sugarbush, Chinese wisteria and other rare species but also over 1400-year old ancient trees which can not even be hugged around by three people and magnolia of about 500 years old make the Hengshan Mountain elegant.Hengshan Mountain’s beauty is also in its inclusiveness. It is a holy land not only for Buddhist but also for Taoist. Over 200 temples, nunneries and Taoist abbey covering an area of over 9800 square meters make there the largest ancient building complex in Southern China. Coiling incense smoke and sound of wooden knocker and toll, it is really a holy land to baptise yourself and escape earthly disturbance.Not only this, poem forest with over 40 poems carved on stones, Dragon and Phoenix Waterfall even higher than world famous Huangguoshu waterfall and Mount Zhurong, the peak of Hengshan Mountain are also great attractions. What’s more,Hengshan Mountain is emerald in summer, flaming in autumn and white in winter. Changing view in a day and various scenes in different season make Hengshan Mountain a charming and inviting land.By Patricia
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-08-27 22:54 View:3840
  • Yueyang Shiniuzhai National Geo-park

    Yueyang Shiniuzhai National Geo-park

    It situated at Pingjiang county, Yueyang, Hunan, the Shiniuzhai 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. Shiniuzhai scenic area lies at the cross of Hunan, Sichuan and Jiangxi Province, with 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 was called Shiniuzhai(In Chinese, Shi means ston;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 with about a thousand year. The geo-park owns beautiful and charming sights. It is a world made up of by strange stones, unusual mounts and stone caves, different in thousands of ways, fantastic and breath-taking. With a rugged and steep geographical position, some people would call Shiniuzhai as “little Mount Hua” — Mount Hua is a very famous scenic spot in Shandong, China. Besides, it was tinted with mystery with light red tops and dark brown cliffs.By Emma
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-07-18 15:56 View:5279
  • Hengyang Jiulong Gorge Rafting

    Hengyang Jiulong Gorge Rafting

    Hunan Jiulong Gorge, located in remote mountains and valleys between Mount Zhurong and Mount Goulou in Hengshan Mountain in Hengyang City, for drifting, is a wonderland with whole course as long as 5km and ogham as high as 110m.Jiulong Gorge Rafting has absorbed essence of drifting abroad and at home by applying modern design and more humanized drifting way. Internationally popular self-aiding rafting is brought in and also the most advanced and safest double-man rafting boat at home. It will give you a great sense of safety when enjoying the joy of adventure. Apart from modern design and safety guarantee, Jiulong Gorge Rafting will also offer you a feast of eyesight that verdant pinewoods compete in elegance and sea of bamboo dance softly. What’s more, overlapping rafting course bring you an experience of heart-striking. As Hengshan Mountain being first in elegance, Jiulong Gorge is top in rafting.By Patricia
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-07-03 08:38 View:3384
  • 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:3515
  • 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:3728
  • 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
    Changde & Yueyang & Hengyang 2013-03-22 01:05 View:3930
  • 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:4242
  • 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:3288