Accommodation: Changsha or Changde
D2,Changsha or Changde to Zhangjiajie
Afternoon: Leaving for Zhangjiajie (4-2 Hours drive on expressway) and visiting Tianmen Mountain
Evening: Watching Mount Tianmen Fox Fairy Show
D3,Investigating Tianzi Mountain, Yuanjiajie, and Taking Bailong Outdoor Elevator for uphill and downhill
D4,Investigating Baofeng Lake and Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave
D5,Morning: Leaving for Fenghuang by bus after breakfast (3.5 hours drive on expressway)
Afternoon: Having lunch in Jishou and conducting investigation on Fenghuang Ancient Town
Evening: Enjoying the Scene Play of "Fenghuang Town in Misty Rain"
D6,Morning: Conducting investigation on Fenghuang Ancient Town
Afternoon: Heading for Huaihua for a survey on Qiancheng City and Zhijiang Surrender Memorial Hall
D7,Morning: Investigating Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town
Afternoon: Getting back to Changsha by bus or taking high-speed train (Huaihua South Railway Station-Changsha South Railway Station)
Huaihua is situated in "The Dong Culture Tourism Zone of China" and is known namely for its Dong culture tours, as well as its share of tours of scenic spots, historic sites and forest resorts. The attractions in Huaihua can be divided geographically, the county consisting of a north, central and south section.
The north section is known for its wealth in both cultural and natural beauty, the region being an important spot in Dong and Miao folklore.The central section features various Dong and Miao historical sites , such as Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town, Gaoyi Ancient Village, Qiancheng Ancient Town, and the sheltered bridge in Longjin.In the south section consists of the scattered, enchanting villages of local minority peoples.
Zhijiang Surrender Memorial Hall 芷江受降纪念坊
The memorial hall is located at Qiliqiao in the eastern suburbs of Zhijiang County. It is composed of a memorial archway, the Chinese-American Air Force Club, an exhibition hall in memory of the victory overJapanand memorial stone inscriptions. This is the only group of buildings in memory ofChinato acceptJapan's surrender.
Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town
The Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town is a well-known scenic spot inChina's Hunan Province. The town boasts more than 380 intact ancient structures erected during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, covering an area of 100,000 square meters. The buildings endured the ages with some wear, but they remain vivid reminders of the luxurious lifestyle of wealthy merchants.
Hongjiang took shape in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) and flourished in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
It once served as the assembly and distribution center for various commodities - including oil, logs, opium and white wax - for seven nearby provinces and regions due to its location at the confluence of the Wushui and Yuanshui rivers.
Recently in Hongjiang, a grand and graceful Chinese style fresco painting was discovered. The fresco depicts the character "Fu" (meaning "Fortune" in Chinese) which often appears in paintings of animals such as magpies, red-crowned cranes, sika deer, and tortoises. This fresco embodies the rosy prospect of "Hongfuqitian" (an idiom means being supremely fortunate, with a homophone of "Hong" as Hongjiang in the first word) with five implications of fortune, promotion, longevity, happiness, and wealth in the form of animal paintings. The fresco's style is exclusive to Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town, and remains a unique work of art even at the national level.
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Above hotel with breakfast
Entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the itinerary
Private car or bus transfer to all places mentioned in the itinenary
English speaking guide
Bar, laundry, telephone, internet, tips
Lunch & dinner during the tour.