Lying along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Hunan received its name because most of its territory is on the south (nan) of Dongting Lake (hu). It is hailed as "a land of fish and rice". Praising Hunan as "the next hot tourist destination", Lonely Planet considers "Hunan, integrating tradition with modern elements, may not match with tourists' expectation of China, but it may also be the reason for a travel." An astonishing landscape ...
The 2016 Orange Isle Flower and Lantern Festival will greet Changsha citizens on Mid-Autumn Day, which will fall on September 15 this year. In addition to 500,000 colorful flowers in various varieties, a 9-meter tall “Flower Fairy”, a 9-meter-high silk facial makeup, and lightened Dutch windmills, will enchant visitors at Sandbeach Park of the Orange Isle.
Themed on "Vitalize the World with Drum Dance", the 15-day-long event will present colorful activities. The activities include the opening ceremony of the Festival and international drum cultural exchange and performances given by drum teams from home and abroad, a carnival singing competition participated by the locals, and live performances made at scenic spots.
Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is located in northwest Hunan Province, neighboring Zhangjiajie to the east and Huaihua to the south. It is a place with profound cultural deposits and rich ethnic customs.Yuanshui Scenic Area in Luxi County is a provincial-level scenic spot. It has beautiful natural scenery, numerous cultural landscapes, and unique folk customs.
Themed on “Dreams Enlighten the Future”, the 15th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students is in full swing. The overseas preliminary rounds of the Competition are taking place from early March to early June, 2016. Based on the contestants’ results, the organizing committee will determine the list of 130-140 participants qualified for the semi-finals in China before June 5th, 2016. The semi-finals and ...
Integrating serious attitude, glorious visions, up-to-date perspectives and strong passion towards the exquisite land of Hunan, the column-- Hunan Geography aims to introduce and present the beauty...More >
The Eight Old Views of Xiaoxiang, or the legendary eight scenic spots in the basin area of the Xiangjiang River, represent the charming sceneries of Hunan. Shen Kuo, a famous man of letter from the Song Dynasty once depicted the eight views in his literature work Sketches and Notes Written in Mengxi Park. Wits in various times also followed his suits...More >
Folk customs refer to the local customs handed down from generation to generation. All ethnic groups in Hunan celebrate various festivals with local flavor. Hunan also boasts more than 5,000 plays from 17 drama groups (or operas).
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Reach Xiangxiang Shuifu Temple Tourist Area from Changsha by the Changsha-Xiangtan Expressway. Enjoy beautiful scenery rivaling Qiandao Lake. Visit Zeng Guofan’s resident and C...
Foreign Tourists to Hunan From Jan. to Dec. in 2015(Updated on Feb. 24, 2016)