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 ...
Located by the riverside of Lingxi River in the east of Yongshun County, Laosicheng was the Tusi Peng’s administration area of Ancient Xizhou, and the political, economic, cultural and military center for southwestern ethnic minorities during Tusi Period from the 13th to the early 20th century. It covered 818 years through the period of Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties with 28 royal houses and 35 feudal provincial or prefectural governors.
The 5th China (Fenghuang) Miao Costume & Ornaments Festival will take place from Dec. 1 to 3 in Fenghuang Ancient Town, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. Highlights of the festival include fantastic stage setting, wonderful programs by over 1,500 artists, and 14 performing art groups of Miao ethnic group from all over the country and talent shows by 30 beautiful Miao girls.
Themed “Embracing the Romantic Changde”, the opening ceremony of the China Hunan International Tourism Festival 2015 will take place in Changde on September 12. Over 500 guests from home and abroad will be invited to the festival.The festival, undertaken by the Changde Municipal People’s Government, features novel activities and brilliant performances. Unlike previous festivals, the 2015 event will be held on the Liuye Lake where a performa...
The "Art Changsha 2015" displayed 157 artistic works of Francesco Clemente, Wang Guangyi, Wang Youshen and Zhu Jia kicked off at Changsha Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum on Oct. 17. The two-month exhibition will showcase artists' exploration on art noumenon in terms of material, medium, technology and language. Thomas Krens, an international curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, was invited to make exhibition planning.
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).
Explore these amazing places—visit the beautiful tourist attractions, taste delicious food, enjoy colorful nightlife...
Foreign Tourists to Hunan from January to October in 2014