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 Dawei Mountain Azalea Festival 2016 will take place from April 25 to May 20 in Liuyang, Changsha. The Azalea Festival features various events for people of all ages, including hakka folk song performances, performances by musical instruments and mobile phone photography contest among other things.
Every early spring is the best time for picking up tea leaves, especially before the Qingming Festival which falls on April 4 this year. This kind of tea is regarded to have the best taste among all teas. With a long history of tea production, Hunan is known as the birthplace of Chinese tea culture.
A bus line that goes to and fro between Aiwan Pavilion of Yuelu Mountain (Yuelu Academy) and Orange Isle will start operating on April 21, 2016. It will stop at major tourist spots including Aiwan Pavilion, Yuelu Academy, Lushan Temple, Yunlu Palace, Orange Isle Scenic Area, Sandbeach Park, and Jiangshen (River God) Temple.
The Xiangjiang Cup International Regatta 2016 will take place in Changsha from April 28 to 30. More highlights and recreational activities are expected this year, enabling more people to learn about Changsha’s natural landscape, characteristics and profound culture.
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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After a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived in Hunan. This welcome change in the weather also brings a vast array of different types of flowers which can be seen right...
Foreign Tourists to Hunan From Jan. to Dec. in 2015(Updated on Feb. 24, 2016)