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 ...
With the summer season approaching, we’ve got a list of fantastic cool summer travel destinations ranging from fabulous mountains, lakes to national parks in Hunan for you to enjoy until cooler temperatures prevail. The selected scenic spots includes Yuelu Mountain, Orange Isle, Changde Happy Waterworld, Dawei Mountain National Forest Park.
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 ...
Lotus flowers in full blossom that grow in lakes or waters bring a sense of freshness and pleasure in these hot summer days. Greater joy will fill you when rowing on a lotus lake or picking some lotus seeds. Hunan is a place famous for planting lotus and producing lotus seeds. So traveling around to enjoy lotus in summer days is a must for visitors.
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.
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...
Various kinds of fruit planted in and around Changsha have ripened since June. Why not have a fresh fruit picking tour in such a beautiful summer season? Find a farm or orchard ...
Foreign Tourists to Hunan From Jan. to Dec. in 2015(Updated on Feb. 24, 2016)