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 China (Changsha) International Lantern Carnival 2016 will be held at the Sandbeach Park on the Orange Isle from Dec. 23 to Feb. 23. The lantern festival consists of four themed parts including “Hilarious Spring Festival”, “Lively Lantern Festival”, “Exciting Lantern Show” and “Fun with Lanterns”. More than 50 groups of grand lantern lights will soon be lit up and make the Orange Isle a sea of joy and happiness.
79 outstanding cultural relics once lost overseas and later collected by Poly Art Museum will be introduced into the new Changsha Museum. Art works include Yuan Mingyuan Copper Sculpture-Beast Heads, bronze wares in Shang and Zhou dynasties (1600BC-256BC), Budda Statues found in Qingzhou, Shangdong and Gilt Buddha.
The Music Art Season will bring together 20 outstanding shows by famed performing arts groups and musicians from home and abroad. Located on Xinhe Delta, Changsha Concert Hall is designed to be one of the finest music halls in South Central China. It excels other music halls in producing good acoustics in the auditorium without the help of acoustic amplification system.
Wintersweet has been cultivated in China for more than 1,000 years and has been introduced to Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia and the United States. It is a familiar plant in British gardens, where it is grown mainly for its gorgeous scent. The creamy-yellow, waxy flowers are borne on its bare stems in December till March, with the leaves appearing later.
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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It's early winter. The weather cools down, days turn shorter when stars appear earlier and earlier, and people have to grab thicker jacket before going outside.
Foreign Tourists to Hunan from January to October in 2014