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 ...
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 across the province. In recent years, visitors to the region have been pleasantly surprised by their “distinct fragrance and charm”. If you would like to experience this for yourself, visit Hunan and witness a masterpiece that I guarantee you will never forget.
The Orange Isle fireworks show displayed on weekends is one of must-sees in Changsha. This year 26 fireworks shows will be arranged from Jan. 1 to Oct.1.Best Places for Viewing include Du Fu Pavilion and its surroundings, Siyangfangzun (four sheep statue) Square, Fengfan (sail) Square, and the observation deck on the top of Yuelu Mountain.
The Hunan (Yiyang) International Graffiti Arts Festival and Dongting Lake Ecotourism Gourmet Festival will be inaugurated from April 8 to 9 at Luowen Village. The event will focus on creative graffiti, ecotourism, Nanxian cuisine, and investment attraction. A total of 15 activities will be held, themed on natural scenery, delicacies and culture of the area.
A new promotional video on Hunan tourism and the new tourism slogan were released by the Tourism Development Committee of Hunan Province recently. The slogan is literally called “Splendid Xiaoxiang, Hometown of Great Men—Hunan is so rich in beauty.” The video is now being broadcasted on Hunan TV and CCTV.
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 2016(Updated on Jan. 15, 2017)