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 ...
A series of concerts will be held in Changsha to celebrate the New year. Famous symphony orchestras from home and abroad will be invited to perform at Hunan Grand Theater and Changsha Concert Hall, including City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra, and Bucharest Symphony Orchestra.
A series of promotional activities have been launched in Zhangjiajie to attract visitors from across the world to spend a joyous winter holiday there from Dec. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017 (except Spring Festival starting from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2017). Ten winter tourism items will be promoted, including enjoying snowy scenery, experiencing folk customs, spending Gannian festival, celebrating lantern festival.
As the Spring Festival 2017 is coming, a variety of activities will be held throughout Hunan Province to celebrate the traditional festival which falls on Jan. 28 and lasts till Feb.11, 2017， including Spring Festival couplets giving, lantern riddle game, Spring Festival gala, lantern festival celebrations.
Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway, Hunan’s first intercity railway connecting Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan cities, is 95.5 km long. This passenger dedicated line is designed for an average speed of 200 km/hour, but runs at 160 km/hour at initial phase. 24 stations were set along the line, among which 17 are open now.
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 2015(Updated on Feb. 24, 2016)