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15 July 2015

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The Eight New Views of Xiaoxiang

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. However, the Eight Old Views are not easy to be found nowadays due to the old age and changes of the society. In April 2005, the Hunan Provincial Tourism Association launched an activity to single out the Eight New Views of Xiaoxiang in order to seek after the lost splendor of the Eight Old Views. It has taken one year to finish the selection work of the Eight New Views of Xiaoxiang, which covers three categories, including landscape culture, sceneries of humanities and ecological leisure. The New Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, the epitome of the best features of Hunan scenic spots, have succeeded in passing on history and civilization, and giving a new light to the Eight Old Views in the new era.

Humanities & Landscape

Jiuyi Culture-Yongzhou

Linking Hunan Province with coastal cities in South China, Yongzhou is famous for many sites of historic and cultural interest.

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Wuxi Culture-Huaihua

Huaihua is "the Dong Culture Tourism Zone of China",with Dong culture tours in the lead, and the tours of scenic spots and historic sites and the forest resorts as the...

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Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town

Surrounded by mountains and rivers, Phoenix Town is located in the western part of Central China's Hunan Province, south of the Tujia and Miao prefectures.

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Taohuayuan—The Peach Blossom Land

Taohuayuan, the fairyland on earth described in Tao Yuanming's "Accounts of Taohuayuan" is well known to the world.

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Longhui Huayao Village

The scenic area in Longhui County is one of the New Eight Grand Sights in Hunan Province.

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The Mausoleum of Emperor Yan

The Chinese people are proud of being descendants of Emperor Yan and Emperor Huang, who respectively ruled the Yangtse River valley and Yellow River about 5,000 years ago.

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The Former Residence of Chairman Mao

Hometown of Great men including the Shaoshan Mao Zedong's former residence, Huaminglou, Liu Shaoqi's former residence. The Former Residence of Chairman Mao is located at Shangwu Ground, Tudi Chong, Sh...

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Tracing a Historical Changsha

Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, is a famous ancient city with a history of 3,500 years. It used to be a place of strategic importance in the Kingdom of Chu, and a famous prefecture of the Qin...

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Cultural Landscape

Mangshan National Forest Park in Chenzhou City

Located at Yizhang County, Chenzhou, Mangshan has the most intact subtropical primeval secondary forest and evergreen broad-leave forest in the world.

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Youshui River Landscape

Youshui River Landscape includes Red Stone Forest National Geopark,Mengdong River and Wuxi Lake.

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Meishan Cave & Ziquejie Terrace

Meishan Cave is situated on the side of Zijiang River. Ziquejie Terraced Field is located in Shuiche of Xinhua County. 80,000 mu terraced fields.

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Huping Mountain

Huping Mountain, Roof of Hunan, located in Shimen County, is the state-listed nature reserve as well as one of the 200 global key ecological areas.

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Baling Landscape

Baling landscape includes Yueyang Tower, Junshan Island, Memorial Temple of Qu Yuan and Zhang Guying Folk Custom Village.

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Hengshan Mountain

Mt. Hengshan, also known as Southern Heights Mountain (Nanyue shan), is located about 120km south of Changsha.

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Langshan Mountain

Langshan Mountain is one of China's National Geological Park famous for its unique Danxia landform.

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (including Huangshizhai, Jinbianxi, Golden Whip Stream,Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Huanglong Cave, Baofeng Lake, Tianmen Mountain)

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Ecological Landscape

Zishan Lake Ecological Area in Yiyang City

Zishan Lake Ecological Area in Yiyang City includes Hunan Zishan Lake International Golf Club, Yiyang Olympic Park and Zishan Lake Theme Park.

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Xiangjiang River

Xiang River includes the Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt in Changsha and the Orange Isle.

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Thousand-Dragon Ecosystem Vacation Village

Thousand-Dragon Ecosystem Vacation Village is located at Getang Town, Wangcheng County, and it is 30 kilometers from Changsha City.

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Yangming Mountain National Forest Park in Shuangpai County

Located in Shuangpai County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province, Yangming Mountain National Forest Park is known as "a supernatural mountain and a blessed place".

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Shuifumiao Tourist Resort in Hunan

Shuifumiao Tourist Resort is honored as "Thousand Islet Lake of Hunan".

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Beautiful Dongjiang Lake in Chenzhou

Located in the upper reaches of the Dongjiang River, Dongjiang Lake is close to the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway and National Highway 107.

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Mount Suxian Scenic Area & Tiantang Hot Spring Holiday Village

Beautiful peaks and dense forests give Mount Suxian the reputation of being "the 18th blessed land in China".

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Changsha Huitang Hot Spring

Huitang Hotspring in Ningxiang City has a history of 2,000 years. The water is transparent and clear and the spring water temperature reaches as high as 89.5 degree centigrade.

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