Middle of China –Hunan

Hunan, abbreviated as “Xiang”, is an inland province adjacent to the coastal areas, Hunan has an area of 211,800 sq km, 2.2% of the national total, ranking 11th largest in China.Hunan has lots of elegant landscapes and numerous historic sites. It now has over 20,000 cultural remains,including 22 national-level key protection units and 211 provincial-level key protection units. The province has four state-class natural reserves, 22 provincial-class natural reserves and 21 national forest parks. The total area of nature reserves is 7,260 square km, 3.43% of the province’s total.
Hunan has developed 43 scenic areas. There are three national-level key scenic areas covering Mount Hengshan,WulinYuan, Yueyang Tower, Dongting Lake and Shaoshan, and 27 provincial–class scenic areas.
WulingYuan tourist area (including Zhangjiajie, Suoxi Valley and Tianzi Mountain and Mengdong River), with its unique physiognomy, limestone caves, brooks, hot springs, ancient trees and rare animals, has been placed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the World Natural Heritage List.Mount Hengshan is the famous sacred mountain of Buddhism and a summer resort. Yueyang Tower is also well known at home and abroad for its long history, folklore and grand architecture. Changsha, the provincial capital, is a historic and cultural city. Tourist sites there include Han Dynasty Tombs at Mawangdui, Yuelu Hill, Loving Youth Pavilion (Aiwanting), Orange Isle (Juzizhou), and Yuelu Academy of Classical Learning.

What to see

Changsha Aiwan Pavilion

Aiwan Pavilion and was built in A.D.1792, during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. Its original name is Red Leaf Pavilion, later changed based on a poem by Du Mu, which says “Go up to a cool mountain far away, a winding stone path over there; There is a household in the depths of the white clouds. Stop my carriage, for I love the maple forest in the deep autumn; the leaves in the frost are redder than the flowers in February. ”Mao Zedong once played and studied here and the remaining tablet was written by Mao Zedong in the 1950s. Aiwan Pavilion is supported by four red poles. There is a tablet with the poem, “Qinyuanchun, Changsha” written by Mao Zedong.

Changsha Yuelu Academy of Classical Learning

The Yuelu Academy is on the east side of Yuelu Mountain in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, China, on the west bank of the Xiang River. As one of the four most prestigious academies over the last 1000 years in China, Yuelu Academy has been a famous institution of higher learning as well as a centre of academic activities and cultures since it was formally set up during the Northern Song dynasty. The academy was converted into Hunan Institute of Higher Learning in 1903. It was later renamed Hunan Normal College, Hunan Public Polytechnic School, and finally Hunan University in 1926.

Hunan Provincial Museum Changsha

The Hunan Museum is the provincial museum of Hunan, China. It was built in 1951 and opened to the public in July 1956. It is located in the provincial capital Changsha at No. 50, Dongfeng Lu next to the Revolutionary Martyr’s Park.

It spans a total area of about 50,000 square metres (12 acres), with a constructed area of 20,000 square metres (4.9 acres).

The museum has a collection of more than 180,000 objects, including items found in the tombs of the Marquis of Dai and his wife in Mawangdui.

The museum was closed on 18 June, 2012 for redevelopment and expansion works and reopened on 29 November, 2017.

Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty

Mawangdui is an archaeological site located in Changsha, China. The site consists of two saddle-shaped hills and contained the tombs of three people from the western Han dynasty (206 BC – 9 AD): Marquis Li Cang, his wife, and a male believed to have been their son. The site was excavated from 1972 to 1974. Most of the artifacts from Mawangdui are displayed at the Hunan Provincial Museum. It was called “King Ma’s Mound” because it was initially (erroneously) thought to be the tomb of Ma Yin (853–930), a ruler of the Chu kingdom during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

Wu Bamboo Slips in Zouma Building Changsha

The Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum  is a history museum located at No. 92 of Baisha Road in Tianxin District, Changsha, Hunan, China. It is adjacent to Baisha Well in the south and Tianxin Pavilion in the west. Changsha Jiandu Museum is currently a large-scale modern themed museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, arrangement, study and exhibition of bamboo script (Jiandu). It is also an important spot of cultural and scenic interest and a window to showcase Changsha to the world. It covers an area of 14,100-square-metre (152,000 sq ft).

Tianxin Pavilion Changsha

Tianxin Pavilion is an ancient Chinese pavilion located on the ancient city wall of Changsha, Hunan, China. The pavilion was first established in the 14th century, at the dawn of Ming dynasty (1368–1644), but because of war and natural disasters has been restored and renovated numerous times since then. The present version was completed in 1984. Tianxin Pavilion is composed of three pavilions, the three–stories main pavilion and the two–stories auxiliary pavilions. The two sides are connected with a long corridor. Alongside the Yueyang Tower, Pavilion of Prince Teng, Yellow Crane Tower, Stork Tower, Penglai Pavilion, Daguan Pavilion, Yuejiang Tower, Xi’an Bell and Drum Tower and Tianyi Pavilion, it is one of the “Ten Famous Chinese Historical and Cultural Towers and Pavilions”

Changsha Yuehu Park

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Window of the World Changsha

The Window of the World is a theme park located in Changsha, Hunan, China. It has about 50 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world squeezed into 40 hectares.

Yuelu Hill Park Changsha

As a national key scenic area, the Yuelu Hill is one of the 72 peaks of Hengshan Mountain of Hunan Province (one of the Five Mountains of China). Located on the bank of Xiang River of the ancient city of Changsha, the Yuelu Hill Scenic Area is consisting of natural scenery of hills, river, lake, flora and fauna, and humanistic attractions of cultural relics, modern celebrities’ tombs, and modern revolutionary historical sites.

Xiangjiang River Changsha

Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan province, is a large city with a history dating to the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 B.C.). Today it’s known for its rare collection of excavated Western Han dynasty tombs, known as the Mawangdui. It’s also associated with Mao Zedong, who studied and lived here before joining the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s.

Kaifu Temple Changsha

Kaifu Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Kaifu District of Changsha City, Hunan province in the People’s Republic of China. It includes Entrance, Hall of the Great Heroes, Assisted dnyana, Dining Room, etc. Kaifu Temple belongs to the Yangqi sect and Linji school of Buddhism.

Orange Isle Changsha

Orange Isle is a isle in Xiang River, Changsha, Hunan, China. It also known by other names, such as Ju Isle and Shuilu Isle. It has a length of 5 kilometres, a width of 40 to 140 metres and a total area of 370,900 square metres.

Hunan First Normal College

Hunan First Normal University, founded in 1903, is a higher education institution located in Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Hunan First Normal University covers a total area of 1346 mu, with more than 420,000 square meters of floor space. The university is divided into 10 colleges.

Changsha Ecological Zoo

Changsha Ecological Zoo, located in the Muyun Town of Changsha County, is close to the Furong South Road and the Beltway. It is very convenient since it only takes 30 minutes to drive from the downtown of three cities: Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan (experimental area for building resource-effective and eco-friendly society).

Changsha Seaworld

Situated on the banks of the Liuyang River, and a part of the Changsha New Century Cultural Market, this 100 acre aquarium is still growing thanks to recent investments, estimated to have reached over RMB300 million.

Spirifer Lake Changsha

Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan province, is a large city with a history dating to the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 B.C.). Today it’s known for its rare collection of excavated Western Han dynasty tombs, known as the Mawangdui. It’s also associated with Mao Zedong, who studied and lived here before joining the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s.

Hunan Forest Botanical Garden Changsha

With an area of more than 2000 mu,Changsha Botanical Gardenis a huge natural oxygen bank, providing a square meter area of green land for every Changsha citizen. Founded in 1985, it has later developed into Tianjiling National Forest Park of Changsha and Hunan Provincial Wildlife Rescue Center after being approved by States Forestry Bureau. Broad-leaved forest makes up of its main tree species and forest coverage rate tops 90%.

Hunan Forest Botanical Garden Changsha

With an area of more than 2000 mu,Changsha Botanical Gardenis a huge natural oxygen bank, providing a square meter area of green land for every Changsha citizen. Founded in 1985, it has later developed into Tianjiling National Forest Park of Changsha and Hunan Provincial Wildlife Rescue Center after being approved by States Forestry Bureau. Broad-leaved forest makes up of its main tree species and forest coverage rate tops 90%.

Changsha Yanghu Wetland Park

Yanghu Wetland Park is a public wetland park in China, located at the western Changsha, Hunan. Covering an area of 0.53-square-kilometre (0.20 sq mi), the park was established in 2010 and opened to the public in 2011. Located in the subdistrict of Yanghu, Yuelu District, Yanghu Wetland Park is bordered by Jin River on the South and east, South Xiaoxiang Avenue on the West, and Yanghu Avenue on the North.

Yuelu Mountain Changsha

Mount Yuelu is located on the west bank of the Xiang River in Changsha, Hunan, China. Its main peak and the highest point, Yunlu Peak, is about 300 meters above the sea level.

Changsha Huang Xing Road Pedestrian Street

As with many other Chinese cities, Changsha has a walking street, namely the Huangxing Walking Street. The Huangxing Walking Street in Changsha is the best representative of the life breath of the “old Changsha” among all commercial streets. At the same time, it is also the “ soul of grass-root” of Changsha.The front of Huangxing Walking Street sprouts from Jiefang Road and stretches south to Chengnan Road. In many ways the center of the city revolves around walking street. There is shopping malls, snacks shops, a concert stage at the center square, throngs of people and always something interesting to see.

Shaoshan Xiangtan

Shaoshan is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China. It is under the administration of Xiangtan prefecture-level City. Qingxi Town is its seat.

Shennong Valley National Forest Park Zhuzhou

Shaoshan is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China. It is under the administration of Xiangtan prefecture-level City. Qingxi Town is its seat.

Shennong City Zhuzhou

Shennong Stream is a left tributary of the Yangtze River, located in the Hubei Province of central China. Fed by tributaries some of which come from the Shennongjia Forestry District, the stream flows south, falling into the Yangtze opposite the city of Badong.

Fangte Happy World Zhuzhou

Zhuzhou, formerly Jianning, is a prefecture-level city of Hunan Province, China, a little to the southeast of Changsha and bordering Jiangxi to the east. It is part of the “Changzhutan Golden Triangle”. The city has jurisdiction over 5 counties and four districts, and covers an area of 11,420 km².

Liling, the Capital of Porcelain Zhuzhou

Liling is a county-level city and the 12th most populous county-level division in Hunan Province, China; it is under the administration of Zhuzhou prefecture-level City. Located on the middle eastern margin of the province, the city is bordered to the north by Liuyang City, to the west by Lusong District and Zhuzhou County, to the south by You County, to the east by Xiangdong District of Yichun, Shangli County of Jiangxi. Liling City covers 2,157 km2 (833 sq mi) with registered population of 978,900 and resident population of 1,060,000 (as of 2015).

Emperor Yan’s Mausoleum Zhuzhou

Emperor Yan, one ancestor of Chinese nationality, was buried in Yanling County. Chinese people often say they are the offspring of Yanhuang. Huang refers the Yellow Emperor, while the Yan is the Yan Emperor. The tomb is in Luyuan Town, 17 kilometers (11 miles) west of Yanling County.

Land of Peach Blossoms Changde

As night falls in the ancient city of Changde in Hunan province, a large-scale live performance called Taohuayuan, or The Peach Blossom Spring, begins on the misty Qinxi Stream, beginning with a joyful and heart-stirring fishing song.

Taoyuan Village Changde

A hip spot for Chinese breakfast any time of day, this cosy canteen chain from Shànghǎi specialises in the Taiwanese combo of hot, sweetened soy milk (dòujiāng) and deep-fried dough sticks (yóutiáo). Other bites include bacon and egg rice rolls, steamed pork buns, and baked hot pockets (shāobǐng) with savoury fillings like pork chop and fried egg or mixed veggies.

Suoxi Valley Zhangjiajie

The Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve is situated in the northeast section of the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province. Suoxi Valley, or Suoxiyu in Chinese, means a“foggy mountain village”in the local Tujia language, and refers to the distictive climatic feature of the scenic area. Additionally, China’s largest karst cave is located here as well as a lake among the narrow gorges, and the rolling mountains of different shapes.

Tianzi Mountain Zhangjiajie

Tianzi Mountain is located in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China, close to the Suoxi Valley. It is named after the farmer Xiang Dakun of the Tujia ethnic group, who led a successful local farmers’ revolt and called himself “tianzi”.

Yellow Dragon Cave Zhangjiajie

Huanglong Cave is a karst cave located near the Wulingyuan district of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan, People’s Republic of China and a national 4A rated scenic area. As of 2010, the cave has over a million visitors per year. Since 1997, the Huanglong Cave scenic area has been managed by Beijing-based China Datong Co. Ltd.

Wulingyuan Scenia area Zhangjiajie

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area , lying to the north of Zhangjiajie City, is a charming tourist attraction. It is one of the 40 famous scenic spots in China. It is said to be ‘The ampliative miniascape and the contractible fairyland’ and was admitted to the ‘World Heritage List’ in 1992.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People’s Republic of China. It is one of several national parks within the Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

Puguang Temple Zhangjiajie

Puguang Temple or Puguang Chan Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Yongding District of Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China.

Huangshi Fortress Zhangjiajie

Huangshi Village, located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, is one of the top 5 highlight travel itineraries of China. It is said that during the Han Dunasty, Zhang Liang (a politician) quitted from the political field and started his round tour. When he came to this area, he was blocked by officials. And finally, his teacher named Huang Shi Gong helped him to ran away. From then on, this place was called Huangshi Village.

Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture

Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture of the People’s Republic of China. It is located in western Hunan province. It consists of 1 city, Jishou, and 7 counties: Baojing, Fenghuang, Guzhang, Huayuan, Longshan, Luxi, Yongshun. The capital is Jishou.

Mengdong River Zhangjiajie

Located in the west of Hunan Province, Mengdonghe River is only 80km away to the southeast of Zhangjiajie city. River snakes in deep gorges through Yongshun and Guzhang counties for 100 kilometers, and is nestled among mountains and remote canyon towering with limestone cliffs and fast-flowing water through it, providing an excellent waterway for whitewater rafting in skin rafts. So Mengdonghe River Rafting is honored as No.1 Rafting Under Heaven, as It comes to be a golden adventurous river, for the green woods and up to sky cliffs standing by its sides.

Dehang Miao Village

Dehang Miao Village (Chinese name: 德夯苗寨) is located 24 kilometers away in the western suburb of Jishou city, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan province, China. In Hmong, “Dehang” means beautiful valley. The village lies in the central part of Dehang scenic spot. Dehang scenic spot consists of three parts: Dehang Miao Village, Liulong Stream and Yuquan Stream. Each of them has their unique highlights. Dehang Miao Village is built around mountains and waterfalls, with a wind-and-fire wall, Diaojiaolou Houses (vernacular pillar-supported dwelling) and carved windows. Here is inhabited by a group of Miao people. There are many flagstone roads leading you to every corner of the village and other attractions around it.

Fenghuang Ancient City Fenghuang County

Located on the western margin of the province and the southern Xiangxi, it is immediately adjacent to the eastern edge of Guizhou Province. The county is bordered to the north by Huayuan County and Jishou City, to the east by Luxi County, to the southeast by Mayang County, to the southwest and the west by Bijiang District of Tongren City and Songtao County of Guizhou. Fenghuang County covers 1,745 km2 (674 sq mi), as of 2015, It had a registered population of 428,294 and a resident population of 363,700.[4] The county has 13 towns and 4 townships under its jurisdiction, the county seat is Tuojiang (沱江镇).

Fenghuang Ancient City Fenghuang County

Located on the western margin of the province and the southern Xiangxi, it is immediately adjacent to the eastern edge of Guizhou Province. The county is bordered to the north by Huayuan County and Jishou City, to the east by Luxi County, to the southeast by Mayang County, to the southwest and the west by Bijiang District of Tongren City and Songtao County of Guizhou. Fenghuang County covers 1,745 km2 (674 sq mi), as of 2015, It had a registered population of 428,294 and a resident population of 363,700.[4] The county has 13 towns and 4 townships under its jurisdiction, the county seat is Tuojiang (沱江镇).

Fenghuang Qiliang Cave Fenghuang County

Qiliang Cave is sited 5 kilometers away the north of Fenghuang Ancient Town in Hunan Province. It is a typical carbonate caves. The whole cave is about 6 kilometers long, and there is a stream flowing through the cave. Currently, there is only less than 2000 meters long area that is open for tourists. The rest are still under developing. You can find various stalagmites, stone pillars and stalactites in the cave. Qiliang Cave Scenic Spot consists of five parts: Ancient Battlefield, Ten-mile Gallery, Paradise, the Dragon King’s Palace and Yin Yang River. The cave is an integration of grotesque rocks, streams and waterfalls, which composes scrolls of magnificent pictures together with the stalagmites, stelae and stalactites in various forms.

Tianmen Mountain Scenic area Zhangjiajie

Tianmen Mountain, by Zhangjiajie city, in central China’s Hunan Province, has been called “one of the most beautiful mountains in the world” by many travelers who have been there.

Baofeng River Scenic area Zhangjiajie

It is a natural attraction and recommended for a visit if you like taking photos. The scenic area was firstly developed by chance: It was a peaceful gorge many years ago and the local people built a reservoir (72 meters tall) within the rocks, only with the purpose of storing water for irrigation. People never expected that after the project, a beautiful scenery was created and now has become the famed Baofeng Lake. The well-known TV series ‘a Journey to the West’ (first version) was once shoot here.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Scenic area

It incorporates mountains, streams, caves, cliffs, and forest. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon covers a total area of over 60 square km, located close to Wulingyuan Scenic Areathe main tourist area in Zhangjiajie, which spans a total area of over 370 square km.

Dragon King Cave Scenic Area Zhangjiajie

Dragon King Cave is located one the east direction of Wulingyuan Scenic Area with a 10-km distance. It is the code scenic spot of Zhangjiajie Scenic Area. With its unique scenes, Dragon King Cave is reputed as “the most featuring karst cave in the world”. Ranking as the oldest and largest karst cave, it is a potential tourism spot for people to exploring.

Zhangjiajie Tujia style Garden

Tujia Ethnic Folk Garden is mainly composed of the architecture clusters of Tujia Ethnic Minority, the Folk Custom Exhibition, the Arts Performance and the other functioning sections, among which the architectures are mostly wood-structured with carved beams and painted pillars as well as the upturned eaves and uplifting angles, splendid and magnificent, and the main attractions in the garden are: Tusi City, Folk Custom Exhibition, the Nine-Layer Heaven and Baishou Hall, Bizika Holy Fire Hall.

Mount Heng

Mount Heng, also known by its Chinese name Hengshan, is a mountain in north-central China’s Shanxi Province, known as the northern mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China. Heng Shan in Shanxi Province is sometimes known as the Northern Heng Shan, and the one in Hunan Province as Southern Heng Shan.

Zhusheng Temple Mount Heng

Zhusheng Temple is a Buddhist temple located at the foot of Mount Heng, in Nanyue District of Hengyang, Hunan, China. It was inscribed to the National Key Buddhist Temples in Han Chinese Area’s list in 1983.

Memorial Temple of Martyrs Mount Heng

The Grand Temple of Mount Heng, or Grand Temple of South Mountain is located at the foot of Mount Heng, and on the north of ancient town of Mount Heng in Hengshan County of Hunan, China. It is the largest temple on Mount Heng. It is a major component of Mount Heng National Key Tourist Resort Zone.

Yueyang Tower Yuyang

Yueyang Tower is an ancient Chinese tower in Yueyang, Hunan Province, on the shore of Lake Dongting. Alongside the Pavilion of Prince Teng and Yellow Crane Tower, it is one of the Three Great Towers of Jiangnan.

Qu Yuan’s Memorial Temple Yusi Hill in Miluo

Memorial Temple of Qu Yuan is a tourist attraction especially sacred to literary men .It was built on a hill by the Miluo River in memory of Qu Yuan (340BC-278BC), a great patriotic poet and upright stateman of the State of Chu during the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC) .He was exiled late in his life to present-day Miluo. Though in disfavor, he was especially concerned about the fate of his mother-land and had his patriotic feelings crystallized in his collections of poems. At the news of the subjugation of his mother-land by the state of Qin, he was plunged into grief and despair, and, clasping a big stone in his arms, he drowned himself in the Miluo River.

Dawei Mountain National Forest Park Liuyang

Dawei Mountain National Forest Park is located in Liuyang.

Tuojiang River

Tuojiang River, the largest river in the Fenghuang county, is one of the branches of Wushui River. Originating from Nanshan Gorge of Dusha, Kuhe, Tuojiang River flows from west to east in Fenghuang county. It is 131 kilometers long, among which 96.9 kilometers is in Fenghuang County, with the drainage are of 732.42 square kilometers.

Tuojiang River Dance Rock

Tuojiang River, the largest river in the Fenghuang county, is one of the branches of Wushui River. Originating from Nanshan Gorge of Dusha, Kuhe, Tuojiang River flows from west to east in Fenghuang county. It is 131 kilometers long, among which 96.9 kilometers is in Fenghuang County, with the drainage are of 732.42 square kilometers.

Huiyan Peak Hengyang

Nanyue Grand Temple Hengyang

Imitating the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing, Grand Temple on Hengshan Mountain showcases the coexistence of Buddhism and Taoism by a harmonious layout. The Grand Temple is renowned for its ancient building complex consisting of folk ancestral temples, Buddhist temples, Taoist temples and imperial palaces. Covering an area of 120,000 sqm, it is the largest group of ancient buildings in south China and in Five Great Mountains. It is known as “the No.1 Temple in South China” and “the Imperial Palace in South China”.
Originally built in the Sui Dynasty (581-618), the temple has been destroyed by fire for six times, and maintained and rebuilt for 17 times through the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The present temple dates from the eighth year of Emperor Guangxu’s reign of the Qing Dynasty (the year of 1882). The temple was put under state protection in 2006.

Great Wall in South China

The Miaojiang Great Wall is a series of fortifications in Southern China. It is located in the present-day Xiangxi Autonomous Region of Tujia and Miao in the western province of Hunan, China. It is a 190-kilometre wall, the largest part of which is in Fenghuang County.

Langshan Mountain in Xinning Shaoyang

Langshan Mountain is one of China’s National Geological Park famous for its unique Danxia landform. It is located in Xinning county,about 500 kilometers away from Changsha, capital of Hunan province. In the south Langshan Mountain is connected with Guilin, in the north it echoes Zhangjiajie.

Octagonal village Scenic Area Shaoyang

Octagonal Castle, also called Baijiaozhai in Chinese,is located in the extremly southern border area of Langshan between Hunan and Guangxi. As there are eight peaks connected with each other, and the eight peaks lean against one another just like a lotus flower. The place thus got its name.Bajiao Stonghold is called the soul of Langshan mountain. It is famous for its fantastic and mysterious scenery. The best time to visit Baojiao Stronghold is when there is light mist. The mist braces the peaks below, it seems the whales paddling in the ocean. Also the mist rises slowly from below and kiss you, it seems you are in fairyland and forget you are a human being.The highest peak of Bajiao Stonghold is more than 818 metres high.

Camel Peak Shaoyang

Camel Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.877m (9,438ft) above the sea level, located in White Pine County, along the central eastern boundary of the U.S. state of Nevada.

The road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren’t your strong point. 4×4 required. Stay away if you’re scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. A minor gravel road at the summit (north direction) climbs up to 3.140m (10,301ft).

Zhijiang Memorial Archway to Japan’s Surrender Huaihua

The memorial hall is located at Qiliqiao in the eastern suburbs of Zhijiang County. It is composed of a memorial archway, the Chinese-American Air Force Club, an exhibition hall in memory of the victory over Japan and memorial stone inscriptions. This is the only group of buildings in memory of China to accept Japan’s surrender.

Tongdao Dong Village(Fengyu Bridge, Drum Tower and Pavilion)

Dong people drum towers own two kinds — pagoda types and hall type, and the pagoda types is more popular. The most typical towers are the Zengchong Drum Tower in Congjiang. It is octagonal pagoda-type drum tower with odd stories eaves. On the top rises a multi-eaved, octagonal finial pavilion. The eave angle is upturned, and the over all outline is changeable, beautiful in style.

Tongdao Dong Village(Fengyu Bridge, Drum Tower and Pavilion)

Dong people drum towers own two kinds — pagoda types and hall type, and the pagoda types is more popular. The most typical towers are the Zengchong Drum Tower in Congjiang. It is octagonal pagoda-type drum tower with odd stories eaves. On the top rises a multi-eaved, octagonal finial pavilion. The eave angle is upturned, and the over all outline is changeable, beautiful in style.

Yiyang Water Region

Changning is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China, under the administration of Hengyang prefecture-level City. Located on the south-central part of the province, the city is bordered to the north by Qidong and Hengnan Counties, to the east by Leiyang City, to the south by Guiyang County, to the west by Qiyang County. Changning City covers 2,046.6 km2 (790.2 sq mi) with registered population of 958,988 and resident population of 810,447 (as of the 2010 census). The city has 3 subdistricts, 14 towns and 4 townships under its jurisdiction, the government seat is Yiyang Subdistrict.

Yuxi Stele Foresst Yongzhou

The Stele Forest or Beilin Museum is a museum for steles and stone sculptures in Xi’an, China. The museum, which is housed in a former Confucian Temple, has housed a growing collection of Steles since 1087. By 1944 it was the principal museum for Shaanxi province. Due to the large number of steles, it was officially renamed the Forest of Stone Steles in 1992. Altogether, there are 3,000 steles in the museum, which is divided into seven exhibitions halls, which mainly display works of calligraphy, painting and historical records.

Liu’s Memorial Temple Yongzhou

Liuzi Temple is a monument built to honor Liu Zongyuan, a Chinese writer and poet who had lived here for 10 years during the Tang dynasty (618–907).The temple covers an area of more than 2,000-square-metre (22,000 sq ft) and made of wood and bricks.

Anhua Yiyang Tea Horse Road Scenic Area

The Ancient Tea-horse Road is located in north of Daxiong Mountain, Anhua County of Yiyang City.It is about 150 km away from Yiyang downtown area. This ancient commercial passage has long been dubbed as the last caravan road and the best-preserved remnant of ancient tea-horse road in south China. It is a scenic spot which integrates both natural landscape and historical culture.
Besides its picturesque location, the scenic spot has also been highly appreciated for its cultural and historic value. Visitors can not only experience the joy of horse riding, but also trace the cultural relics of the caravan. Surrounded with verdant trees, clear water, high mountains and deep valleys, the scenic area is characterized by mightiness, uniqueness and elegance.
The places of historic interest, workshops, classic exhibition hall, religious buildings, folk customs and resorts make tourists want to stay longer.

Olympic Park Yiyang

Yiyang Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Yiyang, China. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 30,000 spectators.

Yueyang Tower Yuyang

Yueyang Tower is an ancient Chinese tower in Yueyang, Hunan Province, on the shore of Lake Dongting. Alongside the Pavilion of Prince Teng and Yellow Crane Tower, it is one of the Three Great Towers of Jiangnan.

Junshan Wild Lotus World Yueyang

The feature of the opening ceremony was embodied via such arts as singing, dancing and instrumental performance. It had three parts in all. It incorporated the most influential local traditional essences to present the unique folk culture in lake regions.

Zhangguying Village Yueyang

Zhanguying Town is a town of Yueyang County, Hunan Province, China. It was reformed on November 30, 2015. The town has an area of 177.36 kilometres, as of 2015, it has a census registered population of 46,200.

Ziquejie Terrace Scenia area Loudi Xinhua County

Ziquejie Terraced Field is one of the 8 new famous scenic spots in Hunan Province. Ziquejie Terraced Field is located in Shuiche of Xinhua County, Central Hunan’s Loudi City.
It has 80,000 mu (5,333 hectare)terraced fields, rising one upon another at an elevation of 500 meters to 1,100 meters, are endowed with natural self-irrigation and endless spring water.Here you can appreciate the remains of ancient paddy culture and enjoy the primitive simplicity of slash-and-burn cultivation and wood-block houses.

Dwarf Village Scenic Spot Jishou

Dwarf Empire seems like the most exploitative amusement park on earth. Yet despite the political incorrectness of this modern day “freakshow,” it offers its little people a chance to start over in a safe, decent environment.

Dwarf Village Bridge Jishou

Village Bridge is not particularly big compared to some of the other bridges you’ve gone through, but there is surprisingly a lot more for you to do on there. Someone thought it would be a smart idea to build a bunch of houses on the bridge.

Furong Town Yongshun County

Furong is a town in Yongshun County, Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China. The town, also advertised as Furong Ancient Town, is a tourist attraction in mountainous northwest Hunan, approximately halfway between the popular tourist destinations of Fenghuang County and Zhangjiajie.

Red Stone Forest Scenic Area Guzhang County

Red Stone Forest National Geological Park is located in Guzhang County in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in the west of Hunan Province. It faces the beautiful Furong Ancient Town on the other bank of Youshui River, and is sited on the way between Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Ancient Town. So you can add Furong Ancient Town and Red Stone Forest National Geological Park into your itinerary if you travel from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang or vice versa. It is the only carbonate stone forest in red found so far in China. Other stone forests in China are usually in gray color.

Qianyang Ancient City Hongjiang

Hongjiang Management District is a district which is a part of Hongjiang City, Hunan Province, China, it is directly under the administration of Huaihua Prefecture-level City.

Ten thousand Foshan scenery Tongdao County

Covering 168 square kilometers, Mt. Wanfoshan is the largest Danxia landform scenic area in China. Interweaving steep peaks, mysterious caves, lush vegetation, deep and serene valleys, nameless wild animals and flowers, beautiful landscapes accompany us all the way. In sunny days, the sun looks like being hung above the red Danxia peaks and makes the peaks more gorgeous; while in rainy days, the whole area is just like a fairyland surrounded by breathtaking curling cloud and mist. Looking from any angle, we could see that the clean water and the magnificent hills add radiance to each other. When Mr. He Ruoquan (ex-vice director of National Tourism Bureau of China) visited here, he praised Mt. Wanfoshan as the equivalent of the Zhangjiajie Scenic Area, which is located in Hunan Province as well. For years, Mt. Wanfoshan has been attracting countless experts, scholars and tourists with mixed beauty of Zhangjiajie’s steepness and Guilin’s grace. In 2009, Mt. Wanfoshan was selected as National Natural Heritage of China and National Park of China, and was ranked as a 3A national scenic area in 2010.

Gaoyi Ancient Village Huitong County

Gaoyi Village Ancient Buildings is located in Huitong County. Put Gaoyi Village Ancient Buildings on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Huitong County trip planner .

Fly water Valley Fenghuang

Phoenix Ancient Town, aka Fenghuang Ancient Town, is situated on the western boundary of Hunan Province in an area of outstanding natural beauty where mountains, water and blue skies prevail. ‘Fenghuang’ is Chinese for ‘Phoenix’, the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Phoenix Ancient Town is so called as legend has it that two of these fabulous birds flew over it and found the Fenghuang Town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave.

Nanhua Gate Fenghuang

The Nanhua Mountain lays to the south of the town. With dense forests of fir and pine trees, 45 peaks and more than 20 gushing springs, it creates a beautiful setting for the town and offers some pleasant walks and attractions to visitors.

Tujia customs Garden Zhangjiajie

Located the central area of Zhangjaijie city in Hunan Province, China, Tujia Ethnic Folk Garden (Chinese name: 土家风情园) is a tourist spot that displays the classic buildings, folk customs, food, dance of Tujia ethnic minority. It is converted from the previous castle of Tu Si(appointing national minority hereditary headmen in the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties) of Tujia ethnic minority. Here you would get to learn what kind of house that Tujia people used to live in – stilted building of Tujia nationality(Diaojiaolou), traditional customs of wedding ceremony and wild Tujia dancing. Diaojiaolou are very functional and similar to those of the Miao. On the lower floor is for raising livestock; while the living rooms and bedrooms are kept upstairs. This design focuses on the use of small rooms but is also well ventilated, damp-proof and clean. The largest and tallest wooden stilted building is right inside the garden. And if you come in the right time, you may catch a chance to see the traditional of Tujia nationality – Mao Gu Si Dance.

Dongting Lake Yueyang

Dongting Lake is a large, shallow lake in northeastern Hunan province, China. It is a flood basin of the Yangtze River. Hence the lake’s size depends on the season. The provinces of Hubei and Hunan are named after their location relative to the lake: Hubei means “North of the Lake” and Hunan, “South of the Lake”.

Middle of China –Henan

Henan Province is located in eastern central China, on the plain between the Yellow and Huaihe rivers. As most part of the province lies to the south of the Yellow River, which runs for over 700 km through its territory, it was given the name Henan (River South).
As one of the major birthplaces of the Chinese civilization, Henan has several epoch-making archeological discoveries, including the Peiligang Culture Site dating back 7,000 years, Yanshao Culture Site of some 6,000 years ago, and Dahe Culture Site of more than 5,000 years ago. In ancient China, more than 20 dynasties established their capitals in Henan. Three of China’s seven great ancient capitals are located in Henan: Anyang of the Shang Dynasty, Luoyang of nine dynasties and Kaifeng of seven dynasties. Three of ancient China’s four great inventions, the compass, paper-making and gunpowder, were made in Henan. The province numbers first in the whole country in terms of underground cultural relics, and the second in existing cultural relics on the ground. The Yellow River, with numerous ancient relics and scenic attractions, also provides a rich tourist resource to Henan.

What to see

Mount Songshan

Mount Song is a mountain in central China’s Henan Province, along the southern bank of the Yellow River, that is known as the central mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China. Its summit is 1,500 metres above sea level.

Songyue Temple Songshan

The Songyue Pagoda, constructed in AD 523, is located at the Songyue Monastery on Mount Song, in Henan province, China. Built during the Northern Wei Dynasty, this pagoda is one of the few intact sixth-century pagodas in China and is also the earliest known Chinese brick pagoda.Most structures from that period were made of wood and have not survived, although ruins of rammed earth fortifications still exist.

Zhongyue Temple Dengfeng

Zhongyue Temple is a Taoist temple located at the southern foot of Taishi Mountain, a range of Mount Songshan in central China. Covering a total area of 110,000 square meters, it is the largest and best preserved ancient architectural complex among all the buildings located on the China’s Five Great Mountains (Mount Hengshan in north, Mount Hengshan in the south, Mount Tai in the east, Mount Huashan in the west, and Songshan Mountain in the central). As a major scenic spot in Mount Songshan National Park, Zhongyue Temple was included into World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2010.

Songyang Academy Dengfeng

Songyang Academy was one of the oldest academies of higher learning in the Song Dynasty in China and the first of the four academies of the Northen Song Dynasty in China. The other three are Yingtian Academy in Henan Province, Yuelu Academy in Hunan Province and Bailudong Academy in Jiangxi Province. It is famous for its rationalistic Confucian philosophical school. It was originally built in the Northern Song Dynasty in 484 in North Wei Dynasty, for Buddhism activities. Then it was changed to be a Taoism site by Emperor Yang of Sui (569-618). Then it was renamed as Songyang Academy by Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty in 1035. Since then, it has been a place for historical eminent people to teach. Famous scholars in Song Dynasty, such as Cheng Hoa, Cheng Yi, Sima Guang, Fan Zhongyan and Zhu Xi, etc., once gave lectures here. There is a 4,500-year-old cypress, granted the title of Great General and Senior General by Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-25 AD), seldom in the world.

The Observatory Gaosheng Town

The City Observatory is an astronomical observatory on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is also known as the Calton Hill Observatory.

The site is enclosed by a boundary wall with a monument to John Playfair, president of the Edinburgh Astronomical Institution, in the southeast corner. The oldest part is the Gothic Tower in the southwest corner, facing Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. It is also known as Observatory House, the Old Observatory, or after its designer James Craig House. The central building with the appearance of a Greek temple is the Playfair Building, named after the building’s designer William Henry Playfair. This houses the 6-inch (15 cm) refractor in its dome and the 6.4-inch (16 cm) transit telescope in its eastern wing. The largest dome of the site is the City Dome in the northeast corner. During the early 20th century this contained a 22-inch (56 cm) refractor.

Shaolin Temple Dengfeng(Forest of Stupas and bodhidharma Cave)

The Shaolin Monastery, also known as the Shaolin Temple, is a Chan (“Zen”) Buddhist temple in Dengfeng County, Henan Province, China. Believed to have been founded in the 5th century CE, the Shaolin Temple is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day.

Royal Mausoleums of the Northern Song Dynasty Gongyi City

Stone sculptures are seen in fields at the Yongtai Tomb in the Song Mausoleum area of Gongyi, central China’s Henan Province. Song Mausoleum here is the largest royal mausoleum of Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

Grotto Temples Gongyi

The Gongyi Grottos is a Buddhist temple created around the Northern Wei period of 479-499 AD. The statues though are as old as 384 – around the 600s AD. There is the nearby Longmen Grottos in Luoyang, but the Gongyi set is somewhat more well preserved (although not quite so large).

Kangbaiwan Manor Gongyi

“Billionaire Kang’s Residence” belonged to a rich merchant family during the Qing dynasty. The extensive walled manor, with its numerous passageways, courtyards, and rooms, was occupied by twelve generations of the Kang family and is a fascinating glimpse into a real-world version of the privileged lifestyle shown in movies like “Raise The Red Lantern.”
Gongyi is located about 50mi (80km) west of Zhengzhou, between Zhengzhou and Louyang.

Sanmenxia Dam Scenic Zone

This dam on the Yellow River is 14 km from the city center and was the first large water-conservation project on the Yellow River after the new China was founded in 1949. The builders chose the Sanmenxia gorge for the following reasons: it’s the narrowest part on the middle reaches of the river and an easy to dam; the water here is torrential, which is a big help in generating electricity; the rocky geological condition is helpful; there are three rocky islets that are good for river diversion; and it’s in the last valley of the Yellow River for the best flood retention effect.

Yuxi Grand Canyon Sanmenxia

Tours to the Yuxi Grand Canyon in Sanmenxia, Henan province have started to heat up in recent days and drifting activities have become increasingly popular as people look for a place to cool down.
The number of tourists visiting the grand valley scenic spot surges sometime around the end of June each year. This year the peak season is expected to come earlier, according to an officer from the scenic spot.
The Yuxi Grand Canyon has hosted the twin drifting competition for 12 consecutive years, making it a popular spot in Central China to escape the scorching heat.
Five million yuan ($758,208) has been invested into upgrading the area’s water circulation system in order to cope with the rising demand.
A special discount is now available for teachers and students from July 2 to August 31. They can get a ticket to the Yuxi Grand Canyon scenic area for just one yuan via the area’s official online ticket-booking platform.

Swan Lake Wetland Park in Sanmenxia

The Swan Lake Wetland Park in Sanmenxia, Central China’s Henan province, is a national wetland resort built along the Yellow River. The park has been dubbed as the name card of Sanmenxia city and is known for its abundant ecological resources and pleasant environment. Every winter, the park becomes home to thousands of migrating swans.

Wangguan Reserve of the Yellow River Wetland

A part of the Yellow River Wetland National Nature Reserve spanning four cities in Henan province, Luoyang, Jiyuan, Jiaozuo and Sanmenxia, the Wangguan wetland was constructed in 2003.
Located at the Wangguan village of Binhu district, about six kilometers from the city center, the wetland is a heaven where migrating swans can enjoy a warm winter. Over 2,000 white swans rest in the wetland’s 500 hectares each year.
Footpaths and balconies for bird watching have been built in recent years. The government established an island in the middle of a 1,300-mu (86.67 hectares) lake in 2015, planting grass and flowers on it to create an artificial habitat.

Erlang Temple located in Sanmenxia's Shangcun village

Sanmenxia is a prefecture-level city in western Henan Province, China. The westernmost prefecture-level city in Henan, Sanmenxia borders Luoyang to the east, Nanyang to the southeast, Shaanxi Province to the west and Shanxi Province to the north. The city lies on the south side of the Yellow River at the point where the river cuts through the Loess Plateau on its way to the North China Plain.

Guo State Museum Sanmenxia

Guo State Museum is a theme museum, built on the burial ground of Guo Vassal State of Western Zhou Dynasty which is a national key cultural relics protection unit. The museum, covering an area of 100,000 square meters, is China’s Second-class museum and AAAA Grade tourist spot where tourists can enjoy the display of its cultural relics, tomb sites and views of landscape. The basic displays are classified into five parts, namely History of the Guo State, Treasures Unearthed from the Guo State, The Unearthed Relics of the Tomb of Liangji, The Horse-and-chariot Burial Pit, as well as The Relics of King Guoji’s Tombs.

Site of Yangshao Culture Yangshao Village,Mianchi County

The Site of Yangshao Village is located in Yangshao Village, 8 kilometers to the north of Mianchi County in Henan Province. The Yangshao Site, one of the important sites of the Neolithic Age in China, was discovered in the south tableland of the ordinary Mianchi Village.

Place Where Yellow Emperor Cast the Tripod Yangping Town, Lingbao

The Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor is the burial site of the legendary Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) of China. It is located in Huangling County, Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province, China. According to legend, the Yellow Emperor attained immortality and rose to Heaven, leaving behind only his clothing and cap to be entombed.

Hangu Pass Baoling

Hangu Pass or Hanguguan is a pass separating the upper Yellow River and Wei valleys—the cradle of Chinese civilization and seat of its longtime capital Xi’an—from the fertile North China Plain. It lies on the south bank of the Yellow River just east of its eastward bend out of the Ordos Loop at Tong Pass in Shaanxi. It was the site of many battles during the Warring States and early imperial eras, when it was the chokepoint shielding Qin, Guanzhong, or Luoyang from outside attack. Today, the term Hangu Pass refers to two locations: firstly, to a museum park including a reconstruction of the gate in Lingbao county, Sanmenxia city, Henan and secondly, to the archaeological site of the gate in Xin’an county, Luoyang city, Henan.

Kongxiang Temple Xili Village,Shanxian County

Xiangyan Temple is a famous Chinese Buddhist Temple in Xichuan County in southeastern Henan province, People’s Republic of China.

Patio and kiln House Shan County

The pit kiln house, also called the ‘underground quadrangle courtyard’ in North China, has a history of about 2,000 years. As a common cave dwelling in ancient times, pit kiln houses are well preserved in Sanmenxia, Henan province. Tourists will see no houses or people in the village. Some pit kiln houses in Miaoshang village in Xizhangcun town, Shanxian county, have a history of more than 200 years, with six generations living together.

Kongxiang Temple Shan County

The Longhua Temple is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha located in Shanghai, China. Although most of the present-day buildings date from later reconstructions, the temple preserves the architectural design of a Song dynasty (960–1279) monastery of the Chan School. It is the largest, most authentic and complete ancient temple complex in the city of Shanghai.

Yangshao culture site Yingchi County

The Yangshao culture was a Neolithic culture that existed extensively along the Yellow River in China. It is dated from around 5000 BC to 3000 BC. The culture is named after Yangshao, the first excavated site of this culture, which was discovered in 1921 in Mianchi County, Henan Province by the Swedish geologist Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874–1960). The culture flourished mainly in the provinces of Henan, Shaanxi and Shanxi.

Zhengzhou New Zong

Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan Province in the central part of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the National Central Cities in China, and serves as the political, economic, technological, and educational center of the province, as well as a major transportation hub in China (highway, railway, aviation, communication). The Zhengzhou metropolitan area (including Zhengzhou and Kaifeng) is the core area of the Central Plains Economic Zone.[

Zhengzhou Native Home of Yellow Emperor

The Yellow Emperor, also known as the Yellow Thearch, the Yellow God or the Yellow Lord, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi (/ˈhwɑːŋ ˈdiː/), is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes included among the mytho-historical Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors and cosmological Five Forms of the Highest Deity (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì). First calculated by Jesuit missionaries on the basis of Chinese chronicles and later accepted by the twentieth-century promoters of a universal calendar starting with the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi’s traditional reign dates are 2697–2597 or 2698–2598 BC.

Zhengzhou Yellow River Scenic Area

The Yellow River Scenic Area is situated northwest of Zhengzhou City, in Henan Province. The scenic area is surprisingly beautiful. As seen from a high point in this scenic area, the mighty Yellow River rushes by and demonstrates tremendous force with rolling and falling of the river’s torrents. Sometimes in its thousands of miles, the river reaches wide endless plains where currents flow smoothly, and sometimes it meets precipitous mountains where it has to zigzag its way.

Zhengzhou Henan Provincial Museum

The Henan Museum, located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, is a history and archaeology museum. It has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics through the ages.

Shang City Site Park Zhengzhou

Shang City Site Park is located in the eastern suburbs of Zhengzhou city. The Shang Dynasty is one of the earliest recorded dynasties in Chinese history, and evidence points to the existence of an ancient city here as early as 1600B.C and 1100B.C. Most famous for mysterious pictographic, colorful bronze culture and several brutal kings, this is one of the earliest examples of early Chinese urban life.

Erqi Square Zhengzhou

Erqi Memorial Tower. Museum inside a rather garish double pagoda that looms over February 7 Square. Inside there are exhibits explaining the city’s development.

Shangcheng Relics Site Zhengzhou

Located in downtown Zhengzhou, Shang Dynasty City Ruins is the remains of a capital of Shang Dynasty. In 1955, the discovery of a high rammed–earth city wall proved that it is the capital ruins of Shang Dynasty. In 1961, Shang Dynasty City Ruins was included into the lists of National Key Cultural Relics Protection Units.

White Horse Temple Luoyang

White Horse Temple is, according to tradition, the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han dynasty capital Luoyang. The site is just outside the walls of the ancient Eastern Han capital, some 12–13 kilometres east of Luoyang in Henan Province.

The Longmen Grottoes Luoyang

The Longmen Grottoes or Longmen Caves are some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples, they are located 12 kilometres south of present-day Luoyang in Henan province, China.

Luoyang Museum

Luoyang Museum is a historical museum in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Situated in the Yellow River valley. It offers exhibits of the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang, a major Chinese cultural centre, which was the capital of more than a dozen ancient dynasties of the Xia and the East Zhou.

Luoyang longmen bridge

Longmen Bridge is located in Luoyang. Put Longmen Bridge into our Luoyang trip itinerary builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Luoyang.

Peony in Luoyang

Luoyang Peony Festival is very popular among Chinese tourists and peony enthusiasts the world over. Each year from mid-April to mid-May, the peonies are in full bloom, generally reaching their peak during the period April 15th-25th, which is the date set for the annual festival. During the peoy fair, gardens are awash with colorful flowers mostly reds mixed with whites, yellows and purples set against a background of thick, vibrant, dark green leaves, like a myriad of precious stones set in bright, shiny rings. In addition, there are various folk performances staged in the gardens.

Guanlin Temple

Guanlin Temple, about seven kilometers (about 4.5 miles) south of Luoyang City, was built in 1596, during the reign of Emperor Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was expanded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is called General Guan’s Tomb as well.

Museum of the Emperor’s Chariot pulled by Six Horses

Located in the center of the city of Luoyang and more specifically in the center of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal City Square, the Museum of Emperor’s Chariot Drawn by Six Horses of Zhou Dynasty is within walkable distance from Luoyang Railway Station.

Dragon Horse Picture and Futu Temple Luoyang

White Horse Temple is, according to tradition, the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han dynasty capital Luoyang.

Mausoleum of Emperor Guangwu of Eastern Han Dynasty Luoyang

The tomb of Emperor Guangwu of the Han Dynasty is located in Baihe Town, 20 km north of Luoyang, Henan Province. The tomb was originally named Yuan Tomb, and was later known as Han Tomb. It is the tomb of Liuxiu, or Emperor Guangwu, who reigned from 6 BCE to 57CE. He was the first emperor of the East Han Dynasty.

White Cloud Mountain Luoyang

The White Cloud Mountain (Baiyunshan) National Forest Park was established in September, 1992. Located in southern Song County, Luoyang, the hinterland of the Funiu Mountain Ridge, it occupies a total area of 168 sq kilometers (64.9 sq miles). It invites visitors to refresh themselves in its natural beauty.

Former Residence of Wang Duo Luoyang

Luoyang is an industrial city in central China’s Henan province, in what is widely recognized as the region where Chinese civilization originated. Luoyang, ancient China’s capital during multiple dynasties, is home to Baima Si (White Horse Temple), among China’s first Buddhist temples, founded in the 1st century. Nearby, the Longmen Grottoes contain thousands of Buddhist rock carvings dating to the 5th century.

White Cloud Mountain Luoyang

The White Cloud Mountain (Baiyunshan) National Forest Park was established in September, 1992. Located in southern Song County, Luoyang, the hinterland of the Funiu Mountain Ridge, it occupies a total area of 168 sq kilometers (64.9 sq miles). It invites visitors to refresh themselves in its natural beauty.

Dragon Pool Canyon on Mount Daimei Luoyang

Longtan Grand Canyon is located on Huludao Island, in north of Xin’an County. It is about 60 km away from Luoyang City, which is a major city in Henan Province. Luoyang was an ancient capital for thirteen dynasties. Major cities connected to Luoyang Airport by direct flights include Shanghai, Beijing Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The landscape of it is dominated typical red rock gorge geological scenery. It enjoys the reputation of “The No.1 Valley of Narrow Gorges in China”.

The Yellow River Xiaolangdi scenic area

Suited at Xiaolangdi Town, over 30 kilometers north of Luoyang, at the outlet of the last gorge on the middle reaches of the Yellow River, the Xiaolangdi Key Water Control Project (also called Xiaolangdi hydroelectric power station or Xiaolangdi hydropower station) on the Yellow River is an outstanding water conservancy project in the world, a monument in the Chinese history of putting the Yellow River under control. It has more than 60 places of scenic and historic interest

The Festival of Pure Brightness on the River Garden Kaifeng

Along the River During the Qingming Festival, also known by its Chinese name as the Qingming Shanghe Tu, is a painting by the Song dynasty artist Zhang Zeduan (1085–1145). It captures the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital, Bianjing (present-day Kaifeng) during the Northern Song. The theme is often said to celebrate the festive spirit and worldly commotion at the Qingming Festival, rather than the holiday’s ceremonial aspects, such as tomb sweeping and prayers. Successive scenes reveal the lifestyle of all levels of the society from rich to poor as well as different economic activities in rural areas and the city, and offer glimpses of period clothing and architecture. The painting is considered to be the most renowned work among all Chinese paintings, and it has been called “China’s Mona Lisa.

Dragon Pavilion Park Kaifeng

The Dragon Pavilion, Longting or Wanshou pavilion is located in Kaifeng in the eastern part of Henan province, People’s Republic of China. During the Northern Song and Jin dynasties, Kaifeng was an imperial capital city.

Shanxi-Shaanxi-Gansu Guild Hall Kaifeng

Shanxi-Shaanxi-Gansu Guild Hall is famous for the large-scale excellent brick, stone and wood carving which can be found on various parts of architectures. These carving demonstrate a variety of themes. This guild hall is a rare treasure of architecture art that was built during the Qianlong reign during the Qing Dynasty with the funds collected among businessmen stayed in Kaifeng.

Iron Pagoda Park Kaifeng

Located in the northeastern corner of Iron Pagoda Park (Tie Ta) was known as the Kaibao Temple Pagoda originally and is a Buddhist Chinese pagoda built in 1049 during the Song dynasty (960-1279) of China by the Song emperor for keeping the relics of Sakyamuni. The 13-story octagon pagoda is 55.63 meters high and built with brown glazed bricks, like an iron pagoda in the distance, so its name. So, it is not made of iron, but of red, brown, blue and green glazed bricks. As the main hue is reddish brown, the pagoda looks like iron from afar and has thus been called as Iron Pagoda for hundreds of years.

Yanqing Taoist Temple Kaifeng

Situated on Shengli Street to the northeast of Bao Gong Lake, Yanqing Daoist Temple was formerly called Chongyang Temple because it was built to commemorate the originator of Quanzhen Daoism in the Northern Song Dynasty and was renamed as Yanqing Temple in the early days of the Ming Dynasty. Later dynasties found the temple rebuilt and destroyed many times.

Prefecture of Kaifeng

Kafeng Fu (Kaifeng Prefecture) is in the northern band of the east lake of Baogong Lake in Kaifeng.
Having a long history, Kafeng Fu (Kaifeng Prefecture) is well-known both home and abroad. It was the capital and the most important prefecture of the whole country in Northern Song Dynasty. The large-scale buildings are magnificent, dignified and elegant.

Lord Bao Temple Kaifeng

Lord Bao was an exemplary official during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). He fought courageously and unyieldingly against corrupt officials and protected ordinary people from being exploited. He really made a great contribution to his people, so the people in Kaifeng established the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao to commemorate him and his good deeds.

Kaifeng Museum

Kaifeng Museum, nestled on the southern bank of breathtaking Baogong Lake, is a renowned culture treasure-house and tourist resort in China. … Kaifeng Museum hosts 13 exhibition halls, where 50000-plus cultural relics and 50000-plus academic books are collected, which is one of the largest city museums in Henan province.

Writing and Letters Garden Kaifeng

Kaifeng, known previously by several names, is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, China. It is one of the Eight Ancient Capitals of China, for being the capital seven times in history, and is most famous for being the capital of China in the Northern Song dynasty.

Xiangguo Monastery Kaifeng

Xiangguo Monastery is a national AAAA tourist spot and one of the ten famous monasteries and temples in China. It was originally built in 555 AD during the Northern Qi Dynasty; it has a history of over 1,400 years. In the Northern Song Dynasty, the monastery was enlarged many times and became the largest monastery and the national Buddhist center at that time.

Imperial Street of Song Capital Kaifeng

Xiangguo Monastery is a national AAAA tourist spot and one of the ten famous monasteries and temples in China. It was originally built in 555 AD during the Northern Qi Dynasty; it has a history of over 1,400 years. In the Northern Song Dynasty, the monastery was enlarged many times and became the largest monastery and the national Buddhist center at that time.

Lord yu Terrace Kaifeng

Legend has it that in the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.), a blind musician named Shi Kuang often played his musical instrument here, hence its name the “Playing Terrace”. In 744, the third year of the reign of Emperor Tianbao of the Tang Dynasty, great Chinese poets, including Li Bai, Du Fu and Gao Shi, gathered here, where they drank wine and left behind oft-quoted, widely-loved poems. In 1522, the second year of the reign of Emperor Jiajiang of the Ming Dynasty, a temple was erected on the terrace to commemorate the remarkable achievements of Yu the Great. Today, the Temple Fairs of Yu the Great of Dongjing, held here every April, draws people from afar.

New Year Pictures of Zhuxian Town

As the lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, draws near, people in the rural areas, again, buy nianhua (New Year Pictures), to decorate their houses and pray for good harvest and health for their families in the coming year. This tradition originated 1,700 years ago in China. The pictures with distinctive style and rich color have become an important part of the festival celebration, adding more rejoice to each family.

Fan Pagoda Kaifeng

The Pagoda was built in 977, the 2nd year of Tai Ping Xing Guo Period of Southern Song Dynasty. It is said someone with their surname Fan had once lived near the terrace, so people called it Fan Terrace and the pagoda on the terrace was named Fan Pagoda.

Foquan Temple Pingdingshan

As the former focal point of Chinese Buddhism, the Foquan Temple is known to some as China’s Buddhist “Mecca.” Reaching its pinnacle during the Tang Dynasty, the Temple is architecturally built into the foot of the Fodu Mountain and represents thousands of years of Chinese temple construction principles and methods. Stepping into the Temple, visitors encounter, in turn, the Tianwang (“King of Heaven”) Palace, the Main Hall of the Buddha and the Statue of the Golden Buddha. The Temple complex is built according to the physical features of the mountain with its front buildings situated lower than the back ones. Visitors can clearly see each layer of the construction from the top of the mountain, marveling at this distinct structure.

Rock Man Mountain Pingdingshan

Pingdingshan, also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the metropolitan area.It is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.

Hot Spring Xiatang Town Lushan county

Lushan County (simplified Chinese: 庐山县; traditional Chinese: 廬山縣; pinyin: Lúshān Xiàn) is a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Ya’an city.

Yexian County Yamen Museum

The Yemen Military Museum or The Military Museum (Arabic:المتحف الحربي) is a museum in central Sana’a, Yemen. It is located on the southwestern corner of the Al-Tahrir Square, next to the National Library of Yemen.It has a wide range of artifacts from ancient artifacts to items during the British occupation and subsequent revolution.

Xiangshan Temple Xiangshan Hill

Fragrant Hills temple was oldest construction at Xiangshan. It was Daoist temple built during Jin dynasty. Unfortunately only ruins have remained since temple was destroyed by British and French troops during Boxer Rebellion in 1900. Now in pine forest you can find only remains of cortyard, some carvings and pillars.

Three-Su Garden Jiaxian County

Jiaxian has unique tourism resources, with numerous places of historic interest and scenic beauty. The tombs of Su Shi, Su Zhe and Su Xun, famous men of letters during the Song Dynasty, have been under provincial protection since 1986. In June 2006, the tombs and Jiaxian Confucius Temple and Guangtian Zhiqing Park were approved as historical and cultural relics under national protection. Zhongding Lotus Mountain, one of the three leading Taoist centers in the country, is an ideal scenic spot for Chinese and foreign tourists. Linfeng Stockade offers the only red stone remnants in this region from the Ming and Qing dynastiess. The Confucius Temple, set off with pine and cypress trees, reflect China’s ancient culture. Langmiao Temple offers a unique tea service. The county is also home to the relics of the Yangshao Culture, Longshan Culture and Peiligang Culture periods.

Fengxue Temple Ruzhou

Ruzhou (Chinese: 汝州; pinyin: Rǔzhōu) is a county-level city in the west-central part of Henan province, China, and is under the administration of Pingdingshan. It was called Linru County (simplified Chinese: 临汝县; traditional Chinese: 臨汝縣; pinyin: Línrǔ Xiàn) until 1988. It has more than 100,000 inhabitants. The Fengxue Temple of Ruzhou features the Qizu Pagoda, built in 738 during the Tang Dynasty (618–907).

Yin Ruins Anyang

The Shang Dynasty (商) (about 1600 BC – 1046 BC) is the second feudal dynasty after Xia (夏) (about 2146 BC – 1675 BC) in ancient China. Yin (殷), located at what now called Anyang in central China’s Henan Province, was the capital of Shang during its last 273 years rule. The city is also the first capital where the location is still clearly known today. In 1899, oracle bone inscriptions for the use of auspice were found in the area and since 1928, archeologists discovered royal palaces, workshops and graves. There are also the tools for agricultural production of that time, things that are used in daily life and musical instruments. The imperial capital’s area is measured about 36 square kilometers.

Sites of Royal Palaces and Ancestral Shrines Anyang

One of the highlights in the Royal Palace area is the ‘Oracle bones inscriptions stele gallery’. Here translations from writings on oracle bones into Modern Chinese and English are displayed. What did they write about? Sacrificing, tribute-paying, military actions and astronomy were popular themes. Remarks on good weather and therefore good harvests are also common.
Around the corner the characters of the oracle bones script are compared to those in Modern Chinese. Also very well done. You can see the evolution of the script and the striking similarities. The words in the oracle bones script (being pictorial) are fun to decipher: ‘elephant’, ‘fish’ and ‘silk worm’ are easy to guess.

Remains of mausoleums of the late Shang Dynasty Emperors Anyang

China was regarded as a center for porcelain ware. Its ancient porcelain wares rank first in the world. Although pottery and porcelain cannot corrode, they break easily, so few pottery and porcelain ware pieces have been handed down through generations. However, a large number of precious pottery and porcelain ware pieces were well preserved in the ancient tombs, including painted pottery of the primitive society, big mouth proto-porcelain jars of the Shang Dynasty, painted pottery of the Han Dynasty, celadons of the Western (265-316) and the Eastern Jin (317-420) and the Northern and Southern Dynasties, tri-colored glued pottery of the Tang Dynasty and the exquisite porcelain wares of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

Youli Town Tangyin County

Youli City, also called the temple of King Wen, is the earliest national prison that still exists. It is also the resting place of Zhouyi (the Book of Changes), as well as where King Wen wrote and studied Zhouyi.

Yuefei Memorial Temple Tangyin County

Yue Fei (岳飞, 1103 – 1142) was born in Tangyin County (汤阴县), Anyang of Henan Province in central China. At the age of 20, he joined the Southern Song Dynasty’s army and he obtained military governorship twelve years later. Yue Fei became a general insisting to resist the invading northern tribe of Jin. He led northern military expeditions four times, and, at last, betrayed by the Qin Hui and Gao Zong from the political faction that wanted to surrender, General Yue Fei had been executed at the age of 39.

Mausoleums of Emperor Zhuangxu and Emperor Ku Liangzhuang Town,Huangxian County

The Ming tombs are a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty of China. The first Ming emperor’s tomb is located near his capital Nanjing. However, the majority of the Ming tombs are located in a cluster near Beijing and collectively known as the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty (Chinese: 明十三陵; pinyin: Míng Shísān Líng; literally: “Ming Thirteen Mausoleums”). They are within the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality, 42 kilometres (26 mi) north-northwest of Beijing city center. The site, on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain (originally Huangtu Mountain), was chosen based on the principles of feng shui by the third Ming emperor, the Yongle Emperor. After the construction of the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) in 1420, the Yongle Emperor selected his burial site and created his own mausoleum. The subsequent emperors placed their tombs in the same valley.

Red Flag Canal Rencun Town Linzhou

The canal begins close to the border of Henan and Shanxi. It diverts water from the Zhang River (漳河). The Zhang River flows from Shanxi and becomes the border between Hebei and Henan near to Handan. The dam is located near the corner of the three provinces. The canal winds around the side of a cliff, through 42 tunnels and along the side of the Taihang Mountains. The main canal is 71 km (44 mi) long with many branches to distribute the water.

Taihang Mountains Canyon Shibanyan Township Linzhou

Taihang Mountain Grand Canyon National Forest Park is located in the east of Huguan county area between the two provinces of Shanxi and Henan, north from Hugaun 30 kilometers from the county. And Taihang Mountain Grand Canyon has been rated as one of “China’s best ten grand canyons”.

Old City of Anyang

Anyang (simplified Chinese: 安阳; traditional Chinese: 安陽; pinyin: Ānyáng; [án.jǎŋ]) is a prefecture-level city in Henan province, China. The northernmost city in Henan, Anyang borders Puyang to the east, Hebi and Xinxiang to the south, and the provinces of Shanxi and Hebei to its west and north respectively.
It has a total population of 5,172,834 as of the 2010 census, 2,025,811 of whom live in the metropolitan area made of 4 urban districts and Anyang County largely agglomerated with the city proper.

Pagoda in Tianning Temple Anyang

The pagoda is located on the site of the former Tianning Temple in the northwestern corner of Anyang County. According to an inscription about the reconstruction of Tianning Temple, a pagoda was already there in 952 during the Five Dynasties. The present pagoda, however, was built in the Ming Dynasty.

Moutain Yuntai Jiaozuo

Yuntai Mountain is situated in Xiuwu County, about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. This mountain is among the first group from all over the world that received the title of World Geologic Park from UNESCO in 2004. It is also the only famous scenic area in Henan Province having the titles of National 5A Grade Tourist Attraction, National Forest Park, National Geologic Park, National Water Conservancy Scenic Area and National Macaque Natural Reserve.

Qinglong Canyon, The first Canyon in Mount Yuntai

The Qinglong Gorge, renowned as “First Gorge in Yuntai Mountain”, is composed of more than 100 scenic spots. At the bottom of this 7.5-kilometer-long valley, there are springs, pools, streams, and waterfalls everywhere. With cool and fresh air, this beautiful gorge is a good place to avoid summer heat.

Mount Shennong Jiaozuo

Jiaozuo (Chinese: 焦作; pinyin: Jiāozuò [tɕjáu.tswô]; postal: Tsiaotso) is a prefecture-level city in northern Henan province, China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the south, Xinxiang to the east, Jiyuan to the west, Luoyang to the southwest, and the province of Shanxi to the north.

Qingtian River Jiaozuo

Qingtian River in the Northern Three Gorges is 37 kilometers northwest of BoAi County, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. With the grand, precipitous, and quiet scenery and five millennia historic and cultural details,it gains the name as “the Small Three Gorges in the North,” and enjoys the reputation as “Peculiar Springs and Ingenious Caves Surpassing the Central Plain.”

Yueshan Temple Jiaozuo

Jiaozuo is a prefecture-level city in northern Henan province, China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the south, Xinxiang to the east, Jiyuan to the west, Luoyang to the southwest, and the province of Shanxi to the north.

Chenjia Gully, a Village of Taijiquan Chengjiagou Village Wenxian County

Chen Family Gully, known as Chenjiagou in China, is located 5 kilometers the east of Wen County, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. Its original name was Changyang Village. Chenjiagou is the birthplace of Taichiquan, one of the traditional Chinese shadow boxing. Since the Chen Style Tai Chi was originated in Chenjiagou, it has been the sacred place to visit for people who like Tai Chi and many people go there study Tai Chi.

TV-Movie Town in Jiaozuo

Jiaozuo (Chinese: 焦作 ; pinyin: Jiāozuò;postal: Tsiaotso) is a prefecture-level city in northern Henan Province, China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the south , Xinxiang to the east, Jiyuan to the west, Luoyang to the southwest, and the province of Shanxi to the north.

Jiaying Taoist Temple Wuzhi County

Wuzhi County is a county in the northwest of Henan province, China, situated on the northern bank of the Yellow River. It is the easternmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Jiaozuo.

Chenjiagou-Home town of Taiji Box

Chenjiagou (Chen Village) is the place of origin of taiji boxing. It is located in central China – Henan Province, Wenxian. Today the Chen Family still practise and teach their art in the Chen Village. Master Chen Bing’s Taiji Academy is famous in whole China and nowadays also abroad. It is open for every one who is interested in learning this internal martial art and Master Chen’s teaching method.
You can stay in the school and join the regular classes with his official teachers for a short time like a week, but also for a longer period like 6 months or longer.

Mount Yunmeng Qixian County,Hebi

Hebi, literally the cliff of crane, covering an area of 2182 square kilometers, is the home to a population of 1,430,000. In its west lie the mountains and hills, amounting to 20% and 30% of its total area respectively. The plains lie in its east, occupying 50%. It has a total arable land of 10,600 hectares. Among the whole population, there are 590,000 urban dwellers. Under its administration there are two counties, four districts and 25 townships.

Mount Dapi Xunxian County,Hebi

Hebi, literally the cliff of crane, covering an area of 2182 square kilometers, is the home to a population of 1,430,000. In its west lie the mountains and hills, amounting to 20% and 30% of its total area respectively. The plains lie in its east, occupying 50%. It has a total arable land of 10,600 hectares. Among the whole population, there are 590,000 urban dwellers. Under its administration there are two counties, four districts and 25 townships.

Natural Picture of Taiji Shangyu Township,Hebi

Hebi, literally the cliff of crane, covering an area of 2182 square kilometers, is the home to a population of 1,430,000. In its west lie the mountains and hills, amounting to 20% and 30% of its total area respectively. The plains lie in its east, occupying 50%. It has a total arable land of 10,600 hectares. Among the whole population, there are 590,000 urban dwellers. Under its administration there are two counties, four districts and 25 townships.

Mount Fuqiu Xunxian County,Hebi

Hebi City is located at the east foot of Taihang Mountain and in the north part of Henan Province. Hebi got its name because of the legend spread through generations that there was a crane lying on the cliff of the South Mountain and it also has long history. In May 1957 it was approved by the state council to be a city and is one of the cities directly under the administration of Henan province. It now administrates two counties (Xun County and Qi County), three districts (Qibin, Shancheng and Heshan Districts) and Qibin Economic and technological Development Zoon with the total area of 2,182 square kilometers and the total population of more than 1.4 million. Hebi has fertile land and is rich in grain, cotton and oil crops.

Bali Gully Songshuping Village, Bali Town,Huixian

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia with the biggest Hindu population. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital, Denpasar, is located in the southern part of the island.

Mount Wanxian Shayao Township in Huixian

Huixian (simplified Chinese: 辉县; traditional Chinese: 輝縣; pinyin: Huīxiàn) is a city in Xinxiang, Henan, China. The city has over 100,000 inhabitants.

Chenqiao Post Scenic Area Chenqiao Town,Fengqiu County

Fengqiu County is a county in Xinxiang, Henan province, China. In ancient times, Pingqiu County was located to the east of here.

Temple of Bi Gan Dunfangdian Township,Weihui

Bi Gan was the uncle of King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty. He was a faithful and righteous minister.According to Fengshen Yanyi or The Creation of the Gods, Bi Gan’s heart was dug out by Daji, King Zhou’s most favored concubine, but he didn’t die thanks to the panacea offered by Jiang Ziya. Later, Bi Gan went into the midst of the common people to distribute treasure.

Mausoleum of Prince Lu Xinxiang

The Mausoleum of Prince Lu is the grave of Lu Jian (1568 – 1614) of Ming Dynasty. Lu Jian is the 4th son of Emperor Muzong.

Jinghua Garden Xinxiang

Rose and Chrysanthemum are the two city flowers for Bejing city. New species need to be exhibited as much as possible in a small site. The concept of this design is to create an elevated site, using tilted plates, sunk gardens, and bridge to increase exhibition area. Flower beds are converted as a hanging painting instead of conventional idea like a floor sheet.
Chrysanthemum bridge and water runnel are the metaphor of Chrysanthemum petals. The geomorphic flower beds are abstracted from the shape of rose. The circulation of the site is integrated with each flower show rooms, gently going up and down.

Hundred Springs Scenic Area Huixian County

Baiquan Spring, Xinxiang is located in Huixian. It couldn’t be easier to arrange your visit to Baiquan Spring, Xinxiang and many more Huixian attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock’s Huixian travel planner .

Garden by Pushui River Puyang

The Puyang River (浦阳江) is one of the three main tributaries of the Qiantang River (钱塘江) in Zhejiang Province (浙江省), China.
At present, the Puyang River is 150 kilometers long and empties into the Qiantang River northwest of Linpu (临浦镇).
The gazette of Xiaoshan County (蕭山縣誌)states: “The Puyang River … tends to flood easily because its catchment area is quite large, the course of the river is winding, the river bed descends in narrow channels, and the flow runs up against the incoming tide of the Qiantang Estuary.

Qicheng City Cultural Relics Park Puyang

Qicheng Cultural Relics Park is in the downtown area of Puyang city. It covers an area of over 750 mu, consisting of Meeting Platform, Ancient Wall, Gate, Exhibit Hall, Confucius’s Resident and so on. The Ancient Wall has a history of more than 2,700 years, which has been listed as a National Cultural Heritage Conservation Board.

Central China Green Fazenda Puyang

Central China is a geographical and a loosely defined cultural region that covers the central area of China. This region includes the provinces of Henan, Hubei and Hunan, as Jiangxi is sometimes also regarded to be part of this region. Central China is now officially part of South Central China governed by the People’s Republic of China. In the context of the Rise of Central China Plan by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in 2004, surrounding provinces including Shanxi, Anhui, are also defined as regions of Central China development zones.

Spring and Autumn Tower Xuchang

Xuchang is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province in Central China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the northwest, Kaifeng to the northeast, Zhoukou to the east, Luohe to the southeast, and Pingdingshan to the southwest.
Its population was 4,307,488 inhabitants at the final 2010 census, of whom 1,952,666 lived in the built-up (or “metro”) area made up of Weidu district, Xuchang county and Changge City largely being urbanized.In 2007, the city was named as one of China’s top ten livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum.

Baling Bridge Xuchang

Baling Bridge is situated on the Qingni River, 4 kilometers west of Xuchang City. Legend has it that it is the place where Guan Yu bid farewell to Cao Cao. Hence the bridge became well-known. The bridge is a 3-hole blue stone structure, 3 meters above the water.

Jun Porcelain Museum Yuzhou

The Jun kilns, located in Yuzhou City, Henan Province, were among the largest-scale and most important kilns in northern China during the Song, Jurchen Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368).
Jun wares are renowned for their brilliant color. In particular, the Jun kilns gained fame for the invention of a copper red flambé glaze, achieved by using copper oxide as colorant in a reducing atmosphere.

Shenhou Antique Street Shenhou Town

Shenzhou (Chinese: 深州; pinyin: Shēnzhōu) is a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Hengshui, Hebei province, China.

Nanjie Village Linying County, Luohe

Nanjie (Chinese: 南街村; pinyin: Nánjiē Cūn) is a village in Chengguan (城关镇), Linying County, Luohe, Henan province, China, widely reported as being the last Maoist village in China. It is under the administration of the town of Chengguan, which also serves as the county seat.

Ancient Xiaoshangqiao Battefield Linying County, Luohe

Luohe city is located in the hinterland of Central Plains, has jurisdiction over Linying County, Wuyang County, Yancheng District, Shaoling District and Yuanhui District. It covers an area of about 2600 square kilometers, with a total population of slightly more than 2.5 million at the end of 2004. Luohe city has a millennia-long history. As early as more than 8000 years ago, our ancestors multiplied and lived on this land, and have created brilliant ancient civilization.

Xu Shen Culture Garden Luohe

Luohe is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China. It is surrounded by the cities of Xuchang, Zhoukou, Zhumadian and Pingdingshan on its north, east, south and west respectively. Its population was 2,544,266 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,294,974 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yancheng, Shaoling and Yuanhui districts.

The Three-perfection Tablet and Demise Terrace Luohe

Luohe is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China. It is surrounded by the cities of Xuchang, Zhoukou, Zhumadian and Pingdingshan on its north, east, south and west respectively.

Dinosaur Site Park Xixia County

China Xixia Dinosaur Park is a large dinosaur theme park, which is located in Henan Province, Xixia County, the Three Mile Damiaocun,the village is located in the eastern section of the Qinling Mountains, south of Funiu area with convenient transportation, State Road 312 and Nanjing-Xi’an Railway pass through this village,this park is 120 kilometers away from Nanyang, 130 kilometers away from Luoyang, and 390 kilometers away from Xi’an.This park is the core area of Nanyang Funiu Mountain World Geological Park and Nanyang Dinosaur Egg Fossils National Nature Reserve.The park is mainly composed of six parts, namely geological science square, dinosaur egg fossil museum, dinosaur egg sites, simulation dinosaur park, dinosaur museum, dragon water park, it is a large dinosaur park which is a collection of popular science, sightseeing, entertainment, scientific research as a whole, and in close connection with the original and modern.The park consists of Xixia County, Henan Province People’s Government and the Dragon Group to jointly invest 248 million Rmb into the construction. It exhibited XiXia dinosaur egg fossils as the main display features.There is the sole national Xixia Dinosaur Egg Fossil Museum,which is mainly made of dinosaur egg fossils exhibits;Here is the world’s only a dinosaur egg site pavilion, which features buried dinosaur egg fossil primitive state; Here is the Central’s first dynamic 4D theater;Here is a time tunnel, which is to show the complexity of the Earth and biological evolution marshes change as the theme.

Rafting along the Guanhe River Xixia County

One of two Guanhe River is 164 km in length and originates in Shangcheng County of Henan Province, running eastwards through Henan and Anhui Provinces, and finally merging with Shihe River renaming Shi-Guanhe River. The river continues running eastwards and reaches the border between Anhui and Jiangsu, and eventually empties into the Huaihe River. This Guanhe River is well known with its fabulous rafting trip along the river, alsophila forests in the nearby mountains, and dinosaur egg fossil museum in Xixia County.

Temple of Marquis Wu Nanyang

This article is about the cultural site in China. For the Australian city with the same translation in Chinese, see Wollongong.
Entrance to the temple of the Marquis of Wu Wolong Gang is a cultural site and scenic area in Nanyang city, Henan province, People’s Republic of China. It is famous for Zhuge Liang, a chancellor of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history, who lived there for about ten years. Zhuge Liang is also known as Wolong (卧龙, meaning Crouching Dragon), and he was posthumously named the Marquis of Wu.

Museum of Zhang Heng Nanyang

Zhang Heng, formerly romanized as Chang Heng, was a Han Chinese polymath from Nanyang who lived during the Han dynasty. Educated in the capital cities of Luoyang and Chang’an, he achieved success as an astronomer, mathematician, scientist, engineer, inventor, geographer, cartographer, artist, poet, statesman, and literary scholar.

Temple of Medical Sage(Zhang Zhongjing) Nanyang

Zhang Zhongjing, formal name Zhang Ji (张机), was a Chinese physician, writer and inventor of the Eastern Han dynasty and one of the most eminent Chinese physicians during the later years of the Han dynasty. He established medication principles and summed up the medicinal experience until that time, thus making a great contribution to the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Neixiang County Yamen Neixiang County

Neixiang County is a county under the jurisdiction of Nanyang City, in the southwest of Henan province, China, has an area of 2,465 km2 (952 sq mi) and a population of 610,000 as of 2002.

Nanyang Prefecture Yamen Nanyang

Nanyang is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Henan province, China. The city with the largest administrative area in Henan, Nanyang borders Xinyang to the southeast, Zhumadian to the east, Pingdingshan to the northeast, Luoyang to the north, Sanmenxia to the northwest, the province of Shaanxi to the west, and the province of Hubei to the south.

Ancient Jingziguan Town Xichuan County

Jingziguan (simplified Chinese: 荆紫关; traditional Chinese: 荊紫關; pinyin: jīngzǐguān) is a town in Xichuan County, Nanyang City, Henan province, Central China.

Ancient City of Shangqiu

An ancient city with a rich history, Shangqiu was also the first capital of the Shang dynasty. Its population was 7,362,975 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,536,392 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Liangyuan and Suiyang districts.

Baguanzhai Shangqiu

Shangqiu, formerly romanized as Shangkiu, is a city in eastern Henan province, Central China. It borders Kaifeng to the northwest, Zhoukou to the southwest, and the provinces of Shandong and Anhui to the northeast and southeast respectively.

Yingtian Academy Shangqiu

The Academy of Yingtian Prefecture (Yingtianfu shuyuan 應天府書院) was one of the oldest private educational institutions in China, and one of the four great academies of the Song period 宋 (960-1279). It was also called Suiyang Academy 睢陽書院 or Academy of the Southern Capital (Nanjing shuyuan 南京書院). The first designation is derived from the Tang period 唐 (618-907) name of the city of Shangqiu 商丘 (modern Shangqiu, Henan), where the academy was located. In 1006 Shangqiu was elevated to the status of prefecture (fu 府) with the name of Yingtian 應天, in 1014 it was given the designation of Southern Capital (Nanjing 南京), as one of the major commercial centers of northern China.

E Bo Terrace Shangqiu

The Academy of Yingtian Prefecture (Yingtianfu shuyuan 應天府書院) was one of the oldest private educational institutions in China, and one of the four great academies of the Song period 宋 (960-1279). It was also called Suiyang Academy 睢陽書院 or Academy of the Southern Capital (Nanjing shuyuan 南京書院). The first designation is derived from the Tang period 唐 (618-907) name of the city of Shangqiu 商丘 (modern Shangqiu, Henan), where the academy was located. In 1006 Shangqiu was elevated to the status of prefecture (fu 府) with the name of Yingtian 應天, in 1014 it was given the designation of Southern Capital (Nanjing 南京), as one of the major commercial centers of northern China.

Emeperor Sui Mausoleum Shangqiu

Sui tombs, also known as Suiren cemetery, is the invention of fire by rubbing sticks during the Suiren ancient cemetery, located three miles southwest of Shangqiu city. According to “Duguid History”, “Han Fei”, “Zuo Zhuan”, “Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors Age” and other books reads: “Taiwan Sui tombs in northwest Pak shut.” According to experts, research, Suiren for the best in the world who is the ancestor of the Chinese nation.
Suiren cubic teeth, astrologers, and established the first Chinese name – “Wind surname” to study the development of China’;s first calendar, established as the world Shangqiu among the first Chinese in Shangqiu are established. Because of his enormous contribution was later honored as “daysWong, “ranked” Three Kings “first.

Mangdang Mountain Cultural Relics Tourism Zone Yongcheng

Mountain Mangdang Cultural Relic Tourist Area is located in Yongcheng City where Jiangsu, Shandong, He’nan and Anhui Provinces bordered and is a rising famous scenic spot with characteristics of Han culture in border area of Eastern He’nan. It leans against Jinghu line in the east, neighbors Jingqiu line in the west and leans upon Longhai line in the north; Lianhuo expressway goes through here, and it comes down in one continuous line with six tourist cities such as Xi’an, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Xuzhou and Lianyungang, with convenient traffic and favorable geographic position. It was listed into the “three points one line” golden tour belt of He’nan Province in 2002.

Shrine of Zhang Xun Shangqiu

Zhang Xun was a general of the Chinese Tang Dynasty. He was known for defending Yongqiu and Suiyang during the An Shi Rebellion against the rebel armies of Yan, and thus, his supporters asserted, he blocked Yan forces from attacking and capturing the fertile Tang territory south of the Huai River. However, he was severely criticized by some contemporaries and some later historians as lacking humanity due to his encouragement of cannibalism during the Battle of Suiyang. Other historians praised him for his great faithfulness to Tang.

Temple of Hua Mulan Yucheng County

The Temple of Hua Mulan was first built in Tang Dynasty. Later during the Taihe Period of later Jin Dynasty, the supervisor Wudasahuci in Yingcheng Town, Gushu County, Prefecture of Guide, renovated three audience halls and three worshipping halls and molded a model of Hua Mulan. In the 2nd year of Yuantong Period of the Yuan Dynasty, Liang Siwen (the administrator of Prefecture of Suiyang) advocated that that they enlarge the temple through donating 2,500 coins (money used in ancient China). In the 11th year of Jiaqin Period of the Qing Dynasty, the temple’s monks, Jian Ke and Jian Rang, launched denotation again to renovate the temple and erect monuments. To the 1940s, the temple covered an area of more than 10,000 square meters. There are over 200 buildings of different types. Besides, it had about 10 monks and its own fields, which took up 400 mu.

Jiagong(Rooster)Mountain Xinyang

Jigongshan is a mountain in Xinyang, Henan Province, China. The name, which means Rooster Mountain or Cockerel Mountain, is derived from its shape.

Jiagong(Rooster)Mountain Xinyang

Jigongshan is a mountain in Xinyang, Henan Province, China. The name, which means Rooster Mountain or Cockerel Mountain, is derived from its shape.

Lingshan Mountain and Lingshan Temple Luoshan County

Mt. Lingshan Scenic Resort is located in Luoshan County. To visit Mt. Lingshan Scenic Resort on your trip to Luoshan County, use our Luoshan County trip planning site .

Nanwan lake Xinyang

Located at the place 8 km away from the southwest of Xinyang City, it’s one of the earliest big-sized water reservoirs constructed in the country, the dam of the reservoir is 853 meters in length, the maximum water holding capacity is 1.63 billion cubic meters, 50 km can tour by boat. There are many isles in the lake, of which, the renowned isles are the bird isle, monkey isle, azalea isle, summer kill isle, snake isle, swallow tail isle, etc.

Tangquan Pond Shangcheng County

Huangbai Mountain is located in Shangcheng County. For Huangbai Mountain and beyond, use our Shangcheng County road trip planning app to get the most from your Shangcheng County vacation.

Taihao Mausoleum Huaiyang Town,Zhoukou

Zhoukou, Wade-Giles romanization Chou-k’ou, formerly Zhoukouzhen, city, eastern Henan sheng (province), east-central China. The city is situated on the upper course of the Ying River, a tributary of the Huai River, at its confluence with the Sha and Jialu rivers. These rivers are navigable by small craft, and Zhoukou traditionally was an important river port providing a transportation route southward to Anhui and Jiangsu provinces and northward toward the city of Zhengzhou in Henan. It is also the focus of a dense road network covering east and southeast Henan. Zhoukou is an important regional market and collecting centre for the agricultural produce of a wide area.

Supreme Clarity Palace,Luyi County

The Supreme Clarity Temple is divided by the Clarity River into the front palace and the rear palace. About a mile from each other, the two palaces are connected by the Immortals’Meeting Bridge ( 會仙橋 Huixian Qiao ). The front palace houses male Daoists and the rear houses nuns. Occupying 720 mu of land, the two palaces include over 600 halls, platforms and towers. With high gates and straight ways, the front palace has the Hall of the Supreme Ultimate ( 太極殿 Taiji Dian ) in the center of its courtyard, with the Hall of the Seven Origins ( 七元殿 Qiyuan Dian ), the Hall of the Five Sacred Mountains ( 五岳殿 Wuyue Dian ), the Hall of the South Dipper ( 南斗殿 Nandou Dian ), the Hall of Emptiness ( 虛無殿 Xuwu Dian ), and the Pavilion of Clarity ( 清靜閣 Qingjing Ge ). A statue of Laozi stands in the Hall of the Supreme Ultimate. In front of the hall lies a copper eight-trigram elixir cauldron ( 八卦煉丹爐 Bagua Liandan Lu ). Beside the hall stands an iron pole — Laozi’s “mountain driving whip” ( 趕山鞭 Ganshan Bian ) or the symbol of his legendary position of historian under the pole” ( 柱下史 Zhuxia Shi ). In the east of the courtyard there is a “nine-dragon well” from where nine dragons came out to shower Laozi at his birth. With many standing tablets, the courtyard looks very grand and solemn.

Xiange(Singing Songs) Terrace Huaiyang

Villa du Lac sits on the southeast corner of Huangpi Nan Lu and Xingye Lu, overlooking Taiping Lake. The restaurant is part of the hip dining and shopping area of Xintiandi, one of the places to see and be seen in Shanghai. Formerly a private members club, Villa du Lac still retains the feel of a “members only” establishment. The restaurant sits in a restored three story shikumen, and eating here feels like dining in someone’s home. With private rooms on the first and second floors, it can seem like you have the entire place to yourself. The third floor is a large open room, perfect for events and big groups. Doors from the third floor open onto a sizable terrace looking out onto the lake and the surrounding skyline.

Dragon Lake in Huaiyang

Dragon Lake is an unincorporated community just south of Quesnel named after the lake of the same name nearby. It is one of the main commercial areas of Greater Quesnel, including a number of large shopping plazas and major supermarkets and big box stores.

Chaya Mountain Zhumadian

Zhumadian boasts of its advantageous location, abundant products, and convenient transportation. Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, No. 106 and 107 State Highways, and Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway run through the city from south to north. Zhumadian is warm and has sufficient rainfall, which provides good conditions for agriculture production. It is an important national and provincial grain and oil production base, commonly called “a granary of the central plains,” “an oil depot of the central state,” and “the kingdom of sesame.”

Boshan Lake Zhumadian

Boshan Lake, known as the “Lijiang of Central Plains “, is a National Water Conservancy Scenic Area, a national Forest Park and a provincial scenic area, like a gem embedded in the world. There’s an old saying “beautiful water in the world is collected in this lake”. It is located at 40 kilometers south of Zhumadian, east of Beijing Zhuhai Expressway and Beijing Guangzhou railway, and close to the 107 National Highway. The main scenic area covers an area of 88 square kilometers. The protection zone covers an area of 150 square kilometers. The forest coverage rate reaches 92%. The lake is a great tourist resort and is nearly 40 kilometers long. A sea of mist covers the vast expanse of water and with the sky and water merging at the horizon, it looks like a dragon playing a pearl from west to East. Thus, it’s also called “Dragon Lake”.

Nanhai Buddhist Temple Zhumadian

Zhumadian is a prefecture-level city in southern Henan province, China. It borders Xinyang to the south, Nanyang to the west, Pingdingshan to the northwest, Luohe to the north, Zhoukou to the northeast, and the province of Anhui to the east.

Wangwu Mountain Jiyuan

Mount Wangwu is a mountain situated about 45 kilometres north west of Jiyuan City in China’s Henan province. Located in the Wangwushan-Yuntaishan National Park, Mount Wangwu is a famous Taoist site that includes the “Celestial Grotto of the Small Pristine Void”, one of the Ten Grotto-heavens of Taoism.

Middle of China – Hubei

Hubei is situated in central China, extending across two major river systems – the Yangtze and Hanjiang. It adjoins Henan on the north, Anhui on the east, Jiangxi on the southeast, Hunan on the south, Chongqing Municipality on the west and Shaanxi on the northwest.
Hubei’s tourism resources feature both beautiful landscapes and abundant places of historic and cultural interest. There are six national-level scenic spots, 13 national forest parks and three national nature reserves. Shennongjia has been listed in the UNESCO’s program of Man and Biosphere and Wudang Mountain in the list of World Cultural and Natural Heritages. The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, Yellow Crane Tower and Gezhouba have been listed among China’s top 40 tourist scenic sports. Hubei encompasses five famous historical and cultural cites designated by the state, 20 cultural sites under state protection, 365 cultural sites under provincial protection, five sites of Chu city ruins, 73 Chu Cultural sites and over 140 sites relating to the Three Kingdoms (220-265).

What to see

Layan Island

This is my goal today, swim out to this island just off the west coast of Phuket, take a picnic and eat my picnic on private beach where no tourists can be seen! Most of this is surprisingly easy, the adventure part at least. The most difficult part is finding the beach road in the first place!
The road is down one of the streets in the Laguna Resort complex. Laguna is Phuket’s Disney for millionaires, filled with expensive villas, built around artificial Lagunas, elephant walks, ATV rides, wedding chapels, golf courses and hotels, all walking distance to the beach… It’s very nicely done, but finding your way through this tourist complex to get to Layan National Park can be a nightmare. Best to print out a map before you go!

Ancient Capital of King of Wu

King or Prince of Wu was an ancient and medieval Chinese title referring to ruler of the area originally controlled by the Gou Wu tribes around Wuxi on the lower Yangtze, generally known as the Wu region. The title wang is written identically in Chinese, but it is common in English to distinguish between the scions of the imperial dynasties (translated “prince”) and the dynasties of independent lords (translated “king”).

Changchun Taoist Temple

Located south of Shuangfeng Mountain, at Da Dong Men, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Changchun Taoist Temple is the largest and most well-preserved Taoist Temple in Wuhan. Renowned as a blessed place in the south of Yangtze River for generations, it was listed as a key national Taoist temple by the State Council in 1983.

Chibi Ancient Battlefield

The Chibi Ancient Battlefield Scenic Area is constituted by three mountains-Chibi Mountain, Nanping Mountain and Jinluan Mountain.

Chibi Longyou Hot Spring Resort

Chibi Longyou Hot Spring Scenic Resort is located in Chibi. Put Chibi Longyou Hot Spring Scenic Resort into our Chibi itinerary maker app and find out what’s close by, where to stay, and where to head next.

Enshi Grand Canyon

Enshi Grand Canyon is located in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hubei Province, China. Enshi is 530 kilometers west of Wuhan, which is the provincial capital of Hubei. According to CNN official portal, One Incense Pillar of Enshi Canyon is listed as one of 40 most beautiful scenic spots in China recently by CNN. The selection of CNN this time is to choose the most representative among different natural and cultural landscapes; some of them are listed in the directory of world cultural heritage. “As far as spectacular is concerned, this one is as marvelous as the Colorado Grand Canyon of the USA. However, it is matchless in terms of beauty.” Western tourists speak highly of the canyon’s clean water, marvelous waterfalls and peaks. It is bordered by Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the south, Yangtze Three Gorges in the north, and in neighborhood of Yichang City in the east. Its precipices stretch as long as hundreds of miles

Enshi Level ground camp

Enshi is a county-level city in and the seat of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in western Hubei province, People’s Republic of China. The prefecture’s legislature, executive and judiciary are seated here, as well as its CPC and Public Security bureau.

Green Dragon Mountain Forest Park

‘If you do not visit Western Hills, you haven’t visited Kunming; if you do not come to Dragon Gate, you haven’t been to Western Hills.’ Being the outstanding scenic place in Western Hills, Dragon Gate is a big exquisite stone carved edifice. The stone paths, stone rooms, stone grottos, and stone Buddhist figures are all carved with excellent craftsmanship on a large natural rock. Like Sanqing Pavilion, Dragon Gate was also built on cliff. You can stand on the edge of the cliff holding the railing, looking downward to experience the steepness of the hill and enjoy the spectacle of Dianchi Lake.

Enshi Tangya Tusi City Site

Enshi is surrounded by mountains, and the Enshi Tusi site is located in the northwestern section of the city. It is characterized by the ancient Tusi Manor estate, which covers an area of 200,000 square meters.

Green Dragon Mountain Forest Park

‘If you do not visit Western Hills, you haven’t visited Kunming; if you do not come to Dragon Gate, you haven’t been to Western Hills.’ Being the outstanding scenic place in Western Hills, Dragon Gate is a big exquisite stone carved edifice. The stone paths, stone rooms, stone grottos, and stone Buddhist figures are all carved with excellent craftsmanship on a large natural rock. Like Sanqing Pavilion, Dragon Gate was also built on cliff. You can stand on the edge of the cliff holding the railing, looking downward to experience the steepness of the hill and enjoy the spectacle of Dianchi Lake.

Gui Mountain

Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province of Southwest China. It is located in the center of the province, situated on the east of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River, a branch of the Wu River. The city has an elevation of about 1,100 meters (3,600 ft). It has an area of 8,034 square kilometers (3,102 sq mi).During the 2010 census, its population was 4,324,561, out of whom 3,037,159 lived in the 7 urban districts.

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple

Guiyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple located on Cuiwei Rd. of Hanyang district in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. It was built in the 15th year of Shunzhi, Qing Dynasty and has a land area of 4.67 acres. The New Pavilion built in 1922 is the treasury of the temple.

Hankou Jiangtan Park

Hankou Jiangtan Park ranges from Wuhan Ferry Terminal to Dan pool Houhu Shipyard and is 7 km in length.It was constructed in three phases.
The first phase of the project is from Wuhan Ferry Terminal to Yuehan Pier. It is 1.04 kilometers in length, 140,000 square meters of green area, a large area of green and riverside public recreation space, showing the urban landscape.

Hankou River Beach Park

Hankou River Beach Park is a tranquil waterfront recreational park on the west bank of the Yangtze river, right across from Wuchang. It has lots of shade trees, long walkways along the riverside, and numerous squares where you can watch Chinese Square Dancing each evening; or even join in! If you are lucky, you may catch people performing various traditional Chinese skills; maybe even a Dragon Dance! At night, you can often see bright electric kites being flown on the warm breeze.

Jiang Han Guan

Jianghan Guan is located in Wuhan.

Hanyang Guqintai

Heptachord Terrace, or Guqin Tai to give it its Chinese name, is located in the north of the Hanyang District of Wuhan City, Hubei Province. It is situated at the west of Tortoise Hill and on the bank of the Moon Lake.

River Han Street

Chu River and Han Street is a street and a river in Wuhan, which is developed as a project of the Phase 1 of Wuhan Central Cultural Zone.
It marks the launching project of the Dadong River Ecological Water Network in Wuhan and celebrates the centennial of the Xinhai Revolution which took place in 1911 in China. Chu River and Han Street, with a total floor space of 210,000 square meters, officially opened for business on 30 September 2011.

Huangmei Sizu Temple

Huangmei is known to chinese people for giving the name for Huangmei opera, a form of traditional Chinese Opera also called the “picking tea song”, which is coming from this region of Hubei and the neighbouring Anhui Province.

Huangmei Wuzu Temple

Wuzu Temple is a Buddhist temple located on the Eastern Mountain, in Wuzu Town of Huangmei County, Hubei, China.

Huangpi Jinligou Ditch

The Jinligou Tourist Resort, a 4A-class scenic spot, lies in Caidian, in the northern part of Huangpi District, Wuhan, and covers an area of ten square kilometers. Jinligou contains diverse topographical features such as mountains, tall peaks, and ravines, as well as lakes and brooks. The average annual temperature of the area is between 15℃ and 22℃.

Huangpi Mount Mulan

Huangpi Mulan Culture Ecological Tourism Area is located in Huangpi District, Wuhan City of Hubei Province. It’s the hometown of Mulan, a great female general during the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420 – 589). The area consists of mainly the Mulan Mountain, Mulan Heavenly Lake, Mulan Grassland and Mulan Yunwu Mountain.

Huangpi Mulan Great Lake

Mulan Great Lake is a natural scenic spot located in the north of the Huangpi district of Wuhan and belongs to the Dabie mountain vein. Of its natural landscape, the most famous are the “Eight Tams”, “Three Ponds”, “the Great Falls”, and “the Woo Stream” in the canyon of Mulan Great Lake. The forest landscape of the canyon is more than 10 kilometers long and the scenic area covers an area of 13 square kilometers, mainly consisting of three major theme gardens namely the romantic landscape garden, the waterfall scenic spot and the stream pool. In Mulan Great Lake scenic spot which is known as “the Jiuzhaigou Vally of Hubei “and “Mount Lu of Wuhan”, visitors can not only enjoy the original flavor, but also can learn of the profounded Mulan culture.

Huangpi Mulan Old Gate

Mulan ancient gate is a national AAA-level scenic area and the only ecological area with strange stones in Wuhan. It is located in Yao town, Huangpi District 71 kilometers from Wuhan and covers about five square kilometers with a famous scenic spot “five strange”.

Huangpi Mulan Prairie

Mulan Prairie, one of the “Mulan eight scenic spots” in Huangpi District, is situated in Wangjiahe Town of Mulan Ecological Tourism Zone in Wuhan, covering an area of 3.2 square kilometers. The average distance to Wuhan downtown is about 38 kilometers. The prairie serves as a multifunctional platform of touring, entertainment, business, vocation and is the only theme scenic spot of wild grassland.

Huangpi Qingliang Village

Located in northwest of Caidian Street, Qingliangzhai scenic area is one of the eight Mulan scenic spots. It is a national 4A scenic area, covering a total area of over 6,000 mu and with an average altitude of over 600 meters. The average temperature here is about 4-6 degrees lower than that in Wuhan’s central urban area.

Jingzhou Ancient City

Located in Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, Jingzhou Ancient City Wall is a large military defense works in Han architectural style of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Ancient City Wall is one of four best preserved ancient city wall of its kind existing in China and it is the most complete southern ancient wall.

Jingzhou Jiulaoxiandu Ctiy

Jingzhou is a prefecture-level city in southern Hubei, China, located on the banks of the Yangtze River. Based on the 2010 census, its total population was 5,691,707,[1] 1,154,086 of whom resided in the built-up (or metro) area comprising the two urban districts.

Jingzhou Museum

The Jingzhou Municipal Museum houses over 120,000 precious ancient Chinese relics. Boasting about 300 relics considered among the most important in China. This museum is a must for ancient Chinese buffs. Get your relic fix and learn something new while in the company of mummies and weapons.

Lichuan Tenglong Cave

Tenglong Cave is a cave located 6.8 km from Lichuan City, Hubei, China. It is believed to be the longest monomer karst cave system in the world. The cave entrance is 74 m and 64 m wide, leading to 59.8 km of passageways.

Longquan Mountain Chain

The Longquan Mountains are a low-lying range of mountains in Sichuan, China. The mountains are 200 km (120 mi) long, on average 10 km (6.2 mi) wide, and form a ridge-like barrier between the Chengdu Plain and the rest of the Sichuan Basin.They range from Deyang in the north to Leshan in the south. The highest point of the range is Ximei Mountain at 1,045 m (3,428 ft) in Zhongjiang County.The Longquan are bissected by the Tuo River in the north that forms a 400 m (1,300 ft)-deep gorge through the mountains.

Shennongjia

Shennongjia Forestry District is a county-level administrative unit in northwestern Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, directly subordinated to the provincial government. It occupies 3,253 square kilometres in western Hubei, and, as of 2007 had the resident population estimated at 74,000.

Songzi Weishui River Scenic Spot

Songzi is a city in the southwest of Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, located in the middle reach and southern bank of the Yangtze River. It is a county-level city under the administration of Jingzhou City, and controls 16 townships and 2 development zones, 235,000 households and a population of 765,911 (data from the 2010 Census). It is a long-historied but young and robust city.

Tongsheng Taiyi Hot Spring

Shennongjia Forestry District is a county-level administrative unit in northwestern Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, directly subordinated to the provincial government. It occupies 3,253 square kilometres in western Hubei, and, as of 2007 had the resident population estimated at 74,000.

Wuchang Tanhualin Historic Culture Block

Located at the northeast corner of Wuhan and lying between Huayuan Hill and Pangxiejia Hill, the block extends over 1200 meters, filled with hoary walls, ancient steles, antiques stores and old consulates.

Wuchang Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower is a traditional Chinese tower located in Yellow Crane Tower Subdistrict, Wuchang District, Wuhan, in central China. The current structure was built in 1981, but the tower has existed in various forms since not later than AD 223.

Wudang Mountains

The Wudang Mountains consist of a small mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei, China, just south of Shiyan. They are home to a famous complex of Taoist temples and monasteries associated with the god Xuanwu.

Wuhan Chinese Stone Arts Museum

Wuhan Chinese Peculiar Stone Museum in 61 Cuiwei Rd, Hanyang District is covers an area of 6,700 square meters (8,013 square yards). The eight exhibition halls inside the museum display more than 1,300 pieces of stones.

CAS Wuhan Botanical Garden

The Wuhan Botanical Garden (WBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in 1956 and opened to the public in 1958. As one of three research-oriented botanical gardens in China, WBG’s mission is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, conservation, education and research.

Wuhan Chu River and Han Street

Chu River and Han Street is a street and a river in Wuhan, which is developed as a project of the Phase 1 of Wuhan Central Cultural Zone.

Wuhan East Lake Scenic Area

East Lake, the biggest scenery tourist attraction in Wuhan and also the largest lake within a city in China, is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River and in the east suburb of Wuchang. It covers an area of 87 square kilometers (33 square kilometers of water area) that is five times greater than the area of the West Lake in Hangzhou . Because of its winding banks and crisscrossing ponds and brooks, it is called ‘a lake with 99 bays’. The East Lake Scenic Area was formed from many famous scenic spots along the bank. The six major ones are Tingtao (Listening to Surging Waves), Mo Hill (Millstone Hill), Luoyan (Diving Wild Goose), Baima (White Horse), Chuidi (Playing Flutes), and Luohong Hills.

Wuhan Haining China Leather City

The city of Haining is home to the country’s largest leather industry. Located in the southern region of the Yangtze River Delta, near Hangzhou and Shanghai, Haining has many convenient facilities and large markets and has greatly developed its leather industry. The high quality leather has earned it the name of “Leather Capital of China”. In 1994, the Haining Leather City was opened as the largest leather shopping center in Asia. Since then Haining has become a special leather market and a National AAAA Tourism Scenic Spot.

Wuhan Hanshou Theatre

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb.

Wuhan Gude Temple

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb.

Wuhan Pomegranate Red Village

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb.

Wuhan Hubuxiang Alley

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb.

Wuhan Optics Valley Walking Street

The 1350 m-long World City Optics Valley Walking Street is the longest commercial walking street connected up till now. It combines shopping, dining and entertainment, travel and tourism, leisure fitness, business office, hotel service as a whole, with integrated, multi-functional, all-format, complex commercial style.

Wuhan Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum, located in the Wuchang District of Wuhan, Hubei Province, is the only provincial comprehensive museum in the province. It collects, protects, and exhibits the cultural relics discovered in the province. Since 1953, it has collected over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments. Among these cultural relics, 812 are listed as first-class relics of China, and 16 are considered national treasures.

Hubei Provincial Museum is divided into three parts: the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, the Chu (a state in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476BC)) Culture Exhibition Hall, and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building.

Wuhan Madame Tussaud’s

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest amusement venue operator after Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The first Madame Tussauds was opened in London by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud almost 200 years ago, and was formerly known as “Madame Tussaud’s”. Now Madame Tussauds has branches in a number of major cities all over the world.

Madame Tussauds Wuhan is located on Han Street, which runs along the south bank of the Chu River, and is part of Wuhan’s central cultural zone. It’s the 3rd Madame Tussauds in China, following Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, which was opened in 2000, and Madame Tussauds Shanghai, which was opened in 2006.

Wuhan Dayu Bay

Dayu Bay in Mulan County, Wuhan City, central China’s Hubei Province, is a famous village in Chinese history and culture.

During its 650 years of history, the Yu Clan has well retained a tradition of working in the field on sunny days and reading books on rainy days. To inherit such a fine tradition, Yu Xiaoqiong, a native of Dayu Bay, together with Huang Fang and other five women gave up the city’s lucrative jobs to return home and set up the Xinhu Volunteer Services Team in 2015.

In 2015, Xinhu Rural Culture Co. Ltd. was established. After that, the Xinhu team has invested a total of 10 million yuan in succession in an effort to transform an abandoned primary school building into a youth hostel highlighting the reading tradition of the area.

The team has also carried out long-term public welfare activities such as farming, reading, art and educational training. These events benefited villagers, young students and left-behind children.

Wuhan Polar Ocean World

Wuhan is an important city serving as a traffic hub in the middle region of China. Opened in 2011, Wuhan Haichang Polar Ocean World is an important achievement of our recent expansion across China. Covering an area of over 60 thousand square meters, the park looks like a while whale. A series of indoor and outdoor pavilions are built in the park area. Its 270o underwater tunnel, penguin pavilion and the polar bear pavilion, inhabited by artificially cultivated twin cubs, are three most popular sites. In 2013, this theme park was designated by the Chinese Academy of Science to be its research center for the study of black finless porpoise.

Wuhan Qingchuan Pavilion

Qingchuan Pavilion is located at the east foot of Tortoise Hill on the north side of the Yangtze River, facing the Yellow Crane Tower. The pavilion was first established here during the Ming Dynasty between 1522 and 1567. Although not an important historical spot, the pavilion has an impressive geographical location and the ingenious structure of the building has been praised by numerous literary figures over the years.

The pavilion at the site today has been destroyed numerous times and the building at the site today is the result of renovations in 1983. The pavilion is made mainly with wood and stone and glass and metal have been used for the windows and door frames.

Wuhan Revolution Museum

The Revolution of 1911 Museum, with unique outline design, blends the traditional architectural elements of China with the modern architectural features.

Located at the south side of Shouyi Square, Wuchang District, Wuhan, the Museum, together with the former address of Wuchang Uprising Military Government (the Red Building), the Bronze Statue of Sun Yat-sen, the Commander Title Granting Monument and the Martyrs Memorial Archway, constitute the sparkling cultural symbols of Shouyi Square.

Wuhan Tiandi

“Wuhan Tiandi”, meticulously constructed by Shui On Land, is located in the Yongqing area of central Hankou in the city of Wuhan. To its east is the Yangtze River, and it faces the picturesque Riverside Park. “Wuhan Tiandi” will be built into a comprehensive development project, bringing together residential and office buildings, hotels, retail, catering, entertainment and other facilities in the city center, in order to grow in tandem with Wuhan’s entire long-term planning and international developmental strategy.

Wuhan Two Rivers Boat Tours

Wuhan is located on the banks of the Yangtze River, the second longest river in the world, and Hanshui, the main tributary of the Yangtze. It is divided into three parts that converge at the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge: Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang. There are three other bridges across the Hanshui River that link the city as well. Therefore, it has the nick-name, “City on Rivers“.

Wuhan Wanda Cinema Paradise

Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group and one of the richest man on the mainland, is positioning his entertainment empire as a challenger to global leader Disney.

His company opened two major entertainment projects, The Han Show and Wanda Movie Park, in the downtown area of Wuhan , capital city of Hubei province, yesterday as the nation’s largest commercial property developer shifted its focus to entertainment, culture and tourism.

Wanda Movie Park, housed in a wind-chime shaped, gold-coloured building also designed by Fisher, describes itself as the world’s only indoor movie-theme park. Its 100,000 square metres host six hi-tech attractions and world-class film-watching facilities such as the “largest three-dimensional column soft screen” and the world’s first “3D interactive filming” equipment.

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

The Wuhan Yangtze Great Bridge commonly known as Wuhan First Yangtze Bridge, is a double-deck road rail bridges across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, in Central China. At its completion in 1957, the bridge was the easternmost crossing of the Yangtze, and was often referred to as the “First Bridge of the Yangtze”.

The bridge extends 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) from Turtle Hill in Hanyang, on the northern bank of the Yangtze, to Snake Hill in Wuchang, on the southern bank of the Yangtze. Plans for the bridge’s construction were first made in 1910. A total of four exploratory surveys were made between 1913 and 1948 to identify a suitable site, but economic limitations and the combination of World_War_II and the Chinese Civil War prevented the bridge’s building until the 1950s. Actual construction began in September 1955 and was completed in October.

Xianning Sweet spring city

Spring has various meanings in Chinese culture. It stands for the season of spring, but also refers to a whole new beginning, vitality, and hope. The most important Chinese festival — Chinese New Year — is named after spring and, thanks partly to its monthly average temperature of between 10 and 22 degrees Celsius and year-round beauty, Kunming is also praised as the ‘Spring City.’

There are in fact many Chinese cities named after spring but, in recent years, Kunming has become better known to an increasing number of both domestic and foreign tourists. It is because of this pleasant climate — where even in January the average temperature is still higher than that of Beijing in March — different types of flowers bloom at different times of a year, meaning flowers have become one of Kunming’s best-selling products.

Xiaogan Dongyong Park

Dongyong Park is located in Xiaogan. A visit to Dongyong Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Xiaogan trip planner to plot your vacation.

Xinhai Revolution Wuchang Uprising Memorial Hall

On October 10, 1911 the infamous Wuchang Uprising that started the Xinhai Revolution that led to the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the election of Sun Yat-Sen as the provisional president. This was one of the biggest events that shaped modern China, making it a must-see for anyone interested in historical travel. The Revolutionary Army was officially here, and inside the ”’Red Chamber”’ (the main building) they issued the edict to bring down the Qing Dynasty. In the outside Uprising Plaza, stands a statue of Sun Yat-Sen.

Yichang Chaibuxi Grand Canyon resort

Grand Canyon Village was planned by the National Park Service to be a comprehensive development for tourism on the South Rim. It is the largest example of Park Service town planning extant in the national park system. Initially centered on the terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, the village expanded as both the Park Service and the park concessioner, the Fred Harvey Company, built or expanded facilities. Initial development was centered on the EI Tovar Hotel  and the Bright_Angel_Lodge, both concessioner-operated facilities. The El Tovar was opened in 1905 as a Destination_hotel on the canyon rim by the Atchison,_Topeka_and_Santa_Fe_Railway, who owned the Grand Canyon spur.

Yichang Changsheng Cave

Yichang  is a Prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three_Gorges_Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling_District.At the 2010 census, its population was 4,059,686 inhabitants whom 1,350,150 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yiling, Xiling, Wujiagang and Dianjun urban districts as Xiaoting District are not yet urbanized.

Yichang Chaotianhou Drifting Tourist Area

Tourist attractions or scenic areas rated as 5A are the most important and best-maintained Tourist_attraction in the People’s Republic of China, given the highest level in the  Rating Categories of China used by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. As of 2018, there are 248 tourist attractions listed as 5A.

The origins of the rating system for tourist attractions are based on criteria first set out in 1999 by the China National Tourism Administration and revised in 2004. The criteria includes quality and management factors like ease of transportation links, site safety, cleanliness, etc. and also takes into account the uniqueness and recognition of the sightseeing offering.Tourist attractions were graded according to the criteria on a scale initially from A to AAAA with AAAAA or 5As added on later as the highest rating. A group of 66 tourist attractions were certified as the first set of AAAAA rated tourist attractions in 2007.

Yichang Chexi Folk Customs Scenic Spot

The Chexi Folk Custom Scenic Area should definitely form the gist of any itinerary, especially if unique land formations depicting the beauty of nature at its best is up your alley, and the trip is only around 18 kilometres from the urban district of Yichang City.

7.5 kilometres of sheer beauty are probably to be explored more than once, since the different times of the day offer a different sort of contrast to the surrounding environment, but the Chexi Folk Custom Scenic Area, in its entirety, is to be enjoyed at any time of the day, any time of the year, with the different seasons offering a totally unique perspective of the various integrated scenes.

Yichang Golden Lion Cave Scenic Area

Having formed over a period of over a million years, Golden Lion Cave is yet another one of the majestic wonders associated with the Yangtze River, occurring about 16-17 kilometres northwards of Yichang County’s Xiaoxi Tower, and getting its name from the antic rock formation which resembles the shape of a lion carved out in the limestone rock.

All the wonders of what a little bit of mineral rock formations can create, with over a million years in the making, will take a bit of time to take in and really appreciate, so a time period of about 2 hours should be set aside to really explore all corners of the Golden Lion Cave.

There is plenty of value to come out of your visit to this antic attraction, especially if you are lucky enough to catch the tour guide early on when the enthusiasm about all the information you might be interested in is still at its peak.

Yichang Guanling Tourist Area

As a key cultural relic’s site under the state protection, Guanling is located at the sub-district office of Yuquan, Dangyang, about three kilometers away from Dangyang’s urban area and seventy kilometers away from that of Yichang. It is a kind of temple-like complex where the headless body of Guanyu, a famous general of Shu Han in Three Kingdom Period was buried. Originally, Guanling was a grave mound in the Three Kingdom Period. In the 15th year of Emperor Chunxi of the Southern Song Dynasty (1188), feudal lords guarding Jingmen began to build pavilions in front of mausoleum; from the beginning of Yuan Dynasty to the 14th year of Yuan (1188), Huizhen, the head monk of Yuquan Temple renovated the passage and door of the mausoleum and dispatched monks to guard it. In the third year of Emperor Chenghua of Ming Dynasty (1467), the county magistrate in Dangyang renovated the mausoleum of King of Wu’an and set up a temple for spring and autumn sacrifices; and in the fifteenth year of Emperor Jiajing of Qing Dynasty (1536), a relatively large-scale complex was built with the coverage of 46,000 square meters. Facing the east, this ancient complex of Guanling is a kind of typical official architecture since the Ming and Qing Dynasties with a mausoleum pattern of axial symmetry.

Yichang Jiuwanxi Stream Tourist Area

Jiangxi is centered on the Gan River valley, which historically provided the main north-south transport route of south China. The corridor along the Gan River is one of the few easily traveled routes through the otherwise mountainous and rugged terrain of the south-eastern mountains. This open corridor was the primary route for trade and communication between the North China Plain and the Yangtze River valley in the north and the territory of modern Guangdong province in the south. As a result, Jiangxi has been strategically important throughout much of China’s history.

Yichang Qingjiang Gallery

Lying in Changyang Tujia Autonomous County in Yichang of Hubei Province, Qingjiang River Gallery is famous for the crystal-clear water, the picturesque mountains and culture of tujia ethnic minority. There is a saying, “Scenery in Qingjiang River is as beautiful as an exquisite landscape painting, while the Changyang section is more wonderful than a gallery.” The three most famous scenic spots along the Qingjiang Gallery are Reflection Gorge, Xianren Village, and Wuluo Zhongli Mountain.

Yichang Quyuan Hometown Tourist Area

Qu Yuan Temple, the core attraction in the present Hometown of Qu Yuan scenic area, has been moved here from its original site and everything is exactly as it used to be. Qu Yuan Temple was originally located on a river beach between Zigui and the Xiangxi River, where Qu Yuan’s body was said to be buried. Later, the area was named Qu Yuan Bay and Qu Yuan Temple was built here. Qu Yuan Temple was relocated twice to make way for the Gezhouba and Three Gorges Projects.

Today’s Qu Yuan Temple in the scenic area faces the Three Gorges Dam in the southeast. It consists of a temple gate, a stele corridor, a front hall, a music and dance hall, a main hall, a funerary temple, and Qu Yuan’s cenotaph. Other attractions in the scenic area include the Dragon Boat Museum, the Dragon Boat Festival Customs Museum and the Three Gorges Dam Viewing Platform.

Yichang Three Gorges Bamboo Sea Ecological Scenic Spot

The Three Gorges are three adjacent gorges along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in the People’s Republic of China. They span from the western (upriver) cities of Fengjie and Yichang in Chongqing Municipality eastward (downstream) to Hubei province. The Three Gorges region has a total length of approximately 120 miles and the Three Gorges occupy approximately 75 miles within this region. Although it is primarily famous for its scenery, the Three Gorges region is also a historically and culturally important location in China. Also, it now attracts global attention due to the Three Gorges Dam, which is firmly changing the culture and environment of the river and Three Gorges region. Many settlements and archeological sites now lie under the water of the Yangtze River, due to the water flow controls imposed by the Three Gorges Dam

Yichang Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam, a project of great weight to Chinese nation, has been completed and so far begun to bring benefits to Chinese people in mainly four aspects: flood control, power generation, navigation and tourism.

One of the major objectives of the dam is to control water levels due to frequent floods causing a historical problem around the Jinjiang River and Dongting Lake area. The project can efficiently control the water from upper stream and reduce the flood and sand pouring into Dongting Lake during the flood season, thus the sediment accumulation rate of Dongting Lake can be postponed and the threat of flood to it can be relieved

Yichang Three Gorges Tribes Tourist Area

Tribe of the Three Gorges Scenic Spot , praised as the “Protected Center of the Popular Culture and Art of the Three Gorges”, is located in the hinterland of Xiling Gorge between the Three Gorges Dam and Gehzouba Dam. Being the “Two Dams, One Gorge” tourist line, It is the only large scenic spot which would not be influenced by the Three Gorges Dam.

Yichang Three Gorges Waterfall

BaiGuoShu Waterfall is located in Yichang. Using our world travel planner, Yichang attractions like BaiGuoShu Waterfall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.

Yichang Tianmen Gorge Tourist Area

Situated at south-central part of Wufeng Tujia Autonomous County and on the mysterious 30 degrees north latitude, Tianmen Gorge Scenic Spot belongs to Wuling Mountain extension in the east section. It is 20 kilometers away from Wufeng County and 116 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie, Hunan. Covering 12.9 square kilometers, this scenic spot is the core of Houhe National Nature Reserve, which is made up with seven areas, namely, the Canyon Stone Sightseeing Area, Comprehensive Service Area, Scientific Research Area, Leisure Experience Area, Animal Rehabilitation Area, Holiday Health Maintenance Area and Baodaoling Sightseeing Area, etc.

Yichang Xiling Gorges Tourist Area

Xiling Gorge is located in Zigui County and Yiling District, in the west of Hubei province, from Xiangxi down to the western suburbs of Yichang.

The area is named after Mt. Xiling, a peak at the eastern end of the gorge, and has been so named since at least the Three Kingdoms Period when it was recorded in the geographical treatise Shui Jing Zhu.

Xiling, which forms nearly half the length of the entire Three Gorges region, is actually a series of four different gorges: Precious Sword; Horse Lung & Ox Liver; Soundless Bell; and Shadow Play Gorges.

Yichang Zhaojun Village Ancient Han Cultural Tourist Area

Zhaojun Village, originally named Baoping Village, is the home village of Wang Zhaojun, a gorgeous imperial concubine in West Han Dynasty who has contributed herself to her country through political marriage with another nation.

Located beside the Xiangxi River, Zhaojun Village contains over 20 tourism attractions such as Fendai Woods, Jiali Islet, Ancient Washing Cite and Caishi Beach. The village still reserves the social customs and labor modes passed down from the West Han Dynasty, which not only greatly interests Chinese and foreign anthropologists and geographers but also more and more tourists to come and visit here.

Yueyang Miluojiang River

The Miluo River  is located on the eastern bank of Dongting Lake, the largest tributary of the Xiang River in the northern Hunan province. It is an important river in the Dongting Lake watershed,  known as the location of the ritual suicide in 278 BC of Qu Yuan, a poet of Chu state during the Warring States period, in protest against the corruption of the era.

Yueyang South Lake Tourist Resort

Urban Planning and Ecological Infrastructure design for 77 sq.kms. around South Lake in YueYang, Hunan province. The project also involved the urban design of 1 sq.km. of a key waterfront district. This detailed urban core required the introduction of residential and mixed uses along the waterfront, providing a diverse range of housing stock for the city in close proximity to its historical core while paying careful attention to the ecological parameters of the waterfront site itself.

Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower is an ancient Chinese tower in Yueyang, Hunan Province, on the shore of Lake Dongting. Alongside the Pavilion of Prince Teng and Yellow Crane Tower, it is one of the Three Great Towers of Jiangnan.

Yueyang Xiangyin Confucious' Temple

Yueyang , also called 岳州 is a prefecture-level city at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, People’s Republic of China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake.

Yueyang Yuezhou Kiln Site Museum

One of the six famous kilns in the Tang Dynasty, the Yuezhou kiln is located in Xiangyin County, Yueyang City. It mainly produced household utensils in celadon, and the glazes included indigo-blue, millet-color, and brownish red. In 2003, the Museum of the Yuezhou Kiln Site was founded to display the relevant cultural relics unearthed.

Yueyang Zhangguying FolkCulture Village

Capture the spirit of Chinese arts and culture with visits to a pair of theme parks that bring the best of the country’s folk heritage to life. A personal guide and private vehicle carry you to Splendid China and Folk Culture Village for a full day of history, architecture, traditions, and nonstop entertainment.

Zhongxiang Xianling Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty

The Xianling Mausoleum is located in a cypress valley in Songlin Mountain, 7.5 kilometers from Zhongxiang City , Hubei Province. It used to be called the Imperial Mausoleum . It occupies an area of 183.15 hectares while the additional defensive walls outside the city walls are 3600 meters in length. It is the largest of the 18 Ming imperial tombs. Built in 1520 and completed 20 years later, the mausoleum belonged to Zhu Youyuan , the father of Emperor Shizong of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and his mother, surnamed Jiang . It was the first imperial tomb in China to be inscribed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List.

Yunwu Mountain

Yunwu Mountain, also known as The Cloud and Mist Mountain, is a mountain located in Shaoyang, Hunan, China, with a height of 983 metres above sea level. It is a part of Xuefeng Mountains. Yunwu Mountain is noted for Buddhist temples, such as Yunwu Temple, Chaoyang Temple and Baoding Temple.