Hunan

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Overview

Hunan, refered to as “Xiang”, is located south of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. In Chinese, “hu” means “lake” and “nan” “south”, so the province gets its name from being south of the Dongting Lake, China’s second largest freshwater lake. In ancient times, the area drained by the Xiangjiang River teemed with lotus, so Hunan has the reputation of being a “Lotus State”.
Hunan is a cradle of celebrities. In addition to those distinguished in ancient times, it is where major figures of the founding of the PRC were born and brought up, including Mao Zedong, Zhu De, and Liu Shaoqi, which is more than enough to attract world’s attention. Trips organized to visit their hometown are the first choice for many.

Attractions

Zhangjiajie
Located in the northwest of Hunan province, Zhangjiajie is a new-born city famous for the stunning landscape of Wulingyuan. In 1999 the city name was changed from Dayong…

Fenghuang Ancient City
Situated 53kilometers south of Jishou City, the capital of the Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, it is famous for surrounding mountains and rivers and ancient, primitive architectures…

Shaoshan Scenic Area
Located 2 hours drive south-west of Changsha, Shao Shan is famous for being the birthplace of Mao Ze Dong. Various museums, ancestral halls, schools and houses allow the…

Wulingyuan Scenic Area
The scenic area is a world natural heritage, a world geological park and a AAAAA scenic spot. It is composed of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the Suoxiyu Nature Reserve…

Dining

Apollo Restaurant
Add: Jin’er M Rd., Yueyang
Tel: 0086-730-8880222

Greenland Restaurant
Add: Wujiabian, Shadi Township, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie
Tel: 0086-744-8556628

New Yuloudong Food Culture Square
Add: 1-115 Wanjiali Rd., Changsha
Tel: 0086-731-82777998

Quanjiayuan Restaurant
Add: 69 Zhongyi First Rd., Yuhua District, Changsha
Tel: 0086-731-85580333

Weichu Grand Kitchen
Add: 448 Huangshan Rd., Zhuzhou
Tel: 0086-731-22889777

Xihulou Food Town
Add: Jinma Food Town, Changsha Hongshan Tourist Area (opposite to the Radio and TV Building), Changsha.
Tel: 0086-731-842-58188

Hotels

Huatian Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 300 Jiefang E. Rd., Changsha
Tel: 0086-731-84442888

Loudi Hotel
★★★
Add: 9 Leping E. St., Loudi
Tel: 0086-738-8312189

Nanhua Hotel
★★★★
Add: 33 Xiaoxiang Rd., Lengshuitan District, Yongzhou
Tel: 0086-746-8328888

Paragon Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 1Hedong Ave., Xiangtan
Tel: 0086-731-58518889

Royal Spring Hotel
★★★★
Add: 1Yangquan Rd., Chenzhou
Tel: 0086-735-2338888

Zhongda Hotel
★★★★
Add: Zhanqian W. Rd., Yueyang
Tel: 0086-731-8281688

Museums

Hunan Provincial Museum
The Hunan Provincial Museum contains numerous artifacts including wooden figurines, silk textiles, ancient manuscripts and exhibits from a 2000 year old tomb.

Shopping

New Century Department Store
Add: 153 Wuyi W. Rd., Changsha
Tel: 0086-731-82800088

Travel Agencies

Hunan Huatian International Travel Service
Add: 300 Jiefang E. Road, Changsha
Tel: +86 731 84442888