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Hunan Travel Guide and Map


 

Hunan Province

Lying on the south bank in the middle reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River,the province borders on Jiangxi,Guizhou,Hubei,Guangxi and Chongqing Municipality. The Changjiang River flows through its nor-them part and brings a large amount of water into the Dongting Lake.Area:over 210000km2.
Hunan province is surrounded by the uplands in the west, south and east, which fall steadily toward the plain of the Dongting Lake in the north. Mountainous areas and hilly lands constitute 80% of the total area.

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t enjoys a subtropic humid monsoon climate with distinct four seasons, The annual mean temperature is 15-18.5°C and the annual rainfall is 1300-1800mm.

Hunan has a long history and a great number of cultural relics, historic sites and a beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains. The well-known scenic areas, such as Mt.Hengshan, Wulingyuan, Yueyang Tower, Dongting Lake and Shaoshan-the home village of Mao Zedong, are all the national major famous scenic areas,among which Wulingyuan Scenic Area was included in the World Heritages by UNESCO. Besides Emperor Yan's Mausoleum, Yuelu Academy-one of the four famous academies in the Song Dynasty,and Taohuayuan,etc,are all quite familiar to the visitors Hunan is also one of the birthplaces of the new democratic revolution of China, therefore, the former residences of Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi and the sites of the Autumn Uprising and Pingjiang Uprising have long been the famous tourist sites.

The output of lotus seeds ranks the first in China, while the output of tea and orange ranks The second. "Silver needle" tea in Junshan, Maojian green tea in Dayong, Yinfeng green tea in Changsha, and the porcelain in Liling are all famous local products.


 

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Hunan Province Map

 

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