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Attractions in Hunan Province

 

Mt. Hengshan

Situated in the central part of Hunan Province, Mt.Hengshan is known as the Southern Sacred Mountain, one of the five great sacred mountains in China, and has been praised as lithe first for its beauty among the five famous mountains". It boasts beautiful natural sceneries, with peaks rising one upon another. Among the 72 towering peaks, Zhurong Peak is the highest, rising to 1290 metres above sea level.

Mt. Hengshan has ancient cultural origins. According to historical records, there were nine emperors of the past dynasties visiting Mt. Hengshan and many scholars also made their tours of the mountain having left many inscriptions and poems. The main scenic spots include Grand Nanyue Temple, Zhusheng Temple, Huangting Taoist Temple, Nantai Temple, Sutra Hall and Yehou Academy,the earliest academy wellpreserved.


 

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Wulingyuan

Located in Zhangjiajie City, Wulingyuan Scenic Area covers an area of 396 km2, consisting of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxiyu Scenic Spot and Tianzishan Nature Reserve. The spectacular quartz-sandstone landform is noted for its clusters of peaks in wonderful shapes with clear streams flowing through them.

Wulingyuan has a forest coverage of 85% and vegetation coverage of 99%,with abundance of wildlife. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first one established in China.Famous screnic spots are Jinbian (Gold Whip)Crag, Huangshi(Yellow Lion)Crag, Fugi(Husband&Wife) Crag and Shadaogou, etc. Tourists hoth from home and abroad praise Zhangjiajie as "a pearl in the remote mountains" or "a scenic area of the first class in the world".


 

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