Changde

About Changde Travel

Introduction:Located in northwest of Hunan, Changde is the gorge place to Changsha, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangdong and three gorges area. It is 150 kilometres away from Changsha, and 195 kilometres away..

Districts: Changsha Phoenix Shaoshan Xiangtan Yueyang Zhangjiajie Zhuzhou Chenzhou Changde Changde Hengyang Huaihua Jishou Loudi Shaoyang Xiangxi Yiyang Yongzhou Zixing

Attractions: Shimen Taohuayuan Scenic Area Phoenix Ancient Town Jinbian Brook Badagongshan National Nature Reserve Tianzi Mountain Huaminglou Mt.Heng---Popular and Charming Taohuayuan Scenic Area Spicy and Hot Chicken

Changde Maps

Changde Introduction

Located in northwest of Hunan, Changde is the gorge place to Changsha, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangdong and three gorges area. It is 150 kilometres away from Changsha, and 195 kilometres away from Zhangjiajie. It was called Wuling in ancient times, and has been regarded as “the lips and teeth of west Hunan”, “the gorge to Guizhou and Sichuan”.it has an area of 18200 square kilometres.  Under its jurisdiction are 9 administrative regions--2 districts of Wuling and Dingcheng, 6 counties of Anxiang, Hanshou, Taoyuan, Shimen, Lixian, Linli and a county-level Jinshi city.
Changde, being refered to as a city in Taohuayuan(Peach Flower Garden), is a place of green hills and clear waters. Within the north of Hunan province, Changde is located in the lower reaches of Dongting Lake and the Yangtze River, connecting the Xuefeng and Wuling Mountains, which extend to the lake. Here the grandeur of Wuling Mountain, the rolling water of Dongting Lake and the grace of mountains and waters in South China are well-blended. It is a charming tourist resort with various kinds of natural landscapes and splendid views of beautiful mountains and rivers.
    Blessed with fresh air and smooth traffic the city is tranquil and graceful, free from the hustle and bustle, traffic jam and stale air typical of big cities. And the local people are open-minded, friendly and hospitable.
Water is the sea of Changde City. o­ne third of Dongting Lake is in Changde. The core area is Ping Lake, which is an important international everglade. Here, there are lakes, islands and beaches, with many birds reside here. It is a nice place to relax in nature.
There are many relics here, the most famous of which is Peachblossom Land described by Tao Yuanming, the famous poet in Jin Dynasty. Besides, iron sutra pillar, the pagoda of De Hill, penholder battlements in the city area are provincial key cultural relics. In Huping Hill in Shimen County, there are more than 1000 kinds of precious animals and plants. Dragon-king Cave is a group of caves which can be compared with Yellow-dragon Cave of Wulingyuan. Jiashan Temple in Shimen County was built in Tang Dynasty, which has a holy place for Buddhism. The temple of literature in Li County is the biggest temple of literature in Hunan Province.

Changde Traffic

Air
Changde Airport is located at the southwest of Changde City, near Xujiaqiao. National highway 319 can reach there. Now there are scheduled flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Haikou.
Information service: 0736-7238866
Ticket Booking Hotline: 0736-7705000
Civil Aviation Ticket Sale: 0736-7717206
Railway
Changde City is located at the middle of Shimenbei-Laodaohe Railway. The trains from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, Yichang and Xiangfan pass Changde. Besides, there are three regular trains departed from Guangzhou pass Changde: T 360, 2116, K508.
Changde Railway Station is located at the north part of Changde City. Public bus No 15, 17, 19, 20 and 28 can reach the railway station.
Ticket Sale: 0736-2510190
Highway
Changsha-Changde highway, Changde-Zhangjiajie highway and Changde-Jishou (Guizhou Province) are available now. Changde-Jinzhou, Changde-Yueyang and Changde-Shaoyang Highays are under construction.
Changde south bus station :0736-7386845
  Changde north bus station:0736-7222771
  Changde bus station ticket sales :0736-7811165
Public bus
There are public buses to each corner of the city. And thd price is 1 Yuan.
Taxi
The fare of taxi is 5 yuan for the first 2 kilometres and 1.4 -1.6 yuan for per km.
Changde Taxi Management Office Tel :0736-7717361

Changde Festivals

Ghost festival:
The ghost Festival, o­n the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a traditional festival full of romance. It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar.
This festival is in mid-summer when the weather is warm and the grass and trees reveal their luxurious greens. At night when the sky is dotted with stars, and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. o­n each bank of it is a bright star, which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid, and about them there is a beautiful love story passed down from generation to generation.

Firebrand festival
The firebrand festival is a traditional festival for bai ehtnic miniority in zhangjiajie which takes place o­n June 24 according to the lunar calendar. For the occasion, cattle and sheep are slain for ancestor worship. In some areas, people also worship Tuzhu (god of the earth). They invite each other to feasts and eat meat together. The Firebrand Festival usually lasts three days. The first day is designated for the family reunion, while the last two days are for wrestling, horse races, bull fighting, boating, push-and-pull games, etc. The large fire evening party is held at the end and lasts all night long.
Double Sixth

The legend goes that this day was the birth date of an evil deity. A sacrificial ceremony takes place o­n this day to drive all evil things away. Women will take out clothes and hang them under the sun and monks do the same with Buddhist scripts and sutras in temples.

Changde Service Telephones


Changde City tourist complaints Tel :0736-7256407
Hunan Tourism complaints Tel :0731-4717614
National Tourism complaints Tel:-65275315
Hunan Provincial Tourism Quality Supervision and management:
Complaints Tel: (0731) 4717614
Fax: (0731) 4720348
Address:Tuanjie Road, Wulipai, Changsha ,Hunan
Zip Code: 410001

Changde Hotels

  • Furong City Hotel

    Furong City Hotel

    Four-star Changde Wuling Price:-

    The Changde Furong City Hotel (Changde Furong Dajiudian) is one-hour drive from Peach Blossom Brook.Each room is equipped with a mini-bar, fridge and free internet access. Guests can acce..

  • Babaili Hotel

    Babaili Hotel

    Three-star Changde Wuling Price:-

    The Babaili Hotel (Babaili Dajiudian) is located on Wuling Avenue in Changde city.The guestrooms include deluxe, business, and standard rooms.The restaurant mainly serves Hunan, Canton..

  • Xiangrong Hotel

    Xiangrong Hotel

    Preparatory Four-star Changsha Yuelu Price:-

    The Xiangrong Hotel (Xiangrong Jiudian) is located on Yinshan Road, about a 20-minute drive from Changsha Railway Station.All rooms come with up-to-date facilities including central air c..

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