About Enshi Travel

Introduction:Enshi Autonomous Prefecture is located in the south of the Hubei Province, China, bordered by the Yangtze River to the north and Hunan province to the south. It is divided into 8 countie..

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Enshi Introduction

Enshi Autonomous Prefecture is located in the south of the Hubei Province, China, bordered by the Yangtze River to the north and Hunan province to the south. It is divided into 8 counties; Enshi, Lichuan, Xianfeng, Laifeng, Yichang, Badong, Jianshi, Hefeng and Xuen'en. The total area is 24,000 square kilometers, and the population is 3,800,000. 52.6% of the population belong to the Tujia and Miao minorities. Enshi is the o­nly autonomous state in Hubei province, where the majority of population is Miao & Tujia. Enshi is also the o­nly part of Hubei which has been included in the Chinese government's Western exploration programme and over the next 5-10 years they will put 50 billion RMB into its development. In 2007 Enshi will be accessible by train.

The soil in Enshi is rich in selenium. The countryside has a diverse range of flora and fauna, including many chinese herbs. Much of the mountain landscape is covered in virgin forest, and is home to pangolins. Enshi was where the National People’s Party provincial government was located during the war against Japan. "Endless green mountains to walk o­n, endless clear water going away" - poet of the Tang dynasty describing the scenery in Enshi.


Enshi Traffic

Hubei plays an important role in China's transportation. Situated o­n the Yangtze River Yangtze and Hanshui Rivers, which are important waterways, Hubei also enjoys the convenience of railways linking Beijing to Guangzhou, Beijing to Kowloon, Shanghai to Wuhan, Wuhan to Chengdu, and Zhicheng to Liuzhou, and of the airports in Wuhan, Yichang, Sanxia, Xiangfan and Shashi. National and provincial highways also contribute to Hubei's economic development.

 Taxi in Enshi is quite cheap, the b asic charge is 3 RMB, and adding 1 RMB/Km over 2 Kms.


Enshi Festivals

Major minorities in Hubei include Tujia and Miao people, living primarily in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in the west of Hubei. From the 3rd day to the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, Tujia people hold large-scaled activities of sacrifice, pray and celebration, in which the hand-waving dance, is an indispensable part. The dance is primarily and a demonstration of ritual, labor or battles. Though simple and rough, it looks beautiful and has a tremendous primitive style. Tujia people have unique wedding and funeral customs, the wedding is accompanied by a lot of crying and the bride has to sing a weeping song of marriage. The funeral custom, o­n the other hand, is characterized by the funeral dance: people nearby, men and women, old and young, gather in front of coffin, laughing and dancing until the next morning.

For Miao people, songs are always a part of the life. Young people even use songs to send their hearts to their loved o­nes. Miao folk songs are sonorous, sweet and crystal. o­n Miao holidays, people from different mountain villages will gather in a square to celebrate. At the time, people in their colorful costumes sing their songs and beat gongs and drums, making a sonorous and exciting symphony.

Enshi Service Telephones

Tourism quality supervision and management of Enshi Autonomous Prefecture
Tel: 0718-8223865, 13597765085
E-mail: tanshuqiu@gmail.com
Enshi tourism complaints Tel: 0718-8222770
Hubei Province Tourism complaints Tel: 027-87124701
National Tourism complaints Tel: 010-65275315


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