About Xiangfan Travel

Introduction:Located in the northwest of Hubei, o­n the middle reaches of the Han River, Xiangfan covers an area of about 20,000 square kms, with a population of 5.8million. It is the o­nly..

Districts: Wuhan Enshi Jingmen Jingzhou Wuxuan Xiangfan Yichang Shiyan Shennongjia XianNing Chibi Daye Ezhou Huanggang Huangshi Shashi Suizhou Tianmen Xiantao Xianlin

Attractions: Wild Flower Valley South River Scenic Area Water Mirror Village Baishui Monastery Lumen Mountain-Lumen Temple Xie Mountain Xiangyang Ancient Town Migong Ancestral Hall Guang De Temple Gulongzhong

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Xiangfan Introduction

Located in the northwest of Hubei, o­n the middle reaches of the Han River, Xiangfan covers an area of about 20,000 square kms, with a population of 5.8million. It is the o­nly large city in the adjoining area of Hubei, Henan, Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces. Xiangfan is honored as national-level Garden City, Civilized City, Sanitary City and Excellent Tourism City.
Xiangfan is o­ne of the ten major production areas for summer grain and o­ne of 20 bases for commodity grain. Owing to its well developed textile industry, Xiangfan is entitled "City of Textile." its township construction has been praised as "Xiangfan Model". Xiangfan High and New Technology Development Zone is a state- level development zone. Xiangfan is an important base of Dongfeng Motor Corporation for developing heavy diesel engines, light automobiles and cars. Its trial field is the biggest in Asia. Besides, the o­nly motor sector development zone in China settles in this city. With altogether more than 180 manufacturers of car components, Xiangfan is an important production base for car components in China.
Xiangfan is a famous national-level historical and cultural city in China, with a history of over 2800 years. Its major scenic spots and cultural sites include Xiangyang City Moat, the Pseudo-classic Street, Ancient Longzhong, Memorial Temple to Mi Fu, Lu- men Temple and so o­n.

Xiangfan Traffic

River transport in the province occupies an important position in the Yangtze River and Hanjiang River for two water lines, more than half of the province's counties and cities at the shipping line, China's inland shipping is the most developed o­ne of the provinces. Yangtze River to the most important inland waterway, died unimpeded. With the opening of the in-depth, Wuhan, Huangshi, Shashi, and Yichang port has opened. Wuhan and Hong Kong have been built for middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River's largest port, o­ne opening to the outside world in 1980 as o­ne of the eight ports, and in 1981 opened a Wuhan-Hong Kong, Japan and Southeast Asian countries in Jianghai freight routes. E-communication is the Hanjiang River northwest and the Jianghan Plain channels, Xiangfan and old Han River estuary to the important ports.
Railway connections. China-Guangzhou line is the busiest railway lines, o­ne from north to south of the territory of the eastern province, transit goods transportation volume than the province materials handling capacity. Goods flow in coal, iron and steel products, lumber, grain, ores, mainly construction materials. 20 1970s to the new north-south railway trunk-line Coke sticks and sticks by Liu lines throughout the western provinces, and Han Dan Xiangyu line running through the province's central and northwest, in Wuhan, Xiangfan respectively with the two north-south rail lines intersect, and together they form the provincial land outside the main transport route. In 1990 the province's railway operational mileage of 1,673 km, of which accounted for a double / 4 above. Across the mountains of northwest Hubei Xiangfan - Chongqing line of Xiangfan-Counties is the first of three electrified railway.
Highway distribution imbalance has greatly improved. "Ninth Five-Year" period, the province's new traffic mileage of 9,122 kilometers, is a new 17,152-km highway rating, and a two-kilometer highway 3307. To the end of 2000, the province's total highway mileage to 57,800 km, achieving 100% of the township-roads, 91% of the villages car, grade highways reached 48,063 km. Major highways are Han Meng line (Hankow-Bangladesh floor), sand-line (Hankow - Shashi), the Han to line (Hankou - Yichang); Interchangeable with the neighboring provinces are Hubei Highway Route Jiangxi line (Wuhan - Nanchang), Hubei Province Line (Hankow-sector son Tun) and old (estuary) white (River) line. Most of the new highway by the rail line and the fairway o­n the important towns to transport more difficult mountain in western Hubei extending Highway imbalance in the distribution has changed. Across the territory of the eastern part of the province-wide closed-Expressway (Chinese) - Huang (Stone) is 70 km long. "15" period, the province will add 1,000 km expressway, o­ne, two 4,609-km highway, the Yangtze, Hanjiang River Bridge 10, the province's total highway mileage to 65,000 km, grade highways accounting for 91%, achieving the provincial capital of Wuhan cities around the highway, the city state to the county (city) all around the two highway. Highway construction "6 6 Bridge Road," which completed over 1,000 kilometers of expressway, completed six Yangtze River Bridge, completed o­ne, two 4,609-kilometer highway.
Civilian aviation industry has developed rapidly. Wuhan is China's aviation transportation center. Hubei's aviation industry started in 1930, as of the end of 1997 statistics, a total of Hubei, the airport six, which combined military and civilian airport o­ne. Wuhan Tianhe Airport is the largest in central China; the most comprehensive modernization of the airport, designed to 4E-class national and international civilian o­ne backup airport, the airport is o­ne of the top ten. Air routes were 107. The province has routes to Gaza City, Yichang and Enshi, a route leading to the province, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and other places.

Taxi in Xiangfan is quite cheap, the basic charge is 2RMB/Km.
Xiangfan Taxi complaints Tel: 0710-3224061

Xiangfan Festivals

The cowherd and weaving maid meet at Milky Way , where is the "Laohekou" of  Xiangfan.
Chinese Valentine's Day is o­n the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. A love story for this day is about the 7th daughter of Emperor of Heaven and an orphaned cowherd. The Emperor separated them. The 7th daughter was forced to move to the star Vega and the cowherd moved to the star Altair. They are allowed to meet o­nly o­nce a year o­n the day of 7th day of 7th lunar month.
The story began from the good-looking poor orphaned boy living with his elder brother and sister-in-law. After his parents past away, his brother inherited the house and the land. The boy owned an old ox. He needed to work o­n the farm's field with the ox everyday. So he was called a cowherd. His daily life was just like in a Cinderella story.
The 7th daughter of Emperor is good at handcrafting, especially weaving clothing. So she was called a Weaving Maid. The Emperor likes her skill to weave clouds and rainbows to beautify the world.

Xiangfan Service Telephones

Xiangfan City Tourism Bureau Address: 73, the city government of Jingzhou
Tel :0710-3555282
Xiangfan City Tourism complaints Tel: 0710-3555282
Hubei Provincial Tourism complaints Tel: 027-87124701
National Tourism complaints Tel: 010-65275315

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