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Travel Guide Asia China Hunan

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Introduction

Fenghuang

Fenghuang

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Hunan is a province in south central China with about 64 million inhabitants.

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Geography

Hunan covers around 212,000 square kilometres and borders Hubei in the north, Jiangxi to the east, Guangdong to the south, Guangxi to the southwest, Guizhou to the west, and Chongqing to the northwest.

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Cities

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Sights and Activities

  • Shaoshan chong - Mao Zedong's place of birth
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located within Zhangjiajie
  • Mount Heng - one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism in China
  • Fenghuang County - well-preserved ancient town with unique ethnic languages, customs, arts as well as many architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles.
FengHuang town's special bridge

FengHuang town's special bridge

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Weather

Hunan mainly has a subtropical climate, with but relatively dry winters from December to February and hot and humid summers from June to September. January temperatures average 3 °C to 8 °C at lower elevations, while July temperatures average around 27 °C to 30 °C. Average annual precipitation is 1,200 to 1,700 mm. Note that mountainous regions can become much colder in winter, but are a great escape from the heat and humidity in summer. Snow is common at higher elevations in winter as well.

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Getting There

By Plane

Changsha Huanghua International Airport (HHA) is an airport near Changsha, the capital of Hunan and is the main gateway to the province. It mainly has domestic flights, but some international destinations as well (mainly Taiwan, Japan and South Korea) and is one of the fastest growing airports in the world.

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