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Hunan (湖南) is a province in central China, home of Mao Zedong.


  • Changsha - capital of Hunan.
  • Changde - A city bordering the west side of Dongting lake
  • Fenghuang - A beautiful historic city closed by the river
  • Hengyang - Second largest city in Hunan and home of Mount Heng (Nanyue mountain).
  • Huaihua - important railway center in western Hunan
  • Shaoshan - The birthplace of Chairman Mao
  • Yueyang - famous for Yueyang Tower (岳阳楼)
  • Zhuzhou - an important industrial city in Hunan Province and one of the five busiest railway centers in Mainland China.
  • Yongzhou - A historic city in western Hunan

Other destinations[edit]

  • Dehang - a small village home to the Miao minority, with nice hiking opportunities.
  • Dongting Lake - the second biggest freshwater lake in China.
  • Hongjiang (洪江古商城) - an ancient town on the banks of the Yuan River, one of the three major ancient town of Western Hunan.
  • Meishan Dragon Palace - one of the most beautiful karst caves in China. There's an area of terrace named Ziquejie in the vicinity.
  • Mount Heng (Hunan) - (also called Nan Yue) one of the five sacred Taoist mountains of China. Nan Yue Temple lies in the foothills of the mountain.
  • Qianyang (黔阳) - an old ancient town, 50 km south from Huaihua, still unspoiled by tourists.
  • Wulingyuan - UNESCO World heritage. National GeoPark. Sandstone Peak Forest.
  • Zhuangjiajie



Different dialects exist in Hunan which date back thousands of years. The most common dialect covers almost all of the middle Hunan area, ranging from Changsa to Xiangtan. This is the Changsa dialect, also called it Xiang dialect.

Get in[edit]

Domestic Airports are located in Changsha and Zhangjiajie.

Get around[edit]

Railroads criss cross the province connecting major cities, with lines going off to other cities like Wuhan

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Probably the best attraction in Hunan is the fabulous Wulingyuan mountain, a stunning sandstone karst landscape. Several cable cars shorten distances, and there are many hiking opportunities.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Try Hunan's spicy food, one of the eight cuisine in China, reknowned for its spicy taste and flavor.

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