'''Changde''' is a city in [[Hunan]].
Changde city proper, with a population of
almost 500, 000 is the largest city in the prefecture of Changde ( pop. 6 million ).
The Shimen-Changsha Railway line runs through Changde. The train station is located in the north of the city.
National Highways 207 and 319 run through the city .
Busses coming in from Changsha will drop travelers off at the northern terminal ( just west of the train station ).
Buses run regularly throughout the city on set routes. (¥1; ¥1.5 with a/c)
Taxis are cheap and plentiful (¥5 is the starting cost
for cabs in Changde). Prices can be negotiated in advance for lengthier rides.
'''The Poem Wall ''' - Stretching for miles along the north bank of the river, this wall of poetry is beautiful even for those who can 't read the characters. The wall is flanked by a riverside park and makes for a great place to walk and people watch. For a different perspective, stop by at night when the multicolored lights are on. Free admission.
'''Buxingjie ''' - Walking Street - This is the most happening part of town and a good place to shop for the most fashionable attire that Changde has to offer. Western food at both the east and west ends.
* <see name="Peach Flower Garden" alt="桃花源; Táohuāyuán" address="" directions="you can catch a bus here from the South Bus Station (南站; Nánzhàn)" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="¥69 in the off season, ¥79 otherwise">This scenic garden was immortalized in Chinese poetry.</see>
'''South of the Bridge Marketplace''' (朝南市场; chao2 nan2 shi4 chang3) ==