Changde City,located in northwest part of Hunan Province, is separated from Yiyang by West Dongting Lake in the east. It neighbors Zhangjiajie in the west and its northand Hubei Province is just adjacent it. Changde City is a transport hub, an energy-production base, and cultural center in the northweate Hunan Province, with a population of 6.1195 million. Its large enterprises include the Changde Tobacco Plant and the Jinjian Rice Processing Plant. Aquatic products from Dongting Lake are also economically important...More
What to see in Changde ?
Changde has more than 300 places of tourism interest. The Peach Blossom Source is said to be the Chinese Shangri la or the ideal paradise of the ancient people in China. The Chengtoushan ruins in Lixian County date back 8,000 years. Jiashan Temple at Shimen is a 1,000-year-old Buddhist center and said to be the source of the Japanese tea ceremony. The tomb of Monk Fentianyu next to the temple has been ascertained by scholars of the history of the Ming Dynasty as the tomb of Li Zicheng, leader of a peasant uprising, who lived a secluded life as a monk after his failure to overthrow the dynasty. The 2,500 m long wall of poems in Changde set a Guinness record as the world’s longest tablet inscribed with poems. The UN Natural Wetland Protection Zone of west Dongting Lake and the Mount Huping National Nature Reserve both have natural charms...More Read
Top Changde Attractions
|Peach Blossom Land||Changde Poem Wall||Liuye Lake|
|Xingdeshan Mountain||Jiashan Temple||Huping Mountain|
|Chengtoushan Relics||Huayanxi National Forest Park||Xingdongting Wetland|
When to visit Changde?
Bearing a subtropical humid monsoon climate, the city of Changde has four distinct seasons and abundant rainfall. Its annual average temperature falls around 16.7 degree centigrade (62.1 degree Fahrenheit). Actually, the east part has a higher mean temperature than the west because of its landform. The weather in both spring and autumn is favorable. In the spring, it is the flowering season of peach blossom which can be seen all over the mountains. Every year in late March, Taohuayuan Scenic Area holds a peach flower festival, and the festival usually lasts one month.
How to get there?With good infrastructure facilities, Changde has railways, an expressway, airport, water transportation, customs and commercial inspection facilities. It is also one of the major central cities receiving special attention from the provincial government.In Changde City,a three-dimensional transport network composed of highways, railways, air and water transport has taken shape.