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Yongzhou MapYougzhou City,also called Lingling in ancient times, is located in the south of Hunan Province, neighboring Chenzhou in the east and Hengyang in the north. It is also bordered by Guangdong Province in the south and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the west...More 

Yongzhou Facts
Location: in south of Hunan Province

Chinese Name: 永州市 (yǒng zhōu shì)
Population: 5,650,000  
Area: 22,441 square kilometers (8,665 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han,Yao

Yongzhou Geography

Within the city, there are mountains and hills standing in the northwest and southeast, and mountain ranges cut the city in the middle, forming the Lingqi and Ningdao plains surrounded by mountains. On the whole, its terrain is higher in the southwest and lower in the northeast and the centre.  

Administrative Division: 2 districts (Lengshuitan, Lingling); 8 counties (Yong'an, Daoxian, Ningyuan, Jiangyong, Lanshan, Xintian, Shuangpai, Qiyang); 1 autonomous county (Jianghua Yao Autonomous County)  

Seat of the City Government: 1, Yiyun Lu, Lengshuitan District


What to see in Yongzhou ?

Yongzhou has many attractions becuase it is famous for many sites of historic and cultural interest. These include Mount Jiuyi where Emperor Shun died during his southern trip;Liuzi Temple built in memory of the distinguished writer Liu Zongyuan (773 AD-819AD) of the Tang Dynasty, and the Wuxi Park where hundreds of stone carvings have been left by many celebrities from history.Here lists Top Attractions in Yongzhou.

Jiuyi MountainLiuzi TempleMountain Emperor Shun National Park
        Jiuyi Mountain         Liuzi Temple  Shunshan National Forest Park
Wuxi Steles ForestShanggantang VillageGoulan Yao Village
   Wuxi Teblets Forest    Shanggantang Village   Goulan Yao Village

Moreover, the unique landscape and fantastic culture make Yongzhou a wonderful place to visit in Hunan Province. Mount Jiuyi, Mount Emperor Shun and Mount Yangming have amazing scenery. The King Pan Hall is a holy place for the Yao people to make sacrifices to their ancestors. The ancient battlefield in Qianjia Cave exhibits the Yao people's unconquerable spirit. Female scripts in Jiangyong County, a unique writing system only learned and used by local women, show the diversity of human culture. All of these splendid scenes and rich cultures attract tourists from home and abroad to enjoy an unforgettable experience here.Here lists top attractions in Yongzhou...More


How to get to Yongzhou?

Yongzhou MapBy Air: Yongzhou Lingling Airport is in Jiaoshan Town, 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from downtown area, Lengshuitan District. At present, it operates flights to Changsha, Guangzhou, Haikou and many other big cities, but visitors must usually change planes in Changsha. City bus No.26 and 28 will pass through the entry of the airport. In addition, an airport shuttle bus is available from the Yonghang Hotel at 09:40 in the morning.

Note that downtown Yongzhou is 200 kilometers, about three hours' drive from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport of Guangxi, which is another way for visitors to get in and out of the city.

By Train: There are seven railway stations in Yongzhou City.Travel to Yongzhou,Visitors can also take train from Guiyang,Beijing,Shanghai,Guilin,Guangzhou,Changsha,Zhangjiajie ,Shenzhen to any counties in Yongzhou City.

By Bus: The city has three main bus stations: Lingling Bus Station, North Station and the West Station.Yongzhou North Station (Hequ Bus Station or Yongzhou Bus Station): beside the Hequ Bridge, Lengshuitan District
Bus Routes: 2
Yongzhou West Station: Fenghuang Yuan, Lengshuitan District
Bus Routes: 2, 14
Lingling Bus Station (Zhishan Bus Station): 115, Zhishan Nan Lu
Bus Routes: 1, 3, 7, 13, 19, 21


When to visit Yongzhou ?

Situated at the junction of temperate and subtropical zones, Yongzhou enjoys a humid monsoon climate characterized by a moderate temperature, abundant rainfall and sufficient sunshine. The annual average temperature is around 17.6-18.6℃ (63.7-65.5℉). So visitors can visit Yongzhou in whole year.

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