English Name: Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Chinese Name: 湘西土家族苗族自治州(xiāng xī tǔ jiā zú miáo zú zì zhì zhōu)
Area: 15,462 square kilometers
Nationalities: Tujia,Miao,Dong, Han
Administrative: Xiangxi prefecture has jurisdiction over 1 city and 7 counties, namely Jishou City and 7 counties of Luxi, Fenghuang
, Huayuan, Baojing, Guzhang, Yongshun and Longshan. There are 66 towns and 92 townships in this prefecture.And the prefecture government seat is located in Jishou City
The history of the area can be traced back to the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC), when it was dominated by the Chu State. In the following thousands of years, its administrative system has changed many times. It wasn't until 1952 that Xiangxi Miao Autonomous Region was established and changed to Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture five years later...More Read: Xiangxi History
Waht to see in Xiangxi ?
In 2015, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture was selected as the country's first batch of national tourism demonstration zone founding units. There are 1 world cultural heritage in Hunan, 12 national key cultural relics protection units; 12 cultural relics protection units in Hunan Province, 11 A-level scenic spots, including four 4A-level high-level scenic spots. Here lists Top Natural Tourism Sites in Xiangxi...More Read: Xiangxi Attractions
When to visit Xiangxi?
The area of Xiangxi bears a subtropical humid monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 15.8-16.9℃ (60.4-62.4℉). The weather is moderate all the year round, and bursts of precipitation become much more common in spring and summer...More Read: Xiangxi Climate Weather
How to reach Xiangxi?
Since 1949, the transportation in Xiangxi Prefecture has been greatly improved. Now, there are railways and highways running through the whole area, and concrete roads lead to each village. Xiangxi Liye Airport will be opened to traffic in 2020. However, the transportation in Xiangxi will become more and more convenient for tourists...More Read: Xiangxi Transportation
Xiangxi Travel Tips
Xiangxi has been a mysterious place since ancient times. With a long history and culture, Xiangxi not only has primitive minority villages, ancient towns, but also charming natural landscapes. Welcome to Xiangxi !