Huaihua Travel Guide

Situated in the southwest region of Hunan Province, Huaihua City is bordered by Guangxi Province in the south and Guizhou Province in the west. Within the province, it is near Shaoyang, Loudi, Yiyang, Changde, Zhangjiajie, and Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. It is "the Dong Culture Tourism Zone of China",with Dong culture tours in the lead, and the tours of scenic spots and historic sites and the forest resorts as the important contents...More

Facts of Huaihua
Chinese Name: 怀化市 (huái huà shì)
Location: in southwest of Hunan 
Population: 4,979,600 (2018)
Area: 2.757.254 square kilometers
Nationalities: Dong, Miao, Yao, Han
Administrative: 1 district (Hecheng); 5 counties (Yuanling, Chenxi, Xupu, Zhongfang, Huitong); 5 autonomous counties (Mayang Miao Autonomous County, Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County, Zhijiang Dong Autonomous County, Jingzhou Miao and Dong Autonomous County, Tongdao Dong Autonomous County); 1 county-level city (Hongjiang)  
Seat of the City Government: 665, Yingfeng Zhong Lu, Hecheng District

History of Huaihua
Huaihua was in the late Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC) that the Chu State expanded its domain southward to Hunan and administrative organizations began to be formally established in this area. During the Warring State period (476BC-221BC), Qianzhong Shire was set up here, and the territory of present Huaihua City is essentially the same as in that period.

What to see in Huaihua?
The tourist attractions in Huaihua are divided into the north, central and south sections. Those in the north feature folklore of the Dong and Miao ethnic groups and beautiful natural scenery. More : Huaihua Atrractions

        Flying Tigers Memorial Hall          Longjin Sheltered Bridge             Hongjiang Ancient Town
        Wanfo National Scenic Area          Zhijiang Tianhou Temple    Hibiscus Tower
 Gaoyi Ancient Village   Jingping Ancient Village Dong Cultural Corridor
         Yutou Dong Ethnic Village       Yanjiao Dong Village       Shangxiang Dong Village
    Huangdu Dong Minority Village       Matian Dong Village        Disun Miao Village

When to visit Huaihua?              
The area of Huaihua has a subtropical, humid, monsoon climate featuring rich rainfall and moderate weather all the year around. The annual average temperature falls round 16.8℃ (62.2℉). The city can be visited at any time during the year and is at its best in spring, summer and autumn...More Read: Huaihua Climate Weather

How to get to Huaihua?
Huaihua has well-developed network of air routes, railways and highways that reaches out to major cities in Hunan Province and other regions in China. Special tourist buses take visitors to every place of interest in the city...More Read: Huaihua Transportation

By Air : Zhijiang Airport of Huaihua is located in Zhijiang Dong Autonomous County. At present it has regular flights to Changsha, Guangzhou and other large cities in China. The airport shuttle bus starts from the municipal government building and Huaihua Hotel at 3:30p.m. and 4:00p.m.
Zhijiang Airport Information: (86)745-6838888
Ticket Office: (86)745-2253777

By Railway: The long-distance trains that pass through Huaihua go to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing. Some short-distance trains reach to Changsha, Zhangjiajie, Zhuzhou and other cities in Hunan Province.

By Highway: There are three bus stations: the Central, South and West. Travelers can take the bus to Yuanling, Zhijiang and other places.
Huaihua Central Bus Station: (86)745-2260414
Huaihua West Bus Station: (86)745-2224016
Huaihua South Bus Station: (86)745-2360215

Huaihua Travel Tips

Local Highlights: festivals 
Lusheng Festival: in Dong villages around Chongyang Festival (the ninth day of the ninth lunar month)
Dujuan (Azaleas) Festival: during late April to mid-May in Huangyan Tourist Holiday Resort
Dragon Boat Festival: the twelfth to the fourteenth day of the fifth lunar month in Yuanling

Special Local Products: engraved candied fruit of Jingzhou, brocade of Dong ethnic minority in Tongdao, mint crisp cake of Zhijiang, candy oranges of Qianyang, Jietan Tea of Yuanling

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0745-2720768
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Huaihua Branch: 9, Yingfeng Dong Lu, Hecheng District
China Post Huaihua Branch: 48, Renmin Nan Lu, Hecheng District of Huaihua City


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