Facts of Yueyang
Chinese Name:岳阳 （yuè yáng）
Area: 14,896 square kilometers (about 5,751 square miles)
Population: about 5,270,000 (up to 2003)
Area Code: 0730
Zip Code: 414000
Yueyang City Tourism Bureau: 0730 8223012
Tourist Complaint: 0730-8232528
Consumer’s Complaint: 12315
Yueyang consists of four districts (Yuanyanglou, Junshan, Yunxi, Quyuan), two county-level cities (Linxiang, Miluo), four counties (Huarong, Yueyang, Pingjiang, Xiangyin), Yueyang Economic and Technological Development Zone and South Lake Scenic Area and Qu Yuan Administration Area ,
History of Yueyang
The area now called Yueyang has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. It was originally established as a prefecture called Hanchang in 210 AD during the Three Kingdoms period.
Under the Song Dynasty (AD 960-AD 1279) it was heavily fortified, with walls 4 miles (6.4 km) in circumference, and became the seat of the military prefecture of Yueyang, whence its present name. During the Taiping Rebellion, its capture by the rebels in AD 1852 was an important stage in their advance up the Yangtze River valley to Nanjing. At the time of the foundation of the Republic of China in AD 1911, it became a county, taking the name Yueyang....More read: History of Yueyang
What to see in Yueyang?
Yueyang City is most famous attractions are the Yueyang Tower and Dongting Lake. Yueyang's real charm rests with human cultural relics as well as the natural landscape. The well-known Yueyang Tower is one of the three famous pavilions in South China. China's second largest freshwater lake Dongting Lake is a good tourist destination. On the lake is located an island called Junshan Island and is also a good tourist resort. From a cultural aspect, the Miluo River is worthy of a visit because it is the place where the story about 'Qu Yuan (339BC-278 BC) Drowning in the Miluo River' happened. Here lists Top Attractions in Yueyang...More Read: Yueyang Attractions
|Junshan Island Park
|Zhang Guying Village
|Nanhu Lake ParK
|Tuanhu Lake Lotus Flower Park
|Miluo River and Qu Yuan
|Shiniuzhai National Geopark
How to get to Yueyang?
By Air: Yueyang Sanhe Airport , 18 km away from downtown Yueyang, is an airport being constructed to serve the city of Yueyang in Hunan Province.
Visitors can reach Changsha Huanghua International Airport which is only 130 kilometers (80.78 miles) from Yueyang and takes about one hour's ride on the high-speed motorway to the city. The high-speed motorway system for road transportation has been long established in Yueyang and radiates in all directions. Transportation by water is also convenient because the city is the only port in Hunan Province which is beside the Yangtze River.
By Train: Yueyang Railway Station is located at no. 9, Zhanqian Road, and East Railway Station is in the east end of East Baling Road. The latter operates high speed trains.
By Bus: Three bus stations operate long-distance buses to the surrounding areas, including Yueyang Bus Station, Dongting Bus Station and Lianyun Bus Station.
Yueyang Tarvel Tips
Yueyang Local Products: Yueyang is prolific in natural resources due to its rich soil: this area is the agricultural products base for producing high-quality grain, cotton, pigs, fish etc. The agricultural by-products like organic tea, organically grown vegetables and high-quality fruit, Dongting Lake shrimp sell well on the market. Moreover, the freshwater resource is plentiful and advantageous for the development of the plant industry, freshwater fisheries industry and the shipping industry...more read Yueyang Shopping
Railway Station Enquiry: 0730-3241122
Taxi Service Complaint: 0730-8224244
Medical Treatment First Aid: 120 0730-8080120
Bank of China can offer foreign exchange services when you are traveling in Yueyang, some local branches are offered below:
Nanhu Avenue Branch
Address: No.92 Nanhu Avenue
Yueyang Lou Branch
Address: No.58, Yuedong Road
Address: No.1 Jiangling Road, Chenglingji District
Address: No.10 Lianyun Road, Tianyue Development Zone, Pingjiang County