Yueyang Travel Guide

Yueyang Tour Guide
Yueyang is a historical and cultural city nestled within the Yangtze River valley, referred to as a bright pearl besides Dongting Lake. Thanks to its time-honored culture, Yueyang's modernization drive is developing vigorously. With the World Dragon Boat Racing Championship as the representative to display the city's image, Yueyang is marching toward the world with a brand-new look, and attracting friends from all over the world with its unique glamour...More

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)
Nationalities: Han
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

                      Yueyang Tower                    Dongting Lake               Junshan Island Park
                  Zhang Guying Village                   Nanhu Lake ParK       Tuanhu Lake Lotus Flower Park
                       Cishi Pagoda                  Miluo River and Qu Yuan Shiniuzhai National Geopark

Yueyang is a burgeoning industrial city: The Petroleum and Chemical Industry is flourishing, which makes the city the biggest petroleum and chemical base in the mid-south area of China; paper-making, the textile industry and the machine industry are also well developed. The city boasts of Dongting Ramie Textile Printing and a Dyeing Mill which is the biggest in Asia with the textiles being sold to the countries in Southeast Asia and the Occident.
When to visit yueyang? 
Yueyang has a northern subtropical monsoon climate with the features of long warm period in spring and winter, short freeze-up in early winter, and mild weather in autumn and summer, because it is located between 112°-114° east longitude and 28°- 29°north latitude in the northeast of Hunan Province.
There are four distinct seasons with sunlight of 1848 hours and the average temperature is 17.9C (about 63F). The annual average rainfall reaches 2110.2 millimeter and the rich rainfall brings great benefit to agriculture and industry. For tourists May to October is the best period to visit Yueyang, because at this time of year the water lily is in full blossom and varied tourism festivals are organized, which have great charm to tourists...More read: Yueyang Weather

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 Transportation

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

Useful Numbers
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
Chenglingji Branch
Address: No.1 Jiangling Road, Chenglingji District
Pingjiang Branch
Address: No.10 Lianyun Road, Tianyue Development Zone, Pingjiang County


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