Yongzhou Travel Guide

Yueyang Tour GuideYongzhou, also called Lingling in ancient times, is a prefecture-level city in south Hunan province. Yongzhou City has been officially listed as one of the National Famous Historical and Cultural City, according to a circular released by the State Council. The city is best known for its unique landscape of mountains and rivers, and splendid intangible cultural heritage.The local authority was urged to protect the ancient city, with efforts to make a protection plan, mark out historical and cultural areas and streets, improve the environment, and renovate historical buildings...More

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

History of Yongzhou
The area was known as Lingling before the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Lingling County was first established in the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) and was later promoted to Lingling Shire. The Sui Court decided to abolish the system of prefectures and counties, and Lingling was then changed to Yongzhou Fu. After that, the place was called both Yongzhou and Lingling.​
Yongzhou is famous for many sites of historic and cultural interest. These include Mount Jiuyi where Emperor Shun died during his southern trip;Liuzhi Temple built in memory of the distinguished writer Liu Zhongyuan (773 AD-819AD) of the Tang Dynasty, and the Wuxi Park where hundreds of stone carvings have been left by many celebrities from history.
What to see in Yongzhou?
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...More Read: Yongzhou Attractions 

Jiuyi Mountain

 Mount Emperor Shun National Forest Park

Wuxi Stele Forest

Jiuyi Mountain Scenic Area

Mount Emperor Shun National Park

Wuxi Stele Forest

Shanggantang  Ancient Village Baojing Ancient Village

Shanggantang Ancient Village

Goulan Yao Village

Baojing Ancient Village

Ningyuan Confucian Temple Qianjiadong Scenic Area Women

Ningyuan Confucian Temple

Qianjiadong Scenic Area

Women's Script Garden

Qianjiadong Daboshui Waterfall Yangming Mountain
Liuzi Temple Qianjiadong Daboshui Waterfall Yangming Mountain

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℉)... More Read: Yongzhou Weather
How to reach Yongzhou?
The area of Yongzhou adjoins Hunan and Guangdong provinces, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is the gateway to Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan Province and the vast areas of Southwest China, as well as to Hong Kong and Macao. The city has established trade, economic,and technical cooperative relations with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as the United States, Japan, Australia and 20 other countries... More Read : Yongzhou Transportation 

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