Chenzhou Travel Guide
Area: 19,317 square kilometers (7,458 square miles)
Location: Chenzhou is located in the southwest region of Hunan Province, neighboring Yongzhou in the west, Zhuzhou and Hengyang in the north. It is also bounded on the east by Jiangxi Province and on the south by Guangdong Province. The capital city of Hunan, Changsha, is about 350 kilometers (217 miles) away.
Administrative Division: 2 districts - Beihu and Suxian; 8 counties (Guiyang, Yongxing, Yizhang, Jiahe, Linwu, Rucheng, Guidong, Anren); 1 county-level city - Zixing
Seat of the City Government: 9, Wuling Road, Beihu District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0735-2368889
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Chenzhou Branch: Riyue Road, Wuling Guangchang, Beihu District
China Post Chenzhou Branch: Shengping Road, Beihu District
Chenzhou Attractions - Things to Do
Dongjiang Lake Tourist Area: Dongjiang Lake is in the upper reaches of Dongjiang River in Zixing City. Visitors can not only see a dam, various waterfalls, long canyons, and odd caves, but also experience drifting there which will require two hours. Doushuai Island is the largest island in the lake, with an amazing limestone cave.
When to visit: late April to late October
Other Scenic Spots: Yangtian Lake, Bianjiang Scenic Area, Mangshan Mountain, Wanhua Cavern
How to Get to/around Chenzhou
1. Chenzhou Railway Station is in the Jiefang Road, Beihu District, and the new railway station is located at Zenghuling with service beginning in 2008. Now, the Wuhan - Guangzhou highs speed trains pass through Chenzhou West Railway Station.
2. Chenzhou Central Bus Station is located at North Guoqing Road.
3. Getting around: Hengyang is about a two-hour drive from Chenzhou. That is to say, visitors can add Mt. Hengshan to their trip around Chenzhou. It will take five hours from downtown Chenzhou to Changsha, and three hours to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
When to Go: Actually, Chenzhou is an all-year-round tourist destination, especially pleasant in spring and autumn.
Chenzhou Travel Tips
Physical Features: Mountainous and hilly areas make up about three fourths of the city. The terrain generally declines from the southeast to the northwest. Mountains occupy the main part of its southeast region, while the northwest is mixed with hills, hillocks and plains.
Special Local Products: Linwu Duck, tea (Linglong Tea of Guidong County, Bitter Tea of Rucheng County, Gounao Tribute Tea of Zixing), Guidong dried fungus, pinto beans
Then, walk west for 5 minutes to reach Zhuhai Railway station, from where you can catch a bullet train to Changsha South within 4h.
After arrival, you can walk south for 3 minutes to Lituo Bus Station. And then catct a bus to Zhangjiajie.
At last, you can take a taxi to Tianmen Mountain within 15 minutes.
Actually, there is a fastest way, that is to take a bullet train. From Guangzhou South Railway Station, you can take the bullet trains to CZ. The duration is about 1.5 hours.