Hengyang Travel Guide

Hengyang Travel Guide

Hengyang Facts

Hengyang Map Location: Lying in the middle reaches of Xiangjiang River and to the south of Mt. Hengshan in Hunan Province, Hengyang is a historically significant city renowned as the 'Bright Pearl in Southern China.' 
 Administrative Division:
There are five districts, two cities and five counties under Hengyang City's governance.
Districts: Nan Yue; Yan Feng; Zhu Hui; Shi Gu and Zheng Xiang.
Cities: Changning and Leiyang. 
Counties: Hengnan; Hengyang; Hengshan; Hengdong and Qidong. 
Hengyang is also known as 'Wild Goose City' because flocks of wild geese flying south for the winter have been known to stop there to rest. Due to its advantageous location adjacent to Guangdong Province and near the Xiangjiang River, the city has been a major commercial center since ancient times.
During its thousand years' history Hengyang has been the birthplace of many famous people. Important historical figures include the poet Du Fu and Han Yu; the inventor of paper making Cai Lun and the revolutionist Luo Ronghuan.

North of Hengyang is the popular tourist area of 'Nan Yue (southern mountain)'. Its most prominent topographical feature is Mt. Hengshan. Mt. Hengshan is the southern mountain of China's Five Sacred Mountains and symbolizes the co-existence of Buddhism and Taoism. It is also known as 'Longevity Mountain' and is the core scenic spot in the region.

1. By air: Hengyang Nanyue Airport is located Yunji Town, Hengnan County. Flights to/from Beijing, Kunming, Shanghai, Xi'an, Sanya and Chongqing are available.
2. By train: Hengyang Railway Station, Hengyang East Railway Station and Hengshan West Railway Station are in service.
3. By bus: The major bus stations are Central Bus Station, Linghu Bus Station, Huaxin Bus Station, South Bus Station and Wangjiang Bus Station.

As it is know that Hunan Cuisine is one of the Eight Cuisines in China and you have the great chance to taste Hunan Cuisine in Hengyang City as much as you want. More especially, you would taste the Mt. Hengshan Buddhist Vegetable which is a healthy diet and famous in the city. It is a good combination of various vegetables and contains abundant nutrition. These vegetable dishes are prepared according to strict standards emphasizing color, fragrance, bouquet and presentation.
 Hengyang Commercial Pedestrian Street located in central CBD of the city is a strong recommendation. Other shopping sites include Dayang Department Store at no. 21, Jiefang Road, Wanda Plaza on Xingfu Road, and Better Life Department Store on Jiefang Avenue.
Highlights: Hengyang is the second largest city in Hunan with a population of over seven million. It is an agriculturally prosperous area with an abundance of seafood and rice. It is also very rich in natural resources including coal, zinc and lead. And it is one of the emerging industrial cities in China.

 Tour Information: Hiking Adventure

- Last modified on Jan. 28, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hengyang Travel
Asked by Frank from USA | Feb. 20, 2018 11:20Reply
What are some of the best places to eat at in Hengyang, Hunan, China?
If you also have some pricing information I'd appreciate it.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sunny from USA | Feb. 21, 2018 21:33

The Shifu Road is the best place to eat in the city. You can find a variety of local snacks. As for shopping, you may go to the Commercial Pedestrian Street where you can find several malls.

There are some great attractions, such as Mt. Hengshan, Human Culture Landscape and Shigu Academy.
Asked by Frank from USA | Feb. 20, 2018 11:18Reply
are Changning and Leiyang City a part of Hengyang, Hunan, China
Is Changning and Leiyang City in Hengyang County? Having difficulty reading and understanding this location. Also what districts are in Hengyang City please?
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Answered by Linda from ITALY | Feb. 23, 2018 01:45

Yes, they are part of the HY City. It’s consisted of 5 districts, 5 counties, and the two cities mentioned. Districts: Zhengxiang, Shigu, Yanfeng, Zhuhui, and Nanyue District. Counties: Hengnan, Hengyang, Hengshan, Hengdong, and Qidong County.
Asked by Frank from CHINA | Feb. 20, 2018 11:14Reply
Is there some place to get a map with the local attractions for Hengyang, Hunan, China?
I've tried to zoom in on my map, but none seem as good as google maps in the USA. I'm not from Hengyang, but am visiting and would like to find local attractions. I am not sure what I'd be interested in since I don't know what my many options are.
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Answered by Linda from ITALY | Feb. 23, 2018 01:40

That tourist map can be bought at the stores near the railway stations, you can have a check after arrival. Besides, you can also use Amap or Baidu Map for online searching.
Asked by Sasha from SLOVENIA | Jan. 23, 2018 12:43Reply
From Guilin to Hengyang to Mt. Hengshan
Hi, I am planing to travel from Guilin to Mt. Hengshan so I saw that I can take train to HY East. Can somebody please tell me which bus I have to take next to get to the mountain?
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Answered by Nigel from UK | Jan. 23, 2018 19:03

You are suggested to take bus 137/171 to Zhongxin Qiche Zhan, which is a bus station and from where you can take a regular bus to Nanyue, the mountain.
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