Loudi Travel Guide

Loudi Facts

Chinese Name: 娄底 (lóu dǐ)
Population: 4,030,000  
Area: 8,107 square kilometers (3,130 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han 
 
 Location: The city is situated in the center of Hunan Province, neighboring six cities in the surrounding area: Xiangtan and Changsha in the northeast, Hengyang in the southeast, Yiyang in the northwest, Shaoyang in the southwest and Huaihua in the west.
 
Administrative Division: 1 district - Louxing; 2 counties - Shuangfeng & Xinhua; 2 county-level cities - Lengshuijiang & Lianyuan  
 
Seat of the City Government: 13, East Lengping Street, Louxing District
 
 Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0738-8313548
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
 
 Bank of China Loudi Branch: 3, Dixing Road, Louxing District
 China Post Loudi Branch: 26, Changqing Middle Road, Louxing District

Loudi Attractions - Things to Do

Ziquejie Terrace

Layers upon layers of terraces are mapped on the hills like green waves rolling among mountains. This is the Ziquejie Terrace in Shuiche Town of Xinhua County. Visitors coming to view this spectacle will be astonished at this creation by the ancient ancestors of the locals. 
 

Admission Fee CNY 86
Transportation Take regular bus from Loudi Bus Station to Xinhua, and change bus from Xinhua West Bus Station to Fengjia, Shangtuan or Xiangbei and then get off at Ziquejie Terrace. 
 

Boyue Cave

Located on the outskirts of the antimony capital, Lengshuijiang City, Boyue Cave is a grand limestone cave with considerable scientific and historic value. Covering an area of more than 40,000 square meters (9.9 acres), the cave contains a 1,800 meters (1,969 yards) long sightseeing route. Stunning karst landscapes make it increasingly well-known to visitors. 
 
Admission Fee CNY 63 (including the entrance fees for the cave and the park) 
Transportation 1. take regular bus from Loudi Bus Station to Lengshuijiang, and then cheng bus on the opposite of Lengshuijiang Municipal Government Building for Boyue Cave.
2. take train from Loudi to Lengshuijiang, change bus from the railway station to the municipal government building and then take bus to the cave.

 
 Other Scenic Spots: Meijiang Scenic Spot, Longshan Mountain

How to Travel Between Loudi and Changsha

The distance between Loudi and Changsha is only 112 kilometers (70 miles), and Loudi is about 150 kilometers (93 miles), approximately 2-3 hours' drive from Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Visitors can take a bus to Changsha South Bus Station, where the airport bus terminus can be found in the square in front of the station. 

Weather

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Loudi enjoys a subtropical continental monsoon climate, and the weather is humid, with moderate temperatures and four distinct seasons. Rainfall is most prevalent in the late spring and early summer. It is torrid in summer, sunny and warm in autumn. Winter months here are not severe, and the annual average temperature falls around 16-17.3 C (60.8-62.6 F).   
 
 When to Go: May to October

Loudi Travel Tips

 History: Before the Qin (221BC-206BC) Court established a county to administer this area, the Loudi region belonged to Chu, a vassal state of the eastern Zhou Dynasty. Currently it forms part of one district, which contains two counties and two county-level cities.       
 
 Physical Features: The western region of Loudi borders the mountainous area in western Hunan, while the land in the central and east is hilly, with gently sloping topography.
 
 Special Local Products: southern poplar mushroom, glossy ganodema, waxberry

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