Loudi Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 娄底 ((lóu dǐ)
Area: 8,117 square kilometers (3,134 square miles)
Location: in the central area of Hunan Province, south-central China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Louxing); 2 counties (Shuangfeng, Xinhua); 2 county-level cities (Lengshuijiang, Lianyuan)
Area Code: 0738
Zip Code: 417000
GDP (2018): CNY 154.041 billion (USD 23.280 billion)
A Railway Transport Hub & New Energy and Raw Material Industrial Base
Loudi is situated in the center of Hunan Province, neighboring six cities in the surrounding area: Xiangtan and Changsha to the northeast, Hengyang to the southeast, Yiyang to the northwest, Shaoyang to the southwest and Huaihua to the west. It serves as a railway transport hub where the Hunan-Guizhou railway and Shanghai-Kunming high speed railway cross the east and west and Luoyang-Zhanjiang railway and Loudi-Shaoyang railway run through the north and south. Also, Loudi is an important new energy and raw material industrial base in Hunan and even in China, gathering a large number of industrial enterprises. There are 48 kinds of mineral resources that can be mined and 25 kinds have been exploited. Among them, the reserve of antimony mine ranks the first in the world. As for tourism, this city has more than 70 scenic spots various in natural landscape, historical spots and former residences of celebrities. Magnificent Ziquejie Terrace and Boyue Cave with magical karst landscape are two highlights.
Loudi Attractions - Things to Do
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 68|
|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.|
|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
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