Xiangtan Travel Guide
Area: 5,015 square kilometers (1,936 square miles)
Location: Xiangtan is located in the central part of Hunan Province, the middle reach of the Xiang River. It is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Changsha and Zhuzhou. The three cities constitute the political, economic and cultural triangle of the province.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Yuetang, Yuhu); 1 county - Xiangtan; 2 county-level cities (Xiangxiang, Shaoshan)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0732-58239321
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0732-58222758
Xiangtan Attractions - Things to Do
Yuhu Park: Located in the downtown, the Yuhu Lake (Rainy Lake) in the park is a pluvial lake. Gathering willows, pavilions and halls, it is one of the most distinguished attractions of Xiangtan.
How to Get to Changsha & Wuhan from Xiangtan
Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate, Xiangtan has rich rainfall and abundant sunshine. The annual average temperature is about 17C (63F).
When to Go: The April azaleas in Shaoshan and the red autumnal leaves in Zhaoshan Mountain are both attractive scenery of Xiangtan.
Xiangtan Travel Tips
Physical Features: Compared with other parts, the terrain of the city is low and flat in the eastern and central regions. However, its relative relief is meek. The city is various in land type composition, including mountain area, hilly land, knolls, plain and water. Nearly eighty percent of the city land is below the altitude of 150 meters (492 feet).
Special Local Products: betel-nut, Dengxin Gao (wick rice cake), lotus seed