Yiyang Travel Guide
Area: 12,325 square kilometers (4,759 square miles)
Location: Located in the north of Hunan Province, Yiyang is bordered by Hubei Province in the north. Within Hunan, it neighbors the choppy Dongting Lake in the northeast, in the neighborhood of Yueyang, Changde and Huaihua. Changsha, the capital city of Hunan, is 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of Yiyang.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Heshan, Ziyang); 3 counties (Nanxian, Taojiang, Anhua); 1 county-level city (Yuanjiang)
Seat of the City Government: 1, Zishan Road, Heshan District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0737-4243248
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Yiyang Branch: 16, Changyi Road, Heshan District
China Post Yiyang Branch: 1, Qingfeng Xiang, Qingche Road, Ziyang District
Yiyang Attractions - Things to Do
Taohua (Peach Blossom) River
Other Scenic Spots: Bailu Temple, Yuanjiang River
How to Get to Yiyang
2. Yiyang Railway Station is on South Jinshan Road in Ziyang District. It is the largest transfer railway station in northern Hunan Province.
3. Heshan Bus Station is the largest road transport station of Yiyang and is located on Luoxi Lu. From the station, buses to Changsha leave every thirty minutes and arrive in one hour.
Yiyang enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate and the annual average temperature is a bit higher than many other regions around it. Comparatively, it has cooler summers and warmer winters. The rainfall is obviously abundant during July. Overcast and rainy weather together with cold air may occur in spring.
When to Go: March to September
Yiyang Travel Tips
History: As early as 5,000 years ago, there were villages scattered around Yiyang. During the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC), it belonged to the territory of the Chu Kingdom. The Qin Court (221BC-206BC) put it under the administration of Changsha Shire. Later in the early Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), Yiyang County, the first county in this area was established.
Physical Features: Medium mountainous and plain areas comprise over seventy percent of the territory of Yiyang. The terrain of the city generally slopes downward from the southern hilly and mountainous region to the northern alluvial plain formed by Dongting Lake.
Special Local Products: Bamboo wares, paper umbrellas, preserved eggs, hawthorn, bamboo shoot, Fu Zhuan Cha (a kind of tea brick or compressed tea)