Yiyang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 益阳 (yì yáng)
Area: 12,144 square kilometers (4,689 square miles)
Location: in the north of Hunan Province, south-central China
Administrative Division: 3 counties (Taojiang, Anhua, Nanxian); 3 districts (Ziyang, Heshan, Dotonghu); 1 county-level city (Yuanjiang)
Area Code: 0737
Zip Code: 413000
GDP (2018): CNY 175.84 billion (USD 26.57 billion)
The City of Badminton
Located in the north of Hunan Province, Yiyang is bordered by Hubei Province to 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. Yiyang is honored as the city of badminton because it has cultivated many world badminton champions and has a very broad mass base.
The fertile soil and suitable climate in Yiyang provide excellent conditions for planting a variety of crops, making the city the main production base of grain, cotton, hemp, oil and sugar. A large amount of bamboo and tea is planted in the central region, and the output ranks first in Hunan. All these turn Yiyang into an abundant place and hometown of bamboo. The Yiyang travel features beautiful Dongting Lake, waving bamboo sea and ancient tea-horse roads.
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)
I will be going to study at xiangtan university and will be travelling with my three and a half year old daughter who is in nursery. Will I be able to get a nursery school that teaches in English near the university?
Yinglun International Nursery School, located at No. 28 of Xiaguang Road.
Hualong Mingzhu international Nursery School, located at No. Jingui 6th Road.
Have a try these.
Thank you so much.
It seems you are so familiar with China.