Zhuhzhou Travel Guide

Zhuzhou Travel Guide

Zhuzhou Facts

Zhuzhou MapChinese Name: 株洲 (zhū zhōu)
Population: 3,720,000
Area: 11,262 square kilometers (4,348 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
 
 Location: The city is situated in the east of Hunan Province, on the middle reaches of the Xiangjiang River. It is bordered by Jiangxi Province in the east. Changsha, the capital city of the province, is adjacent to its north, only 50 kilometers (31 miles) far away. Together with Changsha and Xiangtan, they constitute the most important economic development zone of Hunan.
 
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Tianyuan, Hetang, Lusong, Shifeng); 4 counties (Zhuzhou, Youxian, Chaling, Yanling); 1 county-level city - Liling)
 
Seat of the city government: No.58, Tiantai Road, Tianyuan District
 
 Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0733-28815059
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
 
 Bank of China: No.95, Xinhua Road (West), Hetang District
 China Post Zhuz: No.266, Tiantai Road, Tianyuan District

Zhuzhou Attractions - Things to Do

Chinese people often say they are the offspring of Yanhuang. Huang refers the Yellow Emperor, while the Yan is the Yan Emperor. The tomb of Yan Emperor is in Luyuan Town, 19 kilometers (12 miles) west of Yanling County. It has a history of over two thousand years. Present Yandi Mausoleum was rebuilt in the 1980s to resume the grand pomp of visiting by numerous admirers. Surrounded by forest and mountains, the mausoleum looks significant with a floor area of 3,836 square meters (4,588 square yards). With other spots around, the Yandi Mausoleum is undoubtedly the top attraction of the city.
 

Shennonggu National Forest Park

Shennonggu National Forest Park (formerly Taoyuandong National Forest Park) is located at the boundary area between Yanling County and Jiangxi Province, 45 kilometers from the Yanling county seat. Average temperature of the hottest July is about 24C (75F). Obviously, it is ideal mountain resort for visitors in summer. Microclimate in the park is favorable and air is fresh and of superior quality. April to November is the best time to visit this enlivening land of forest and water.
 
Admission Fee CNY 75
Transportation take bus from Zhuzhou South Bus Station to Yanling and then change bus from there to Shennonggu.
 
 Other Scenic Spots: Dajing Scenic Area, Yunyang Forest Park

How to Get to/around Zhuzhou

1. Zhuzhou, in a way, is the largest traffic hinge in southern China. Zhuzhou Railway Station is one of China's five transport station of both passengers and goods. Ships can reach many cities on the Yangtze River running along the Xiangjiang River. Although it does not have its own airport, it is convenient to have the aid of Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Through the highway, only a few minutes are needed between Zhuzhou and Changsha.

2. There are five main stations in the city proper. The long-distance bus station east of Hongweiqiao and the central bus station in the south of the Hongqi Square are the largest.

Weather

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Zhuzhou is definitely a fertile land enjoying favorable humid monsoon climate in subtropical zone. The annual average temperature falls between 16 and 18 degrees centigrade (60.8 and 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit).
 
 When to Go: all the year round

Zhuzhou Travel Tips

 History: Zhuzhou is a time-honored city. In the early 1980s, ruins of four and six thousand years ago were discovered here. One of the primogenitors of Chinese nation and the initiator of Chinese agrarian culture, Yan Emperor, is at the rest in Yanling County. Jianning is the old name of the city, and the name of Zhuzhou was initially used in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). During the initial post-liberation period, Zhuzhou is just a small town under Xiangtan, but the city now is a big city of Hunan with millions of population.
 
 Physical Features: Zhuzhou has a typical hilly landform with the terrain generally slopes downwards from southeast to northwest. The Xiangjiang River winds south-north through the city. On the whole, plain and hill make up the main components of local territory.
 
 Special Local Products: pear, Nai plum, konjak, Chinese mushroom, chilli and ceramics of Liling City, angelica dahurica root (herbal medicine) of Chaling County
 
 Shopping & Dining: Zhongguling commercial walking street in Husong District of the city proper is scattered with places of amusement, book stores and food shops. It is a good shopping destination where local specialities can be easily found, either.

- Last modified on Sep. 20, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Zhuzhou Travel
Asked by IFFAT from PAKISTAN | Sep. 08, 2018 14:09Reply
how to visit from zhuzhou to great wall of china and glass bridge?
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Answered by Daniel from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 11, 2018 00:36
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You can take a bus from Zhuzhou Bus Station to Zhangjiajie and the bus departs at 7:40, 13:00, 14:50. It takes about 5.5 hours to get there and the bus fare is about CNY 120. Then take a tourist bus to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, where the glass bridge is.

If you want to go to South Great Wall, you can take a bus from Wulingyuan Bus Station in Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang first and then take a bus or taxi to the scenic area. The bus departs from Wulingyuan from 8:30 to 15:30.
Asked by Danny goh from SINGAPOTE | Sep. 06, 2018 09:40Reply
How far from Changsha airport to Zhuzhou?
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Answered by Erik from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 07, 2018 00:39
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It's about 70 minutes' bus ride and you can take a shuttle bus from the airport. The bus departs from 8:20 to 20:30 with an interval about 1 hour. The bus fare is around CNY 33.
Asked by Jennifer from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 07, 2017 04:06Reply
I am currently in Zhuzhou and wish to go to Zhangjiajie
I dont have a lot of time at the moment i was considering a sleeper train to Zhangjiajie on the Friday evening getting in early Saturday morning hiking and doing the glass bridge staying overnight then travelling back Sunday morning for class on Sunday afternoon.
Is this possible or is the bus better to take?
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Answered by Olivia from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 07, 2017 19:32
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Bus can be better. As I know, two buses are available at 7:40 and 14:50 from ZZ Long-distance Bus Station and it takes about 5 hours.
The train you want to take, by the way, leaves at 21:15 and takes about 6h 30 minutes.
Asked by grant from CANADA | Aug. 28, 2016 06:09Reply
Is there a high speed rail train from Shenzhen to Zhuzhou?
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Answered by Henry from USA | Aug. 29, 2016 04:45
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Yes! You can take a high speed train to ZZ West from Shenzhen North Railway Station (about 3 hours). A second class seat costs CNY 368.5; a first class seat costs CNY 568.5; a luxury seat costs CNY 678.5; a business class seat costs CNY 1126.5. ;)
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