Zhuzhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 株洲 (zhū zhōu)
Area: 11,262 square kilometers (4,348 square miles)
Location: in the east of Hunan Province, south-central China
Administrative Division: 5 districts (Tianyuan, Hetang, Lusong, Shifeng, Lujkou); 3 counties (Youxian, Chaling, Yanling); 1 county-level city (Liling)
Area Code: 0731
Zip Code: 412000
GDP (2019): CNY 300.313 billion (USD 43.530 billion)
An Important Industrial City in China
The city is situated in the east of Hunan Province, on the middle reaches of the Xiangjiang River. It is bordered by Jiangxi Province to the east and Changsha to the north. It is only 50 kilometers (31 miles) far away from Changsha. Together with Changsha and Xiangtan, they constitute the most important economic development zone of Hunan.
As one of the key industrial cities in China, Zhuzhou is the largest research and production base of rail transit in Asia, a non-ferrous metal smelting and electric vehicle development base. It once participated in many large-scale construction projects such as Fuxinghao high-speed trains, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge. This city also owns rich tourism resources. In addition to the historical sites such as Yandi Mausoleum, Shennonggu National Forest Park, known as the natural oxygen bar, is one of the most important natural scenic spots in Zhuzhou. Fantawild Adventure and Zhuzhou Fantawild Dreamland theme parks are wonderful places to spend time with family and friends.
Zhuzhou Attractions - Things to Do
Shennonggu National Forest Park
|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
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.
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.
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.
Is this possible or is the bus better to take?
The train you want to take, by the way, leaves at 21:15 and takes about 6h 30 minutes.