7-Day Discovering Hunan's Must-see Attractions Tour
Greet you at the airport or train station and escort you to hotel for check in. The rest of day is free on your own or you can ask the guide for some suggestions.
Accommodation: Changsha city
Day 2 Shaoshan & Orange Island
Our guide and driver will escort you from Changsha to Shaoshan, visit Water Dripping Cave, Former Residence of Mao Zedong. Back to Changsha, then pay a visit to Orange Island, enjoy the beautiful Xiang River scenery and experience the local culture. Check in hotel for a rest.
Day 3 Yue Foothill Academy & Embroidary Research
AM: After breakfast, visit Yue Foothill academy, Yue Foothill academy is one of the four Chinese ancient academies in Song Dynasty, organized in the Northern Song Dynasty Kaibao nine years (the A.D. 976 years), and has a reputation as "millennium academy" that witness the thousand years reform of education. It's a miniature of Chinese education in history.
The enjoy the Loving Youth Pavilion (Aiwanting), Hunan Embroidary Research Institute,
The Loving Youth Pavilion (Aiwanting) (30 minutes): It was built in 1792 during the Qing Dynasty. The beauty of this spot, with its blossoming peach trees, graceful willows, and flowing streams has attracted many poets and artists. Visit Hunan Embroidary Research Institute, this research institute has a collection of over 6000 pieces of the Hunan Embroidery. It has become a popular spot for foreign tourists looking for authentic, quality products.
PM: After lunch, 6 hours bus riding from Changsha to Phoenix ancient city
Day 4 Fenghuang Ancient City
AM: Today,our guide will take you to have a leisure walking in the ancient city. Phoenix ancient city is at the western border of Hunan and by the riverside of beautiful Tuo River. Phoenix,a place that shares the name with the holy bird in ancient times. It is ancient, quiet, and secluded.
PM:Take a exhilarating drive to Zhangjiajie, about 4 hours driving.
Day 5 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
PM: After breakfast in the hotel, take the cable car up Yellow Stone Village, where you will appreciate the daunting rock columns. From the top, travelers can enjoy spectacular views of the forest with rough landscape( round trip of cablecar).
PM: Visit Golden Whip Stream (2.5 hours) in the afternoon, located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Golden Whip Stream covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The stream is limpid through the year, with many scenic spots along the way. It is famous for Jinbian Cave-which has a height of 382km and looks like a huge flying eagle. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
Option: The Charming of Western Hunan Show
Day 6 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
AM: Take Bailong Elevator up Yuanjiajie, Bailong Elevator is the said to be the world's tallest full-exposure outdoor lift, tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator.Yuanjiajie is the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountain in AVATAR , Where you will also find the aptly named First Bridge under Heaven, Lover Peaks and so on.
PM: Continuing to Tianzi Mountain, You will have a bird’s-eye view of all the mountains and valleys of the Wuling Mountains. Visit Western Sea, Helong Park,Viewing Terrace etc.Take Tianzi cablecar down and check in hotel.
Day 7 Baofeng Lake & Sandstone Painting Museum
AM: After breaking in the hotel, we head to Baofeng Lake where is the masterpiece of nature and human beings’wisdom. Baofeng Lake is pure just like a big crystal among Bao feng mountain Range.When you cruise, you can hear authentic song from Tujia minority people,you can fully understand the harmony and peace between human beings and nature.
PM: Pay a visit to Lijunshen Sandstone painting Museum, Li Junsheng’s sandstone paintings break through the using of traditional painting materials and use nature materials by making use of the hue of natural plant creatively, are of great art and collection values.
After dinner your guide will see you off in Zhangjiaije Hehua airport.