Posted by: oliviapontet | April 7, 2012

The Hunan

Hunan Province is located south of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting, the second largest freshwater lake in China, hence the name “Hunan” (south of the lake). That the province is crossed by the Xiang River from north to south, we simply called “Xiang”. The province covers an area of ​​211,800 km2, comprises 65 million. The main minority ethnic groups are: Tujia, Miao, Yao, Dong, Bai, Hui and Zhuang. Changsha City is the capital of the province.

As regards the local climate, Hunan has a long period of time without freezing receives abundant sunshine, with four clearly distinct seasons. The average temperature is 17 ° C and rainfall is 1500 mm.

Hunan has a long history and a picturesque landscape. Changsha and Yueyang are ancient historical cities. In Hunan, there are 25 beautiful sites, 22 nature reserves, 51 monuments and 70 historical relics and tombs, stelae and ancient sculpture. Hunan is also the hometown of many famous men in history. Nothing after the founding of New China, Hunan saw Mao Zedong, Lin Shaoqi and Hu Yaobang become statesmen of China.

It is rich in natural resources and is known for its handicrafts. Xiang embroidery is one of four beautiful embroidery of China. The chrysanthemum stone carving is known both inside and outside the country. In Hunan, tourists have a good opportunity to know the kitchen Xiang, one of the eight major Chinese cuisines, and spend holidays together with traditional minority, enjoying their songs and dances. Visit Hunan, Mao Zedong’s hometown, is a new choice for people who are a tourist in China.

English: Portrait of Mao Zedong at Tiananmen G...

English: Portrait of Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Gate Español: Retrato de Mao Zedong en la Plaza de Tian’anmen Polski: Portret Mao Zedonga na Bramie Niebiańskiego Spokoju w Pekinie. 中文: 天安門城樓上的毛澤東肖像 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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