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Hengyang Travel Guide, China

Hengyang, the gateway of Hunan is one of the most beautiful locations in China. The city is located amidst lush green landscapes and scenic mountains. The crystal clear waters of three rivers namely Zhengshui, Leishui and Xiangjiang make the region extremely fertile. Hengyang is the economic and cultural hub of Hunan province in China. Hengyang, also called ‘wild geese city’, offers a mild climate that makes it perfect for a cozy holiday.


Area: 34 sq Km

Population: 383000 approx

Monetary unit: Chinese Yuan

Languages spoken: Chinese

Architectural Heritage

Hengyang is not only known for its picturesque magnificence but also for its superb architectural beauty. The various temples of the city speak of the spectacular architectural sense of the people of Hengyang. The Nanyue Grand Temple is similar to the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The layout of the temple is one of its kind and you cannot see such architecture in any other part of the world. The eight Taoist temples on the eastern part and eight Buddhist temples on the western part will leave you mesmerized.  The Great Hengyang temple is another fabulous piece of architecture in the city.

Infrastructure and Economy

Hengyang is one of the most prosperous cities of China. The rich natural resources of the region have made the city move towards economic development with quick steps. There are a large number of industries supported by non ferrous minerals. Various minerals like gold and silver found in this region have given a boost to the economy. The land in the region is extremely fertile. Rice is one of the most important crops of the place. The rivers in the region bubble with aqua life. For this reason, the GDP for the city has increased approximately thirty-two times and the financial income of the residents of the city has increased forty-seven times from 1952 to 2000. The city holds good infrastructure facilities. It is well connected by rail as well as road to the rest of China.

People and culture

The people of Hengyang are very warm hearted and take pride in their age old Chinese culture. You can witness Chinese Opera in Hengyang which is a blend of music, poetry, drama and literature. Festivals are an integral part of the lives of the people of the town. Visiting Hengyang during one of the festivals seasons can get you the glimpse of the true culture of Hengyang. The Hengyang offers a good chance to treat your taste buds with Hunan cuisine which is one of the eight cuisines of China.

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