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Zhuzhou Travel Guide, China

Zhuzhou, Travel Guide – Location

Zhuzhou is a picturesque city located in southeastern China, within Hunan Province, 251 miles from Wuhan and 296 miles from Liuzhou. Zhuzhou travel guide presents a few basic facts about the city and its points of interest.

The city enjoys a warm subtropical climate under the influence of the humid monsoon which brings important amounts of rainfall. This combination of warm weather and high humidity added to the fertile alluvial lands creates a great environment for agriculture.

Xiangjiang River is the main freshwater resource within the city and is also of great economic importance. Local officials make huge efforts to keep the waters of the river clean and less polluted, a difficult task taking into account the intense industrial activities on its banks.

Zhuzhou, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

The wonderful climate and favorable topography sustain a huge diversity of plant and animal species in Zhuzhou and its surroundings. Within the city tourists will be able to observe only few animals and among plants mainly the cultivated or decorative, but as we leave the centre of the city we can find gorgeous ring-cupped oaks, sweet gum trees, Makino trees, China firs and Chinese red pines. The major recreational areas in the city are the Daikyo Scenic Area, Shi Feng Park, Shennong Park and Shenlong Park where historical places like old ruins blend with the luxuriant vegetation creating a spectacular landscape.

Zhuzhou, Travel Guide – Population

Zhuzhou is one of the largest Chinese cities housing a number of about 3.800.000 inhabitants. The city’s population is made up of Han people who dominate with 90%, the rest being represented by Yao, Dong and other ethnics. This mixture creates an attractive landscape for tourists who are able to admire a wide range of traditions and cultures in one city.

The main occupations in Zhuzhou are sustained by local industry like metallurgy, chemistry and IT as well as by tourism and commerce.

Zhuzhou, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Zhuzhou, like most old Chinese cities, have a beautiful tradition for arts, the old pagodas and religious buildings themselves being a living proof of that thing. The modern city has a public library, museums and other such sites where one can admire and learn more about the local traditions and arts as well as the Zhuzhou Cultural Park which houses numerous important related events.

Zhuzhou, Travel Guide – Transport

Zhuzhou is an important point in the Chinese transport infrastructure representing a meeting place for numerous major speedways, railways and waterways. There is no local airport here but tourists can stop at the Huanghua International Airport which is located only 35km away and then transfer to Zhuzhou by bus or car. The city is connected with other important locations in China by several railways and a modern high-speed railway, all making transfer from one city to another as easy as ever. Tourists can also reach Zhuzhou by car on one of the modern speed ways crossing the city or by boat. The local port is a frequent stop for many cargo ships transporting different goods all the way to Yangtze River and beyond.

Zhuzhou, Travel Guide – Festivals

One of the most important and unique festival in Zhuzhou is the Zhuzhou Yandi Festival. The event is held every year in October and celebrates the memory of one of the most famous Chinese ancestors, who developed traditional medicine, agriculture and more for the benefit of his people. The festival has a rather traditional character thus the manifestations take place near Yandi’s tomb and include lighting a sacred fire and of course traditional singing and dancing. The event is a very important one also due to the presence of the national hero’s tomb in Zhuzhou.

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