Húnán attractions

Top Choice Area in Zhāngjiājiè

Bīngláng Valley

A free alternative to Zhāngjiājiè national park, this staggeringly beautiful mountain valley and its caves, natural arches and vertiginous cliffs, 90 minutes by bus from town, makes for a sublime day trip or overnig…
Mountain in Húnán

Héng Shān

Seventy-two peaks spanning 400km comprise Héng Shān, but most visitors focus on Zhùróng Peak, rising 1290m above sea level.The lung- and knee-busting, 13km ascent up winding paths, steep staircases and, in places, a…
National Park in Zhāngjiājiè

Wǔlíngyuán Scenic & Historic Interest Area

The national park's official name is the Wǔlíngyuán Scenic & Historic Interest Area, but almost everyone refers to it simply as Zhāngjiājiè, the name of one section of the park.The park, covering a vast 264 sq k…
National Park in Zhāngjiājiè

Zhāngjiājiè Scenic Area

From the 'Forest Park' entrance, there is an early opportunity for a bird's-eye view of the karst towers from Huángshí Village (黄石寨; Huángshízhài), a 3km loop on a plateau 1048m up. It’s a two-hour slog up 3878 ston…
National Park in Zhāngjiājiè

Tiānzǐ Shān Scenic Area

This area is on top of the plateau, and hence enjoys most of the park's more spectacular (and busiest) viewpoints. Touring here means manoeuvring around particularly large crowds (and waiting in long lines for buses…
House in Hóngjiāng Old Town

Liú Yuán

The Liú Yuán is a magnificent old house – it's now lived in by several families, but it used to belong to a wealthy merchant and is named after the garden in Sūzhōu; it stands in front of a colossal courtyard. Most …
Historic Site in Chángshā

Old City Walls & Tiānxīn Pavilion

The old city walls, which once stretched for 9km around ancient Chángshā, were built of rammed earth in 202 BC, reinforced with stone in AD 1372 (during the Ming dynasty), damaged by the Taiping in 1852 and finally …
Waterfall in Déhāng

Liúshā Waterfall

This lovely waterfall – very thin, but very tall indeed – concludes a lovely walk through a scenic area beyond the village. You can climb up behind the curtain of water, which is fun after the rains. It takes about …
Waterfall in Fúróng Zhèn

Fúróng Zhèn Waterfall

These dramatic falls give the town its unique character, especially when they're in full spate. The waters fall from one level to another before crashing down into the river below. The admission ticket to the town i…
Area in Déhāng

Nine Dragon Stream Scenic Area

This beautiful scenic area winds along a stream beyond the village, crossing a bridge and going past lush green fields. It takes around an hour to walk along its length, reaching the Liúshā Waterfall at its conclusi…