Changsha county has soared up China’s rankings for travel competitiveness, reaching top 100 for the first time according to a recent index, published at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. The county’s abundant travel resources and profound cultural heritage have landed it the 55th place on the list of the nation’s top 100 county-level cities, prefectures, and counties.
The county is home to a wide variety of historical sites, including national key cultural relics protection unit “Former Residence of Huang Xing”, national 4A level scenic area “Former Residence of Yang Kaihui”, provincial key cultural relics protection unit “Former Residence of Xu Teli”, “Belated temple from the Six Dynasties” Taogong Ancient Temple, “”Ten Direction Temple” Tielu Temple, Mingyue Nunnery, and the Tomb of Zuo Zongtang.
It also has plenty of attractive scenic spots, such as national 4A level scenic area Shiyan Lake in Tiaoma town, national 4A level scenic area Changsha Ecological Zoo in Muyun town, Bailu Lake in Gaoqiao town, and Yingzhu Mountain in Fulin town.
In recent years, the county has been successfully arranging red cultural tour routes, green ecological tour routes, romantic industrial tour routes, bike tour routes and a water travel routes along Songya Lake, Shiyan Lake, and Liuyang River.
Hunan’s Fenghuang county and Shaoshan city are also in the list at the 25th and 80th place respectively.
Translator: Liu Fen