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Ningxiang has one national boutique rural tourism routes

By | nxiang.net| Updated:  Feb 03,2023 L M S
Recently, 128 national rural tourism boutique routes were launched by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, including one in Ningxiang City, Changsha City, Hunan Province. 

This route includes Guanshan Ancient Town (a 4A tourist attraction and provincial key village for rural tourism, as well as one of China’s most attractive leisure villages), Guanshan Jianfeng Modern Farm (a five-star rural tourism spot in Hunan Province), Tanhe Ancient Town (Huangcai Village, a key village of rural tourism in Hunan Province), Huitang Hot Spring Town (a national tourist resort), Footprint Island Starry Sky Hotel, Daolin Ancient Town and Huaminglou Scenic Area (a 5A tourist attraction).

Guanshan Ancient Town Scenic Area covers 50 square kilometers and is the nearest rural attraction along Changsha-Zhangjiajie Expressway. Guanshan was named after Guan Yu, a famous general during the Three Kingdoms period who stationed troops here in Changsha Battles. It’s a rural attraction integrating natural scenery, historical culture and rural folk customs. 

Guanshan Jianfeng Modern Farm is located around Guanshan Scenic Area, integrating mountains, ponds, fields and vegetable fields. Various of activities such as koi fish feeding and fishing competition, vegetable and fruits picking and catching chickens and eggs. It has formed a modern farm with the business model of “popular science education plus theme picking plus farming experience plus green catering”. 

It’s a special supplier of Civil Stories of a public channel of HNTV. It has won the title of a four-star ecological farm.Tanhe Ancient Town is a cultural ancient town based on the Western Zhou culture and bronze culture. It’s also a theme park of the Zhou culture. It was named after Tanheli Site. There are many tea houses and wine shops, chime bells and ancient music everywhere in the scenic area.

Walking on the flagstone road, you can start the journey of the Western Zhou Dynasty dating back 3,000 years. The main show “The Legend of Romance” takes the history and culture of the Western Zhou Dynasty as the background, and the legendary story of “Four Ram Zun Vessel”, to reproduce the love story which happened three thousand years ago. 

Huitang Hot Spring has a history of more than 2,000 years. Huitang Hot Spring Town, a national tourist resort, boasts a number of hot spring resorts and resort hotels, including Huitang Zilongwan Hot Spring Resort, Golden Sun Hot Spring Resort, and Huitang Hot Spring Staff Sanatorium. It integrates sightseeing, leisure, catering, entertainment and vacation, and has become a leisure resort for hot spring enthusiasts. 

Located in the center of the Zilong Lake at Huitang International Hot Spring Resort, the Footprint Island Starry Sky Hotel is a rustic and deluxe starry homestay hotel built with the concept of wild luxury romantic travel and environmental protection.

There are 28 triple courtyards, all of which are equipped with private hot spring pools, bars, wine cellars, spaces for tea and meal and spa. Moreover, the friendly butler services provided here allow tourists to feel the secret of nature and their inner hearts.

Daolin Town is an ancient town with a history of over 1,100 years. It’s situated in the southeast of Ningxiang City. It was an important town for merchants in ancient times. With profound culture, it’s known as “Little Nanjing”. 

Covering an area of around 3,000 mu (200 hectares), the scenic area is divided into five functional areas: Rural China, Hunan Stories, Fashion Customs, Daolin People and Pastoral Scenery. It has become a rural tourism and leisure resort around Changsha-Zhuhou-Xiangtan City Group. 

Huaminglou is located on the bank of the Jinjiang River in Ningxiang City, bordering Yuelu District in the northeast, and Xiangtan and Xiangxiang in the southwest. It’s 20 kilometers away from the provincial capital Changsha in the east, 30 kilometers away from Shaoshan in the south, and 34 kilometers away from the county seat in the west. 

Recommended food: boiled pork, original pork elbow, Tanhe Smoked Silver Carp, Tangquan Turtle, Zifu Beef, Longtian Bundled Meat, Weishan Braised Tofu, Huitang Duck, tasty beef hoof, Lijingpu Chicken, Longtian Eel Wing, fried pork with vegetables, delicious golden hoof, Boiled Wulidui Preserved Tofu, Shatian Steamed 

Creative products: Weishan Maojian Tea, Weishan Rice, Weishan Leicha, Bajiaoxi Tea, Ningxiang “Four Treats”, Daolin Jujube Seed, Yujia’ao Gardenia. 

Traffic guide

Guanshan Ancient Town is 39 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 51 minutes by self-driving. 

Guanshan Jianfeng Modern Farm is 39 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 51 minutes by self-driving. 

Tanhe Ancient Town is 101 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 2 hours and 18 minutes by self-driving. 

Huitang Hot Spring Town is 79 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 1 hour and 17 minutes by self-driving. 

The Footprint Island Starry Sky Hotel is 80 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 1 hour and 18 minutes by self-driving. 

Daolin Ancient Town is 44 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 57 minutes by self-driving. 

Guanshan Ancient Town is 48 kilometers away from the urban area of Changsha City, and it takes 60 minutes by self-driving.