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Yueyang

Yueyang is a city in Hunan Province of China. It is a place rich in historical and cultural heritage as well as beautiful landscape, making it a popular among both domestic and international tourists. The top two spots are the Yueyang Tower (Yueyang Pavilion) and Dongting Lake.

Location and topography of Yueyang

Yueyang City is found on the eastern shores of the Dongting Lake in northeast Hunan Province. It occupies an area of 14,896 sq. km and is about 82 miles (132 km) away from the provincial capital city Changsha.

Climate in Yueyang

Yueyang belongs to a northern subtropical monsoon climate, which is characterized by clear distinctions among the four seasons. It has an annual average temperature of about 63ºF (17.9ºC). The best time to visit Yueyang is May to October since the water lily is in blossom and many tourism festivals are held.

Transportation in Yueyang

By Train

Yueyang Railway Station offers daily trains to many major cities, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Changsha, Guilin, and Nanning. Besides, there are many daily trains operating between Changsha and Yueyang.

By Water

Due to its advantageous location beside Dongting Lake, Yueyang is easily reached by water. Tourists can take ships to reach Junshan Island, Chongqing, Shanghai, Nanjing, etc.

By Bus

Yueyang Bus Station and Dongting Bus Station are considered as the two main bus stations which run buses to reach Pingjiang, Yichang, Changsha, Xiangtan, Changde, Qingdao, Shanghai, Zhanjiajie, etc. Buses in Wulipai Shehui Bus Station are mainly operated to places around Yueyang City. Moreover, Changsha East Bus Station runs buses to Changsha every 30 minutes.

Travel & Sightseeing in Yueyang

Yueyang is endowed with countless historical sites and cultural treasures with a long history of more than 2,500 years. Yueyang Tower (or named Yueyang Pavilion), Yueyang’s hottest tourist spot, is one of the three great towers in South China, along with the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan and Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang. The nearby Dongting Lake is China’s second largest freshwater lake which is the setting of many traditional fairy tales and legends. Junshan Island located on the lake is also a tourist destination. Once a Taoist retreat, it is now most famous for its silver needle tea. Other top attractions include the Miluo River (where the famous patriot Qu Yuan plunged himself into), the Quyuan Tomb, Quzi Temple, etc. In addition, tourists should visit the festive dragon boat race here during the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.

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