Chibi (“Red Cliffs”) is in southeast Hubei, on the south bank of the central Yangtze River where the lower hills of the Mufu Mountains descend into the Jianghan Plain. In ancient times, Chibi was known as “Puqi.” The name originates from the establishment of Puqi County in the second year of the reign of Huangwu of the Eastern Dong during the Three Kingdoms period (around 223). Many reeds grew in the area because of its plentiful lakes. In ancient times, such reeds were woven into cushions, so the county was named Puqi (“Place of Reeds) as a market for them formed here. Famous attractions here include the site of the ancient Battle of Red Cliffs, Lushui Lake, and Water Margin Town - a replica ancient town built by China Central Television as a filming location.
Chibi Ancient Battlefield was the place where the Chibi War broke out at the end of the Eastern Han dynasty. It is one of China's most famous intact ancient battlefields. Major attractions include stone inscriptions, a temple, a statue of the Han dynasty military general Zhou Yu, and a museum. A riverside pavilion provides magnificent views over the surrounding area.
Chunquanzhuang Hot Spring is in the famous hot spring village of Chaanling Town in Chibi City. The hot spring water comes from the Wulongshan hot water body. The temperature of the hot water body is stable, and the water is bright and clear. Chunquanzhuang Hot Spring includes indoor, outdoor, catering and other functional areas. The outdoor area consists of the quiet bubble pool area and the karst cave area, among others. Thanks to many indoor pools, privacy is relatively good.
Chibi Longyou Hot Spring is located in the picturesque foot of Wuhong Mountain. The hot spring water is from five self-flowing wells under Wuhong Mountain, with daily discharge of more than 5,000 tons. The spring water is drilled by people from the underground, so the water is clear, aseptic, nontoxic and deposit-free. The skin feels smooth and cool in a bath and visitors will have an excellent experience. Chibi Longyou Hot Spring is a large tourist resort combining hotels, hot spring centers and villas. The unique hot spring pools scatter among the mountains in a well-arranged manner.
Named after Lu Xun, a famous general of the Eastern Wu state in the Three Kingdoms Dynasty, who stationed here, and with quiet mountains, green forests, clear water and beautiful birds, Lushui Lake Scenic Spot has beautiful natural scenery and a long history of Chu culture. There is also the shooting location of the CCTV version of The Water Margin: Water Margin City, which consists of three attractions: Juyi Hall, Liangshan Mountain Back Camp, and suburb and wilderness street. There are performances of Water Margin stories and folk customs in the scenic spot on holidays.