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About Loudi

Located in the central part of Hunan Province, Loudi City is a major town for steel, energy, minerals, and chemicals. It is also an important railway hub in Hunan Province. Loudi is one of the three main ancestors of the Chinese nation. It is the hometown of Chi You, the God of War, and one of the main birthplaces of Huxiang Culture. Loudi has a long history. The city is home to the former residence of the famous Qing Dynasty statesman Zeng Guofan, and buildings that he built, such as the Siyun Pavilion, have been preserved. There are also tourist attractions such as Meijiang Scenic Area, Boyue Cave Scenic Area, the Luoyang Bay Ancient Buildings, and the Shuifu Temple Reservoir.

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Ziquejie Terrace
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Terraced Field
Located in Shuiche Town, Western Mountainous Area, Xinhua County, Hunan, the large Ziquejie Terrace has high terrain and beautiful scenery. Ziquejie Terrace features a unique gravity irrigation system, as there is no pool, reservoir and even a water channel. Terraced fields, residential buildings, forests and roads intertwine, constituting a primitive and natural painting of customs in rural areas.
Meishan Dragon Palace
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Geological Sites
Meishan Dragon Palace is also known as the Weapon-hiding Cave. According to legend, when the Yellow Emperor climbed the Xiong Mountain, he turned the Nine-dragon Peak into nine green dragons, which swam along nine springs into the Nine Dragon Pool which was accessible from all lakes and seas. When the nine dragons arrived in Zishui, they loved the alluring scenery of the Shizhu Bay in Meishan, and they have lived in the cave for hundreds of thousands of years. The Dragon Palace has nine layers consisting of tens of thousands of underground karst caves. Magic and beautiful, Meishan Dragon Palace has both an unusual underground landscape and more beautiful structures consisting of underground rivers and dry caves.
Former Residence of Zeng Guofan
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Famous Residences
Former Residence of Zeng Guofan is located in Shuangfeng County, Loudi. Its representative buildings include Fuhou Pavilion, Baiyu Pavilion, Dafudi, Huangjin Pavilion, Qiujin Former Residence, and Cai Chang's former residence Guangjia Pavilion. Among these, Fuhou Pavilion is the central scenic area and also called Yiyonghoudi; it is also one of the few remaining "Mingjian Houfu" in China. Fuhou Pavilion was built in the fourth year of the reign of Emperor Dongzhi during the Qing Dynasty. Its construction used soil, rocks, bricks, and wood; its architecture is one that utilizes winding corridors. There are three buildings that store books in Fuhou Pavilion, and they are the essence of Fuhou Pavilion. There are about 300,000 books of various genres, and it is one of the biggest private book collection building in in modern China.
Daxiong Mountain National Forest Park
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Daxiong Mountain National Forest Park is a gene bank of species in mid Hunan Province. After Chi You's failure against the Yellow Emperor, he planted prune trees, rhododenron and maple trees with his Jiuli tribe to pay respect to the ancients' idea of "plum blossom amid snow accompanies a sea of maple trees." The Meri Mountain Dragon Cave is situated in the mountain. Legend has it that it is the place where the Yellow Emperor transformed nine green dragons. The cave features fantastic and abundant land-and-water combinations, including the landscape of the long underground stream, dry caves, halls, and the flowstone, as well as impressive stalagmites and stalactites.

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Xinhua County is a county under the jurisdiction of Loudi City, Hunan Province. It is located in the central part of Hunan Province, southeast of Xuefeng Mountain, and Zishui. The northeast to the southeast meets the border of Wuyuan and Lengshuijiang, the south to the southwest is adjacent to Xinshao and Longhui, the west to the northwest is bordered by Zhangpu County, and the north is adjacent to Anhua. Xinhua County is rich in tourism resources. The most representative ones are the Big Bear Mountain National Forest Park, the Meishan Dragon Palace, the Zijingjie Terraced Field and the Meishan Local Cultural Resources represented by Chiyou. The Ziweijie terraces are a fusion system of southern rice culture and Miaoyao mountain fishing and hunting culture, and are known as the terraced kingdom. The Great Bear Mountain National Forest Park was once hailed by the Qianlong Emperor as the green pearl of single standard clear victory.
Posted: Dec 23, 2018