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Xiangtan City is located in the eastern part of Central Hunan Province. It is sometimes called “Lotus City” because it has lots of Xiang Lotuses. The territory of Xiangtan is also the birthplace of many famous Hunanese military figures such as Zeng Guofan from the waning years of the Qing Dynasty, Mao Zedong (the founding leader of the Chinese Communist Party) and Peng Dehuai (the military general). Xiangtan is an ancient city with a long and storied history and many famous historical sites. "Guansheng Temple" is a famous temple from the Qing Dynasty. The white marble dragon column in front of the temple's Spring and Autumn Pavilion is nothing short of exquisite. Additionally, Xiangtan has a great deal of beautiful natural scenery such as the Shaoshan and Dongtai Mountains.
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Former Residence of Mao Zedong
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Mao Zedong's former residence is located in Shaoshan, Hunan Province. The U-shaped building was shared by two families. As one of Hunan's top destinations, the building attracts a large number of tourists. Visitors can see the bedroom, study, and other rooms where Chairman Mao spent his childhood.
Dishui cave
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Dishui cave is seated in Shaoshan, Xiangtan, Mao Zedong’s hometown. The water continuously drips all year round, hence the name "Dishui", which means to drip. The dripping water almost sounds like the sound of a piano. The mountain peaks are capped with green. The trees are lush. The bamboo is slender, and the natural landscape is elegant. Below Dishui cave lies Mao Zedong’s ancestral home, Dongmaodishui Cave. There is a gate built on this mountain, the top of which is lined with gray stone stalactites inscribed with four characters, “Di Shui Dong Tian”, translated as “the dripping water cave”. The first building encountered at Dishui Cave is known as The Chairman’s Villa. It is a simple brick and tiled house where Mao Zedong lived in years gone by. It has now been restored into a showroom filled with items used by the Chairman when he lived there.
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Shaoshan is situated in Xiangtan City. This large tourist area boasts a picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains, luxurious green pine trees and cypresses. In 1994, Shaoshan was named as a key tourist attraction, and recognized as the national base for education in the revolutionary tradition for teenagers. Tourist attractions include the Former Residence of Mao Zedong, tombs of Mao Zedong's parents and Mao Zedong Memorial Hall.
Paragon Garden
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Paragon Garden fairyland is located at No.195 Furong Avenue, Yuetang District, Xiangtan City. It is known as a "rare plant kingdom, paradise of wildlife and the oasis of harmony between the heaven and human." It features ten themed parks, including Azalea Park, Sakura Park and Lotus Park, in the garden. By virtue of its large scale, abundant quantity and complete variety, it is an ideal place for people to admire the beauty of flowers in mid-south China.

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