Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Peoples Republic of China

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Yueyang celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in a hot and peaceful atmosphere.

Free Entry to Yueyang Tower
Those who recite the essay titled Remarks on Yueyang Tower written by Fan Zhongyan, an eminent minister of the Northern Song Dynasty (960C1127) in China, could visit Yueyang Tower free of charge.

Flower Show at Jine Garden
Duration: September 26 and October 8
Themed Blooming Flowers in Yueyang in the New Era, the flower show is the largest of its kind in Yueyang after the 2017 Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Hundreds of flower varieties will be presented, including Chinese flowering crabapple, Mexican marigold, and Bougainvillea glabra or paperflower (an evergreen, climbing shrub with thorny stems).

Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition & Fine Arts Exhibition
Duration: October 1-7
Venue: Yueyang Art Museum
Add.: No. 465, Pipawang Road, Yueyang [·465]

The festival holiday is also a prime time for travelling. Here are some recommended scenic spots in Yueyang.

Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower, along with the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan and the Prince Teng's Pavilion in Nanchang, is one of the three great towers in south of the Yangtze River. The tower is unique in architecture. Its three-storey main building is 21.35 meters high, with four huge nanmu pillars supporting the upturned roof ridges. One of its unique features is that its roof looks just like a general's helmet. >> More

Junshan Island

Junshan Scenic Area-the largest island in Dongting Lake, is also called the "Love Island". It is made up of 72 peaks, covering a total area of 960 square meters. Junshan is the 11th blessing land under heaven and has been listed as the national AAAA scenic area. The main tourist attractions on the island include Liu Yi's Well, Tombs of the Two Empresses, Mottled Bamboo, Dragon's Saliva Well, Xiangfei Temple etc. >> More

Shiniu Village National Geopark

Situated at Pingjiang County, Yueyang, Hunan, the Shiniu Village National Geo-park is the biggest among all the newly-discovered Danxia landform in China. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. >> More

Zhang Guying Village

The newly discovered Zhang Guying Village is an ancient architectural cluster built over 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It covers an area of 50,000 square meters (about 12 acres) featuring carved pictures on surface of the building, a zigzag laneway and the occult dooryard. The architectural style imparts an air of mystery. >> More

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn
Photo source: yueyang.gov.cn