Xiangtan, birthplace of the red sun, is a historical and cultural city and the origin of Hunan's Xiang culture. Known nationwide as the "Hometown of Lotus", it is also a revered travel holy land.

With a long history, Xiangtan has numerous scenic spots and historic sites. Guansheng Temple, a famous Qing Dynasty temple, contains intricately carved wood and stone sculptures like the lifelike white marble dragon columns at the Spring and Autumn Pavilion.

Natural attractions like Shaoshan, where Chairman Mao was born, and Dongtai Mountain delight with beautiful scenery. The lush lotus ponds that earned Xiangtan its floral fame also offer serene beauty.

Walk in the footsteps of modern China's founder and see where the revolutionary red sun rose over the lotus blossoms of Xiangtan. From ornate temples to natural vistas, this historic cradle of Hunan culture promises an unforgettable experience.

Best Travel Time

Spring and Autumn Seasons

Suggested playing days

3 days

Local climate

Subtropical monsoon humid climate with distinct four seasons

Xiangtan Surrounding Cities

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