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Fenghuang, located in the southwestern part of western Hunan. It has gradually transformed into a gathering place for young artistic people. The region's long and storied history, legends and folk tales are among the reasons for this as are the ancient-style stilt houses, the clear waters of the Tuojiang River and the heavily ethnic minority atmosphere. Fenghuang’s Phoenix Ancient Town is ideal for walking tours. Nestled deep in the mountains alongside a fast-flowing river, you can visit places such as the Former Residence of Shen Congwen, the Former Residence of Xiong Xiling, the Yang Family Temple, Eastgate Fortress and the Ancient City Museum. The Tuojiang River flows alongside the city walls of Phoenix Ancient Town. While there you can go rafting on the Tuojiang and see and enjoy the hundred-year-old Hmong stilt houses on either bank. This is a unique and pleasurable experience. Outside the ancient city you may spend some time visiting places such as Nanhua Mountain National Forest Park and the Miaowang (King of the Hmong) Cave.
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Fenghuang Ancient Town
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Ancient Settlement
Fenghuang Ancient Town gained fame after author Shen Cong Wen's famous piece "Border Town". The town was built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi during the Qing Dynasty. The residents living there now are mainly from the Miao and Tujia ethnic minority. Ranking as the top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. Wooden houses and stone roads are the typical scenes here. The scenery after rain or in the misty morning is like a traditional chinese painting. When the town lights up at night, it feels like you are immersed in a fairyland. It is recommended to stay for a night to fully enjoy this town.
Tuo River
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The Tuo River is located in Fenghuang County. Tourists know it as the river along the walls of Phoenix Ancient Town. The Tuo River's waters are clear and blue, and centuries-old dwelling are contained on both banks of the river. On the south bank of the river lies an ancient city wall made of purple sandstone. Even after all these years, it still looks spectacular. Near the east gate of Minjiang River, there are attractions such as the Wanshou Building, Wanming Tower and the Zhancui Building. The "jumping rock" near the north gate of the river served as an important entry-exit point of the Phoenix Ancient City. It's a great spot for a photo!
Qiliang Cave
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Qiliang Cave is found in the north of the ancient city of Fenghuang. In the local area, there is a saying that "no other caves better than Qiliang Cave". There are mountains in the Qiliang Cave, and buildings in the cave, and there are cliffs, gardens and villages in the cave. The Yinyang river in the cave is the mysterious part of the cave. On the top of the high cave lie bats that signifies the darkness. Behind the water curtain on the riverside is the place where the previous Miao King held prisoners.
Former residence of Shen Congwen
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Famous Residences
Shen Congwen's former residence is located in Zhongying Street in the ancient city of Fenghuang. The former residence was the place where Mr. Shen Congwen was born. It is a courtyard house with rich features of Xiangxi and has obvious Ming and Qing architectural styles. Many people come to Phoenix for Mr. Shen Congwen, because many of the classic works that have flowed out from him are familiar to everyone. The former residence of the gentleman was once regarded as the "Confucian Temple of the South." Every year, it attracts numerous literature lovers.
Miaoren Valley
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Miaoren Valley is a camp for the Miao people's uprising in the Qianlong and Jiaqing periods of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in Shanjiang Town, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province. Not only retains the original Miao Village, but also preserves the customary customs of the Phoenix Miao. The unique Miao costumes and bartenders, as well as card drums and roadblock songs, all reflect the songs and dances of the Miao children. The corpse, arrogance and caverns, which were included in the three mysteries of Xiangxi, were covered with a mysterious veil.
Southern Great Wall
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The Southern Great Wall is also known as the "Miao Jiang Wanli Wall". Built in the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, most of it was run through in the territory of Fenghuang County. Perhaps because the military strength of the southern ethnic minorities was not as strong as the northern ethnic minorities, the Southern Great Wall was not built as magnificent as North. Although not as great as the northern Great Wall, the scale is far smaller than the North Great Wall, but it is no less unique with its southern scenery and characteristics of Xiangxi ethnic customs.

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Fenghuang Weather

Nov 26, 2020
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Nov 26, 2020 Fenghuang Weather:Overcast, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:79%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:12/17:46
Fenghuang Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Advised, UV Strength:Very Low

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