Ethnic South China Package

The Ethnic South package takes you through the province of Hunan, known for its picturesque landscape and its own distinct style of cooking! A journey to fulfill every gourmet'ss dream and fill every sense with delight!

The trip starts from Changsha, and typically covers Changsha, zhangjiajie, fenghuang and shaoshan, but can be customized to your taste! You can fly into Chansha from Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific and Dragaon Air have direct flights from HK to Changsha). Air China has many flights from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou to Chansha and is less expensive.

All our packages include pick up and drop from airports, 4 star hotels, local travel by bus or taxi, complimentary breakfast and a traditional Chinese lunch. An English speaking guide will accompany you throughout your travels! The price does not include dinner and tickets to local attractions.

Day 1 Arrive in Changsha
Visit local attractions In Changsha
Day 2 Visit the place of sun rises - shaoshan
Day 3 Back in Changsha, visit Juzi Island and underwater world
Day 4 Take a high speed train to Fenghuang (also called the ancient town of Phoenix!)
Explore the ancient city of phoenix!
Day 5,6       Drive to Zhangjiajie
Visit the majestic mountain national forest, the zhangjiajie Huangshi village and enjoy the traditional Hunan cuisine!
Day 7 Drive back to Fenghuang. Visit the picturesque miao land!
Day 8 Take a high speed train to Changsha. Relax, get a foot massage & enjoy a meal of Hunan Duck
Day 9 Have a relaxed breakfast and depart to your final destination

Travel to Furong Travel to Fenghuang Travel to Wulingyuan
Town of Furong                                                     Fenghuang                                                           Wulingyuan

Hunan Province lies to the south of Dongting Lake, one of the three largest lakes in China. In fact, the word Hunan literally means “south of a lake”!! The Yangtze River also runs across the entire province from North to South.

Blessed with such bountiful natural resources, Hunan played a key role in commerce, culture and customs of the southern part of China. Mao Zedong (the chairman and the founder of the People Republic of China) and Zeng Guofan (a top official in Qing Dynasty) were both born in the Hunan province.

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Hunan has its own distinct style of cooking. Xiang cuisine, as it is called, is known for its richness and fragrant herbs, combined with the delicate use of chili! Duck cooked Xiang style is an internationally known delicacy, local to Hunan!

Hunan Cuisine

Changsha

Changsha is the capital city of Hunan. It was a key city right from the time of the Qin dynasty, known as an important commercial city and a major rice market. It was also an important staging post for Qin expeditions into Guangdong province. It was a fortified city as early as 200 BC. During the Han Dynasty it was the capital of Changsha Kingdom, an imperial fiefdom of the Han.

Within its border, ancient tombs and historic relics can be found everywhere from the Yuelu Mountain to the Han Tombs at Mawangdui and the Kaifu Temple.

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Shaoshan

Shaoshan City, located in the central part of Hunan Province, is the hometown of Chairman Mao, where his former residence is now a tourist attraction. Shaoshan is known for its scenery, mountains, water dripping caves and of course, its distinct cuisine!

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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is a an ancient city famous for its unique natural scenery and historical structures. This city is known for Wulingyuan Scenic Area, an area dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 meters high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. It is also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.

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Ancient Town of Phoenix

Phoenix Ancient City was originally built in the early Qing Dynasty and maintains its initial appearance even after a millennia of vicissitude. At present, the eastern and northern gate towers are well preserved. Classical architecture can be found everywhere, including the streets paved with bluestone blocks and the timber-frame stilted house at the riverside. The city is known for its Zhaoyang (Rising Sun) Palace, Tianwang (Heaven Gods) Temple, Dacheng Palace and Wanshou (Longevity) Palace.

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Package Price

Adult $2000
Child < 7 years $1200
Child < 3 years Free

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