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Introduction:'Feng Huang' is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Feng Huang Cheng or P..

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Phoenix Introduction

'Feng Huang' is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Feng Huang Cheng or Phoenix Town is so called as legend has it that two of these fabulous birds flew over it and found the town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave.
The town is situated o­n the western boundary of Hunan Province in an area of outstanding natural beauty where mountains, water and blue skies prevail. Upon entering the town the visitor will be impressed by its air of mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. The mountain slopes are covered with green foliage, the fields are green and even the Tuo Jiang River reflects the greenery. The bridges over the water and unique houses built o­n stilts display a harmony that is so often portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings. This is particularly true when mist pervades the scene in the early morning or after rain. The Miao ethnic minority is predominantly settled here and a visit to a Miao village is a must when going to Feng Huang Cheng. The Miao women have a natural beauty that renders the use of cosmetics quite unnecessary. They love to dress in traditional blue garments set off with a white scarf. They love also their silver jewellery especially during festivals. Visitors will find a large array of hand made items of silver ornaments for sale in the local shops. Home made tie-dyes, printed and batik cloths are other local specialities that make wonderful souvenirs. The Miao are friendly and hospitable and like nothing more than to interact with visitors with a variety of traditional entertainments and activities. Food here also is different from that found elsewhere in China. Pickled red peppers are a particular local delicacy and their appetizing smell wafts from the many small family run restaurants.

Phoenix Traffic

Tourism Bus:
 Zhangjiajie – Fenghuang: 52 yuan / person (3.5 hours).
Zhangjiajie- Jishou City: 35 yuan / person(2.5 hours). Buses arrive every 30 minutes.
Jishou City – Fenghuang: 12 yuan / person(1 hour).Buses arrive every 15 minutes.

General Bus:

Fenghuang – Southern Great Wall: 5 yuan / person(40 minutes)Buses arrive every 30 minutes.
Fenghuang - Huangsi Bridge : five yuan / person(1 hour) Buses arrive every 30 minutes.

Traffic within Fenghuang:

If you take the taxi,the first 1.5 kilometres will cost you 2 yuan. The ticket of tourist buses in the city is 1 yuan per person.
Guests from Changsha city can take the N730 train from Changsha to Jishou. It starts from Changsha at 22:37 and reaches Jishou at 7:00 the next morning.
Changsha, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Hunan: N733 train will take you from Changsha to Zhangjiajie. It starts from Changsha at 20:15, Zhuzhou 21:20, Xiangtan 21:51, Loudi 23:17 and arrived at 06:34 the next day to Jishou. Then about o­ne hour’s ride o­n the bus can take you to the Fenghuang Town.
Chenzhou, Hengyang, Changsha, Yiyang and Changde: N702 train from Shenzhen West to Huaihua starts from Chenzhou at 21:32, Hengyang 23:37, Changsha 2:43, Yiyang 4:06 and Changde 5:13 and arrive at Jishou at 10:15 the next day . The o­ne hour’s ride o­n the bus can take you to the Fenghuang Town.

 Ticket price:
N733 Changsha – Zhangjiajie(Lower Bed of Hard Sleeper):
Changsha 155 yuan, Zhuzhou 143 yuan, Xiangtan 137 yuan, Loudi 118 yuan .
N702 Shenzhen West-Huaihua (Lower Bed of Hard Sleeper):
Chenzhou 131 yuan, Hengyang 116 yuan, Changsha 92 yuan, Yiyang 76 yuan.

Phoenix Festivals

Dragon Boat Festival: Every household kits dumplings. The city holds dragon boat games. After the match, everyone swims in the lake. It is a hilarious day there.

Mid-Autumn Festival: Family reunion in August enjoying moon cakes and the moonlight that spreads all over the town.  

New Year’s Day: When it comes to Chinese New Year, the lion dance, the dragon lanterns, firecrackers can be seen everywhere. After the midnight, the roar of firecrackers from every household lasts for about o­ne hour long.

April 8 : It is a traditional holiday celebrations of Miao ethnic minority. o­n this day, tens of thousands of people gather at the same place, singing the folk songs, dancing with flowers till the mid-night.

June 6: It is the traditional song festival of Miao ethnic minority. o­n this day well-dressed young men and women gather at the song square, beating drums and gongs, exchanging their affection with each other by singing the folk songs. Yong men and women make date at that day.

Autumn Festival time: Miao ethnic minority celebrate the good harvest o­n that day. At the same time this is also a day when young men and women present themselves to each other and enjoy the folk songs, beating drums.

Phoenix Service Telephones

Fenghuang Town has a better social order. You can feel at ease when you tour alone. If you meet any emergency, you can call at 110 for help or call the Fenghuang Town Tourism Bureau at 0743-3229364.

Hunan Provincial Tourism Quality Supervision and management:

Address: Weier Road, Huoxing Town, Hunan Tourism Bureau.

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