About Shaoshan Travel

Introduction:Shaoshan’s city flower is azalea, and it respresent revolution and happiness.Neighboring upon the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan city cluster, Shaoshan city is located at the hilly land in cen..

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Shaoshan Introduction

Shaoshan’s city flower is azalea, and it respresent revolution and happiness.
Neighboring upon the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan city cluster, Shaoshan city is located at the hilly land in central Hunan. It enjoys excellent natural ecological environment. It is most popularly known as the birthplace of Mao Zedong,the founder of the People’s Republic of China.
The subtropical monsoon moist climate with distinctive four seasons and fresh air give shaoshan a good name of Natural oxygen bar. It has an area of 210.38 square kilometres and a population of 100000.
Shaoshan residents have capitalized o­n their most famous resident and Shaoshan is also the birthplace of Mao's Family Restaurant, a popular restaurant chain that has spread to many other cities
Shaoshan has a long history of 4,000 years. Mao
Zedong, the first president of new China was born here o­n December 26, 1893. It has been listed into the National Scenic and Historic Interest Area since 1994 and o­ne of China’s first authorized “Excellent Tourism Cities”. Tourism is Shaoshan’s pillar industry. Shaoshan embraces 7 scenic sites and 82 scenic spots integrating with commemoration and recreation. With its long history, abundant culture and beautiful scenery, Shaoshan’s development is very promising. Since the founding of new China, Shaoshan has received over 50 million visitors. In 2005 it received 3 million visitors bringing about nearly 400 million RMB of tourism income. Shaoshan has a complete industrial and agricultural system. In 2005, Shaoshan Science& Technology Park was established. It covers an area of 10km2 and directs to the development of bio-pharmacy, advanced manufacture and hi-tech industry. Its agriculture includes planting of traditional crops, economic crops like flowers and lotus as well as farm and sideline product processing industry. Now it has a number of provincial-level leading enterprises in this field. City construction is in full swing and it is excellent in electricity supply and telecommunication as well as transportation with the railways and highways accessible from all directions such as Hunan-Guizhou Railway, Beijing-Zhuhai Highway, Shanghai-Ruili Highway, Changsha-Changde Highway, etc. Shaoshan’s GDP in 2005 was 1.16 billion RMB.

Shaoshan Traffic

 Because the city is small, the fare of taxi is generaly 5 yuan,and if you want to visit the former residence of former chairman Maozedong from the urban , the fare is about 10 Yuan.
Shaoshan railway station is located in Qingxi Town in the Shaoshan urban, nabouring the bus station. Bus leaves for Changsha two times per day. From the Shaoshan railway station ,you can reach Xiangtan, Zhuzhou, Changsha, Hubei, Ming,Zhe,SU and so o­n.

Shaoshan Festivals

Hunan people eat bacon o­n midwinter, the seasonal eating custom is popular across the province. Hunan people like eating bacon. They begin to kill pigs o­n midwinter, besides keeping some fresh pork , the others are made bacon for eating in long time.
The seasonal eating custom of eating ginger in summer is popular in Changsha ,Xiangtan,Zhuzhou and other places. In summer ,the climate is hot and dry , people always like be nice and cool , therefore , it is easy to accumulate the chilliness in the body. There is a folk custom that put old ginger and cock cooking together, people eat it to drive the chilliness.
In changsha, when people eat ginger, they always close the doors and windows to be dripping with sweat in order to drive the chilliness in their body to prevent disease in autumn.
The seasonal eating custom of eating eggs o­n summer begins is popular in most areas in Hunan,especially in Hengyang and Chenzhou, Yongzhou in the southern Hunan and the western Hunan. o­n Summer begins, people cook soap with egges and jujube which is called “eat lixia egges”
The custom of drinking herb tea is also popular in the urban and rural areas in Hunan. In summer , the climate is hot ,dry , it is easy to have a heat stroke. People drink herb tea in purpose of relieving summer-heat.

Hunan distinguish between ethnicity, religion, and customs. As a result, young Uygurs do not practice Islam and they eat pork; some study Islam but still eat pork; and senior Uygur party cadre follow Islamic customs without practicing religious belief. The rising ethnic consciousness in recent years is related to external attention to both the Uygur presence in Changde and their resumption of religious activities. In forming education and other government policies, however, there is an implicit tendency to consider Uygur status as blood-essentialized ethnicity. The reality is that intermarriage with the Hui has become more frequent and the revival of Islamic beliefs depends o­n Hui support. This paper argues that the existing theoretical framework o­n Chinese ethnicity is not sufficient to explain and interpret the seeming irony of religious revival coupled with pork eating.

Shaoshan Service Telephones

Shaoshan City Tourism Bureau code: 0732, Tel : 0732-5682485.

Shaoshan City Tourism Bureau complaints Tel :0732-5682214

Shaoshan city tourism quality supervision and management
Code: 0732
Tel :0732-5685640
Address: tourism quality supervision and management
Hunan Provincial Tourism Quality Supervision and management:
Complaints Tel: (0731) 4717614
Fax: (0731) 4720348
Address:Tuanjie Road, Wulipai, Changsha ,Hunan
Zip Code: 410001

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