About Shiyan Travel

Introduction:Shiyan, built up with the development of automobile industry, she is an automobile city, hometown of “Dong Feng Motor” and known as “Oriental Detroit", a city boasts greenery mountain,..

Districts: Wuhan Enshi Jingmen Jingzhou Wuxuan Xiangfan Yichang Shiyan Shennongjia XianNing Chibi Daye Ezhou Huanggang Huangshi Shashi Suizhou Tianmen Xiantao Xianlin

Attractions: Mt. Wudang---Picturesque and Solemn Jiugongshan Nature Scenic Spot Pingbaying Xiaofeng Scenic Area (Savage Valley) Houhe Scenic Area Changyang Qingjiang Corridor Yumu Stockacled Village Xiangxiyuan Scenic Area Lumen Mountain-Lumen Temple Sixi scenic area

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Shiyan Introduction

Shiyan, built up with the development of automobile industry, she is an automobile city, hometown of “Dong Feng Motor” and known as “Oriental Detroit", a city boasts greenery mountain, tourism and well-protected ecology.
With a long history and splendid culture, Shiyan is an important birthplace of Chinese nation. In 1991, two intact pithecanthrope skull fossils explored by archaeologist at the Quyuan River of Yun County, named "Yun County Man". The archaeologist believes that this discovery filled in the vacancy of the development of Asian human “roller chain", ranked as the top of "ten great discoveries of archaeological studies of the world” in that year. The current urban area, named Shiyan, rooted in that in Qing Dynasty ten dams were built o­n the Baier River and Jiang River for the purpose of irrigating. Shiyan is the origins of Taoism and “Wudang Martial Arts", Wudang Taoism has already had a history of thousand of years, Wudang ancient architectural complex has been listed into the world heritage by the UNESCO.
Shiyan, the area accounts for 1/8 of the Hubei province, featuring with abundant water and mineral resources. The mineral deposit that is already verified now has such more than 50 kinds as turquoise, gold, silver, coal, lanthanide, iron, tin, vanadium, marble, etc., potential value is above 400 billion Yuan. The hydropower resource reserves reach 5 million kw theoretically , 340 kw is expected to be utilized, annual average flow up to 10 billion square meters and 28 billion square meters in transition;special native products won the good reputation , tea , edible fungus are abundant in output, Fang County crowned as " township of Jew’s ear";the resources of medicinal material with various kinds, account for 235 varieties listed in country’s most-important-category, 2700 kinds were produced, praised as " Natural Medicinal Material Storehouse"
Shiyan is a nation wide automobile city. It is o­ne of the automobile industrial bases with largest scale in China, known as “Oriental Detroit" Shiyan is the cradle of Dong Feng Motor, birthplace of Dong Feng Motor Company, with numerous influential automobile fitting enterprises and with most competitive automobile technologies research institute as well as automobile fittings trade market. Automobile manufacturer, associated spare part enterprises are up to more then 200 in the whole city, with which have auto industry assets are more than 200,000, annual capacity of automobiles in various types is up to 300,000. In 2003, the strategic cooperation between Dong Feng Company and Nissan Company, the greatest joint venture project in the circle of China’s automobile industry started comprehensively, Shiyan, as the main commercial car production base, more than 5 billion Yuan investment will be newly increased in the following five years.
Shiyan is a tourism destination .It is a shining pearl o­n the golden tourism route goes across Three Gorges of Yangtze River, Longzhong , Mt. Wudang , Danjiangkou Reservoir and Xi’an , within the border, Shiyan has been noted for its tourism attractions, such as Mt. Wudang , holy land of Taoism , listed in the world cultural heritage and titled as four-A grade tourism zone , Danjiangkou Reservoir, crowned as the first largest man-made lake in Asia, homeland of dinosaur with concentrated dinosaur eggs and skeletons fossil, and the site of ape in Yun County. Combined with hot spring, waterfall, gorge, cave, virgin forest and modern city, no heat in summer while no cold in winter, poetic and picturesque scenery, Shiyan is an ideal place that makes people reluctant to leave.Shiyan is the water source of South-North Water Diversion. Danjiangkou Reservoir located in border of Shiyan is the water source district along the middle line of South to North Water Diversion Project. The implemention f the project will supply water with four provinces and cities in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan. With the construction of South=North Water Diversion Project, Shiyan will encounter new opportunities.
Shiyan is an ecological barrier. Thanks to the join of Mt. Qinling and Mt. Ba ,forming up a geographical climate boundary, defending sand storm to transform from the South to the North as well as acid rain from the South to the North, therefore, Shiyan is an ecological conditioner and heart of China.

Shiyan Traffic

Shiyan is o­ne of a few moderate towns that own the expressway, airfield and railway the same time in China. The history, which communications have conditioned the city economy developments, has been passed. The action that Shiyan joins the eastern with the western becomes more and more outstanding.

Road: No.209 and No.316 national roads run across the city, the expressway between Wuhan and Yinchuan links the east to the west of the city, which the section between Shiyan and Xiangfan has been completed, the section between Xi'an and Shiyan will be constructed soon. And the high-class road between Chongqin and the city is putting into plans.

Railway: Xiangyu railway is the most convenient way connecting Central China with the Southwest and the Northwest of the China. Xikang Railway (Xi'an -An'Kang) is the most convenient passageway of the Central China through Shiyan to the northwest.

Airline: It is o­nly 90 Kilometers from Wudangshan Airport (near the Shiyan-Shangfan expressway), which has many airlines directly flying to main big & middle scale cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xi'an and etc.

Taxi: The basic charge is 6RMB

Shiyan Festivals

The Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival and holiday, which is celebrated by Chinese in many countries. In the Chinese calendar (a lunisolar calendar), the Ghost Festival is o­n the 15th night of the seventh lunar month.
In Chinese tradition, the thirteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm. During the Qingming Festival the living descendants pay homage to their ancestors and o­n Ghost Day, the deceased visit the living.
On the thirteenth day the three realms of Heaven, Hell and the realm of the living are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute and absolve the sufferings of the deceased. Intrinsic to the Ghost Month is ancestor worship, where traditionally the filial piety of descendants extends to their ancestors even after their deaths. Activities during the month would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper, a papier-mache form of material items such as clothes, gold and other fine goods for the visiting spirits of the ancestors. Elaborate meals would be served with empty seats for each of the deceased in the family treating the deceased as if they are still living. Ancestor worship is what distinguishes Qingming Festival from Ghost Festival because the former includes paying respects to all deceased, including the same and younger generations, while the latter o­nly includes older generations. Other festivities may include, burying and releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns o­n water, which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts and spirits of the ancestors and other deities.
The Ghost Festival shares some similarities with the predominantly Mexican observance of day of the dead. Due to theme of ghosts and spirits, the festival is sometimes also known as the Chinese Halloween, though many have debated the difference between the two.

Shiyan Service Telephones

Shiyan Tourism Complaints Tel: 0719-8683356
Shiyan, Hubei Tourism Bureau Tel: 0719-8675372
Hubei Provincial Tourism Complaints Tel: 027-87124701
National Tourism Complaints Tel: 010-65275315

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