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Fenghuang (Phoenix Ancient Town), Hunan

Fenghuang (Phoenix Ancient Town) was built in 1704, and has 300 years of history. The old town district of Fenghuang nestles on the banks of the winding Tuojiang river in a picturesque, mountainous part of Hunan province and is…

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Furong, Hunan Province

Furong is an ancient town situated somewhere between Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang (Phoenix Ancient Town). The ancient town sort of wrap itself around the Youshui River that runs through it with buildings on both sides of the river. The…

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Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province

The city itself was previously named Dayong (大庸), and has a recorded history dating back to 221 BC. In 1992, the national forest park in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the new name of…

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Changsa, Hunan Province

Changsa, is the capital of Hunan Province. I was here 15 years ago, but it has now become a sprawling city of about 8 million and is unrecognisable to me. But, there are still pockets of the old…

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Zhouzhuang, China

September 2015, we flew from Shantou (Guandong Province) to Shanghai, about 3 hours flight. My wife, her sister and I, were accompanying my in laws to visit their old friends and business associates (whom they have not seen…

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Shantou, China

Shantou is in the province of Guangdong, China. In Sept 2015, I found myself on JetStar with my wife, her sister and parents flying from Singapore to Shantou. As my wife is a teochew, this was a trip…

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