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Holiday Destination: Yueyang

Yueyang is a prefecture level city at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, South Central China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake. The city's most famous attraction is the Yueyang Tower. Dongting Lake, which stretches vastly into the skyline, is like a fancy satin belt encircling the ancient city of Yueyang.Its lovely scenery and cluster of places of historical interest draw large numbers of Chinese and overseas tourists every year. It was heavily fortified, with walls 4 miles in circumference, and became the seat of the military prefecture of Yueyang, whence its present name. During the Taiping Rebellion, its capture by the rebels in AD 1852 was an important stage in their advance up the Yangtze River valley to Nanjing. n the long process of history, Yueyang Tower has attracted numerous literati, where they composed poems and appreciated the fascinating scenery, making the tower become a cultural landmark of Yueyang City.


Summer 32.5 °C (90.5 °F), Winter 2.1 °C (35.8 °F)

Tourist Season

May to October is best for tourism.


Hotels and Resorts.

General Information Of Yueyang

  • Land Area: 5,751 sq mi (14,896 km2)
  • Population: 54 Lakh.
  • Capital City: Hunan.
  • Language: Chinese and English.

Tourist Attraction in or Near by Yueyang

Yangtze River

The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. The glaciers on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze River flows through a wide array of ecosystems and is itself habitat to several endemic and endangered species including the Chinese alligator and the Yangtze sturgeon. For thousands of years, people have used the river for water, irrigation, sanitation, transportation, industry, boundary-marking and war. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world.

Yueyang Pavilion

The Yueyang Pavilion is located above the city's Western Gate with Dongting Lake located in the west. Miluo River, which is located on the east side of Dongting Lake. The famous patriot Qu Yuan who lived between 340 BC and 278 BC during the Warring States Period is worthy of mention here as he finally plunged himself into the Miluo River. Each year people along the Miluo River hold a grand Dragon Boat Race in memory of Qu Yuan during the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.

Dongting Lake

Dongting Lake is a large, shallow lake in northeastern Hunan province, China. It is a flood basin of the Yangtze River. Hence the lake's size depends on the season. The provinces of Hubei and Hunan are named after their location relative to the lake: Hubei means North of the Lake and Hunan means South of the Lake in Chinese. Dongting Lake is famous in Chinese culture as the place of origin of Dragon boat racing. It is the site of Junshan island, and is a home to the Finless Porpoise, which is endangered in China. The characteristic green tea produced here is Junshan Yinzhen Tea, a tea that enjoys a great reputation both home and abroad. The Dongting Gold Tortoise is a small creature native to the Island, and good for medicinal purposes.

Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower is an ancient Chinese tower in Yueyang, Hunan Province, on the shore of Lake Dongting. Alongside the Pavilion of Prince Teng and Yellow Crane Tower, it is one of the Three Great Towers of Jiangnan. This inspection tower, then called the Ba Ling Tower after the nearby city of Ba Ling, was the first incarnation of Yueyang Tower.

Miluo Rive

The Miluo River is an important river in the Dongting Lake watershed. It is famous as the location of the ritual suicide in 278 BC of Qu Yuan, a poet of Chu state during the Warring States period, in protest against the corruption of the era. Originating in Xiushui County of Jiangxi province, the Miluo river is about 400 km long. It passes Pingjiang county in Hunan and empties into Dongting Lake in Miluo city. The river is formed by the confluence of the Mi and Luo rivers, of which the Mi river is the main branch. The two rivers become the Miluo river after joining in Daqiuwan Miluo city.


Bus Terminal in or Near by

Yueyang Bus Station

Baling Middle Road
Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Lianyun Bus Station

532 Zhanqian Road
Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Yueyang Bus Station

Rongxin Roadbr/> Yueyang, Hunan, China

Dongting Bus Station

Dongting Avenue
Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Airports in or Near by

Huanghua Airport: For international and domestic flights.

Railway Stations

Yueyang Railway Station

Nanhu Avenue
Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Yueyang East Railway Station Parking Lot

Jinfengqiao Road
Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Yueyang North Railway Station

Wangjun Road
Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Yueyang East Railway Station

Yueyanglou, Yueyang, Hunan, China

Yunxi Railway Station

Yunxi South Road
Yunxi, Yueyang, Hunan, China

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