Enshi City, capital of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, is situated in the southwest region of Hubei Province.As a rising tourism industry region,Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is bordered by Chongqing in the north and west, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hunan Province in the south and in neighborhood of Shennongjia Nature Reserve in the northeast and Yichang City in the east.
Facts of Enshi
Full Name: Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Chinese Name: 恩施土家族苗族自治州 (ēn shī tǔ jiā zú miáo zú zì zhì zhōu)
Area: 9,420 square miles (24,398 square kilometers)
Nationalities: Tujia, Miao, Han
The prefecture of Enshi stands in the extension of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Southwest-to-northeast mountain ranges of Wushan, Qiyue, Wuling and Dalou zigzag through the prefecture. The north, southeast and northwest areas are higher in altitude and the terrain slopes downward to the south and central regions.
Special Local Products: raw lacquer, herb medicine, tung oil, tobacco leaves, tea.
The Prefecture of Enshi has 6 counties (Jianshi, Badong, Xuan'en, Xianfeng, Laifeng, Hefeng); 2 county-level cities (Enshi, Lichuan).
Seat of the Prefecture Government: No.14, Lane 1, Wuyang Jie
History of Enshi
The history of the area can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC) as the domain of Bazi Kingdom. Through thousand years of changes, the present territory of the city was basically fixed up in 1925. It was called Exi (Western Hubei) Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture and changed to be Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture ten years later.
|Enshi Grand Canyon||Tenglong Cave||Enshi Tusi City|
|The Site of Tangya Tusi Domain||Qingjiang Gallery Scenic Area||Dashuijing Ancient House|
When to visit Enshi ?
The prefecture of Enshi bears a subtropical mountain climate distinctly influenced by monsoon. Weather there is humid and moderate all year round. The city is seldom bothered by extreme heat in midsummer and chilliness in midwinter. It is usually foggy and rainy. With complex landform and an average altitude around 1,000 meters (3,281 feet), temperature varies greatly as the height and terrain change. The annual average temperature of regions between 300-1800 meters (984-5,906 feet) above the sea level maintains around 17.4C-7.8C (63.3F-46F).
The best time to visit Enshi is all around the year.But it is best to avoid traveling to Hubei Province in July and August for the sultry weather, and for Enshi, April and May are the best periods to visit.
How to get there ?
Enshi City,capital of Enshi Tujia & Miao Autonomous Prefeture, is located in southwest Hubei Provicne, South Central China.It is bordered by Chongqing in the north and west, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hunan Province in the south and in neighborhood of Shennongjia Nature Reserve in the northeast and Yichang City in the east.Today,travelers can take visit the city by flights, trains, and bus...Read More