Xiangyang City is situated in the northwest of Hubei Province, South Central China. Xiangyang ,formerly Xiangfan, is in the middle reaches of the Han River, which flows through and divides Xiangyang into northern and southern parts. It neighbors Yichang in the south and Henan Province in the north. Wuhan is 347 kilometers from it.
Facts of Xiangyang
Chinese Name: 襄阳 (xiāng yáng)
Area: 19,724 square kilometers (7,615 square miles)
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Xiangcheng, Fancheng, Xiangzhou); 3 counties (Nanzhang, Gucheng, Baokang); 3 county-level cities (Zaoyang, Yicheng, Laohekou)
History of Xiangyang
History: Xiangyang was the combination of Fancheng and Xiangzhou. The former one was formed in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-771BC), and the Xiangzhou was first built in the early Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). The city was established in 1950.
What to see in Xingyang?
The terrain of Xiangyang is higher in the west and lower in the east. The western part is made up of mountains and the eastern is low mountains and hills. The Han River flow eastward through the city and divides it into northern and southern city areas.
| Xiangyang Ancient City||Longzhong Scenic Zone||Shennongjia Forestry District|
|Mi Ancestral Temple||The King Xiang Mansion||Guangde Temple|
|Tang City in Xiangyang||Lumen Mountain||Spring and Autumn Village|
When to visit Xiangyang?
Xiangyang enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with annual average temperature of about 16 C (61 F). The temperature goes up quickly in spring, and rainstorms may sometimes attack this area in summer. Continued cloudy and rainy weather usually happens in autumn.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Xiangyang.
How to get to Xiangyang?
1. Xiangyang Airport is 18 kilometers (11 miles) northeast of downtown, operating flights to some major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xian and Chongqing.
2. Wuhan can be reached within five or six hours from this city by train and visitors can make a round trip in the same day by train or by bus between them.
3. Note: If visitors plan to stay a little longer, the Shennongjia Nature Reserve is suggested to their tourist schedule. The scenic spot is 274 kilometers (170 miles) from Xiangyang, about 4 hours' ride.
Xiangyang Tarvel Tips
Special Local Products:
kohlrahi (Da Tou Cai: a kind of brassica vegetable with tubers as the edible part)
Yicheng dried salted duck
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0710-3555282
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0710-3240754