Hubei Tourism Cities

Xianning Travel Guide


Xianning City is located in the south of Hubei Province and the middle of the south bank reaches the Yellow River. It neighbors Huangshi and Jingzhou. The city and is bounded to the south by Jiangxi Province and borders Hunan Province to the west. Known as "the South Gate of Hubei", Xianning has great renown for “Chibi old haunt of the Three Kingdoms, inland nuclear power city”, which has great advantages of its "mountain", "water" "geography","location","culture","scenery","energy"and the trend of development. Xianning is a suitable place to do business, to live and to visit, and also a city full of strength , vitality, and charm.

Facts of Xianning

Chinese Name: 咸宁 (xián níng)
Population: 2,780,000  
Area: 9,861 square kilometers (2,862 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han 
Administrative Division : 1 district - Xian'an; 4 counties (Jiayu, Tongcheng, Chongyang, Tongshan); 1 county-level city - Chibi  

Seat of the City Government: 8, Xianning Road, Wenquan Economical and technological Development Zone, Xian'an District,Xianning City,Hubei Province


History of Xianning

During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the central government established Yong'an Town in the area, and it was promoted as Yong'an County. This was in order to avoid mistaking it with the Yong'an Mausoleum of the Emperor Taizu in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Xianning was named after Xian'an with similar meaning with the former one, Yong'an. 

In December 1998, with the approval of the State Council, Xianning Region was disbanded and became Xianning City. Besides, the original Xianning City (a county-level city) was disbanded and became Xian’an District.


What to see in Xianning?

Xianning is a livable city with a beautiful ecological environment. 52.3% of forest coverage rate makes Xianning  the "Natural Oxygen Bar". Good air quality index and green ecological environment has become the sign of Xianning. Xianning has been  authorized province-level “civilized city”,“ hygiene city”, “garden city”and one of the national 200 most livable cities. Xianning owns a high prestige with its "beautiful mountains, clear water, fragrant osmanthus, green bamboo, warm springs, and fascinating caves". There are some tourist attractions like Jiugong Mount, Lushuihu Lake, Chibi ancient battlefield of the Three Kingdoms, Taiyi Cave,Yinshui Cave, Bamboo Park. Especially the rich hot spring resources make Xianning outstanding at home and abroad. It is worthy of the name “the Wonderland on Earth” .At present, Biguiyuan Group, Sanjiang Space Group, China Travel Group and other large enterprises have invested about 20 billion yuan in Xianning. A world-class tourist leisure city will be emerging,with a great taste and distinctive features.

Jiugong MountainChibi Battle SiteYinshui Cave
    Jiugong Mountain
    Ancient Chibi Battlefield Site          Yinshui Cave 
Tiayi CaveLiujia BridgeXianning Hot Spring Valley
    Taiyi Cave Scenic Area          Liujia Bridge
              Xianning Hotspring Valley 
Luhu Lake
      Sanjiang Forest Hotspring         Lushui Lake

When to visit Xianning?

The southern part of Xianning is higher than the north. Lake and river alluvial plains are found in the north-west. Xianning also has low mountains and hill regions in its center, with medium high mountains lying in its southern part. The southern part of Xianning is higher than the north. Lake and river alluvial plains are found in the north-west. Xianning also has low mountains and hill regions in its center, with medium high mountains lying in its southern part.


How to get to Xianning?

Xianning is an open city with convenient transportation. Xianning is located in Central China hinterland, to the south bank of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River,and at the joint center of three provinces of Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi ,with its east to the north of Jiangxi, south to Hunan, west facing Jingchu, and north to Wuhan. It’s about 1000 kilometers by air from different metropolitans like Beijing, Shanghai,Guangzhou and Chengdu to Xianning-the core city of Wuhan city circle. It has the advantage  of  convenient  transportation.

Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway, State Road 106 and 107,Hang-Rui Expressway and Daguang Expressway which is being constructed run through the city. Across the territory, the 138-kilometre-long golden waterway of the Yangtze River flows to the east. The will-be-on Wu-Guang high speed railway makes it only 15 minutes from Xianning to Wuhan, only 3 hours to Guangzhou. The expressway and Wuhan-Xianning intercity railway, which will be started, makes it more convenient from Xianning to Wuhan. With the advantages of wonderful location and convenient transportation, Xianning becomes the confluence of Wuhan city circle and the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan city group "two-type society" construction,the crucial base of Hubei to undertake coastal industrial transfer, the important growing point of Hubei to emerge quickly in the central part.

Leaving Wuhan along the 107 National Highway, it is only 90 minutes drive to Xianning; it takes 25 minutes by high speed train.
Here are the addresses of the main bus stations in downtown area:
Long-distance Bus Station: 179, Huaide Road, Xian'an District
Xianning Bus Station: 17, Chang'an Road, Xian'an District
Wenquan Central Bus Station: Yinquan Road, Wenquan Chalukou (Intersection), Xian'an District


Xianning Travel Tips

It is regarded as the City of Hot Spring because many hot springs are scattered in Xianning.

Special Local Products: laurel flower, tea, ramie, bamboo

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0715-8260848  
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch Office: 37, Ganhe Road, Xian'an District
China Post Branch Office: 47, Wenquan Road, Xian'an District

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