Yueyang City is situated in the northeast of Hunan Province, also at the confluence of Dongting Lake and the Yangtze River. With an area of 15,000 square kilometers and a population of 5.5115 million, it consists of four districts (Yuanyanglou, Junshan, Yunxi, Quqyuan), two cities (Linxiang, Miluo) and four counties(Huarong, Yueyang, Pingjiang, Xiangyin).
Yueyang is an important city open to foreign investment. has been famous in China for the picturesque Dongting Lake and gorgeous Yueyang Tower since ancient times. Dongting Lake, which stretches vastly into the skyline, is like a fancy satin belt encircling the ancient city of Yueyang. In Yueyang Tower, Fan Zhongyan, an outstanding official in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), sighed with feeling and said: “Be the first to worry about the affairs of the nation and the last to enjoy oneself." The tower stands on the ancient city, and looks down at Dongting Lake with a vast expanse of water covered by mist and fog. In 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. The Miluo River where QuYuan, a great patriotic poet in ancient China drowned himself for the country is still flowing silently. Strolling along Qu Yuan Shrine, only in Woken Man Pavilion and Lament Altar, tourists will feel the poet's loyalty to the country from every piece of grass, every tree, table and coup
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It is also a 2,500-year-old cultural city. Its lovely scenery and cluster of places of historical interest draw large numbers of Chinese and overseas tourists every year.Yueyang is a newly rising industrial city, with the production of petrochemicals as its leading industry. There are now five other pillar industries in the city—feed grains, pharmaceuticals, textiles, building materials and paper making. Yueyang’s principal economic indices rank second in the province.
The city has convenient transport. The railway between Beijing and Guangzhou, the expressway from Beijing to Zhuzhou and the No.107 national highway run from north to south through Yueyang. The Yangtze River flows through the city from west to east. The new Dongting lake bridge and the Yangtze River bridge at Jingzhou connect the city with the western part of Hubei Province and the eastern part of Chongqing Municipality. Chenglingji is the city’s natural harbor on the river.Thanks to its time-honored culture, Yueyang's modernization drive is developing vigorously. With the World Dragon Boat Racing Championship as the representative to display the city's image, Yueyang is marching toward the world with a brand-new look, and attracting friends from all over the world with its unique glamour.
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