History of Enshi
The history of Enshi can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476 BC) as the domain of Bazi Kingdom. Through thousand years of changes, the territory of present Enshi 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.
What to see in Enshi?
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.With lots of natural sceneries and historical sites, Eshi is a rising toursim city of China's Hubei Province.
|Enshi grand Canyon||Tenglong Cave||Shennong Stream|
|Enshi Tusi City||Tangya Tusi Domain||Dashuijing Architecture Group|
Enshi is a home of Tujia and Miao Ethnic Minorities.There are 27 nationalities living in Enshi, including Tujia, Miao, Han and Dong. Surrounded by mountains at all sides, the beautiful natural scenes and unique folkways of Enshi are well preserved.
When to visit Enshi ?
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.
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).
It is all around the year to visit Enshi.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 to Enshi ?
Enshi 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.
Enshi Railway Station
Enshi Xujiaping Airport