is in the northwest of Hunan Province, at the eastern foot of Wuling
Mountain. It is the capital of the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Nationalities
Autonomous Prefecture. The tourism facilities and area strongly features
the customs of the Miao ethnic group.
Located in Yongshun County, it is about 90 km west from Zhangjiajie
Tranquil, with deep water and karst land forms, the tourism area covers
A 2,000 year old village at the juncture
ofthe Mengdong and Yuanshui rivers. It was a capital of minority headmen
in the past. Tourists will find a 2.5-km-long street paved with stone
slabs, an ancient wall built with stone slabs and exotic buildings in
which the Tujia ethnic group lives.
It is about 15 km west of Jishou and is surrounded
by precipitous mountains. The north side rises vertically to a height
of 440 meters, witha70 to 90 degree gradient. It is the most dangerous
section of the Hunan-Sichuan highway.
It is about 24 km from the western suburb of Jishou and is home to the
Miao minority. Close to it are 12 imposing waterfalls that have a drop
of over 190 meters.
Ancient Town of Fenghuang
It has Ming and Qing style architecture and is about 53 km south of
Jishou The intersecting stone-paved streets are unsophisticated but
elegant. Along Tuojiang River are mostly houses with flying eaves. More
than 100 ancient buildings including the Wenchang Pavilion, the Tianwang
Temple, the Qifeng Temple, the Dacheng Hall and the Chaoyang Palace
can be found in the town.