Hunan Travel Tips

1. Useful Numbers

Here are Hunan useful telephone numbers and postcodes of Hunan for you to have a good Hunan Tour.

China International country code number 0086
Ambulance 120
Fire 119
Police 110
Check Telephone Number 114
Traffic Accidents 122
Weather Report 12121, 96121
Federal Express 4008891888
EMS 11183
ZJS 400-678-9000
Bank of China 95566
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 95588
China Bank of Construction 95533
Agricultural Bank of China 95599

2. Post Codes, Admin Codes and Area Codes in Hunan

Administrative Divisions Post Code

Admin Code

Area Code
Changsha 410011 430100 0731
Zhuzhou 412000 430200 0731
Xiangtan 411100 430300 0731
Hengyang 421001 430400 0734
Shaoyang 422000 430500 0739
Yueyang 414000 430600 0730
Changde 415000 430700 0736
Zhangjiajie 427000 430800 0744
Yiyang 413000 430900 0737
Loudi 417000 431300 0738
Chenzhou 423000 431000 0735
Yongzhou 425000 431100 0746
Huaihua 418000 431200 0745
Xiangxi 416000 433100 0743

3. Best Time to Visit

Hunan is a place with four distinct seasons. Therefore, it is suitable to visit all year round. Whenever visitors come here, they always have different experience in different seasons.

  • Spring: Everything comes back to life in Spring and it is moderate, which is the best time to visit Hunan. All the plants turns green and flowers are blooming.
  • Summer: It is the best time to visit Xiangxi and it is the peak season for visitors.
  • Autumn: It is a harvest seasonVisitors can enjoy the golden rice fields.
  • Winter: It is beautiful when some places are covered with snow, such as Xiangxi, Hengyang. 

4. Things to Do

South Hunan

  • Chenzhou: it was the cradle for Southern Hunan Uprising. Mao Zedong, Zhu De, Chen Yi and other old generation proletariat revolutionaries all had their glorious footprints left here. What's more, it is the paradise for visitors. There are many famous scenic spots featuring mountains and waters, such as Suxian Mountain Ridge, Dongjiang River, Feitian Mountain, Mang Mountain in Yizhang County.
  • HengyangMt. Hengshan is the southern mountain of China's Five Sacred Mountains and symbolizes the co-existence of Buddhism and Taoism. It is also known as 'Longevity Mountain' and is the core scenic spot in the region.
  • Yongzhou: When come to Yongzhou, these attractions are must-see, such as Jiuyi Mountain, Shanggantang Village, and Forest of Steles in Wuxi.

Central Hunan

  • ChangshaHunan Provincial Museum has five permanent exhibitions in its permanent collection, among which the Mawangdui Han Tomb exhibition is an important part of the museum's permanent collection. Mount Yuelu Scenic Area is a mountainous area characterized by jagged peaks and an old, but dense forest, and by a valley with rivers and lakes that abound in flora and fauna. It is  a cultural-historical site, and also a site of revolutionary monuments. Yuelu Academy is the most ancient academy in China. It was established in A.D 960, Northern Song Dynasty. In AD 1015, the academy became famous for the highest-quality study base. Orange Isle in the Xiangjiang River formed in the 305 AD, covered by the flourished and aged trees. The name of isle was derived from a famous poem of Chairman Mao Zedong, also well-known for its product, the orange. 
  • Zhuzhou: Yandi Mausoleum is the burial place of Yan Emperor Shennong, the ancestor of the Chinese nation. Zhuzhou Radio and Television Town is must-see.
  • Xiangtan: The Former Residence of Mao Zedong is one of the national AAAA scenic spots. Dongtai Mountain National Forest Park is the only national forest park in Xiangtan City. 

North Hunan

  • Yueyang: Yueyang Tower(岳阳楼), located on the city wall of the west gate of the ancient city in Yueyang city, Hunan province, China, Yueyang Tower faces Junshan Island and overlooks Dongting Lake, being exquisite and imposing. 
  • ChangdeTaohuayuan Scenic Area, also known as Peach Blossom Land, is located in Taoyuan County, Changde City. Changde Poem Wall is a 3-kilometer-long anti-flood dyke alongside the Yuanjiang River, which is engraved with poems, calligraphy and painting. 
  • Yiyang: Taohua (Peach Blossom) River is dotted with many fine landscapes. 

Northwest Hunan

Southwest Hunan

  • Shaoyang: Huangsang Nature Reserve is famous for the antique environment and flourishing vegetation. Mt. Langshan is a national geopark. 
  • Loudi: Ziquejie Terraces are mapped on the hills like green waves rolling among mountains.

5. Dressing Tips

  • Spring: wind coat, jacket and thin sweaters.
  • Summer: In order to get a comfortable trip to Fenghuang in summer, these things are necessary, such as T-shirt, shorts, a light coat, sunglasses, a sun hat, a pair of hiking shoes. Of course, the mosquito repellant and raincoat are your best choices.
  • Autumn: wind coat, jacket and thin sweaters.
  • Winter:  thick coat and sweater, cotton wadded jacket.

6. How to Get to Hunan

There are many ways for you to get to Hunan, namely, by air, train, long-distance bus, ship.