Huaihua Overview

Chinese Name: 怀化 English IPA: Huai Hua Location: Western Hunan Population (city): 4,960,000(2017) Language: Western Mandarin, Hunan Dialect Zip code: 418000 Tel code: (+86)0745 Time zone: UTC+8

Huaihua, also known as “Hecheng(鹤城)”, anciently known as “Hezhou(鹤州)” and “Wuxi(五溪)”, is a prefecture-level city in Hunan Province, a national comprehensive transportation hub city, a central city and a node city of the Wulingshan Economic Cooperation Zone. Since ancient times, it has been known as “the gateway to Guizhou and Yunnan” and “the throat of Hunan”. It is the “bridgehead” leading to the southwest of China’s central and eastern regions.


  • Colorful Ethnic Culture: Among the permanent residents of the city in 2016, the Han nationality was 2,909,659, accounting for 61.36%; the ethnic minority population was 1,832,289, accounting for 38.64%, including TujiaMiao,, Yao, Dong.
  • Paradise for Visitors and Photographers: There are many attractions in Huaihua, such as the Memorial Hall for the Victory of the Anti-Japanese War in Zhijiang County, Lisu Park in Huitong County, and the Former Residence of Xiang Jingxu in Xupu County. Places of historic interest and scenic spots include a batch of Huaihua Ancient Village, Furong Tower in Qiancheng Ancient Town of Hongjiang City, Huilong Bridge in Tongdao County, and Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town.
  • Best Place for Food Lovers: Huaihua not only has beautiful sceneries, but also the food of Huaihua can capture your heart and stomach quickly. Spicy, is the feature of Hunan Cuisine.

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Huaihua Attractions

Characterized by spectacular landscapes, charming natural scenery and diverse ethnic customs, Huaihua is an impressive region to visit. With a history of 2,200 years, Qianyang Ancient Town was established in 202 BC, 1,400 years earlier than Dayan Ancient Town of Yunnan and 900 years earlier than Fenghuang Ancient Town. The history of Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn period (770BC-476BC). It was taken shape in the most prosperous period of the Tang Dynasty (713-766) and [...]

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Huaihua Tours

When come to Huaihua, these tours are available, such as Huaihua Birding Tour, Huaihua Cycling Tour, Ethnic Culture Tour, Ethnic Minority Villages Tour, Tujia and Miao Minority Tour, Festival Tour, Group Tour. There are some tours in the following for your reference. Of course, China Dragon Tours can always customize the best tours for you according to your requirements. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Huaihua(怀化) is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Hunan Province. It covers 27,564 square kilometers and is bordered by Xiangxi to the northwest; Zhangjiajie, Changde to the north; Yiyang, Loudi and Shaoyang to the east; Guilin and Liuzhou of Guangxi to the south; Qiandongnan, Tongren of Guizhou to the southwest. Huaihua Climate Huaihua City enjoys a mid-subtropical monsoon climate zone with four distinct seasons, no cold in winter, no heat in summer, abundant [...]

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Huaihua, also known as "Hecheng(鹤城)", anciently known as "Hezhou(鹤州)" and "Wuxi(五溪)", is a prefecture-level city in Hunan Province, a national comprehensive transportation hub city, a central city and a node city of the Wulingshan Economic Cooperation Zone. Since ancient times, it has been known as “the gateway to Guizhou and Yunnan” and “the throat of Hunan”. It is the “bridgehead” leading to the southwest of China's central and eastern regions. How to Get to Huaihua By Air Huaihua Zhijiang Airport(怀化芷江机场) (IATA: HJJ, ICAO: ZGCJ) is an airport [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Huaihua, a place with many ethnic minorities, has many unique folk festivals and the strong customs, which have become the major scenery line of Hunan Tourism. Although there are many traditional festivals in China, the most exciting is undoubtedly unique festivals for tourism. Here, China Dragon Tours will introduce the representative ethnic festivals in Huaihua. Jingzhou Waxberry Festival(靖州草莓节) Time: June 3-30 Location: Jingzhou, Hunan Jingzhou is known as the  "Hometown of Waxberry in China". At present, the county has planted 100,000 mu of waxberry. The Jingzhou Waxberry [...]

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Travel Tips

In order to provide a comfortable tour for visitors, China Dragon Tours provides the detailed information about useful numbers, hospitals, banks, post offices and expresses and other information related to Huaihua Tour. 1. Useful Numbers of Huaihua Fire 119 Police 110 Ambulance 120 Consumers' Complaint 12315 Weather 12121 Airport Information Center 0745-6838888 Huaihua South Bus Station Inquiry Office 0745-2260215 Huaihua East Bus Station 0745- 2234871 Huaihua West Bus Station 0745-2222954 2. Expresses and Post Offices in Huaihua Huaihua Post Office(怀化市邮政局) Address: No. 118 South Renmin Road, Hecheng District, Huaihua, Hunan(湖南省怀化市鹤城区人民南路118号) Tel: (0745)2239677 Shimen Sub-branch Post Office(石门邮政支局) Address: Southeast 50 meters of Zijincheng, Huaidong Road(怀东路资金城东南50米) [...]

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Useful Maps

If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. Our Huaihua maps cover different types of useful maps including Huaihua Location Map, Huaihua Map, Huaihua Attraction Map, Huaihua Transportation Map, and so on to help you better understand about Huaihua and plan your Huaihua tour. [...]

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Huaihua Accommodation

As a tourist city, Huaihua has enough big hotels and small hotels. Here we have selected several hotels for you based on good service and the best location. Since each hotel offers a comfortable environment and reasonable prices, any choice you make is worth it. China Dragon Tours will always find the most suitable hotels for you. Where to Stay in Huaihua Recommended Deluxe and Upscale Hotels: Jinlei International Hotel(金磊国际酒店) Add: East of Hutian Avenue, Hecheng District, Huaihua, Hunan(湖南省怀化市鹤城区湖天大道东) Tel: (0745)2222223 Jiahe Zhizun Hotel(珈禾至尊酒店) Add: Pengcheng Building, Hecheng District, Huaihua, [...]

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