Xiangxi Overview

Chinese Name: 湘西 English IPA: Xiang Xi Location: Central China Population (city): 2,636,000(2016) Language: Southwest Mandarin, Jishou Dialect, Hunan Dialect Zip code: 416000 Tel code: (+86)0743 Time zone: UTC+8

Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is affiliated to Hunan Province and is the only minority autonomous prefecture in Hunan Province. It is located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, between 109°10′~110°22.5′ east longitude and 27°44.5′~29°38′ north latitude. It is located at the junction of Hunan, Hubei, Chongqing and Guizhou. Xiangxi has a long history and splendid culture. It has jurisdiction over Fenghuang County, which is one of the first batch of national historical and cultural cities and was selected as the first batch of national tourism demonstration zones in 2015. There are many cultural relics in Xiangxi. There are a large number of natural and cultural landscapes and its surrounding areas. Xiangxi is also one of the birthplaces of Wuling culture.


  • Colorful Ethnic Culture: As the only minority autonomous prefecture, Tujia and Miao ethnic groups make up nearly eighty-five percent of Xiangxi’s total population. The Miao people living in Jishou City still maintain their traditional folkways.
  • Beautiful Fenghuang Ancient Town: also known as Tuojiang Ancient Town, is a wonderful place to experience the traditional lifestyle prior to the onset of modernization. When come to Fenghuang Ancient Town, visit the historical wo0den buildings and immerse yourself in its rich ethnic culture. Of course, the night scene of Fenghuang County is very beautiful with the old buildings reflected on the river.
  • Paradise for Visitors and Photographers: Xiangxi is a place full of attractions, such as Furong Town-an old town where the Tujia ethnic minority lives in a compact community, Aizhai Bridge in Jishou City.

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Xiangxi Attractions

Characterized by spectacular landscapes, charming natural scenery and diverse ethnic customs, Xiangxi is an impressive region to visit. Fenghuang Ancient Town, known as one of "the most beautiful towns in China", is a place renowned for its natural beauty, long history, colorful ethnic culture and charming night scene. Furong Town is the door of Mengdong River waterway tour and the south gate of Mengdong River scenic spot. Furong Town is originally named Wangcun. The famous movie Furong Town acted by Liu Xianqing and Jiang Wen, the [...]

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Xiangxi Tours

When come to Xiangxi, these tours are available, such as Students Educational Tours, Xiangxi Birding Tours, Xiangxi Cycling Tours, Ethnic Culture Tours, Ethnic Minority Villages Tours, Tujia and Miao Minority Tours, Festival Tours, Group Tours. 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

Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (湘西土家族苗族自治州) is an autonomous prefecture of China. It is located in the northwest of Hunan Province, neighboring Zhangjiajie to the east and Huaihua to the south. It is also bordered by Guizhou Province and the city of Chongqing to the west and Hubei Province to the north. Xiangxi Climate Xiangxi enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 15.8-16.9℃. The weather is moderate all year round. What's more, the precipitation becomes much [...]

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Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is affiliated to Hunan Province and is the only minority autonomous prefecture in Hunan Province. It is located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, between 109°10′~110°22.5′ east longitude and 27°44.5′~29°38′ north latitude. It is located at the junction of Hunan, Hubei, Chongqing and Guizhou. How to Get to Xiangxi By Air Although there is no airport in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, people can get to Zhangjiajije or Tongren by airport, where are close to Xiangxi. [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Xiangxi, 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 Xiangxi. Spring Dragon Festival(春龙节) Time: February 2 of Lunar Calendar Location: Xiangxi, Hunan The Chunlong Festival, or Spring Dragon Festival falls on the second day of the second month on Chinese Lunar calendar, or [...]

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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 Xiangxi Tour. 1. Useful Numbers of Xiangxi Fire 119 Police 110 Ambulance 120 Consumers' Complaint 12315 Weather 12121 Jishou Railway Station 0743-8224879  Jishou Bus Station 0743-8224879 2. Expresses and Post Offices in Xiangxi Xiangxi Prefecture Post Office(湘西州邮政) Add: No. 2 West Wuling Road(武陵西路2号) Tel: (0743)8235185 Hexi Post Office(河溪邮政所) Add: Jishou City, Xiangxi, Hunan(湖南省湘西土家族苗族自治州吉首市) Tel: (0743)8641314 Post Office in East Wuling Road(武陵东路营业所) Add: No. 50 East Wuling Road(武陵东路50号) Tel: (0743)8231756 ZTO Express(中通快递) [...]

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Useful Maps

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

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Xiangxi Accommodation

As a tourist city, Xiangxi 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 Xiangxi Recommended Luxury Hotels: Xiangxi Yangguang International Hotel(湘西阳光国际酒店) Add: No. 8 Wulingshan Avenue, Jishou Economic Development Zone, Xiangxi, Hunan(湖南省湘西土家族苗族自治州吉首市经济开发区武陵山大道8号) Tel: (0743)2868888 Kailai Grand Hotel(凯莱大饭店) Add: Southeast [...]

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