Situated in the northwest part of Hunan Province in central China, Changde is a prefecture-level city known for its nearby scenic nature sites. The Sheraton Changde Wuling Hotel is ideally located at the intersection of Liuye Avenue and Zaoguo Road. Changde Train Station and a bus station are five minutes from the hotel by car. Changde Taohuayuan Airport (CGD) can be reached in 30 minutes.
Changde has a long history spanning more than 2,200 years. The area’s many attractions include the cultural relics of Chengtoushan, China’s earliest and best-preserved ancient city, and Jiashan Temple. During the day, take a stroll along Yuanjiang River to view the beautiful inscriptions on Poem Wall, which stretches for three kilometers and has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is especially picturesque in the evening when illuminated by neon lighting. Explore the peaceful Baimahu Park, or paddle around the lake on a paddleboat at Binhu Park.
Just one hour by car from the hotel, Taohuayuan is a top tourist attraction. Filled with temple pavilions and stone inscriptions, this scenic area is particularly popular during the Peach Blossom Festival, held annually at the end of March. Forming part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and its gigantic sandstone pillars are sights to behold. Located approximately two hours from the hotel, it was the setting for the film Avatar. Visitors can choose to walk up the stairs or take a ride to the peak on an outdoor elevator. Home to numerous historic sites and the Dragon King Cave, one of China’s oldest and largest, nearby Shimen County is also noteworthy.
Play a round of golf with colleagues or friends at Taohuayuan Golf Club, which is only 8 kilometers from the hotel. In addition to Hunan’s delectable spicy and aromatic cuisine, visitors should not miss Changde’s most famous local delicacy: a salted duck dish called jiangbanya. The indigenous rice noodles with beef and local tea are also delicious.
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