Zixing City and Dongjiang Lake Walking Tour, Central China’s Amazing Small City

Zixing City, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Hunan Province, is managed by Chenzhou City and is located in the southeast of Hunan Province.

It got its name because the old county seat in the Tang Dynasty was located on the Bank of Zixing River (now Dongjiang Lake), and it is one of the birthplaces of Chen merchants.

Zixing City is located in the upper reaches of Leishui in the Xiangjiang River Basin, at the western foot of the Luoxiao Mountains and the southern end of the Chayong Basin, at the junction of Hunan, Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces.

It is adjacent to Guidong County and Yanling County of Zhuzhou City in the east, Rucheng County and Yizhang County in the south, Suxian District in the west, and Yongxing and Anren Counties in the north.

The total area is 2746.79 square kilometers.

According to the seventh census data, as of 0:00 on November 1, 2020, the permanent population of Zixing City is 322,990.

Zixing City belongs to the southern subtropical area of mid-subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests, mainly pine forests, fir forests, camellia oleifera forests, miscellaneous wood forests, and bamboo forests.

There are various vegetation types and lush growth. By 2012, there were 3.0633 million mu of forest land, 3.195 million mu of forest area, a forest coverage rate of 70.2%, and a total timber stock volume of 11.2 million cubic meters.

Zixing City has beautiful mountains and rivers, charming scenery, suitable climate, cultural landscape and natural landscape complement each other, and rich tourism resources spread all over the city. Scenic spots and tourism resources rank first in Chenzhou, and it is also one of the few counties and cities in the whole province.

Zixing’s tourism resources mainly have three characteristics: First, it is rich in resources, complete in categories, comprehensive and participatory. It is dominated by natural scenery of mountains and rivers, integrating natural and cultural landscapes such as mountains, water, lakes, temples, islands, caves, villages, rafting, dams, forests, gardens, stones, hot springs, hunting, and water entertainment. Viewing, but also a strong participatory.

There are many characteristic resources. It better brings together the advantages of famous, new, special, strange and dangerous, and the characteristics of majestic, strange, secluded and wild, reflecting the development trend and direction of the two modern world tourism of “participation” and “entertainment”.

It is the best combination point of static sightseeing tourism and dynamic participatory tourism.

Dongjiang Lake Scenic Tourist Area is located in Zixing City, Hunan Province. It is a national-level scenic spot, a national AAAA-level tourist area, the first batch of national eco-tourism demonstration areas, and a national wetland park.

The rivers and lakes are pure and vast, with a total area of 160 square kilometers and a water storage capacity of 8.12 billion cubic meters.

It has the reputation of “Oriental Switzerland”. Its water is clear and clean, and all 96 indicators have reached the national first-class drinking water standard, which can be directly drunk. The air in the scenic area is fresh, rich in negative oxygen ions and a variety of plant essences, negative oxygen ions.


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0:00 Intro
1:39 Around Dongjiang Lake
17:57 the stunning cave on the island
39:54 Downtown Area Walking Tour
1:10:15 Downtown driving tour


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