Shiyan travel guide

Shiyan in brief Located in the northwest of Hubei Province, Yichang city owns an area of 23,600 square kilometers and a population of 3.34 million. It is a typical mountain city nestled on the flood plains of Han River between Qinling Mountain and Ba Mountain. Yichang has jurisdiction over five counties, one county-level city (Danjiangkou City), an economic-technical development zone and Wudangshan Tourism Economic Zone. As the fourth largest city of Hubei Province, Shiyan was selected as the sole National Garden City in Chinas inland mountain area. Its iconic Wudang Mountain offers amazing sights of ancient architectural complex, 72 peaks, 36 canyons, 24 ravines, 11 caves and so forth, being a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Taoist shrine. The source of central route of the famous South-North Water Transfer Project is Danjiangkou Reservoir of Shiyan, the largest artificial freshwater lake in Asia covering1000 square kilometers. Shiyan also boasts an important base for automobile production and auto parts production. Dongfeng Motor was originally headquartered there. In addition, Yichang is a great place for archaeological research with many ancient fossils in Yunxian County. ...More information about Shiyan »

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