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Located in the south of Hubei, known as "the South Gate of Hubei", Xianning has great renown for “Chibi old haunt of the Three Kingdoms, inland nuclear power city”, which has great advantages of its "mountain", "water" "geography","location","culture","scenery","energy"and the trend of development. Xianning is a suitable place to do ...[more]
location
Xianning City, attached to Hubei Province, known as “the southern gateway to Hubei”, is famous for sweet-scented os... [more]
Administrative divisions
Lying in the southeast of Hubei Province, along the south bank of the Yangtze River, and at the junction of Hunan, Hu... [more]
History
 Despite the late administrative construction of Xianning (prefecture-level city), the counties and urban districts under its administration all have a long history. The territory of today’s Xianning belonged to Jing Chu in the Xia and Shang Dynasties ( about 2200-1100 BC), Nan County in the Qin Dynasty(221-206 BC ), [more]
The Land of Xianning
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 10-01-11
 

  http://English.xianning.gov.cn 11-01-10

  In the land of Xianning,where boasts ancient towns with thousands of years, and modern buildings meanwhile;where sits back of Changjiang River and boards with three provinces;where had been divided but now has been united together. Suited in the central of China and surrounded with mountains and rivers,Xianning enjoys the diversity of resources, human beings,newly sprouted things etc on the small land. People here are hospitable and visitors around the world are willing to come.Ponds, lakes and rivers deriving form Changjiang River interlace with each other; plum blossom,orchid, bamboo and osmanthus growing in the fertile land is flourishing. The scenery of Xianning and minds of visitors often merge together in the mutual perfection of mountains and rivers.

  The truth is that beautiful women cherish the love and beautiful scenery cares about its artistic atmosphere.Xianning is the place with artistic scenery for visitors. There are Taiyi Caves for one who seeks for novelty, the ancient battlefield of Chibi for who prefers tranquility, the Lushui Lake for who likes fishing.Besides,Xianning is also famous for hot springs,osmanthus, lakes,bamboo and tea.Thousands of lakes turn bright when the moon appears,resembling the galaxy on the earth;dots of yellow flicker when osmanthus blossoms, making people seemly stand in the palace of the moon. An old saying goes that hot springs is the best water among lakes stemming from great rivers;osmanthus is the queen among flowers living in perilous peaks. Since hot spring is good for healthy and osmanthus is useful for wine-making and tea-producing.Bamboo is the spirit of trees just liking that osmanthus is the queen among flowers.As a member of three durable plants in winter( pine ,bamboo and plum blossom),bamboo is tough and tenacious, known as gentleman.Though bamboo is a must for celebrities and scholars,tea couldn't be missed in leisure times.Sado emphasize peace in heart and harmony with nature,reflecting the philosophy of life. The tea in Xianning is mild and elegant with high appeal.

  There are breathtaking peaks in mountainous region and intricate bridges in region of rivers and lakes,which contribute to the wonderful scenery of Xianning. There are cultural towns with long history,which outline the picture of ancient life and reveal the intelligence and wisdom of ancient people.There are also various kinds of oral songs and folk music,which record the sounds and country life,and mirror the optimistic minds of the people."Rock first, scissors next”, Song of Figure Guessing educates pupils through entertainments;"Pig takes wood and dog makes fire",Cock is vivid in words and beautiful in sounds.Children like children rhyme and lovers enjoy love songs.No matter where you go and no matter what you do,you will hear the folk music conveying the beauties of mountains and rivers,the feelings of love and affection. If the folk songs are too short to express the hospitality, fragrant pouch will be given as a gift indicating the happiness of life and permanence of love.Many poets and celebrities had left their stories here:Li Bai wrote a poem for the Ancient Battlefield of Three Kingdoms;Officials in Han Dynasty expressed their views of life in Yijiang Pavillion;Taoist priests talked the disciplines of nature on Jiugong Mountain.Those places are famous for these celebrities,and these celebrities increase the cultural appealing for the places in return. 

  Paizhouwan Town (located in Xianning) posses the unique position among places beside the Changjiang River,and Chibi boasts the most famous battlefield in the history.It makes people wonder the ancient stories on the battlefield,they come up to the ancient architectures,touch the railings of buildings again and again,seek for the ancient and modern sites,lament the ebb and flow of history to find an explanation. However,only the chant on boats can be heard,only war horses and shining spares can be dreamed here.Fact which has never been changed is that the wisdom of Zhuge Liang is talked from generation to generation,the historic spirit of Zhou Yu spreads to mountains over mountains.Exactly as Xiangyang and Nanyang share the fames and legends of Zhuge Liang,Xianning and Huanggang both enjoys the Ancient Battlefield of Three Kingdom.Aspirated by the loyalty of Yue Fei (famous general in Song Dynasty) and braveness of Taiping Army in Qing Dynasty,soldiers in Independent Regiment fought against Japan with their lives,Wang Shijie took charge of Wuhan University with devotion.

  All the successes and failures here were washed away by the tides of history, new achievements and developments have been under way at present.Xianning has joined the Wuhan City Circle with the integration of economy and city-construction. It provides new energy for Hubei with the advantage of Dafan nuclear power plant and Jiugong wind power plant. With bridges crossing over the river and roads leading to anywhere,the transportation in Xianning is convenient.As a result,many outstanding enterprises have settled down in Xianning,and local products are sold at home and abroad, the Lei Bamboo is even exported to Japan. The Optical cable lying under the Changjiang River offers fast and accurate information for Xianning, the idea to initiate development with diversity guides the way of prosperity. Tourism resources are optimized to boom the green economy, attracting numerous visitors to come and appealing food lovers to taste the local cuisine.The Three Gorges Experimental Dam contributes to Three Gorge a lot,China Water Margin Town becomes famous because of the book Water Margin.Visitors always come with great expectation and return with full satisfaction.They enjoy the original local food and the cozy life in Xianning.

  What a beautiful land integrated with cultures and materials!How I look forward for the developments of Xianning!

  Wrote by Li Jie


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