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About Yueyang

Yueyang was called Baling in ancient times, and is also known as Bazhou. It is located in the lower reaches of Xiangjiang River in the northeast of Hunan Province, at the estuary of Dongting Lake into the Yangtze River. Perhaps the most famous thing in Yueyang is the Yueyang Tower on the edge of Dongting Lake. Fan Zhongyan composed "Yueyang Tower Notes" in the Northern Song Dynasty and made it famous. In addition, there are scenic spots such as Junshan Island, Lingwu Mountain, Quzi Memorial, Tieshan Reservoir and Dayunshan National Forest Park. There are also revolutionary memorial sites such as the former site of the Pingjiang Uprising and the Ren Bishi Memorial Hall.

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Yueyang Tower
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The Yueyang Tower is located in Yueyang City, Hunan Province. Near the shore of Dongting Lake, the Pavilion is one of the Three Great Towers of Jiangnan. It was made famous by the author Fan Zhongyan’s Memorial to Yueyang Tower. When you climb the tower, you will overlook the misty and watery expanse of Dongting Lake. If you are familiar with Fan's Memorial to Yueyang Tower, one of its famous lines may echo in your ears: “First be concerned with the worries of the world and then you can rejoice in its joys.” In addition to climbing the tower to gaze into the distance and reflect on ancient times, the architectural structure of the tower itself is also worth a look. The entire structure is built without a single metal nail or support beam, and the top of the tower is extremely unique.
Junshan Island
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Junshan is a small island in Dongting Lake—a lake which stretches over 400 kilometers. It is on the opposite side of the famous Yueyang Building. The island is shaded by lush greenery and has a large lakeside wetland. There are many places of interest on the island, such as Xiangfei's Tomb and the Two Ladies' Tombs. Xiangfei's Tomb is built to commemorate Xiangfei, and the Two Ladies' Tomb is built to commemorate the two concubines who are buried here.
South Lake
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Named Yong Lake in ancient times, the South Lake is listed as a provincial natural scenic reserve. It is also the race course of the international dragon boat race. Dragon Hill is located on the south shore of the South Lake, with nine smaller hills in front of it, extending the mountain range towards Dongtong Lake. The formation is said to look like a dragon chasing nine tortoises. Since ancient times, South Lake has been a place where the scholarly class have gone for leisurely boat ride, to drink alcohol and tea, and to compose poetry. Currently South Lake has become a newly developed national water sports center. Sport facilities include motorboats and water bicycles. The annual Yueyang International Dragonboat Race is conducted here.
Baling Square
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Baling Square is located at the bank of beautiful Dongting Lake. You can travel around Bianhe Street, a food court in Yueyang. It is also one the most popular places among visitors. The landmark of the square is a 16-meter-high statue showing "Hou Yi is shooting a arrow towards the Ba Sake" which is from the myth that the Ba Sake ate an elephant in the Classic of Mountains and Rivers. Legend has it that Hou Yi killed the Ba Snake in Dongting Lake. Yueyang is also known as "Baling," because "Hou Yi killed the Ba Snake for the safety of people."

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