Jishou Travel GuideLocation: Jishou is situated in the west of Hunan Province.
Area: with an area of 1,062 square kilometers
Nationalities: Jishou is Tujia Autonomous Prefecture.
History: With a history of more than 2,000 years, Jishou could be traced back to Qin Dynasty. During the Song Dynasty, a town government was established in a stockade village. Qianzhou prefecture was created during the Qing Dynasty. During the Republic of China it was known as Qian County In 1953 the area was renamed Jishou county, with two adjacent cities, Jishou and Qianzhou. In 1982 Jishou city became the capital of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. The city of Qianzhou now lies just south of Jishou city.
Transportation: Jishou has no airport, the closest one is located two hours away in Zhangjiajie.
Railway-Direct trains connect Jishou to many of China’s major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Changsha.
Highway-China National Highway 209 and 319 pass away Jishou.
Local Festivals: Lusheng Festival, New Rice Tasting Festival, Pure Brightness Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Miao Spring Festival or Tujia New Year Festival
Local Food: There is nothing that the Miao and Tujia people won’t pickle. The most popular vegetables to pickle are radishes and cabbage. The Miao in particular a yellow soup made of soft tofu, pickled cabbage and radish leaves, red peppers, and wild shallots.
Attractions: Dehang Miao Village-Dehang means beautiful valley in Miao nationality language, situated 24kms in the west suburbs from Jishou City. The beautiful village is located between holy mountains, blessed with landscape of good omen. There are winding creeks, spectacular geological outcrops, waterfalls, layered terraced slopes and fields, gorges, traditional wooden bridges, and beautiful valleys.
Questions & Answers: