Hunan self-driving tour cannot miss the good places to go strategy

Recommended self-driving destinations in Hunan Province, there are too many route choices here. Here are a few must-visit attractions! Don't miss the chance to enjoy each one.


Guifeng Gorge is located within the Zhouluo Nature Reserve in the eastern part of Shegang Town. The slopes on both sides of the creek in the charming valley are covered with approximately 1026 wild osmanthus trees, including three varieties: red osmanthus, silver osmanthus, and golden osmanthus. It is an extremely rare large-scale wild osmanthus population. In addition to osmanthus trees, the gorge features steep cliffs and vertical rock formations, forming more than 80 waterfalls of various sizes. Butterflies can often be seen fluttering about, creating a tranquil and secluded atmosphere reminiscent of a utopian world amidst the mountains. It is very suitable for a weekend self-driving trip to relax the mind and body.

Zhangjiajie City

"Shrunk paradise, enlarged bonsai", surrounded by clouds and mist, hidden deep within, experiences many changes. Zhangjiajie's tourism resources are diverse, including mountains, water, caves, and drifting. The peaks of the mountains pierce the sky like clouds. As for the stunning scenery of Zhangjiajie, there are three thousand versions from three thousand tourists. The mountains in the movie "Avatar" were filmed in Zhangjiajie. Although Changsha is more than 300 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie, it only takes 3 and a half hours by self-driving. The beauty of Zhangjiajie is worth seeing with your own eyes.
Changsha is quite far from Phoenix Ancient Town, requiring over 5 hours' drive. However, many people still choose to drive there, enjoying the scenery along the way. Coming to this remote ancient mountainous area in the Far East, it is tranquil, mysterious, with winding rivers and a long history. In our opinion, even for the name of Shen Congwen, one should visit Phoenix at least once. This picturesque small town is nestled among mountains and rivers, with crisscrossing stone streets inside the city and the clear Tuo River outside. In this place, lying on a soft rattan chair and brewing a cup of tea, it is like Cui Cui in "The Border Town," waiting for a possible outcome of nothing.

Golden Sun Hot Springs Resort

The weather is getting colder and hot springs are becoming popular. Let's drive to soak in the hot springs with friends on the weekend. You may be familiar with the Jin Taiyang Spa, known as the "Number One Spring in Xiaoxiang", which offers natural hot springs with a temperature of up to 102 degrees Celsius. There are approximately 108 pools of various sizes and styles for you to choose from. So, let's make a hot springs date.

Tongcheng Hot Spring

There is actually another hot spring that is not very well-known, Tongcheng Hot Spring, located in Ningxiang County, the hometown of Liu Shaoqi, in Changsha City. It is only a 30-minute drive from downtown Changsha. Tongcheng Hot Spring is the first hot spring in China to rely on scarce silicate-type single-alkali thermal water. In simpler terms, it is a special gray soup hot spring that is very beneficial to the human body. It is suitable for both weekend gatherings with friends and family reunions.

Jilin Yalu River National Forest Park

On the weekend, you can escape the smog of the city and breathe some fresh air in the nature by driving to the Tianjing Ridge National Forest Park. The park covers an area of 140 hectares, with over 85% of the land covered by forests. It is a natural oxygen bar. The park has valleys, grasslands, lakes, and the beautiful Xian Lake. There are also cherry blossom gardens in spring and osmanthus gardens filled with fragrance in golden autumn, etc.

Flying Hot Springs

Winter road trip, can't help but recommend hot springs to you. Feitian Hot Springs is located by the Liuyang River, with beautiful scenery by the mountains and water. It can be said to be the best place to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. With eight major hot spring areas including the Chinese health zone, beauty and anti-aging zone, hot spring spa zone, national fragrant zone, golden years zone, paradise zone, tree-top hot spring zone, and special leisure zone, it allows you to relax your mind and body amidst the mountains and green trees.

Qingtian Village Farm

Due to the fast-paced city life, more and more people want to experience the slow life of rural living. Qingtianzhai Farm is a good choice. Pick a weekend, go on a self-driving trip, bring your family or invite a few friends. Here, you not only have green mountains surrounded but also have leisurely bamboo forests. You can have a jungle barbecue, go fishing by the lake, or leisurely climb the mountain and pray for your family. If there are many people, you can even have a real-life CS game and then enjoy a delicious farmhouse meal. Have a great day and a satisfying evening.

Guanshan Ancient Town

"Dad, Where Are We Going?" Guanshan Ancient Town Parent-Child Challenge is based on the scenic elements of the Three Kingdoms story, designing nine creative and unique experiences to create a one-of-a-kind Three Kingdoms-themed parent-child carnival. "Borrowing Arrows with Straw Boats, Chu-Han Contention, Gathering of Heroes in Guanshan..." Children hold the guidebook together, travel through the thrilling challenges, experience the Three Kingdoms culture, and enjoy their time in Guanshan Ancient Town!