Furong Town

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Furong Town

芙蓉镇
Town
Wangcun waterfall in Furong
Wangcun waterfall in Furong
Furong Town is located in China
Furong Town
Furong Town
Location in China
Furong Town is located in Hunan
Furong Town
Furong Town
Furong Town (Hunan)
Coordinates: 28°44′44″N 109°56′26″E / 28.74556°N 109.94056°E / 28.74556; 109.94056Coordinates: 28°44′44″N 109°56′26″E / 28.74556°N 109.94056°E / 28.74556; 109.94056
CountryChina
ProvinceHunan
PrefectureXiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
CountyYongshun County
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total22,261
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Furong (Chinese: 芙蓉; pinyin: Fúróng) is a town in Yongshun County, Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.[2] The town, also advertised as Furong Ancient Town, is a tourist attraction in mountainous northwest Hunan, approximately halfway between the popular tourist destinations of Fenghuang County and Zhangjiajie. The town is well known for its scenic location, situated on cliffs above a waterfall that falls into the You River.

Furong was originally known as Wangcun, but was renamed following the success of the eponymous film, Hibiscus Town. The Tujia people were the original inhabitants of Wancun, and today Furong consists of a mix of Tujia and Han Chinese peoples.

Aerial view of Furong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fúróng Zhèn". City Population. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ China Highway Atlas. Beijing, China: China Communications Press. 2014. ISBN 9787114060656.