Shaoshan Peak, Xiangtan
Attractions Overview: Shaoshan Peak in Xiangtan
Attraction Type: Nature
Chinese Name: 韶峰
English Name: Shaoshan Peak
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 08:00—17:00
Admission Fee: Free
Address in English: Shaoshan scenic spot, Shaoshan City, Xiangtan City
Address in Chinese: 湘潭市韶山市韶山风景区
Why is Shaoshan Peak So Special?
Shaofeng scenic spot, with an altitude of 520 meters, is the highest peak of Shaoshan, also known as Xianding peak. It is said that in ancient times, there were three lady, they became immortal here, hence the name Xiannv Peak.
Where is Shaoshan Peak?
Shaofeng scenic spot is located in the south of Shaoshanchong, about 3km away from Mao Zedong’s former residence. The address of Shaoshan peak is Shaoshan scenic spot, Shaoshan City, Xiangtan City. And the peak lies about 50 km from Xiangtan Railway Station.
How to Get to Shaoshan Peak?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Shaoshan Peak with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
By bus: Take bus no.17, 18, 149, 168, 312, 314, 315, 348, 405, 603, 704, or 902 to get off at Changsha West Bus Station. At this bus station, there are direct buses to Shaoshan.
What to See in Shaoshan Peak
As the highest peak in Shaoshan Mountain, Shaoshan Peak is the perfect place to enjoy the amazing sun rise. It is also a ideal place for taking photos. In summer morning, tourists would find a golden sun, wrapped in colorful clouds, rises at dawn.
There is a legend about Shaoshan Peak, long long time ago, there were three beautiful lady live in Shaoshan mountain. They are practice Taoist here. One day, a phoenix came here with a book from heaven, and the fairies became immortal and followed the phoenix went to heaven. Although the fairies were gone, their residence is still here.
The Pink Well
The Pink Well is an ancient well in Shaoshan Peak. The water of the well flows continuously, which never stop. And it is said that no matter in rainy or dry seasons, the spring water is always pink, which is very rare.
Useful Travel Tips
- Cableway ticket in scenic spot is 40 yuan / person
- Free ticket for the people over 70
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