‘Fenghuang’ is the Chinese word for ‘Phoenix’, the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Phoenix Ancient Town is so called as legend has it that two of these fabulous birds flew over it and found the town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave.
The town is situated on the western boundary of Hunan Province in an area of outstanding natural beauty where mountains, water and blue skies prevail. Upon arrival you will be impressed by its mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. This is the place where the ethnic Miao people lived for hundreds of years, and you’ll be astonished by their unique architecture and culture like nowhere else.