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Phoenix Ancient Town

An air of mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity

Situated on the western boundary of Hunan Province amid an idyllic landscape, 'Fenghuang' is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical creature that is also the symbol of high virtue and grace. In some traditions, the Phoenix appears in good times but hides during times of trouble, while in other traditions it appeared only to mark the dawn of a new era. The ancient town bears its name from an old legend that two phoenixes flew over the area and were so mesmerised by its beauty that they were reluctant to leave.

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