The Hometown of Role Model, Lei Feng. (Photo source: wangcheng.gov.cn)
Ancient Tongguan Kiln Site. (Photo source: hunan.gov.cn)
Jing Gang Ancient Town. (Photo source: hunantoday.cn)
Changsha Gushan Sports Park is Hunan’s largest sport-themed park seated in Wangcheng District. (Photo source: hunan.gov.cn)
Wangcheng District is the hometown of Lei Feng, one of the most famous role models in China. It is located at the northeast part of Hunan province. It has a total area of 969 square kilometers and a total population of 571,000. On May 20, 2011, the State Council approved its upgrade from county to district, making it the sixth district of Changsha. In 2017, its annual GDP reached 65.876 billion CNY (Leifeng Neighborhood included), an increase of 11.2% over the previous year.
Wangcheng, reputed as "the home of rice and fish", has rich agricultural production. It boasts a long history, rich culture, and breathtaking sceneries. It is the seat of the ancient Changsha Kiln, which is well known for creating the first red glaze and colorful underglaze in its porcelain. Shutang Mountain, which is the place where a famous calligrapher of the Tang Dynasty, Ouyang Xun lived; Heimi Peak, Guoliang’s Former Residence and Lei Feng’s Memorial Hall are located here.
Wangcheng has many reputed ancient towns: Jinggang, an ancient water town with unique natural sceneries; and Tongguan Town, an ancient one renowned for its pottery; Xingkang Town, famous for its opera; and Qiao Kou, famed for its fish production are famous tourist destinations for tourists.
Translator: Zhang Meng
Chinese source: wangcheng.gov.cn; Hunan Statistics Bureau