Hengyang (simplified Chinese:衡阳; traditional Chinese:衡陽; pinyin:Héngyáng) is in the middle reaches of Xiangjiang River and to the south of Mount Heng in Hunan Province. Hengyang is a historically significant city renowned as the ‘Bright Pearl in Southern China’. It is also known as ‘Wild Goose City’ because flocks of wild geese flying south for the winter have been known to stop there to rest.

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  • 26.7249112.614241 Hengyang Nanyue Airport. Opened in 2014. It only has connections from Shanghai Pudong and Beijing Nanyuan. There are local buses about 300 m in front of the main gate. Walk through the car park and gate. 

The old Hengyang airport, Jinjialing Airport, is now merely military.

  • 26.8941571112.62608851 Hengyang Railway Station (in Zhuhui District). Although a bit run-down because of early date of construction (there’s a Kuomintang-era building between the ticket office and the main entrance), it’s one of the oldest and the busiest train stations in China. It’s also the conjunction of Beijing-Guangzhou line and Hunan-Guangxi line with frequent services to many cities in China. It’s about 7 hours to Guangzhou, 15 hours to Shanghai and 21 hours to Beijing. The station can be reached by bus routes K1/K2/K5/1/2/7/11/16/18/22/23/24/25/27/30/31/32/36/38/40/81/Ring环城A etc. 
  • 26.89985112.705241 Hengyang East Railway Station. Serves high-speed trains. Located in the eastern suburb of Hengyang. The station is a unique sight due to the resemblance to a flying wild goose. Next to Hengyang College Town, it’s around 30 minutes’ bus ride from downtown Hengyang. Hengyang East Railway Station is in the middle of Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, so it takes about 1½ hours to both cities. The station can be reached by bus routes K1/K2/K3/K5. The under-construction Lanzhou-Xiamen, Kunming-Taipei, Xi’an-Guangzhou High-speed Railways are crossing Hengyang, making it one of the largest transportation hubs in China once they are finished. 

Hengyang North, South and West Railway Stations are now mostly cargo stations.

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