Hunan is a province in the southeast of China. Its capital is Changsha. Its mixture of mountains and water makes it among the most beautiful provinces in China. The food is pretty spicy overall, so if you can't handle it, make sure to specify it before you order. Hitchhiking is quite doable, like everywhere in China. People are usually helpful, although not everybody speaks English.
The main touristic activity in Hunan is the national park of Zhangjiajie.
Vehicle license plates from Hunan are marked Xiang (Chinese: 湘).