The traditional local specialties include Changsha Xiang Embroidery, Liuyang Fireworks and Firecrackers, Yueyang Fan, Changsha Xiang Lotus, and Yueyang Whitebait (salangid), etc.
Hunan embroidery originates from the folk embroidery of Hunan. It forms its unique art style by the hardwork of the artisan in the past ages in long period of time. It is one of the four famous Chinese embroideries, and the other three are Jiangsu embroidery, Guangdong embroidery and Sichuan embroidery.
Compared with the other embroideries, the art style of Hunan embroidery is unique, and the characteristic of it is distinct. The skill of Hunan embroidery is high, and the technique of expression is vivid. In recent years, Hunan embroidery seeks the integration of the skills and the plot on the basis of inheriting the traditional skills. A new embroidery skill of two sides with totally different embroidery has been developed. It is called "super embroidery" because of its high art value and the difficult skill. Yangyuhuan is the representative of embroidery which is of two sides with different pictures based on the meaning of the poem, Changhengge of Baijuyi.