Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province. As the cradle of the ancient Chu and Xiang civilizations rooted in central China, she is famous for over 3000 years history and is the hometown of many great figures in both ancient and modern history of China. Among them there is the founder of new China, Chairman Mao Zedong. The city is rich in both cultural and natural tourist resources, also impressive for spicy food.
- Orange Island- world's longest inland river isle.
- Mount Yuelu- noted for its picturesque scenery and dotted with lots of famous places and ancient relics.
Yuelu Academy-built in the 9th year (976) of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).
Aiwan Pavilion- built 250 years ago, under the reign of the Qing dynasty(1644-1911)
- Hunan Provincial Museum- has abundant collections that feature the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty, the bronze wares of the Shang and the Zhou Dynasties, cultural relics of Chu Dynasty, pottery and porcelain works from various dynasties, and so on.
- Wuyi Square-city center and most important shopping area in downtown
- Martyr's Park-an urban park and the largest park in Changsha
- Tianxin Tower- famous historic culture pavilion and national AAAA tourist attraction.
- Kai Fu Temple- famous temple of Buddhism
Useful links: Changsha travel guide
September is a good time to visit, during the short but pleasant autumn period when the red maples on orange Island are in full blossom and the temperatures in this period are around 19 °C (66 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F) . High/Low Temperatures of Changsha
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The code for the China is 0086 and the city code for Changsha is 0731. International calls are made by first dialing 00 and followed by your country code.
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Safety in the city is not a major concern for visitors but do be aware of pickpockets in some crowded areas.