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Changsha Travel Guide

Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, is located in the east-northeast of Hunan Province. It has jurisdiction over 6 districts, 2 counties (Changsha county and Ningxiang county) and 1 city (Liuyang). Changsha has 3000 years glorious history of ancient city civilization and it is the home of Chuhan and Huxiang civilization. Han Tombs at Mawangdui which is the archaeological wonder of the World, Four Sheep Square Pot and the world's largest bamboo slips were all unearthed here.

Although not as ancient a capital city as Beijing, Nanjing or Xian, Changsha also has rich historical heritages including old wall remains, tomb sites, religious temples and buildings. What earns the city its reputation among visitors are two things. One is a great man in recent history, Chairman Mao Zedong and the other is Yuelu Academy, a time-honored academic school perched on the scenic Yuelu Mountain. Originally built in 976 during the Song Dynasty, the academy school survived through the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and is considered to be the cradle of Huxiang Culture. (simply means the culture school in Hunan Province).

People here are also renowned for their acting and have created various traditional folk art performances of their own including the local operas, storytelling, drum opera, acrobatics and other dramatic styles. Everyone can feel their hospitalities and enthusiasm by their vigorous dances. Today, most of the entertainment houses in the city present dynamic and entertaining performances featuring a blend of the traditional essence and the modern flare. Romantic and quiet bars, dynamic show bars, teahouses, western style restaurants...People of all ages can find their ideal place to spend their leisure time.

Top Changsha Tours

11 Days Cultural Heritages Tour

  • Tour Code: PT119
  • Days: 11
  • Destination: Wuhan-Shiyan-Wudang Shan-Shennongjia-Yichang-Zhangjiajie-Changsha

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Summary: 11 days adventure tour the renowned Chinese Taoist mountain Wudangshan, wild life world of Shennongjia and hiking paradise Zhangjiajie..

8 Days Indepth Tour in Hunan

  • Tour Code: PT126
  • Days: 8
  • Destination: Zhangjiajie-Changsha-Hengshan

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Summary: 8 days indepth tour in southern China's Hunan Province. Hiking Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Mt. Hengshan - one of the famous..

6 Days Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Acient Town Cultural Tour

  • Tour Code: HD-13
  • Days: 6
  • Destination: Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang, Changsha

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Summary: Fenghuang Ancient Town is located in the southwest, it is a Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in western Hunan, which is honored as "one of the two most beautiful town in China"..