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Changsha

Changsha is located in the northeast of Hunan Province. It is among the top historical and cultural cities in China, with a long history of 3000 years, and is one of the important cradles of Huxiang and Chu culture. In the Spring and Autumn Period, Changsha was a strategic position for Chu, dominating the south. As the central city of Hunan and the surrounding area, it was the capital of Changsha State in the Han Dynasty and South Chu.

Yuelu Mountain

Yuelu Mountain is located on the two banks of the Xiangjiang River in Changsha, and is composed of hills and low mountains, rivers and lakes, with animals and plants as well as cultural relics, tombs of modern celebrities and revolutionary sites. It is a famous scenic area of Changsha. Yuelu Mountain has an elevation of 300.8 meters and is one of the four maple resorts in China. Lu Mountain scenic spot is the main area, and includes Yuelu Academy, Lushan Temple, Yunlu Palace, the new Institute for Democracy and other attractions.

Address:58 Denggao Road, Yuelu District, Changsha.

Mawangdui

Mawangdui is located on the west bank of the Liuyang River and the north side of the Changliu highway in the eastern outskirts of Changsha, four kilometers from the downtown area. The location was originally a large mound arising from the flat of the river bend. Subsequently, it became the site of the tombs of Li Cang, prime minister of Changsha State in the early Western Han Dynasty, and his family. The two tombs are flat and round at the top and are connected at the bottom, in the shape of a saddle.

Address:89 Guhan Road, Furong District, Changsha City.

Orange Isle

Orange Isle is located at the heart of the Xiangjiang River, facing the urban area of Changsha. It is one of the many alluvial sandbanks downstream of Xiangjiang River and also the largest inland delta in the world. Orange Isle is surrounded by water, with the shape of a long island. It is one of the major attractions in Changsha and is known as 'the first delta in China'.

Address:2 Xiangjiang Center, Heart of Xiangjiang River, Yuelu District, Changsha City.

The most important specialties of Changsha are Hunan embroidery, Chinese red porcelain and chrysanthemum stone carving, which are known as the 'three incomparable specialties of Changsha'. Hunan embroidery originated and was developed in Changsha and is one of the four famous embroideries. Changsha also has a Hunan embroidery museum for studying, visiting and selling embroideries. Chinese red porcelain was first discovered in Changsha Kiln in the late Tang Dynasty 1100 years ago. Chrysanthemum stones came from the rock layer at the bottom of Liuyang Daxi River. It has a white chrysanthemum pattern. Chrysanthemum stone carvings are a specialty of Changsha. Liuyang has the name 'hometown of fireworks'. Fireworks produced in Liuyang are sold both locally and abroad.

Pedestrian street at Huangxing South Road

Many exclusive stores can be found on both sides of the street, one after another. The street includes the inner and outer streets, promoting easy and stress-free shopping. There are many mass brands and a full range of products. Most stores do not allow bartering but do provide discounts.

Address:From Simen Gate in the north to South Gate in the south.You can arrive at the pedestrian street at Huangxing South Road by taking a bus to the Simen Gate station.

Confucian Temple Floor and South Wall Bay

Various shops with sharp styles can be found in the alleys. Exaggerated and avant garde clothes are hanging in the windows, a symbol of youth. Although the shops are small, they are decorated fashionably and the clothing is updated nearly every week. At the intersection between Confucian Temple Floor and South Wall Bay, there is a nameless snack bar selling hot dishes, liangfen (cold noodles) and sour and spicy sweet potato noodles that are delicious.

Address:Tianxin District, Changsha City.Take a bus to the Changjun Middle School station.

In Changsha, Hunan cuisine is a must. Changsha is the center for Hunan cuisine and also a famous gourmet city throughout China. When you take a trip to Changsha, if you think you've had the most delicious and distinctive food of Changsha only after eating in the Fire Palace and tasting stinky tofu, you are very wrong! Changsha has numerous snacks that can be seen everywhere. It can be said that Changsha is a paradise for foodies. In addition to the various snacks, you should not miss authentic Hunan cuisine. People always say that the Sichuanese and Hunanese are not afraid of spiciness. In addition to being spicy, Hunan cuisine is fresh and delicious.

Dragon fat pig blood

Dragon fat pig blood is a traditional snack of the Han people in the Changsha region of Hunan. It is also called sesame oil pig blood. Dragon fat pig blood is made of fresh pig blood. The cooked pig blood is combined with dry cayenne powder, winter vegetables, chopped green onion and several drops of sesame oil or a little pepper powder. It tastes spicy and crisp, fresh and smooth.

Recommended restaurant:Head office at Pozi Street in Fire Palace.

Address:127 Pozi Street, Tianxin District, Changsha City.

Stinky tofu

Stinky tofu is also called stinky dried beancurd. It is jet-black, crispy outside and juicy inside, fresh and spicy, crisp but not burnt, and tender but not oily.

Recommended restaurant:Four Aijie

Address:159 Huangxing South Road, Tianxin District, Changsha City.

Taste shrimp

Taste shrimp is also called Changsha taste shrimp and spicy crawfish. It is a famous and classic snack of Hunan, made of crayfish. It tastes fresh, spicy, tender and smooth and has a bright red color. The nutritional quality of crawfish is similar to that of prawns.

Recommended restaurant:Prawns City in the Old Plum Garden

Address:623 Bayi Road, Furong District, Changsha City.

Bus

Changsha has a developed bus network, with three public transport hubs; namely the railway station, Dongtang and Rongwan Town in Hexi. You can go almost anywhere in the urban area by bus from these three places. Most buses in Changsha are automatic collection buses. Ordinary buses require one yuan and air-conditioned buses require two yuan. Most buses provide coin slots; therefore, you must carry small change.

Taxi

In Changsha, the starting taxi fare in the daytime is 6 yuan for 2 km, and 1.8 yuan is charged per additional kilometer. A bottom-up equivalent billing method is used for meter ticking; that is, the meter ticks once for each one yuan.

Currency: Yuan (CNY)

Power consumption: 220 V/50 Hz

Area code: +86-0731

Climate

Changsha has a subtropical monsoon climate, with moderate temperature, abundant rainfall, rain and heat over the same period, and distinct seasonal changes. Although the high temperatures are in summer, the other seasons are also suitable for tourism. In the urban area, the annual average temperature is 17.2℃, and the annual average precipitation is about 1361.6 mm.

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