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Hunan MapChangsha City lies in the northeast of Hunan, by the lower stretch of the Xiangjiang River.As the capital of Hunan Province, Changsha is one of the 24 historically and culturally renowned cities of the whole nation first announced by the State Council.Changsha, the famous city in the Chu and the Han with a history of over 3000 years, is the provincial capital of Hunan, the political, economic, scientific, educational, cultural an business center of Hunan province, and also a major collection an distribution center for capital funds, technologies and raw materials, as well as a major transport hub in central-south China...More

Facts of Changsha

Chinese Name: 长沙市 (cháng shā shì)
Population: 6,130,000  
Area: 11,825 square kilometers (4,759 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han,Tujia,Hui,Miao 
Administrative Hierarchy:  6 districts-Yuelu District, Furong District, Tianxin District, Kaifu District, Yuhua District, Wangcheng, 2 county-lever cities- Liuyang, Ningxiang Municipal, and 1 county- Changsha County, 
Seat of the City Government: Yuelu Dadao, Yuelu District,Changsha City, Hunan Province


History of Changsha
The recorded history of Changsha can be traced back 3,000 years. Tomb relics from the primitive periods witnessing the earliest human activities have been discovered in this region. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C. - 476 B.C.), the area developed into an important town within the State of Chu, one of the seven warring states that existed before China's unification by Emperor Qin. After Emperor Qin, the first feudal emperor in China's history, unified the country, the town was set up as a county and later became the capital city of a state in the early Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220).
In the dynasties that followed, Changsha experienced several expansions and during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it has developed into the political, economic and cultural center of Hunan Province...More


Geography of Changsha

Situated in the river valley along the lower reaches of the Xiang River, Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province.Xiang River runs through the area of Changsha, Liuyang river runs from Daweishan Mountain in Liuyang City and pour into Xiang River in Changsha City.


What to see in Changsha?

Changsha City is located in the beautiful and richly endowed river-valley plain in the central part of Hunan Province, bordering on Luoxiao Mountain on the east, Wuling Mountain on the west, adjoining Dongting Lake on the north and bordered on the south by Hengshan Mountain.If you travel to Changsha, Orange Island Park, Hunan Province Museum, Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt, Yuelu Academy,Tianxin Pavillion Park are the top attractions of Changsha City...More

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                Orange Island Park 
                 Tianxin Pavilion Park

Mawangdui Han Tomb



               Hunan Provincial Museum 
                  Yuelu Academy 


When to visit Changsha?

The scorching summer and cold winter are two distinctive seasons in Changsha. The summer comes around the later May with high heat and heavy humidity. The sweltering climate of July and August is particularly stifling. 
One thing a traveler should bear in mind is that Changsha weather changes greatly during the transit period between spring and summer or summer and autumn. An unexpected summer rainstorm could arrive suddenly on a sunny day, so make sure to bring an umbrella with you. The long rain period starts in October and continues for one or two months, therefore one should plan indoor tourist activities during the latter part of a year... More read: Changsha Climate & Weather


How to get to Changsha?

Changsha has convenient transportation, especially with the more than one hundred watercourses, including Xiang River and Dongting Lake. Nowadays, Changsha enjoys national highways 107, 319 and 106, as well as several other speedways. Through Zhuzhou, Beijing–Guangzhou railway connects with the Zhejiang–Jiangxi railway in the east and the Hunan–Guizhou railway in the west. The Shimen – Changsha provincial railway connects with the Yidu (Hubei) – Liuzhou(Guangxi) railway. Huanghua Airport is an international airport and has several international flight courses, and the watercourses are very convenient...More read: Changsha Transportation

Changsha has adopted the 72-hour visa-free transit policy since January 1st, 2016. The policy is open to the passport holders of eligible countries transiting at Huanghua International Airport. With the implement of this policy, the city will welcome more visitors.


Changsha Travel Tips

Changsha Cuisine is a brand of Hunan Cuisine.Don't miss any chance to taste Hunan Cuisine and loacl food when you travel to Changsha.Huogongdian is located in POZI Street,which is the most famous restaurant with over hundred years.And it is one of the best place to enjoy Hunan Cuisine and Hunan Food.

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