Sightseeing in Changsha

Changsha is a “historical city” well-known at home and abroad. The name of “Changsha” was first seen in the West Zhou Dynasty 3000 years ago. In later dynasties, Changsha was always an important city of Hunan and a key town in Southern China. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Changsha, as the capital city of Hunan province, was made one of the first group of 24 historical cities in China by the State Council of China.

Xiangjiang River Scenic – Located at the Xiangjiang Avenue of Changsha City, the Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt stretches from the south Heishipu Bridge under plan to the north of theMoon Island. Built in1995, it comprises tens of exercise squares, greenbelts and historic landscapes with integrated functions like flood protection, sightseeing, tourism, relaxation and fitness, etc.

Yuelu Mountain – The name Yuelu Mountain is related to a famous line from the book" Story of Nanyue" written by Liu Song of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420AD-589AD). The line reads eight hundred square meters around Nanyue, the head is Huiyan and the foot is Yuelu. And the mountain was ever since called Mount Yuelu.

Yuelu Academy – As one of the four most prestigious academies over the last 1000 years in China, Yuelu Academy has been a famous institution of higher learning as well as a centre of academic activities and cultures since it was formally set up in the ninth year of the Kai Bao Reign of the Northern Song Dynasty (976). Yuelu Academy, surviving the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, was converted into Hunan Institute of Higher Learning in 1903, and Hunan Normal College, Hunan Public Polytechnic School in succession, and was finally named Hunan University in 1926.

Orange Island – Seen from the Peak of Mount Yuelu, Orange Island is like a black silk ribbon lying in the middle of the river and like a dark yellowish green barrier while seen from the river bank.As the world's longest inland river isle, Orange Island connects the Mount Yuelu in the west and the downtown in the east, with a length of 5km and a width of 50-200 meters and a total area of 70kms.

Tianxin Pavilion – Tianxin Pavilion Park, one of the most well-preserved ancient city remains, includes landmarks Tianxin Ancient Pavilion and ancient wall. It is located in central Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan, covering an area of 40 mu (2.668 hectares). Now the park is ranked as one of Changsha’s Four Great Ancient Historic Sites, China’s famous historic culture pavilion and national AAAA tourist attraction.