Nowadays Changsha has become an intriguing attraction for the visitors from all over the world with its unique natural sceneries, precious historical relics and the traditional folk customs, all of which endow the city with a profound sense of history in the process of its development. Now it is a well-known city for tourism, and there are 66 attractions in Changsha, among which there are one national-level scenic spot, 4 AAAA-grade scenic spot, 2 national-parks and 47 graves of the famous figures as well as 33 culture relics and 13 memorial sites.
The main attractions in Changsha City are as follow: Tianxin Pavilion, The Orange Island, Yuelu Academy, Mawangdui Han Tombs and Yuelu Mountain.
All Attractions in Changsha
As the only symbol of Changsha Ancient City, Tianxin Pavilion is located in the intersection of Chengnan Road and Tianxin Road in the southeast of Changsha City, initially built in the Ming Dynasty (1,368- A.D.-1,644 A.D.), and it was the place for watching stars and making sacrifice to the God, which was considered as the geomantic site by the ancient people, and the people prayed for happiness and longevity from the God here.Read More
Located in the center of Xiang River opposite to Changsha City, the Orange Island is the biggest inland island that is surrounded by water in the world,Read More
Located in the east of Yuelu Mountain in Changsha City, Yuelu Academy was built in the reign of Emperor Zhao Kuangyin in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 A.D.-1127 A.D.) with a very long history of more than 1,000 years, and it was one of the four most influential academies together with Yingtian Academy in Juzhou, Songyang Academy in Henan Province and Bailudong Academy in Jiangxi Province.Read More
Located on the two banks of the Xiang River in the south of Changsha City of Hunan Province, Yuelu Mountain is composed of a series of hills, rivers, lakes and forests as well as the graves of the famous figures and the revolutionary monuments.Read More
As an archaeological site of the Han Dynasty (221 B.C.-206 B.C), Mawangdui Han Tombs are located 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) in the east of Changsha City, which were built in the Five Dynasties (907 A.D.- 960 A.D.) as the graves of a noble family of Ma Yin, so it was called Mawangdui by the later generation. The site is composed of two earthen hills in the shape of a saddle, which are flat on the top with about 20 meters (22 yards) from each other.Read More
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