Changsha, the largest and capital city of the Hunan province, was built almost 3,000 years ago on the shores of the popular Xiang River. This picturesque city, previously called Qinyang, is surrounded by fertile plains on all sides. It is an ideal place for tourists interested in knowing more about Chinese culture.
- Window of the World
- Hunan Museum
- Yueyang Tower
- Shop near the streets of Zhongshan lu
- Hike up the slopes of Yuelu Hill Park
- Visit the Mawangdui Han Tombs
The city of Changsha experiences occasional monsoons, with average temperature ranging between 16°C and 17°C, and the average rainfall received annually is nearly 1,422 mm. In the month of January, temperatures drop to 4°C, whereas they rises to a maximum of 28°C in July. Summers are hot and long, and the winters are cool and almost rainless, while springs are quite wet.
Getting There & Around
The nearest airport, which is the Huanghua International Airport, is situated almost 25 kilometers away from the Changsha city centre and can be accessed by taxi and shuttle bus. The city is well connected to other major cities by frequent train services.
The best way to travel in and around the city is by taxis. One can also travel by public buses or specialized tourist buses. Tourists can hire bicycles if they want to experience the local flavour.
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