Changsha is the capital city of Hunan, a province in the south-central China. The city has flourished steadily from Xiangjiang River, a branch of the Yangtze River, passing through the city from north to south. Today, Changsha is well known for its sights related to Mao Zedong Mao ( Dec 26, 1893 – Sept 9, 1976), a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China.
The attractions in Changsha are quite varied, thanks to its long history and the diversity of events which have happened here. It also has a rich collection of Parks and Gardens enjoyed by both visitors and locals. Changsha also serves as a launch pad to jump to its neighbors such as Shaoshan, Zhangjiajie and Fenghua Old Town.
Picked up from your downtown hotel in Changsha and first head Hunan Provincial Museum Founded in the early 1950s, the museum boasts abundant collections that feature the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty.
Then drive to Tianxin Pavilion. Changsha is a city with long history, so there are some historic sites and Tianxin Pavilion is one of them. The ancient city wall has collapsed save for Tianxin Pavilion standing on the remaining section of the ancient wall in Changsha.
After Tianxin Pavilion, go to visit Hunan First Normal College. Hunan First Normal College has a long and splendid history, and always been enjoying a good reputation of “academy of thousand years and normal school of centuries”. Its glorious revolutionary and educational traditions attract the public’s admiration and attention. Chairman Mao studied here from 1913 to 1918. He returns to teach classes from 1920 to 1922.
Then move on to Yuelu Academy. The renowned Confucian scholars – Zhu Xi and Zhang Shi both once lectured at the academy. As one of the four most prestigious academies dating back over 1000 years in China, Yuelu Academy is now still a famous institution of higher learning as well as a centre of academic activities and cultures.
Finally head to Orange Isle for sightseeing. Orange Isle is located at the city center of Changsha, and also the center of Xiangjiang River. Watched from the Peak of Mount Yuelu, Orange Isle is like a black silk ribbon lying in the middle of the river and like a dark yellowish green barrier while seen in the river bank.
Back to your downtown hotel at the end of the day tour.
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