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City Introduction

Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, is located on the lower reaches of the Xiangjiang River and the western edge of the Changliu Basin. It is surrounded by Yichun and Pingxiang in Jiangxi Province to the east, Loudi and Yiyang to the west, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan to the south, and Yueyang to the north. Changsha has abundant mineral resources, especially non-metallic minerals such as manganese, vanadium, copper, tungsten, gold, silver, phosphorus, sepiolite, Baryte, and gypsum. It also has unique Chrysanthemum stones in China. The city has various types of landforms and well-developed surface water systems, and the climate is mild with distinct four seasons.


As of 2022, Changsha has a total area of 11815.96 square kilometers; It has jurisdiction over 6 districts, 1 county, and 2 County-level cities. In 2022, the Gross regional product will achieve a GDP of 1396.611 billion yuan, an increase of 4.5% over the previous year. As of the end of 2022, the total permanent population of the city is 10.4206 million.


Orange Isle is located in the center of the Xiangjiang River in the urban area of Changsha. It is a long island about ten li long and an important scenic spot in Changsha

Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street, Pozi Street
Located in the Gucheng District of Changsha, Hunan Province, one of the most prosperous areas in Changsha, including Huangxing Square covering nearly 10000 square meters, it is a comprehensive place integrating shopping, leisure, entertainment, catering, culture, and tourism


​One of the new landmark buildings in Changsha, a one-stop dining, drinking, and entertainment destination, is a favorite place for young people to take photos and check in.


Modern architecture with a strong sense of design, a cool industrial style, and a popular photography destination for young people. The interior is an art museum with many branches, which are free of admission and can be accessed with an ID card.


Hunan cuisine is one of the eight major cuisines in China, characterized by its heavy oil and strong color. It is known for its sourness, spiciness, freshness, and fragrance. Changsha is the center of Hunan cuisine and a renowned culinary city throughout the country.
Stinky tofu: It has a history of 1000 years. The most beautiful era can be traced back to the Xuantong period of the Qing Dynasty. Queen Mother Empress Dowager Cixi named it "Qingfang", making Stinky tofu famous all over the world.
Flavored shrimp: The shrimp has a bright color, thick soup, strong flavor, and extremely spicy flavor, which is deeply loved by Changsha people with strong flavors. Some of the more well-known ones are the "Siqian" at the south entrance.
Sugar and Oil Baba: One of the most famous snacks in Changsha, with a sweet but not greasy taste. It must be eaten while hot, otherwise, it will lose its original flavor when it hardens.
Chopped Pepper Fish Head: Chopped Pepper Fish Head is not a traditional Hunan cuisine, but an improved and innovative Hunan cuisine. However, it is the most popular Hunan cuisine on the dining table today and is the signature representative of Hunan cuisine. It is sour, spicy, fresh, smooth, and exquisite.

Route recommendation
One-day tour:
D1: Hunan Provincial Museum - Pozi Street - Autumn - Admiring Pavilion - Yuelu Academy - Hunan University
Two-day tour:
D1: Yuelu Mountain - Yuelu Academy - Orange Isle - Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street
D2: Mawangdui - Former Residence of Jia Yi - Taiping Old Street
Three-day tour:
D1: Tianxin Pavilion - Mawangdui - Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street - Xiangjiang River
D2: Hunan Provincial Museum - Taiping Old Street -  Xie Zilong Video Art Museum
D3: Yuelu Mountain - Yuelu Academy - Orange Isle - South Gate

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