Touring the Historical Changsha

Hiking is a good way to experience every vigorous spot and get to know the city we live in at real essence. This is a tour combined with rich culture and the intoxicating scenery. As for Changsha, a city of history and culture as well as China top tourist city, there are several places that are perfect for hiking.
What earns the city its reputation among visitors are two things. One is a great man in recent history, Chairman Mao Zedong and the other is Yuelu Academy, a time-honored academic school perched on the scenic Yuelu Mountain. So Mt. Shaoshan and Mt. Yuelu are important destinations for your hiking.
Orange-Island
Changsha is a city blessed with mountains, rivers and sandbars. Yuelu Mountain, Liuyang River and Orange Sandbar converge in Changsha City, with Dawei Mountain National Forest Park and Huitang Hotspring Resort outside Changsha City providing alternative places for sightseeing. Mt. Yuelu – The famous Yuelu Academy, located at the foot of the scenic Mt. Yuelu on the west bank of Xiangjiang River, is a ‘must-see’ attraction in the city. Originally built in 976, it has a history of more than one thousand years. Either for its glorious past as a reputed feudal academic school in ancient times, or for being the site of Hunan University today, Yuelu Academy is a place in the city that both tourists and students like to visit while appreciate the charming natural vista of the surrounding mountains.
Yuelu-Academy2
Long Island (Juzi Zhou) is another popular spot for people who’d like to get close to nature. A walk across the No. 1 Bridge over the Xiangjiang River, just opposite the Yuelu scenic area is the Long Island (Juzi Zhou). In midstream of the Xiangjiang River, it runs almost the entire length of the city and gets the name for its long and narrow sandbank.

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