10 Things to Do in Changsha That You Shouldn't Miss

February 13, 2018 Velvet Champine

Changsha (Chinese: 长沙) is the capital and most populous city of Hunan province in south central China. It covers 11,819 km (4,563 sq mi) and is bordered by Yueyang and Yiyang to the north, Loudi to the west, Xiangtan and Zhuzhou to the south, Yichun and Pingxiang of Jiangxi province to the east. According to 2010 Census, Changsha has 7,044,118 residents, constituting 10.72% of the province's population. It is part of the Chang-Zhu-Tan city cluster or megalopolis
Restaurants in Changsha

1. Mount Yuelu

West Subrubs of Yuelu District, Yuelu District, Changsha 410000, China
Excellent
38%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 400 reviews

Mount Yuelu

Reviewed By Julie R

Took the chair lift up the mountain which was very scenic. The top of the mountain was under development but great coffee shop and the kids found a good fried chicken restaurant. Parts of the mountain were very run down, sign posting was confusing and maps didn't make much sense. It's obviously very popular and very glad that we went but be prepared to overlook the run down bits and enjoy the great bits.

2. Yuelu Academy

East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

Yuelu Academy

Reviewed By kutycz - Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

You can just walk around and watch.. for me as european it was very interesting place to see tradition.

3. Changsha Window of the World

No.485 Sanyi Avenue, Kaifu District, Changsha 410000, China
Excellent
30%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
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2%
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4 based on 196 reviews

Changsha Window of the World

Reviewed By RkVic1010 - Changsha, China

This place is totally for domestic tourist to see the attraction from around the world.
It can be fun place to hang out with friends or take the family for a small picnic.
Not all the miniature makes sense coz they may look way different then what the real one looks like.

4. Martyr's Park

No.1 Dongfeng Road, Changsha, China
Excellent
30%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 73 reviews

Martyr's Park

This is a multi-use, free public park with historical significance, walking paths, a man-made lake for boating and scenic beauty, some zoological exhibits and an amusement park with attractions. A wonderful place for families to go.

Reviewed By Stanley_Wong1204 - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

I supposed to visit Hunan Province Museum and it was still under construction. That day was drizzling. As an alternative, I changed my plan to visit this park and met a young lady from Nanning. We walked through the Qing Fen Bridge and Feng Yu Bridge.
This park has the two parts. One is Martyr's park and another is garden. Worth to visit if no where to go in Changsha.

5. Aiwan Pavilion

Qingfeng Gorge, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
Excellent
41%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
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4 based on 63 reviews

Aiwan Pavilion

Reviewed By ExcellentAdventures - Cedar Crest

It's a pretty pavilion but nothing fantastic and it's only a few stories tall. One of it's fames is that Chairman Mao used to go there with friends when he was a student.

6. Hunan Provincial Museum

No.50 Dongfeng Road, Changsha 410005, China +86 731 8451 4630
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
6%
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4 based on 82 reviews

Hunan Provincial Museum

Reviewed By Jennifer M - Los Angeles

I can't believe anyone wrote that this museum was only worth coming to for the mummy. Yes, the mummy is incredible, but there are 2000 year old millet cakes, 2000 year old everyday personal artifacts and clothing that belonged to this woman that are in almost perfect condition! It's almost like you get a real window into the past. This museum was also one of the nicest ones I saw in all of China, and one of the most sparsely attended, for reasons I cannot grasp. The people of Changsha were also the most friendly of all of the cities I visited, and the city itself was lovely and had many other worthwhile sights to see. While I was at the museum, there was also an exhibit of Chinese and Russian Communist propaganda posters, which was amazing.

7. Tianxin Tower

Tianxin Road, Tianxin District, Changsha 410005, China +86 731 8515 5379
Excellent
21%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Tianxin Tower

Reviewed By user01293948567 - Melbourne, Australia

I decided to visit the Tianxin Tower as it was within walking distance from Changsha’s shopping district. The tower is located on top of a hill. The entrance fee is 32 RMB. I found the walk to the tower to be more interesting than the tower itself. As, the local buildings surrounding the tower are currently being restored to reflect traditional Chinese architecture. Just outside the towers garden the walls display Chinese cultural landmarks. For example one of the first bicycle models sold in China with a number plate is cast into the wall. You are able to sit on the bike and take a photo.

8. Changsha Ferris wheel

Furong Middle Road, Tianxin District, Changsha 410000, China +86 731 8515 7270
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Changsha Ferris wheel

Reviewed By user01293948567 - Melbourne, Australia

The ferris wheel is located on the fifth floor. It was a little hard to locate with no street signage. You pay just before you get on. The ride lasts for approximately 20 minutes and will set you back 50 RMB per person. The glasses view from the cab isn’t exactly crystal clear, so forget the camera and just enjoy the view. The view itself it’s as spectacular as say the Canton or Pearl Tower. But for a fraction of the cost it’s a bargain. I recommend you go on a Saturday when the fireworks are on.

9. Hyatt party ID Mall

PoZi Jie 216Hao Jin BuXingJie, Changsha, China
Excellent
38%
Good
59%
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3%
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Hyatt party ID Mall

Reviewed By 172510355 - Changsha, China

周边就是步行街热闹的中心,交通方便,逛街购物饮食都在附近。上次还在一楼的眼镜店配了一副紫色的框架,哈哈。

10. Jia Yi Former Residence

Santian Alley, Fusheng Street, Tianxin District, Changsha 410002, China
Excellent
33%
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44%
Satisfactory
23%
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4 based on 30 reviews

Jia Yi Former Residence

Reviewed By TaniaProsdocimo

The building is beautiful.
We didn't go inside the residence but the area is alive with so many locals dancing, singing and playing cards. It is right on the river overlooking Orange Island.
The entrance fee was 11RMB.
Across the road is the old streets of Changsha where you will find more locals going about their daily lives.

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