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3 Days Best Changsha Tour with Chairman Mao’s Hometown Visit

Great Leader Chairman Mao's Hometown

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The 3-day Changsha tour will take you visit the hometown of Chairman Mao, Yuelu Academy and Mawangdui Han Tombs...Join this Changsha Tour, you can get all of the cultural highlights.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy the Xiaoxiang Culture in the one-thousand-year-old-academy;
  • In-depth exploration of the cultural relics in Han Tombs.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Changsha / Shaoshan / Changsha
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CST-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Changsha Arrival

Welcome to Changsha! Upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the airport or train station who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel in Changsha city. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is on your own to explore this city.

Arrival Ideas:

Changsha Huanghua International Airport has flights connecting with Beijing, Shanghai, Zhangjiajie, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Lijiang, Lanzhou, Lhasa and more cities. While, high speed trains can go between Changsha and Guilin (3 hours), Guiyang (3 hours), Huangshan (4 hours), Shanghai (5-5.5 hours), Beijing (6-7 hours) and more destinations of China.

Day 2 Changsha - Shaoshan (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll be transferred to Shaoshan - the hometown of Chairman Mao (China’s leader from 1949 until his death in 1976).

In the village of Shao Shan Chong, the “Great Helmsman” spent his early years. First, you’ll pay a visit to Dripping Water Cave. About 3 km northwest of the village, it is a very popular destination where, legend has it, Mao pondered over the Cultural Revolution in 1966. Later, head to Former Residence of Mao Zedong.The house is very common farmhouse built with mud bricks and tiles, exhibiting Mao Zedong’s family photos, daily house utensils, and materials displaying Mao Zedong’s engagement in the revolutionary activities…here, you could get very close to the great man. Then, followed a trip to Mao Ancestral Temple where exhibits there include 100 pieces of Mao Zedong's manuscripts and 72 items of Mao's personal belongings.

After the tour in Shaoshan, transfer back to Changsha.

Shaoshan
Day 3 Changsha & Changsha Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, you’ll have an enjoyable city tour in Changsha by visiting three spots: Hunan Provincial Museum, Orange Island Park, Mount Yuelu & Yuelu Academy.

First, take a visit to Hunan Provincial Museum, the largest history and art museum in Hunan Province. It has over 180,000 artifacts which feature the cultural relic excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty, the bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, cultural relics of Chu State, pottery and porcelain works from Various dynasties...Catch the chance to have a detailed look at the precious relics, like Silk Coat, the Colorful Painted Inner Coffin, Dahe Human Face Bronze Pot. From this museum, you can have a basic understanding of Chinese civilization along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River but also know the development of the civilization in Hunan Province as well as to appreciate the mysteries of Hunan culture.

Later, move to Orange Island Park. Also called Juzizhou, it is a place with the scenery of "snow on the river", one of the eight sceneries of ancient Xiaoxiang. When Mao Zedong was standing at Juzizhou, he threw such a question to the vast sky - "asking the vast land, who will determine the ups and downs". He changed the process of Chinese history and showed special preference to Juzizhou. Enjoy a wonderful stroll and visit the famous massive sculpture of the "Young" Mao.

The last stop today is Yuelu AcademyIt is one of the four major academies in ancient China, which situated at the foot of Yuelu Mountain. First built in 976, during the early Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), it is the “one-thousand-year-old-academy”. You could appreciate the humanities and social science and studies of Chinese ancient civilization of Hunan University, as well as Huxiang culture.

After the exciting tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station to catch the flight/train to your next destination or back home.

Orange BeachMount Yuelu

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