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2 Days Classic Changsha Tour

Discover Bests in Changsha


Changsha as a major traffic hub city in a China trip in fact boasts an excellent series of nature, culture and food charm worthy your short stay here!

This 2 days Changsha tour takes you to discover all top Changsha highlights in the most classic way, so you’ll not only walk into the thousand-year old academy with rich traditional Chinese literal charm, visit national famous poetic pavilion and isle, but also go to the best Hunan Museum of national first class for an incredible exploration of the glorious culture and high skills and technics in over 2,000 years ago in Hunan, without missing collections from the world shock Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tomb discovery. Besides, you’ll enjoy a leisure walk at local popular pedestrian street, pavilion, etc. to get close to local life in Changsha! Let’s go & discover!

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit Hunan Provincial Museum to appreciate abundant outstanding cultural relics about Changsha and Hunan thousands of years ago;
  • Savor the peaceful academic charm at Yuelu Academy originated over 1,000 years;
  • Go to Changsha’s iconic Orange Island to see head statue of great Chairman Mao;
  • Enjoy a walk at Yuelu Mountain to look at famous Aiwan Pavilion and overlook Changsha City.

Basic Trip Information

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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 a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Changsha Arrival & Changsha

First, visit Yuelu Academy at the foot of Yuelu Mountain, which is one of the four major academies in ancient China and called “one-thousand-year old academy” since it was built in 976 in Song Dynasty. Stroll at the traditional Chinese academic architectures with Chinese corridors, pavilions, courtyards, gardens, and admire artistic decorations combining in perfect. Go to China Academy Museum to watch exhibitions about the academic history and culture in China! Next, discover Yuelu Mountain (Altitude: 300 meters) by walking and scenic vehicle, which is treated as the “backyard garden” in Changsha. Meet Aiwan Pavilion with emerald roof and flying eves, which is one of the “four famous pavilions in China” and has been praised in the popular classic Chinese poem by Du Mu in Tang Dynasty. On your way up, enjoy the fresh air and nature in the mountain forest and say hello to local people exercising. Continue to the peak and have a bird view of Changsha City! Yuelu Mountain is one of the four best places to see autumn maple leaves in China, which you can see from late October to early December!

Next, go to Tianxin Pavilion with three scarlet roofs. It was was originated from 1613 AD and where ancient Chinese observed stars and sacrificed to the heaven in the past. Besides, the city wall there was from 202 BC and tells the long history of Changsha with the left part of only 251 meters long. Climb on the city wall and the pavilion to see the old and new buildings in Changsha downtown! Then, visit Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street that is the most popular commercial street in Changsha and also a favored place with lots of delicious Changsha food and entertainment fun. Enjoy your walk here to see local people’s entertainment life and feel the jubilant atmosphere!

After today’s visiting, be escorted back to your hotel, have a good sleep!

Arrival Ideas: Changsha Huanghua International Airport has flights from / to Beijing, Shanghai, Zhangjiajie, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Lijiang, Lanzhou, Lhasa, etc. While, high speed trains can go between Changsha and Zhangjiajie (3 hours), Wuhan (1.5 hours), Guilin (3 hours), Guiyang (3 hours), Huangshan (4 hours), Shanghai (5-5.5 hours), etc.

Yuelu Academy Aiwan Pavilion on Mount Yuelu Yuelu Mountain in Autumn
Day 2 Changsha & Changsha Departure (B, L)

Good morning! After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and then escort you to visit 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 Han Dynasty Tomb over 2,000 years ago, 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 national treasures, like the wax statue of the complete female corpse discovered from Mawangdui Tomb, Silk Coat, the Colorful Painted Inner Coffin, Dahe Human Face Bronze Pot. From this museum, you can not only 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 (Hunan). 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, visit the famous massive sculpture of the "Young" Mao and see locals spending leisure time with the pleasant sightseeing here.

After the tour, you guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station in Changsha to catch your flight/train to your next destination or home. Tour ends!

OrangeBeach Hunan Museum, Picture Taken by Our Travel Consultant Evelyn

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