Changsha Travel Guide

Changsha is located in the northeast part of Hunan. It is the capital city of Hunan province as well as its political, economic and cultural center. It is also a city of history and culture, and is China’s top tourist city.

Changsha is subjected to a subtropical but moderately humid climate year round. It is cold in winter and hot in summer, with long summers and winters and short springs and autumns. The average annual temperature is 17.2 degrees centigrade. See Changsha Weather

Changsha is a city famous all over the world for its history and culture, and it attracts many scholars, making it a gathering place of great writers. The one-thousand-year-old Yuelu Academy has carried out the culture inheritance of the area. The famous ideologists Lixue Zhu Xi and Zhang Shi of the Song Dynasty once gave lectures here and founded the powerful Huxiang School. At that time, it was said that "there were Beaux only in Chu".

Changsha is also a famous city with hills, water, and islands. The blessed geographical terrain gives the city beautiful landscapes. Here, one can see beautiful mountains, clean waters, and sandbanks with special physiognomy. Standing on Juzi Island, one can enjoy the vastness of Xiang River and the beautiful scenery of Mount Yuelu, which is described in a poem as "frost leaves more gorgeous than flowers in February".

  • Region Code: 0731
  • Post Code: 410005
  • Area: 11,825 square meters
  • Population: 6.13 million
  • Ethic groups: Han, Hui, Man


Questions and Answers About Changsha Travel Guide

Samsuzzaman 2013-06-11
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i want to know the cheapest way to go Beijing from Changsha. what is the plane and train fare from Beijing to Changsha?
Dear Samsuzzaman, It takes about 6.5 hours by high speed train from Beijing to Changsha and the cost is about CNY650/US$106 for the second class and CNY1038/US$170 for the first class. It takes about 2 hours by flight, the full price is about CNY1208/US$197 exluding the tax. You usually could get a discount, it depends on the date and airlines you choose. Please check the details about the trains and flight on our website. Click: Train: http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/ Flight: http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-flights/ Lussie Lu replied on 2013-06-13
sakher alshare 2012-07-04
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Hi I am from Syria and I am going to travel to changsha city for 21 days from 18/07/2012 to 08/08/2012, and I want to know about the distance bettwen the capital of china /Bigein and changsha city, how many hours it takes by the plane?
Hi Sakher, It takes about 2.5hrs from Beijing to Changsha by air, covers a distance of around 1600km. Do you need us to book the flight tickets and hotels for you? We also have tour package for Beijing and Changsha, if you are interested in it, please feel free to contact me via whitney@chinahighlights.net. Have a nice day! Whitney Liao replied on 2012-07-05
Taein Chung 2012-06-29
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could I get Korean Restaurant''s name and Phone number?
Hi Taein, I recommend the Yisongting Restaurant to you. The phone number is 0731-82197500. Please let me know if you need any tour service in Changsha. Michael Hu replied on 2012-07-01
Nat 2012-06-16
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I will be in Changsha month of November 2012. from the U.S. i will change planes in Incheon Korea to changsha. will i need a transit visa when i stop in Korea to change planes to China?
Hi Nat, thank you for your inquiry. If you only stay in the airport and wait for the next flight, you won't need to apply for a Korean Visa. Nora Ou replied on 2012-06-18
Nivetha 2012-04-03
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hello sir...i''m from India.we have planned a trip to changsyang this may.what will be the weather condition during may ? we are planning to purchase some quality items from there especially home appliances.Tell us which things are of good quality which can be buy from there and tell us the price of them..
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