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As early as the Spring and Autumn Period, Changsha was one of the key strategic locations for the Chu state to occupy the south. After the establishment of the Han Dynasty by Liu Bang, it was renamed Linjiang in 206 B.C.

Historic and Scenic Spots
Yuelu Mountain

Since the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), many historic sites have been left, including Yuelu Academy, Aiwan Pavilion, Lushan Temple and Wangxiang Pavilion.

· Meishan Dragon Palace
· Mawangdui Han Tombs
· LangShan Mountain National Scenic Area
· Huitang Hot Spring
· Dawei Mountain National Forest Park
· Changsha Zoo
Life in Changsha
Life in Changsha

If not too weary after a day of sightseeing, the ambiance on Shaoshan Lu and Furong Lu in the post midnight hours should prove enjoyable to those who enjoy nightlife.

· The Night Life in Changsha
· Shopping
Special Products and Foods
Changsha's local craftwork

Xiang Embroidery (Xiang Xiu) is regarded in China as one of the four best embroidery types along with the Suzhou & Sichuan embroidery and the Yue embroidery from Guangdong.

· Smelly fried bean curd
· Changsha seed of hemp with crispy fried duck
· Three-wraps Chicken
· Sub-dragon Doffing Garb
· Hundred Birds Heading towards Phoenix
· Stewed Shark Fin
Tan Dun

Tan Dun is an Academy Award winning Chinese contemporary classical composer, most widely known for his scores for the movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero.

· Zhu Rongji
· Li Xiaopeng
· Lei Feng
· Huang Xing
· Hu Yaobang

Largest Zhuang embroidery shines in Shanghai

Expo Anhui Week preparation into sprint period

Qinghai impresses Expo visitors

Key Words

Tea   West Lake   

Temple      Su Dongpo 


Fans   Embroidery

Garden     Fuzimiao

Zhonghua Gate

Nanjing Salted Duck

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