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Changsha for the Holidays 2016 Leave a comment Read more »

Changsha for the Holidays 2016

This Thanksgiving, we decided it has been way too long since we visited all of our great friends and family in Changsha, China. We journeyed back to my lovely wife’s home land to see some sights and celebrate our holiday with some of our closest…


Yueyang Leave a comment Read more »

Yueyang

Our best friend, Luo Qiu Ping, has agreed to drive us from Changsha to Yueyang today in the northeast corner of Hunan province. It’s a long 2 and a half hour drive, Yueyang is about 156 km from Changsha. Yueyang takes up about 15 thousand…


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Nanjiao Park

Nanjiao Park is located in the south urban part of Changsha city, on the edge of the Xiangjiang River. The park is about 100 acres in size and it has three major scenic spots – Manzhu Lake, Xiu Peak, and Shuhong Pavillion. The park is…


Changsha's Seaworld Leave a comment Read more »

Changsha’s Seaworld

Next door to Changsha’s Window of the World, which we visited before, is Seaworld, a 100 acre aquarium and fun park. On the day we visited, hundreds of local elementary school kids were on hand to greet us – in English no less. Seaworld is…


Window of the World Leave a comment Read more »

Window of the World

Today we visit Window of the World, a theme park in Changsha. Window of the World is located next door to Hunan TV, a major broadcaster in Hunan province. The park is located on the banks of the Liuyang River, in the northeast suburbs of…


Lieshi Gongyuan Park Leave a comment Read more »

Lieshi Gongyuan Park

The Martyr’s Park with lakes, pagodas, and shaded walks, is the perfect place to get a breath of fresh air in crowded Changsha. The Martyr’s Memorial pays homage to those who died for the Communist liberation struggle. The base of the memorial houses an exhibition…


Exploring Yuelu Mountain Leave a comment Read more »

Exploring Yuelu Mountain

Our good friend, Luo Qiu Ping has once again volunteered to drive us up to Yuelu Mountain, overlooking Changsha. Our first stop is Wan JingYuan a miniature plant and Bonsai park. The park was built in 1985 and features about 6600 square meters of potted…


Changsha Zoo Leave a comment Read more »

Changsha Zoo

Today we visit the Changsha zoo, in the heart of Changsha. In addition to one of the most diverse collections of animals in Hunan province, the Changsha zoo has a great collection of birds. The zoo also specializes in breeding animals from outside China, both…


All Things Mao Leave a comment Read more »

All Things Mao

Our good friend, Luo Qiu Ping has volunteered to drive us to Shaoshan,the former residence of Chairman Mao. It’s a long drive, about 104 kilometers from Changsha. Along the way, we are entertained by the interesting road signs warning drivers not to drink or not…


Changsha Day and Night Leave a comment Read more »

Changsha Day and Night

June 6, 2011 We arrive at Changsha’s airport at night and my wife’s friend Luo Qiu Ping is there to greet us and help with luggage. He drives us to our hotel in downtown Changsha, and we get a glimpse of Changsha at night. When…


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