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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Zhang Jia Jie

The visitor center for the Zhang Jia Jie park is built like an ancient pavilion. It stands tall against the lush hillsides surrounding it. The expansive hall of the Zhang Jia Jie visitor center is highlighted by beautiful chandeliers and a big screen TV showing…


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Zixiaguan

Before we get to the main attraction in Zhang Jia Jie, we stop at the mountain temple called Zixiaguan. This Taoist temple was built in the Ming dynasty, about 500 years ago. In 1992, the temple was rebuilt thanks to a donation from the local…


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Yellow Dragon Caves

During our recent visit to China, we took a tour bus from downtown Changsha to Zhang Jia Jie. The drive is a long one, about 330 km and about 4 hours till we reach our destination. Along the way we see a lot of farm…


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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…


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