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Top 10 attractions in Changsha, China

By Xu Lin
China.org.cn, May 6, 2015
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Changsha is the capital of central China's Hunan Province, located on the lower reaches of the Xiang River, a branch of the Yangtze River. As a major historical and cultural city, Changsha has a history of more than 3,000 years.

Changsha is the hometown of numerous Chinese literati and scholars, and is also the place where many historical remains were unearthed. In recent years, with the growing numbers of pubs and popular TV programs, Changsha has been granted the nickname of "city of entertainment." The city's picturesque natural scenery is considered to be amazing.

The following are the top 10 attractions in Changsha, China.

 Daweishan Forest Park(大围山森林公园)

Daweishan Forest Park, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Changsha, China' by China.org.cn.

Daweishan Forest Park [File photo]



The Daweishan Forest Park is located in northwest Liuyang City, 148 kilometers (91.96 miles) from Changsha. It is famous for its dense forests, picturesque scenery, mild climate and wide variety in plants and animal species. It is reputed to be "a green pearl within eastern Hunan."

Boasting more than 3,000 species of plants and over 60 types of wild animals, including 1,200 types of butterflies, the park is also known as "a natural museum of animals and plants." It is a great summer resort to go for a walk and get some fresh air.

Admission: 50 yuan (US$8.17) / person

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