I truly enjoy watching this episode of Travelogue. Chen Lei is at his best in Changsha.
I visited Changsha back in February 2009. It was a short visit and did not manage to cover many tourist attractions, though I did manage to visit Chairman Mao hometown in Shaoshan. This is what ChinaTravel has to say about Changsha:
Changsha (literally Long Sand), surrounded by fertile lands and bisected by the slow flowing waters the the Xiang River, is Hunan province’s capital. Populated by some six million souls, Changsha is a lively town well known for its food culture, military tradition and being one of Mao Zedong’s haunts prior to launching his political career.
The city is likely to attract two kinds of people, those interested in tracing the origins and journeys of Chairman Mao, and those interested in joining in the “renao” (literally hot and noise—two things the Chinese associate with having a good time) that sweeps over the city during the night time hours.
Hunan cuisine is infamous for being some of the spiciest in the land and is perhaps second only to Sichuan on China’s spice-o-meter. Something to bear in mind if you’re sampling street-side barbecue or noodles.
Yueyang and Liuyang in Hunan:
Mawangdui is agreat archelogical discovery of a tomb dating back to Han dynasty.
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