Orange Island Park
Orange Island Park
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The most important tourist attraction for many visitors is a 32-meter-tall granite statue of Chairman Mao Zedong's head when he was about 32 years old. Changsha takes great pride in being the place where young Mao received his education and where he developed some of his communist ideals. The construction of this statue took place between 2007 and 2009.
Written March 6, 2024
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Anabela00
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We walked the whole Orange island, took some pictures and then caught the little shuttle bus back down. It was a little drizzly, but was very busy with both locals and tourists. A nice outing if you have an hour or two. Very neat and very clean.
Written January 2, 2020
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2857620849
Guangzhou, China62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
On a recent trip to Changsha, we were seeing many of the sites in the city but in the afternoon needed to take a break so headed off to Orange Island Park. The main feature of the park is a giant sculpture of a young Mao, and it is definitely something to see, but there is much to enjoy on the journey there.

We were going to walk, but I strongly suggest taking the tram and then walking, otherwise it is quite a long stroll. The walk from where the tram leaves off to the end of the island where the statue is is very comfortable, and the landscaping is delightful. It was an overcast day when we were there so it was very peaceful, not at all crowded but the island is spacious enough that I can imagine even on a bright and shiny day it not being overwhelming.

The island itself is a beautifully landscaped park, and the a great views of the city from either side of the island so there is much to enjoy. Take your time and take it all in.
Written July 10, 2019
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MelbourneBeachBum
Indian Harbour Beach, FL54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We arrived early in the morning to avoid the summer heat. Most of the shops were still not open. However, the park was open and allowed people in to walk around.

The big feature is to get a picture in front of the statue. Be prepared to walk, bike, or take an electric bus to get there. We walked. It was a great morning thing to do.

This place is popular for people to go and get exercise. There are runners and walkers around the water way.
Written July 26, 2018
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waycool365
Changsha, China23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
This island can be busy, they often have a huge lights display in the winter, about 100¥ an adult to enter. But most of the island is quiet and has lots of grass you can walk on. There's are some peaceful places with ponds and buildings with a Chinese look. The Mao ze Dong statue is at the end of the island. It's a LONG walk. But usually in the later part of the day or if there is a big event you can rent different types of bicycles to get around. On a nice day that is a nice activity. You can also pay to ride the bus around. It was maybe 20¥ a ticket and you can get on the bus maybe 4 or 5 times. If you want to see the whole island this is a good option. I think there is an outside pool here too and a big sand pit to play in. It is course sand. There is no fee to get on the island. And they have some food places near the center where the road crosses over the island. Overall this is a nice place to visit.
Written November 14, 2016
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serenaclaire
Melbourne, Australia847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Orange Park Island is free if you are prepared to walk 4km from the train station to see the statue of a young Mao Zedong (Former Chairman of the Communist Party of China).

The statue depicts Zedong in his youth as he completed his secondary schooling at the First Provincial Normal School in Changsha. It is believed here that he came into contact with Western philosophy amongst other things.

The statue was completed and open to the public in 2009. It is made up of more than 8000 pieces of granite, which were mined from Fujian. It stands at 32 m tall and 41 m wide.

If you are not prepared to walk you take the parks electric vehicle for 20 RMB. This will allow you to jump off and get back on a total of four times at designated marked stops. Each marked spot sells drinks and light and snacks at a 20 per cent mark up.

I went to the park to see the statue and not the park itself. The statue looks very much the same as it does in the photos. The park itself is nothing special.
Written December 30, 2015
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Van Parys Nicolas
Wachtebeke, Belgium318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Beautiful place to visit. Great views nice place to walk around. More things to see than just the face
Written December 30, 2019
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MarkM1847
Melbourne, Australia188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Orange Island is amazing. Changsha has so much history and Orange Island is a key element to that history. Surrounded by beautiful gardens a gentle stroll around the island is certainly worthwhile, especially visiting the massive sculpture of a "Young" Mao.
Written November 4, 2019
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FrancisTLim
Penang Island, Malaysia181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Business
Aug2018. The island is too big to easily walk around. Best to take the shuttle. Mostly trees and a few buildings. The only interesting thing to see is the huge rock bust of the young Mao Zedong. Also can stand at the extreme Southern tip of the island and look out over the water. FrancisTLim.
Written July 31, 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is probably Changsha's most popular tourist attraction. Transportation is easy, take subway line 2 and alight at Juzizhou station. I was glad that entrance is free. I decided to walk 3.1km to the big statue of Mao Zedong's head. Alternatively, there are sightseeing bus that provides multiple stops within the park. Ticket is 20rmb for 1 day, which you can hop in/out at any stop.

I enjoyed the leisure walk, passing by ponds, plum garden, bamboo garden, appreciating the greenery around. Near the entrance are some eateries, which I had my lunch. At the end is the famous statue of Mao’s head. Expect crowd there for photo shoots.

I also visited the exhibition hall dedicated to Mao Zedong’s life. Entrance is free. For the locals, they need to collect the free ticket from a nearby office. For foreigners like me, just show your passport to the security staff for entry, no need to collect free ticket. Overall, it is a nice to spend half a day here.
Written April 19, 2019
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