Nature & parks in Changsha

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Nature & Parks in Changsha

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  • Haoze Wu
    Quanzhou, China10 contributions
    If you are a local there or have been living there for quite a long time, you definitely would know several trods from whether Central South University, Lushanna Road, Hunan University or Hunan Normal University. And, all those trods could provide an unique experiences regardless the weather or time.

    We chose to hike from the trod beginning from National Supercomputing Center in Changsha, along side the Denglu Alley, to Chuanshipo Lake on the Mount Yuelu. Wlaking on the trod through the forest uphill after rainny days could be slippery and muddy, but the fresh air and the smell of the damp mud is so engaging.

    After reaching the top of the hill near the television tower, panoramic view of Xijiang River and the other side of the city would definitely be the bonus of the trip.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Instantcalmer
    Yasothon, Thailand1,031 contributions
    China does parks well, They allow citizens to get outdoors, exercise, socialise or just escape a dingy apartment. This park is quite large and has some pleasant walks and nice bridges. In summer a cool breeze comes off the lakes but it does get pretty crowded. I went early in the morning and as I was leaving around 7,30 am people were streaming in. Sadly the monument is being renovated currently so I missed out on my history lesson. As usual there are dancers, tai-chi exponents, musicians and even lake swimmers. Nothing special but very pleasant in general.
    Written September 14, 2019
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  • Pizzutofabian
    Liege, Belgium83 contributions
    Many nice fishes and corals. No huge fish though. There is a nice performance with sea lions and dolphins. It was pleasant to walk inside. There are several organized performances. It may be a bit crowded. Entrance fee: 130RMB. Worth a visit.
    Written May 22, 2015
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  • John T
    London, UK695 contributions
    Nice place to take a walk after visiting the tower. There are some interesting statues, places to take a rest and also exercise areas. The park is well maintained and very clean and tidy. It was pretty quiet here with no dancing and just people strolling around.
    Written December 22, 2019
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,094 contributions
    Lots of interesting trees, flowers, others plants, traditional Chinese architecture buildings, walkway, bridges, statues, and more. Fragrant oxygen rich air.
    Written July 6, 2020
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  • RkVic1010
    Changsha, China125 contributions
    Located near the monkey bridge. Has very peaceful environment. Used to have grass skiing. Don't know if it still exists. There is this Chinese restaurant on the top of the hill that can give a perfect aerial view of the fireworks in the Orange Island. Also can take good picture of oneself with Mao statue in the back.
    Written March 9, 2016
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  • Lizzie H
    Macau, China35 contributions
    Baisha Ancient Well is on the way that I passed away each day of my secondary-school life. However, last year, I finally had a chance to visit it in May. My families like the water from Baisha Well. With my father, I brought two barrels to fetch water from the well. I recommend that you could try the water there, however, we will boil it before drink it. In this way, it will be much safer and healthier.
    It was late night when I arrived there. Therefore, I experienced a quite different Baisha Ancient Well and the park from common daily scene. There were several red traditional lanterns which contributed to a peaceful and mysterious atmosphere. With little light, I felt like walking in night hundreds of years ago.
    Baisha Ancient Well is in the Tianxin district where used to be old area of Changsha. So, in the neighborhood, there are also Tianxin Pavilion and city walls of ancient Changsha city. I recommend you not to miss these classic ancient scenes. Contrasted with modern Changsha, I prefer these ancient remains and history of Changsha. In my heart, these are the most attractive things of Changsha which also worth every Changsha people's pride.
    Written April 19, 2016
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  • chan11882018
    5 contributions
    Happen to walk through with a friend. Very well kept. If you are in the Furong Area, its a good palce to take a walk.. ###################################################
    Written June 5, 2019
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  • jamgypsy
    Western MD389 contributions
    Spent an afternoon here in early March with friends. We went to see the cherry blossoms and to enjoy making music in the park. Many other Chinese were out enjoying the nice weather, lovely scenery and taking photos of each other. We passed by various small-scale amusement park-type rides for small children but had no children so did not bother to check them (or the cost) out. Actual park entrance is free but parking is nearly nonexistent--we walked 30 minutes from where we parked the car. The trees we enjoyed were framing a couple of small lakes. There seemed to be a restaurant across the lake from us. As we left, I saw a sign that gave the historical background of the park: The tomb of a Han Dynasty king was found at the top of the hill. If the weather is nice, expect lots of people but everyone is there to enjoy themselves, so it's a pleasant atmosphere. As a group of five female musicians (four Chinese and one American), we drew a lot of attention and camera lenses!
    Written March 3, 2017
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  • Jemma-Dawn F
    Wuhan, China18 contributions
    I live in Wuhan, which is provincial to say the least. I am well versed in dealing with people staring, pointing and shouting foreigner at me as I walk down the street.
    This weekend I decided to take a trip to Changsha. I mentioned this to a friend who, knowing that I am big on animal rights, suggested I visit Changsha Ecological Zoo. After checking out the website it claimed to be more of an ecological sanctuary than a zoo so I went to give it a go. Now I know that animal rights isn’t a thing here in China, you can see that by the animals encased in key rings and dog restaurants that dot the streets. I am under no illusion that cultural differences are to be tolerated, if not accepted. However, this is in no way ecological. It is a run of the mill, inhumane, money making tourist attraction.
    I visited on a particularly busy weekend with it being a national holiday. I accepted the queues for tickets with good grace whilst receiving my stares, points and shouts of foreigner.
    I decided to pay for an all inclusive ticket which would allow me to use the transport in the park as it was a very hot day.
    I joined the queue for transport and after 40 sweaty, starry minutes I reached the front. The transport arrived and I attempted to board. There was room in one of the rows of another visitor moved along. I asked politely. She ignored me. The staff did not assist. I sat anyway, she soon moved.
    As the cart began to make its way into the park it became apparent to me that it was a hellish mistake as I saw tigers and elephants shoehorned into minuscule spaces for their size. I waited for the cart to stop and proceeded to make my way to the exit on foot. There came another cart and as it was at a stop I attempted to board only to be physically pushed away by another passenger. I took a deep breath, managed not to head butt her and continued to walk. By the time I got out out of the park I’d been in there less than an hour. I went to the tourist centre and asked if anyone spoke English. They didn’t but of of the staff members, 谭丹, spoke through a translator app, as did I. I explained my issue and said that I wanted a refund. She informed me that the parks policy was not to refund. I said I understood but due to my poor treatment I was not going to back down. She explained that as it was a customer it was not the parks fault. Once again, I said I understood but I was not going to back down. She spoke to her manager and he also refused the refund. I explained, that was fine but I wasn’t going to back down and that I had all day. I eventually received my refund but it was reluctant.
    I will add that they offered to escort me back into the park, I declined. As a worldly traveller with a very open mind I did not want to visit a place that combats racism in highlighting the issue further by parading me around with a bodyguard. I have never in all the many far flung countries I have visited, experienced such blatant refusal to accept a foreigner. I am friendly and polite and stop for photos when I am asked, which is all the time.
    It was incredibly disappointing and I would not recommend it, not only because of my poor experience but also because of the inhumane treatment of the animals. If you want to see animals being treated badly, visit any shop on the street and see the turtles trapped in key rings.
    Written April 6, 2019
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  • Mitch
    Hohhot, China74 contributions
    Orange island park is a pleasant place to visit right in the middle of the river running through the city. It’s got a convenient location with metro line 2 stopping there directly and a bridge you can walk across if you so choose as well. The park is quite long and boasts a few different highlights such as a “beach” park, various gardens, ponds and arbor groves to walk through, as well as a large statue of the head of a young Mao. The head has a museum focused on his early life as well, though this was closed for renovations when we went. The park is free to walk through but it also features a shuttle and tram system that costs about 45RMB and allows for up to 5 hop ons at designated stops. The tram is worth the price if you want to explore the entire island without burning yourself out. We visited right after climbing mt Yuelu and found the tram quite helpful! It’s really a lovely walk through the island, with a few nice buildings like a pagoda, though there’s not much in the way of other activities or historical/architectural sights to see. I suggest visiting on a clear day for some open air strolling
    Written May 2, 2021
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