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One Day in Changsha Posted by on Apr 21, 2016

One day in Changsha

With one day in Changsha – provincial capital of Hunan – visit the Yuelu Mountain scenic area to check out its ancient Buddhist temple and academy, and then hit the streets in search of spicy food and cold beers.

An Introduction to Changsha Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

Changsha (长沙 – cháng shā) is the provincial capital of Hunan and an important city in Chinese history. Let’s take a quick look at the storied history of this Chinese city and then see what you can do with a short visit there: A Brief History There was a settlement in the area now known…

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Better Know a… Province (Hunan) Posted by on Apr 7, 2016

Hunanese food

After exploring Guizhou, we move a bit more inland to visit Hunan province (湖南省 – hú nán shěng): History The area now known as Hunan was long ago home to the ancestors of many ethnic minority groups such as the Miao, Dong, and Yao. In 350 BC, it was the southernmost part of the State…

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A Long Journey Home Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

The Spring Festival is fast approaching, and millions of Chinese people are heading home to ring in the New Year with their loved ones. For many, it’s a long and tiring journey home. Trains are packed to the brim, airports are bustling, and roads are full of cars, trucks, and buses all across the country…

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