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CHANGSHA

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It is the capital province of Hunan

Airport Information

Name of airport: Huanghua Airport
Distance to city: 30 km
Airport Transport:
  • Taxi fare: CNY 100
  • CITS Coach: CNY 20
Airport tax: RMB 90 (international flights)

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

Flight Schedules from/to Hong Kong
1 hours 25 min

Beijing-Kowloon through Train -- Changsha Station

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Visa

Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Currency

Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

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Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Train
Bicycle

Tourist Attraction

Aiwan pavilion
Chancellor Li Tsang's family Tombs (before B.C.) - his wife's body is preserved well: although it is 2100 years old, it still has flesh , teeth and internal organs, an autospy reavling that she died suddenly after a meal about 50
Hunan Exhibition Hall
Hunan Provincial First Normal School - a copy of Mao Zedong's school
Hunan Provincial Museum - 5000 artefacts of Han dynasty as well as many revolutionary items are exhibited in it, but they are all in good quality
Juzi (Orange) Island - about 5 km in length
Laodong Renmin Stadium
Lushan Temple
Mao Zedong's House at Shaoshan (photo) - There was where the founder of the People's Republic, Mao Zedong was born, his house contains some of the original furniture that he had used. There is a museum devoted to his life and works and a visit here from Changsha, taking in the delightfully rural landscape en route.
Mount Hengshan(photo)
Provincial Embroidery Factory - you can see the process of making delicate embroidery here, which can be viewed from both sides. And the products are widely available in the city's stores and the focus of two specialist museums
Tianxin Park - contains a section of the old city wall
Taohuayuan (photo)
Wulingyuan (photo)
Youth and Children's Palace
Yuelu Academy
Yuelu Hill - provides a good view of city
Yueyang Tower (photo)

Tours and Activities

Tours from Hong Kong

Shopping guide

Jian Xiang Road
Jie Fang Road

Weather

Min. 5 C (in Jan)
Max. 29 C (in Jul)
Annual Rainfall: 2741mm
Rainy Season: Apirl - Jun
Best Season to visit: Autumn
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast
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Language

Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

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Tourist Hotline: 5261179
Ambulance: 120 , 7213460
Emergencies: 110 (foreigner's section 552729)
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110
Foreign Affairs Office of Police: 7216795

Public Holidays

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