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Enjoy Changsha’s Beautiful Autumn Scenery

Updated: 2020-10-23

As summer winds to a close and temperatures subside, Changsha is gearing up for the annual fall color spectacle. Find out the following Changsha destinations for beautiful autumn scenery.  

Yuelu Mountain

(Photo/Zhou Miaoxuan)

Yuelu Mountain is one of the four places in China to see maple leaves. It is one of the best Hunan destinations for viewing autumn scenery. Leaf-watchers can experience unique and beautiful fall foliage displays at Aiwan Pavilion and on the mountain peak. 

Admission: free

Opening hours: all day

Location: Denggao Road, Changsha 

Hunan Forest Botanical Garden

(Photo by the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden)

One must-visit site in the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden is its 25,000-sqm World Famous Flower Square. Recently a month-long flower show has been held there. The highlight is more than 150,000 sunflowers of 30 varieties. The lily flower show covering more than 1,000 sqm is Hunan’s outdoor lily flower display, the first of this kind. 

Admission: free

Opening hours: 8:00-20:30

Add.: No. 111, Zhiwuyuan Road, Yuhua District, Changsha

Orange Isle 

(Photo/official Wechat account of Orange Isle)

Orange Isle is located in the middle of the Xiangjiang River in downtown Changsha. It is a national 5A-level scenic spot and a national key scenic area. With the advent of several autumn rains during the National Day holiday, oranges here are gradually ripening and attract many tourists. In autumn, Orange Island has beautiful scenery and pleasant climate. It is a good place for autumn outing. 

Admission: free

Opening hours: 6:00-22:00

Location: Yuelu District, Changsha

Hunan Martyrs Park 

(Photo/official Wechat account of Golden Eagle Newspaper)

Hunan Martyrs Park is located on the Liuyang riverbank in the northeast of Changsha City, Hunan Province. It is the largest park in Changsha and a comprehensive park integrating functions of commemoration, sightseeing, and entertainment. In early October, daisies here are blooming, being a unique landscape in the garden.

Admission: free

Opening hours: 9:00-17:30

Location: No. 22, Dongfeng Road, Kaifu District, Changsha

Yanghu National Wetland Park

(Photo/official Wechat account of Yanghu National Wetland Park )

Yanghu Wetland Park is the largest of its kind in Changsha City. It has a complete wetland ecosystem. It is home to more than 1,300 varieties of wetland plants, more than 300 species of birds, subtropical animals, aquatic animals, and insects. The park is a good place to see flora and fauna in autumn. 

Admission: free

Opening hours: 9:30-18:30

Location: Pingtang Avenue, Yuelu District, Changsha

Translator: Xiao Juan

Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn; official Wechat accounts of Orange Isle, Yanghu National Wetland Park, and Golden Eagle Newspaper