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Great artistic sites to beat the heat in Changsha

Updated: 2016-08-10

 
As anyone familiar with Changsha summers knows, the scorching weather in the city can be merciless and, unless you are one to enjoy spending afternoons profusely sweating, you are often best avoiding the outdoors altogether. Fortunately, Changsha is choc-a-bloc full with cool venues, both the hip and air-conditioned variety, to escape those uncomfortable red faced afternoons. Here are a few of the best cultural spots around the city.

 

Youth Creative Community of Taipingli

 

The Youth Creative Community, located on No. 167, Taiping Old Street, has played a long and storied role in the history of Changsha. Located in the Tianxin district of the city the Youth Creative Community is large complex comprised of an art center, a coffee shop and various shops selling art supplies and quality handicraft goods. The center also hosts a film club and exhibits a range of design oriented works, both domestic and foreign. Swing by and browse the center's exhibitions or just sip an ice coffee downstairs and relax.

 

Young people attending a lecture at the center. [Photo/ changsha.com.cn]

 

Moon Center for Contemporary Art

 

This non-profit art center is devoted to displaying quality modern art. The Moon Center regularly presents fascinating and well curated exhibitions comprised of anything from painting to sculpture to photography. Visitors to the gallery are bound to be calmed by the tranquil atmosphere and delighted by quality, thought provoking works of art.

 

The main gallery at the Moon Center for Contemporary Art [Photo/www.changsha.com.cn]

 
Binjiang Cultural Park
 

Those fond of architecture mustn't miss a trip to Changsha's Binjiang Cultural Park. This large and impressive cultural center with a total area of 150,000 square meters is located in the Xinhe delta. The main hall can be converted to suit a variety of art forms but is predominately used for musical performances. Tickets are reasonably priced and range from RMB240 ($36) to RMB 30 ($5).

 

The beautiful hall at Binjiang Cultural Park [Photo/www.changsha.com.cn]

 

Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum

 

Spread over three floors and totaling an area of 1,200 square meters, Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum boasts a fine private collection of art right in the bustling heart of Tian Xin Qu. The museum was established in 2004 by Tan Guobin, a reputable collector of porcelain, classical furniture, and antiques. The public can enjoy Tan's important collection, as well as some latterly acquired modern paintings and calligraphic displays, blissfully free of charge.

 

An exhibition on modern American painting [Photo/www.changsha.com.cn]

 

Source:changsha.com.cn