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Recommended Changsha Destinations to Escape Summer Heat

Updated: 2020-08-14

A heat wave hit Changsha recently. Fortunately, there are plenty of destinations in Changsha you can escape to in order to beat the summer heat.

Xiangjiang Joy Town Amusement Park

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Features: Kingdom of Ice and Snow on a mine, ice and snow sports, water activities; brand hotels, public parks, a shopping street, and a recreation square.

Location: Pingtang Subdistrict, Yuelu District, Changsha 

Opening hours: 10:00-22:00

Service hotlines: 0731-81875555; 0731-81859589

Happy Water World

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Features: enclosed by forests; pure and clean water; and various amusement facilities including a 20,000-sqm wave pool and glass water slides.

Location: Laodaohe Town, Kaifu District, Changsha

Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 (weekdays); 9:30-21:30 (weekends)

Service hotline: 0731-86450379

Ticket price: 168 yuan/person

Changsha Fantawild Oriental Heritage Theme Park

(Photo/official WeChat of Changsha Municipal People’s Government)

Features: a combination of high-tech interactive experiences and Chinese culture; 11 high-tech indoor projects; and 34 outdoor amusement projects.

Location: Ningxiang City, Changsha

Opening hours: 9:30-17:30 (weekdays); 9:00-18:00 (weekends and holidays)

Service hotline: 400-166-0006

Ticket price: 320 yuan/person

Snow Kingdom of Three Bears

(Photo/official WeChat of Snow Kingdom of Three Bears)

Features: 10,000-sqm ski field; primary and middle-level skier trails; advanced ski facilities; and ice sculptures exhibition.

Location: Tianxin District, Changsha

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00

Service hotline: 400-889-1811

Heimi Peak

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Features: a 77.51% forest coverage rate; moderate temperatures (20-28℃) in summer; rich flora and fauna resources; unique lakes; an ancient Buddhist temple; ancient stone carvings; and known as “natural oxygen bar for urban residents” and “green ecological barrier in northern Changsha”. 

Location: Qiaoyi Town, Wangcheng District, Changsha

Honors: National Forest Park, National 4A-level Scenic Area,

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

Service hotline: 0731-88430518

Ticket price: 30 yuan/person

Shiyan Lake

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Features: mountain lakes; clear blue water; towering steep peaks; ancient trees with coiled branches; a 98% of forest coverage rate; dense negative oxygen ions; and known as “natural oxygen bar for urban residents”.

Location: Yuhua District, Changsha

Honors: National 4A-level Scenic Area

Opening hours: 8:00-17:00

Service hotline: 4000-0731-77

Dashanchong Forest Park

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Features: more than 90% forest; densely wooded; numerous mountain rushes; overlapping peaks; towering ancient trees; flowing streams; and, known as a natural oxygen bar.

Location: east of Changsha County, Changsha

Opening hours: all day

Ticket price: free

Weishan Mountain

(Photo/Scenic Area Administration of the Hunan Provincial Forestry Department)

Features: a 1,000-year-old temple, Shang-era historical sites, karst caves, reservoir, deep valleys, and luxuriant vegetation, and revolutionary pioneer former residences 

Location: west of Ningxiang City, Changsha 

Honors: National Scenic Area; National 4A-level Scenic Area; One of Hunan’s Eight Summer Resorts in 2019

Opening hours: 8:00-18:00

Service hotline: 0731-8980011 

Chinese source: voc.com.cn; official websites of Heimi Peak National Forest Park, Changsha Fantawild Oriental Heritage Theme Park, and Happy Water World; Scenic Area Administration of the Hunan Provincial Forestry Department