New Year holiday fun in Changsha
Fireworks at Orange Island
Firework displays are one of the city's main tourist attractions, with many entertaining and exciting shows performed dozens of times each year. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
At 8:30 pm on New Year's Day a fireworks display will be held at Orange Island lasting 20 minutes. The best views of the show entitled "Charming City of Changsha" will be from along the banks of the Xiangjiang River.
Bathing in hot springs at Huitang town
Visitors bathe in the hot springs of Huitang town, Ningxiang county. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
Ningxiang county's Huitang town is famous for its hot springs. The steaming natural pools cover some 48 square kilometers with the highest water temperature reaching 89.5C.
Skiing is an ideal choice for those who want a true taste of winter. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
A baby beluga at Changsha Sea World Park
The female beluga whale calf swims with her mother at Changsha Sea World Park. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
Visitors will have the chance to see the "Princess", Changsha Sea World's three-month-old beluga whale calf, over the New Year period. It is the first beluga whale to survive more than two months in an artificial feeding environment in China.
The whale's parents, Zhuoya and Shula, were sent to Hunan from Moscow in April and December 2010, respectively.
Source: Changsha Evening News