Changsha is a city of many writers.
The city inspired author Gao Xingjian to win a Pulitzer Prize, while another writer and native of Changsha, Can Xue explained her fancy for the city. ''I noted Changsha's plotted squares of gold, red clay, and green fields with the yellow dust…''
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Changsha has no escape from visitors because of its cultural vibe. At first, Changsha is an educational center with the 1000-year-old Yuelu Academy, and after that a tourists' hotspot. Since ideologist Zhang Shi has established the "Huxiang School'' that later would lead to the establishment of Yuelu Academy, one of four the oldest in the world, Changsha became an intellectual center in China.
The city was a think tank of ideas that reshaped life in China. It became a cradle of Chinese philosophy, home to the Confucian school and saw the rule of numerous dynasties. Today the city also plays a vital role, but in business.
Changsha serves for machine building, food and textile. In China it is also the main hub for cigarette processing and sustains China with the biggest fireworks. In addition, its fertile land lead to Changsha being a busy center of rice, tea leaf, orange, tangerine and rape producing.
Thus, that yellow dust Can Xue mentioned was just a feature of the city's industrial face. But Changsha's business is incidental to holidaymakers who come for the city's world-famous architecture.
- Hunan Provincial Museum offers a tour of the Han-era tomb of Xin Zui, the Marquess of Dai
- Hunan University features a statue with some great places to eat nearby
- Yuelu Academy, a center of culture and learning in southern China
- Xiang Opera to enjoy music in relaxed atmosphere
You can also add to this list dining choices as in Changsha locals spend a lot of time eating. This is an ethnic peculiarity of Changsha being home to 6,017,600 people. It doesn't matter whether you are about street dining or sophisticated cuisine in restaurants Changsha will make your mouth hot. In fact, local cuisine is one of the Eight Cuisines in China and has a spicy taste rivaling that of Sichuan.
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