The Star City-Changsha Situated in the river valley along the lower part of Xiang River, Changsha is the capital city of Hunan province. The recorded history of Changsha can be traced back 3000 years. Tomb relics from the primitive periods witnessing the earliest human activities have been discovered in this region. During the Spring and Autumn period (770B.C-476B.C.), the area developed into an important town within the State of Chu,(one of the seven warring states that existed before China’s history) unified the country, the town was set up as a county and later became the capital city of a state in the early Han Dynasty(206B.C-220). The tomb excavation site of Mawangdui found in the eastern suburb of the city is a family graveyard from that period. The most fantastic historical relic should be the well-preserved mummified remains of a Western Han Dynasty woman excavated from the tombs. Some to thousands of relics unearthed include silk products, paintings , lacquer works, potteries, bamboo slips used for writing, weapons and herbs, all of which are exhibited in Hunan Provincial Museum. In the dynasties that followed, the city experienced several expansions and during China’s Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it has developed into the political, economic and cultural center of Hunan Province. Although not as ancient a capital city as Beijing, Nanjing or Xi’an, Changsha also has rich historical heritages including old wall remains, tomb sites, religious temples and buildings. What earns the city its reputation among tourists are two things. One is a great man in China’s recent history, Chairman Mao Zedong and the other is Yuelu Academy, a time-honored academic school perched on the scenic Yuelu Mountain. Originally built in 976 during the Song Dynasty, the academy school survived through the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and is considered to be the cradle of Huxiang Culture. (Simply means the culture school in Hunan Province)
Shidai Huarui Hotel
Address: Shidai Huarui Hotel, No.459 Times Sunshine Avenue, Changsha, China
Tel：(86) 0731-8181 3888
Huanghua International Airport of Changsha:
Route 1: Changsha Huanghua International Airport is 28 kilometers away from the hotel, 35 minutes by car, and the taxi fare is about 75 yuan.
Route 2: Airport Express Railway Station Line - Yunda Central Square. Walk 1.3 km to Changsha Avenue Station, Shawan Road, transfer to bus 210 to Hualu Times
Sunshine Avenue Station and walk 375 meters to the hotel. Changsha Railway Station:
Route 1: Changsha Railway Station is 16 kilometers away from the hotel and 40 minutes by car. The taxi fare is about 37 yuan.
Route 2: Changsha Railway Station Metro Line 2 - Shawan Park Station. Change to Metro Line 4 to Guitang Station, and then change to Metro Line 5 to Moso Bamboo Pond Station. After leaving the station, walk 600 meters east along Times Sunshine Avenue to the hotel. Changsha South Railway Station:
Route 1: Changsha South Railway Station is 8 kilometers and 20 minutes away from the hotel, and the taxi fare is about 25 yuan.
Route 2: Changsha South Railway Station Metro Line 2 - Shawan Park Station. Change to Metro Line 4 to Guitang Station, and then change to Metro Line 5 to Moso Bamboo Pond Station. After leaving the station, walk 600 meters east along Times Sunshine Avenue to the hotel.