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Govt: Changsha to be int'l tourism spot by 2020

By Feng Zhiwei and Yang Feiyue (China Daily)

16:07, May 17, 2013

The Aiwan Pavilion, built in 1792 on Yuelu Mountain, was the subject of many famous ancient poems and also a favorite spot of Chairman Mao Zedong. (China Daily)

The government of Changsha plans to develop the city into an internationally renowned tourist destination by 2020, officials said.

"Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan province, is beautiful and very comfortable to live in. I have grown very fond of my life here," said Gantsooj, a Mongolian student who has spent two years studying Mandarin at Hunan University.

In 2013, more than 1 million tourists from more than 80 countries and regions around the world visited Changsha, according to officials in the city tourism administration.

Changsha is a place where ancient heritage sites mingle with modern skyscrapers that stretch up into the clouds.

The Mawangdui Tombs of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), the ancient Yuelu Academy and its copper kiln are testaments to the city's 3,000-year history.

Local tourism officials say one of the city's highlights is its beautiful natural scenery, which includes national forest parks, such as Dawei Mountain, and key national scenic spots, such as Yuelu Mountain and Juzi Island.

"Changsha city government has added more than 80 community parks in the past three years and 700,000 square meters of green space," said government officials.

The city also has many varieties of flowers and plants planted in grassy medians along main roads and important areas, so the city appears as if it is in a perpetual state of springtime.

"It takes less than 15 minutes from home to find a park or roadside green space to take a rest, and it's quite common throughout the city," said Yi Jingping, member of the Changsha Committee of the CPPCC.

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