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Apart from the massive Orange Island Lantern Display, two major riverside firework shows and the various bar and shopping fun to be had, spending SF in the 'Sha is actually quite pleasant. There are parks, boating lakes, cinemas, the zoo and more to be had, but if that wasn't enough we have uncovered a few more treats to catch if you're in the right place at the right time...

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▶Kaifu Temple & Street Market

Kaifu Temple is Changsha's most sacred temple and an active place of worship. Go inside, throw coins into the tall bronze towers in the main courtyard, foretell your future and take in the nearby street stalls.

▶Hunan Provincial Library Paper-Cutting & Calligraphy Fair

Head to the main library on Shaoshan Lu (Near Dolton Hotel and Line 1 Subway) for this classic fayre.


▶The TaiPingJie Lanterns

Head down to TaiPingJie and check out the array of lanterns, especially at night time.


▶ HouGongDian fun, shows and opera performances

Time: February 16th

Venue: HouGongDian (restaurant courtyard), Pozijie (near ID Mall)

 Windows of the World: Tang Dynasty-Style Spring Festival Shows


Chinese New Year Firework Display
▶ Traditional Craft Fayre

Date: February 19th-February 24th

Venue: HouGongDian Restaurant, Pozijie


▶ Dragon & Lion Dancing Parade TaiPingJie to PoZiJie

Date: March 5th (Lantern Day)

Venue: Tai Ping Street, Po Zi Jie


Lantern Festival Firework Display

Further afield >>>

Why not head to Yueyang during the first three days of the new lunar year to witness awesome street parades, open air operas and processions!



The Bai ethnic minority will be staging a variety of shows to usher in the new year!


Hengshan, on the the four sacred mountains in China, south of Changsha, will host an variety of parades.


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