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15 July 2015

Ecological Landscape

Xiangjiang River

Xiangjiang River Scenic Area includes the Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt in Changsha and the Orange Isle. 


Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt in Changsha

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Located at the Xiangjiang Avenue of Changsha City, the Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt stretches from the south Heishipu Bridge under plan to the north of the Moon  Island. Built in1995, it comprises tens of exercise squares, greenbelts and historic landscapes with integrated functions like flood protection, sightseeing, tourism, relaxation and fitness, etc.


Characteristics: The scenic belt is mainly featured by recreational corridors and sculptures, supplemented by such supporting facilities as small squares, landscape sketches, and lightening   in different forms. Various kinds of trees and shrubs are planted, which presents the  harmonious landscape against the Xiang River.


Touring route: it ranges from the south Heishipu Bridge to the north of the Moon Island, including eight scenic sights of Xiangjiang River, newly-built Du Fu Tower and sculptures and landscapes of various types.

Orange Isle

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Watched from the Peak of Mount Yuelu, Orange Isle is like a black silk ribbon lying in the middle of the river and like a dark yellowish green barrier while seen in the river bank.
As the world's longest inland river isle, Orange Isle connects the Mount Yuelu in the west and the downtown in the east, with a length of 5km and a width of 50-200 meters and a total area of 70kms. Orange Isle comprises three nearly-connected isles: upper isle, middle isle and lower isle. The upper isle is called Ox-head Isle and middle isle Land-and-water Isle, while the lower isle is called Fujia Isle. Orange Isle referred to at present includes Ox-head Isle and Land-and-water Isle.
The isle has been a popular site for summer vacation for a long time. During his youth, Mao Zedong spent a lot of time walking on the beach, swimming and sunbathing. There is also a grand white marble monument, on which there are two seal cuttings: four Chinese characters Ju Zi Zhou Tou (Orange Isle) and a classical Chinese poem QinYuan Chun-Changsha, both of which are Mao Zedong's works.
Orange Isle Park was originally set up in 1960 for entertainment and service and today the island under construction  is to be a more attractive sightseeing destination, which will integrate gardening, traveling, entertainment, sports, culture and commerce. In the plan, the area will be divided into Two Corridors and Seven Garden: Hunan Culture Corridor,  and On-water Amusement Corridor,  Orange Garden, Garden of the Nature, Park of Harmonious Guests, Plaza of Shopping and Foods, GYM Center, Relaxation Resort and Wildlife Park. And an even more beautiful Orange Isle will surely bring more pleasure to every tourist.
Transport: Bus Nos.18 and 317 in Changsha
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