Changsha is the capital and most populous city of Hunan Province in central China. It is famous for being the home province of China’s former leader Mao Zedong and an important revolutionary base during the Civil War. This year’s National Day holiday proved that it has also turned into a popular new tourist attraction for young Chinese.
For the first time ever, Changsha was one of the top 10 destinations to visit on October 1 (the first day of the National Day holidays) and has also entered the top 10 cities with the most hotel reservations.
Changsha is a sister city of St. Paul, Minnesota. St. Paul has developed a China garden at Phalen Park, based on the design of architects from Changsha.