Changsha is subjected to sub-tropical humid monsoon climate, cold in winter and hot in summer with long summer and winter, short spring and autumn. The average annual temperature is 17.2℃. It maintains moderate and humid climate features in the year round. Except for summer which is too hot, it is suitable to travel in the other three seasons.
Located in northeast part of Hunan, Changsha is the capital city of Hunan province as well as the political, economic and cultural center. It is a city of history and culture as well as one of China’s top tourist cities. Also, Changsha is a famous “city with hills, water and islands”. The advantaged geography condition has brought Changsha beautiful landscapes. Famous scenic spots in Changsha include:
Mount Yuelu -- as one of the most worthy scenic spots in Hunan, Mount Yuelu Scenic Spot consists of hills, knap, rivers, lakes, natural propagation, cultural historic site, the tombs of famous people in modern times and memorial sites of revolution.
Hunan Provincial Museum -- Hunan Provincial Museum has rich collections, among which Mawangdui Han Tomb, Bronze ware crafts of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, the cultural relics of Wu Kingdom are the most special.
Juzi Island -- Juzi Island came into being in 305 AD and got its name in the six century, from the poem of famous poet in Tang Dynasty, "the field of Ju Island is still fertile".
Tianxin Pavilion -- as the symbol of the ancient city Changsha, Tianxin Pavilion is a pavilion standing on the ancient walls. It has been famous in Hunan area since ancient times.
National Forest Park of Mount Dawei -- Mount Dawei National Forest Park, the "Green Pearl of Eastern Hunan", is famous for its exuberant forest, rich resources, beautiful sceneries and nice whether.
Generally, September and October are the best time for traveling. In spring, the weather is easy change, so one should put on more clothes to prevent from catching cold. Autumn often begins from middle august, the temperature is moderate and it is suitable to admire frost leaves from Juzi Island at that time.