Old City Walls & Tiānxīn Pavilion
The old city walls, which once stretched for 9km around ancient Chángshā, were built of rammed earth in 202 BC, reinforced with stone in...
The most famous of the city’s parks is a 5km-long sliver of an island smack bang in the middle of the Xiāng River. A reflective...
Húnán County No 1 Teachers’ Training School
Between 1913 and 1918, Mao studied here and returned to teach classics from 1920 to 1922. It’s still a working college, and sometimes...
Chángshā’s club central with all manner of KTV (karaoke) joints and discos. There are no covers but drinks are expensive.
Lǎo Chángshā Lóngxiāguǎn
A cavernous warehouse-like dining hall with a raucous atmosphere, this is the most enjoyable place to sample one of Chángshā's signature...
127 Pozi Jie · interesting places nearby
There’s a great buzz at this landmark eatery, established in 1747 and set in and around a small temple-like courtyard. In 1958 Mao tried the housemade choù dòufu (臭豆腐; stinky tofu; ¥18), and praised it as both ‘stinky and delicious’. The xiǎo chī (小吃; snacks) menu is for those eating in the courtyard and off to one side. The Xiāngcài (湘菜; Húnán cuisine) menu is for those seated in the back room.
Dishes to look out for include: Máojiā hóngshāoròu (毛家红烧肉; Mao-style braised pork; ¥98, taster portion ¥15), làjiāo chǎoròu (辣椒炒肉; pork fried with chillies; ¥28) and qīngtāng miàn (清汤面; non-spicy vegetable soup noodles; ¥18).
The Wuyi Dadao branch , near the train station, is less atmospheric, but slightly cheaper and has a photo menu.