Orange Isle


Basic Facts of the Orange Isle

Chinese Name: 橘子洲 Pronunciation: jú zǐ zhōu

English Name: Orange Isle or Orange Isle Scenic Spot

Suggested Visiting Hours: 2-3 Hours

Occupied Area: About 0.92 square kilometers (0.35 square miles)

Address: Juzi Zhoutou, Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province

Opening Hours: The Orange Isle opens 24 hours a day, 7days a week.(Visitors need to check if the island is open before setting off as there are floods sometimes, and the island will be closed.


Admission Ticket Fee

1.The scenic area is free to the public except for Beach Park which charges 50 Yuan per person.

2.Sightseeing shuttles charge 20 Yuan per person and there are five stops for tourists to board.
Note: Beach Park ticket and transportation facility above are voluntary consumption.


What You Need to Know About Orange Isle

The Overall View,The Orange Isle
The Overall View

The Orange Isle is not only the largest isle among the many isles in the lower reach of the Xiang River but also the largest inland isle in the world. The park was rated as a national AAAAA scenic area in 2017 and has been listed into one of the first group of national classical “red tour” scenic spots.

The island stands in the center of the Xiang River with the Yuelu Mountain on the west side of the island and the ancient city of Changsha on the east side. Mountain, water, city and isle, these four parts map the beautiful landscape of Changsha. Among them, the Orange Isle is the core element of this city’s geologically scenery.

The construction of the Orange Isle is themed on concepts including ecology, culture, tourism and leisure. Beach Park, water area for water sports, fountain and other leisure courts can be found here.

What’s more, in consideration of the unique relics of the revolutionary time of modern China the island endowed, the Orange Isle is also a good place to learn the history of China in the first half of the 20th century.


Top Amazing Sights You Should Not Miss

Chairman Mao’s Artistic Statue at His Youth

Statue of Mao Zedong,The Orange Isle
Statue of Mao Zedong

The statue of young Chairman Mao lies at the bank of the Xiang River with his eyes staring ahead into the distance. The Statue is at present the biggest artistic statue in China. Standing before this huge sculpture, tourists may conjure up a picture that youth Mao rambles on the riverbank while mapping the future of a new China.

The statue was constructed according to an image of Mao Zedong at his youth which was taken in 1925. Chairman Mao is usually depicted as an old man, and one can rarely see his young statue or image. There is a Memorial Hall and an exhibition room of Chairman Mao covering an area of about 2,000square meters in the base part of the statue.

100-hundred-meter High Fountain and Firework Square

The Firework Square,The Orange Isle
The Firework Square

There is a pond with a water area of 8,000 square meters in the south square of the Orange Isle. The fountain there can spurt 100 hundred meters high, almost 30 stories above the earth!

Next to the fountain is a firework square with 500m in length and an average of 20m in width. It offers a place for letting off firecrackers on important occasions and mass celebrations. Tourists can also enjoy the firework show on every Saturday night (20:30 P.M.-20:50 P.M.) from May 1st to October 31st.

Beach Park

The Beach Park,The Orange Isle
The Beach Park

Beach Park is located on the west side of the island. With a total area of 133,000 square meters, the beach is designed as a daily sports court for citizens. There are KTV, beach barbecue, beach volleyball, beach football and other activities in the square.

When it comes to indoor activities, tourists can enjoy tea or coffee in the bar. There are also an art exhibition hall and a movie projection room. Various themed activities such as music festivals, beer festivals will be held in different seasons of the year.


Best Travel Time

Orange Isle is suitable for traveling at any time of the year.

In spring, white river gulls will be the star of Xiang River. In summer, verdant greenwoods will provide plenty of shade. In autumn, the most magnificent scenery of the red maples on Yuelu Mountain will be viewed by each tourist. And in winter, the white of the snow and the black of the mountains will paint an ink wash picture.


How to Get to the Orange Isle

By Bus

1. Take bus 1, 2, 11, 112, 123, 142, 143, 301, 368, 406, 804, 901, the West Line of 908 or Travel Special Line 2 and get off at the Juzizhou Daqiao Dong Station (East of the Orange Island Bridge).

2. Take bus 117, 118, 202, 401, 106, 109, 12, 18, 301, 303, 312, 314, 317, 6 901, Travel Special Line 1, Travel Special Line 2 or Lishan Special Line and get off at Huatu Jiaoyu Station (the Entrance of Taiping Street), then walk westward through Orange Island Bridge and arrive at the Orange Isle.

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去橘子洲。English: Please take me to the Orange Isle.

If you go to the Orange Isle from the Changsha Railway Station, it takes about 25 minutes (20 yuan).

If you go to the Orange Isle from the Changsha South Railway Station, it takes about 60 minutes (45 yuan).

If you go to the Orange Isle from the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, it takes about 70 minutes (80 yuan).


By Subway

Take Subway Line 2 and get off at the Orange Isle-Qinglian Station.

The Long Bridge,The Orange Isle
The Long Bridge

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