Orange Island Scenic Area

Orange Island Scenic Area

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Geographic location:Changsha, Hunan


Famous scenery:Ask Tiantai, Mao Zedong Statue, Chau Tau Beach Plaza

Opening hours: 8:00—21:00

Orange Island, located in the Xiangjiang Center of Yuelu District, Changsha City, Hunan Province, covers an area of 91,400 square meters and is the largest sandbank among the many alluvial sandbanks in the lower reaches of the Xiangjiang River. It is also the largest inland continent in the world and is known as the “China’s first continent”. From south to north, across the river, west to Yuelu Mountain, east to Changsha City, surrounded by water, stretching over ten miles, the narrow section is about 40 meters wide, and the width is about 140 meters, the shape is a long island.

Orange Island has Mao Zedong’s youth art sculptures, and asks Tiantai and other scenic spots. The history of Orange Island was born in the second year of Jinhui Emperor Yongxing (305 years), which was formed by the turbulent alluvial alluvial and sandstone accumulation. Thousands of flowers and plants are grown in the scenic area, including 143 precious plants. There are also many rare animals such as gulls, foxes, and pelicans.

On December 18, 2017, Orange Island resumed the title of national AAAAA-level tourist attraction.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Historical evolution

The history of Orange Island was formed in the second year of Jinhui Emperor Yongxing (305 years), which was formed by the rapids and sandstone accumulation. The original Orange Island, Zhizhou, Wuzhou, Quanzhou four islands, to the Qing Dynasty only the Shangzhou, Zhongzhou, Xiazhou three islands, “looking with the belt, really not connected.” It has evolved into a long line of islands, with Niutouzhou on the top, and Luzhouzhou on the middle and Fujiazhou on the bottom. Orange Island is named after the rich oranges. The Xiangjiang River has a gentle water flow and a wide riverbed. Due to the downstream water supply of the Dongting Lake, an oasis piece is formed. Orange Island has long been famous, spring comes, bright light, sand gull little point; autumn solstice, grapefruit yellow orange red, fragrant one; deep winter, cold cold ice, river wind snow, is one of the eight scenic spots of “Xiangtian 暮 snow”. In the 30th year of Guangxu Emperor Guangxu (after 1904), Changsha was opened to the outside world, and the British Consulate and Changsha New Guan were built on the continent.

In the 14th year of the Republic of China (1925), Comrade Mao Zedong returned to Hunan to lead the peasant movement from Guangzhou. In the cold autumn season, he revisited the Orange Island and wrote “Guanyuanchun·Changsha”. Therefore, Orange Island became famous.

In May 1950, Premier Zhou and Chairman Mao once made a couplet, and they went on the link: “The Orange Island, the boat on the side of the continent, the boat will not go on the island”, the next link: “Tianxin Pavilion, the pigeon in the middle of the house, the pigeons do not fly.”
In 1960, the Orange Island Park was built in Orange Island, covering an area of ​​14.2 hectares.
In 1961, it was built as the Orange Island Park. It was opened to the public in 1962. In 1998, it was renamed the Orange Island Scenic Spot in Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area. The original area has a total area of ​​about 17 hectares and the open area covers an area of ​​about 6 hectares.
In 2001, it was renamed as the Orange Island Scenic Spot in Changsha Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area. Covering an area of ​​17 hectares, it has poetry monuments, “Who is the main sinking” sculpture square and other attractions, is a famous scenic spot in Hunan Province.
In 2004, the Changsha Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government decided to carry out a four-year upgrading of Orange Island.
In 2010, the Changsha Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government proposed the goal of promoting urban internationalization and turning Changsha into a cultural city with international influence, and established tourism as a strategic pillar industry.
In August 2016, the National Tourism Administration decided to delist the Orange Island Scenic Spot, which was seriously out of compliance, and was one of the second batch of scenic spots in the country.
On December 18, 2017, the quality level of the national 5A tourist scenic spot in the Orange Island Scenic Area was restored.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Geographical environment

Location horizon

Orange Island is located in the Xiangjiang River in Yuelu District, Changsha City, Hunan Province. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides. It faces water. The geographical coordinates are 28°10′23.40′′ north latitude and 112°57′18.36′′ east longitude. The Orange Island Bridge spans from above. 1 km from the center of Changsha, the orange island is flat in the center of the Xiangjiang River; the north and south are 6 kilometers long, and the widest point is only 300 meters. The island is long and narrow, belonging to the Xiangjiang River water loop and silt sedimentation. Jiangzhou Scenic Area. The scenic area of Orange Island is 0.9164 square kilometers, including Orange Island and Fujiazhou. The total construction area is about 1.3834 square kilometers.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Climate characteristics

Orange Island belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate. It is hot and rainy in summer, mild and rainy in winter, and the climate is humid and pleasant. The annual average temperature is between 13 °C and 20 °C. The average temperature in January is above 0 °C.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Natural resources

Plant resources

There are thousands of flower and vine plants growing in Orange Island, of which 143 are precious plants. There are thousands of citrus plants on the Orange Island, plum gardens, chestnut gardens, tea gardens, and economic forests formed by peaches, pears, and apricots. They are produced in the mountains, kiwi, sakura, wild grapes, and mountains. Wild fruit trees.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Animal resources

Orange Island has rare animals such as cranes, herons, gulls, foxes and pelicans.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Main Attractions


The construction structure of Orange Island is planned as “one axis and four districts”, and the first axis is the tourism axis running through the north and south. Among them, the four districts are core scenic spots, tourism supporting service areas, beach parks and water sports areas. The main scenic spots are built on the theme of “ecology, culture, tourism and leisure”. There are Chau Ting Tang Ting, Han Baiyu Poetry Tablet, Bronze Statue Square, Rattan Square, Chairman Mao Changyou Xiangjiang Memorial Point, Lan Yueting, and Pillow River Pavilion. Bonsai Park, Damen Square and other attractions.

Orange Island Scenic Area


Ask the roof

From the second year to the seventh year of the Republic of China (1913-1918), young Mao Zedong was enrolled in the First Normal School of Hunan Province. At that time, Mao Zedong was searching for the truth of saving the country and saving the people. He often traveled through the Xiangjiang River with his classmates and went to the Orange Island to carry out various activities. Standing on the head of Orange Island, thinking about changing the old world and building a new China. Later, Mao Zedong’s wish finally became a reality. Building the roof is from this reason.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Hundred meters fountain

The 100-meter fountain is located in the 100-meter high spray in the Orange Island. When the 100-meter fountain is sprayed, it is equivalent to a 30-storey “architecture”. On major holidays and major events, residents on both sides of the Xiangjiang River stand on the Xiangxiang Avenue and Xiangjiang Avenue, and can see the scene of the 100-meter-high jet in front of the main gate of the Orange Island Scenic Spot.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Beach park

The beach park is located in the Orange Island Scenic Area of Changsha City. The total area of the beach park in the Orange Island Scenic Area is about 0.133 square meters. The Beach Sports Leisure Culture Park is the first hydrophilic sports and leisure culture park in the core area of China’s domestic cities. The two hundred-meter fountains of cultural leisure and indoor sports and leisure are located in the 100-meter high spray in Orange Island. When the 100-meter fountain is sprayed, it is equivalent to a 30-storey block.

The Orange Island Beach Sports and Leisure Culture Park has two squares, one is the Orange Island Beach Plaza and the other is the Natural Grass Sports Plaza. The other units are arranged around these two squares.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Artistic sculpture

Mao Zedong’s youth art sculpture stands in the head of Orange Island in Changsha. As the largest landscape project in the Orange Island of Changsha, the young Mao Zedong art sculpture is based on the image of Mao Zedong in the youth, highlighting the image of Mao Zedong’s ambition and ambition. The young Mao Zedong art sculpture was built in February 2007 after approval by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee. The total height of the statue is 32 meters, 83 meters long and 41 meters wide.

The Mao Zedong youth art sculpture in Orange Island has a special significance. In his youth, Mao Zedong once sang in the head of the Orange Island. “Ask the earth, who is up and down.” Mao Zedong’s sculpture uses a reinforced concrete frame shear structure, and the exterior material is granite stone with a total height of 32 meters.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Orange Island Park

Orange Island Park covers an area of 14.2 hectares and is directly connected to the island from the Xiangjiang Bridge. On the face of the Jiangyan Wangjiang Pavilion and the verandah, the face is a giant white marble monument. The four characters of the Chairman’s handbook “Orange Zizhoutou” are engraved on the tablet and the “Independence Cold Autumn, Xiangjiang River” in his autumn of 1925. Go north, orange head, look at Wanshan red, layered forest dip.”

Orange Island Scenic Area

Development and construction


Orange Island has a beach square, grass sports culture square, hard tennis court, plastic basketball court, beach volleyball court, outdoor walking fitness road and natural astronomical camping base. The indoor sports and leisure area includes water sports center, sports club and coffee tea. Reading, leisure, cultural and leisure centers.

In the middle of the park is a natural grassland sports culture square covering an area of about 30,000 square meters. The square is equipped with concealed surround sound equipment, which can meet the large-scale cultural theme activities of about 60,000 people. The square grassland uses durable, tread-resistant grass species to allow citizens to enter the event during non-theme activities. The park also prepared hundreds of tents for rent.

The beach plazas on the west side of the park are all updated with fine sand for the daily sports of the beaches, and there are normal activities and facilities such as beach bikes and beach trails. There are sports such as KTV, football, beach volleyball and beach football in the square.

The indoor sports and leisure area also includes a small bar for the public to drink tea, tea, and reading. The original sand row competition service building houses a cultural and art work exhibition hall and a movie screening hall. You can also use the telescope to watch stars.

On the west side of the beach culture park, Orange Island Beach Plaza is a hydrophilic beach in Orange Island. It has beach bikes and beach trails. It is usually used for people to carry out sand-skiing, sand platoons, sand-foot sports, etc., and can hold beaches in different seasons. Science and technology fairs, music festivals, beer festivals and other theme activities.

The original sand sculpture display site was transformed into a natural grassland sports culture square with a total area of more than 30,000 square meters. The square has concealed surround sound equipment to meet the needs of large-scale cultural themed activities of around 30,000 people.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Honor recognition

On December 18, 2017, the National Tourism Resources Planning and Development Quality Evaluation Committee organized an expert group review to restore the quality level of the national AAAAA-level tourist scenic spot in the Orange Island Scenic Area.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Cultural activity


The Orange Island Weekend Fireworks will be on fire for 20 minutes every Saturday night from May 1st to October 31st. New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve of the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival are included in the three major holidays. The Orange Island Weekend Music Fireworks are all from the original In the year, 53 games were released and reduced to 30 games. According to the statistics of the tourism department, since the first fireworks display event was held on the evening of August 28, 2010, the Orange Island weekend music fireworks have been fired more than 170 games, and the total number of viewers has exceeded 30 million.

The 2014 Changsha Orange Island Weekend Fireworks and Musical Fireworks Competition officially began on May 3 and ended on the evening of October 25, a total of 28 games. 24 domestic and foreign companies will compete in the music fireworks competition. The Orange Island Fireworks has become an important tourist business card in Changsha. Over 3 years, the number of viewers has exceeded 30 million.

Orange Island Scenic Area

Travel information


Tickets: Orange Island Scenic Spot tickets are free.
Beach Park Tickets: 50 yuan / person,
Sightseeing car: 20 yuan / person (5 stations in the middle can be up and down once);
Parking lot: 5 yuan/time for small vehicles and 10 yuan/time for large vehicles (pay-per-view within 12 hours, over time, plus 5 yuan).

Opening hours

Opening hours: all day.

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