Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, has become a main travel hub. Starting from Changsha, it’s easy to go west in the province. For example, taking the train from Changsha to Huaihua now takes only one and a half hours. In Changsha, Yuelu Hill Academy of Classical Learning is one of the classical academies of the Song Dynasty. Orange Isle (Juzizhou) allows you to get a panoramic view of the whole city. Visitors can explore the west of Hunan, including the ancient town of Fenghuang and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The terraces in Xinhua and Hongjiang ancient towns in Huaihua are worth visiting as well.