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Old Posted Aug 2, 2012, 4:15 PM
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Arrow Hunan Province, China - Changsha, Changde & Jishou

Changsha & Changde are huge cities with populations of 7 and 5 million respectively. Yet for most of the world, they are unknown.

Here are some photos of the two cities from a recent trip in May. It's very unfortunate that our oppressive bus tour was so poorly setup, we wasted more time running from one end of the city to the other that there wasn't a lot of time to explore of these cities on foot.

Changsha

A city of 7 million people. Some recent posts have shown up on SSP about this city. This is the best I could do with the time allotted. You can't get this stuff on Google Streetview!


Changsha IMG_9261 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_9250 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7958 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7905 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7889 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3157 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3153 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3099 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3095 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7927 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7822 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7816 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7804 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7797 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7794 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_7791 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3141 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3135 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3131 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3116 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3104 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3092 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_3089 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_2549 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changsha IMG_2550 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changde

Another city, this one with a population of 5 million! I don't think it's ever been posted on SSP or at street level on SSC.


Changde IMG_8552 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changde IMG_8141 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changde IMG_8123 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Changde IMG_8128 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou

A smaller city with a population of merely 290K.


Jishou IMG_9564 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_9562 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_9561 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_9550 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8816 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8811 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8808 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8801 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8797 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8794 by SSP Tony, on Flickr


Jishou IMG_8789 by SSP Tony, on Flickr

See some rural Hunan Province! http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=200751
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2012, 6:39 PM
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Excellent thread and pictures! Would love to see more.
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Great pics.

Those population figures need some nuance though. They're of the entire adminstrative areas and in China those are often huge >10,000 km2 and contain a lot of countryside. I'd say the urban populations of these cities are around 3 million and 1.5 million.
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Ahh, crazy China. Good shots. Unfortunately for this country though many cities tend to all look the same outside the few old districts that still exist. That commie white-squared tile facade is a dime a dozen.

What I love most of all are the subtle English translation and spelling errors you still see everywhere you go. For example, the backwards 'D' in drugstore on the third to last picture in Jishou. I sometimes wonder if the grammar and spelling errors will ever completely be eradicated here!
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^ yeah, no kidding, it's pretty entertaining though.
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