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Changzhou is located in Jiangsu province in southeast China with a population of over 4 million. It is only 50 minutes away from Shanghai by rapid train, and 4 hours and 40 minutes away from Beijing, the capital of China. Changzhou is connected by air to 20 major cities in China as well as the major cities in Southeast Asian countries.


Changzhou ranks high-up in the country in the index of security, good investment environment, and evolving development. In a city with a history of almost 3000 years, you can expect to see many historical sites and a well-preserved environment.


The Museum of Changzhou Intangible Heritage, which is located in the library of Changzhou University, offers an amazing exhibition of intangible culture items of Changzhou, which enables visitors to gain a deeper insight into the local life. Besides ancient relics like the Remains of Yancheng (dated back t0 2500 years ago), Heavenly Peace Temple, the Grand Canal (UNESCO heritage), and traditional Chinese gardens, the city attracts millions of tourists across the country with its theme parks, including China Dinosaur Park and Joy Land.


Beyond its traditional charms, the city also offers top-quality hotels and restaurants, IMAX cinemas and grand theatres, big shopping malls, clubs and bars, theme parks, gardens and flower expositions…A train trip of 15 minutes will take you to nearby cities like Wuxi and Suzhou, where you can enjoy the vast Taihu Lake and small towns on water.


Come and explore!


Qingguo Lane 青果巷

A typical old Changzhou residential road, home for many famous Changzhou people like Zhou Youguang, the Father of Pinyin. Films have also been recorded there. It has been preserved under the order of the municipality as historical site.

  

Comb Lane and City Wall 梳篦巷与城墙

Changzhou is highly famous for its delicate bamboo combs, especially the White Elephant Brand which is a 100 years old Time Honored Brand. Combs also come in different types of wood and is often shaped into the Four Great Beauties of China. Do visit The Great Wall of Changzhou in downtown.

  

Hongmei Park & Tianning temple 红梅公园与天宁寺

One of the highest Buddhist pagodas in China and next to it is a typical traditional Chinese park where old people play chess or Taichi in the morning.


Dongpo Park 东坡公园

It is named after the famous poet Dongpo who considered Changzhou as his home. Also try the dish of Dongpo Pork, a favourite for those who like braised pork.

  

Changzhou Museum 常州博物馆

Located in Xinbei District, entrance is for free and for those curious about the history of Changzhou, it's the place to visit. There are Chinese art exhibitions often held as well.


Yancheng Park 淹城乐园

The main attraction is the historical ruins of Western Zhou dynasty, also has BBQ spots. It is the nearest theme park to our campus, and costs about RMB200 for a regular ticket. Takes 10min by B11 to Wujin Government North Gate Stop武进区政府北门 and walk westward.

  

China Dinosaur Land 中华恐龙园

A national 5A park with dinosaurs as main theme. Entrance tickets cost RMB230 during the day and RMB100 at night. The water park is open during summertime with an additional ticket at RMB60. If booked online or group booking, tickets can reach RMB200, RMB90 at night and RMB140 for students. Take Bus 302 to the terminal stop at China Dinosaur Park Stop中华恐龙园.


Joyland Amusement Park嬉戏谷

The park has been designed after anime & gaming themes, regular tickets cost RMB230, RMB100 at night, and RMB180 for students.