Changzhou Travel Guide, China
Changzhou is one of the prefecture-level cities of Jiangsu Province. The literal meaning of Changzhou in English is “ordinary prefecture.” It also had a lot of former names such as Yanling, Lanling, Jinling, and Wujin. Now it has the nickname, Dragon City. The city is one of the major economic zones in the country of China. Changzhou can be found at the banks of the Yangtze River.
Changzhou can be reached by way of air, water or land transportation. The Changzhou Bennui Airport caters to domestic flights destined to over 20 major cities in China. It is 18 kilometers away from the heart of the city. The major waterway in the city is the Changzhou Port. Tourists can also reach the city through the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway which has stops in Changzhou. The city can be explored by means of buses or taxis.
The climate in Changzhou is generally moderate. It has four distinct seasons wherein spring and autumn are mild while summer and winter are extreme. Although days are hot and stifling during the summer, it is also in this season that the city experiences the heaviest rainfall and thunderstorms.
The city is one of the most festive places in the province. It has a lot of events that display the distinctive qualities of Changzhou. Liyang Tea Festival is held every April and the Tianning Temple Fair is celebrated every July. Two major events are observed every September. These are the Changzhou Tourism Festival and the Beer Festival held at the Tianmu Lake.
One of the most colorful events in the city is the Lantern Festival happening every after the Chinese New Year. Fireworks display and lantern exhibits can be enjoyed by everyone while listening to music coming from the gongs and drums.
Changzhou has a lot to offer. That is why it is considered as one of the top tourist spots and industrial centers not only in the province but in the country. Changzhou can brag its local products that are of great quality such as Jintan Paper Cutting, randon stitch embroidery, fine-toothed combs and other art wares.
Changzhou is also a home to a lot of historic and religious landmarks. Some of these are Tianning Temple, the Maoshan Caves, Tianmu Lake, and Pagoda of the Waiting Bush. The city also has a great number of panoramic sites which include Red Plum Park, Dinosaur Park, Comb Alley, Hongmei Park, and Jin Garden.
Since the place is considered to play a major role in the tourism of China, you could expect that much more is in store for you on your planned trip. Schedule your travel in such a way that you could tour around the entire city. This is one way by which you could appreciate its heritage as well as its beauty and splendor.
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