Located in southeast Jiangsu Province, Changzhou neighbors Taihu Lake in the south and the Changjiang River in the north. The Grand Canal runs through the city, making an easy access to Zhejiang, Yangzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou and Hangzhou.
Changzhou has a convenient transportation on land, water and air. Regular flights are opened to Beijing, Guangzhou, and Xiamen. It is the only way, which must be passed, when traveling in east China. In 1986, Changzhou was listed as one of the main cities for tourist development.
Changzhou, established 2,500 years ago, covers 187 square kilometers in area, with residents of 650,000. The climate is pleasant with distinctive four seasons.
The long history of Changzhou has left behind many places of interest and historical sites, such as the ruins of Yancheng of the Spring and Autumn period, Tianning Temple, the Wenbi Pagoda erected, and the gardens built in the Qing Dynasty.
Changzhou has excellent facilities for tourism. In recent years, many tourist activities have been organized, such as steam train, folklore, health, archaeological, and business travel, winning high praise from travelers from home and abroad.
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