Location: Jiangsu Province (45 minutes from Shanghai)
Population: 4 million
Changzhou is the commercial centre for the Jiangsu region and boasts an impressive economy (3rd in China). It is known as one of the most developed cities in China and, due to its location on the southern bank of the Yangtze River and subtropical climate, is surrounded by stunning natural landmarks.
PLACES TO GO
Dinosaur Park – a wonderful collection of fossils and dinosaur bones found across China. The site also has a theme park packed with dino-themed roller coasters and rides.
Tianning Temple – the largest Zen Buddhist temple in China. The grounds are filled with cultural relics including ancient pagodas and gardens.
Hongmei Park – a beautiful park with ornate gardens and activity areas.
The Yancheng Ruins – an extremely well preserved, ancient walled city with exciting attractions and events.