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Changzhou lies in the south of Jiangsu Province, Yangtze Delta area, neighboring Taihu Lake and Shanghai in the east, Nanjing in the west, and shares the boundary with Anhui Province in the south.

Changzhou was initially recorded as Yanling in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC), and the name was continued to be used for about 350 years. It was changed successively into Piling later on. It gained the name of Changzhou in the Sui Dynasty (581-618).

Due to the location in the Yangtze Delta area, fluvial plain constitute the main landform of the city. But the terrain seems more complex. To its west and south are the Maoshan Mountain and Tianmu Mountain. Generally, the land slops slightly downward from the northwest to the southeast with the Grand Canal passing through the city.

The city enjoys a humid monsoon climate at the transition area between subtropical and temperate zones. The four seasons varies greatly during a year. Spring and autumn are moderate, while summer and winter go extremely opposite. Summer is torrid, but gathers majority of the rainfall. The plum rain period lasts from June to July. Also during the summer, rainstorm and typhoon are more likely to happen.

The best time to visit Changzhou is in mid-spring and early autumn, for moderate temperature and less rainfall.

Changzhou Tourist Attractions

    Town of Yancheng

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    Tianning Temple

    Reputed to be one of the most famous temples in South East Asia, the Tianning...
    China Dinosaur Land

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    Changzhou Museum

    Changzhou Museum, founded in 1958, is a provincial comprehensive museum being...

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