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  • Tucked away among green trees by the side of Kuanping Bridge in urban Changchun, ...
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Changchun only has a history of 200 years and it is a brisk young city. It is in the hinterland of Songliao Plain, with Baicheng city on its northwest, Siping city on its southwest, Jilin City on its southeast and Leilongjiang province on its northeast. Changchun is the capital of Jinlin Province and it is the political, economical and cultural center of Jinlin Province.

Changchun was the capital of the Japanese-ruled state of Manchukuo during its occupation from 1937 to 1945. Vestiges of the city's disgraceful past remain, mainly in the form of palace where the last Qing Emper of Puyi ruled the state as a puppet of the occupying Japanese.

Changchun has been renowned as "city of movies" and "city of automobile". Changchun is the cradle of Chinese film production. The film studio in Changchun has produced over 600 films since its establishment in 1946. Some of the old films still linger on throughout the country.

Changchun saw china's first automobile company-the Changchun No. 1 Automobile Corporation now takes on a leading position in the automobile industry in China, which produces over one fifth of all the domestic autos.

Changchun is an ideal winter tourist destination. The freezing cold weather has resulted in some of the finest ski resorts in China. The Beidahu, Jingyuetan and Songhuahu ski resorts are great places for ski lovers seeking both for fun and challenge. The rime scenery in winter in the area has been recognized as one of the four natural wonders of China.

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Changchun Botanical and Zoological Garden, with more than 200 kinds of animals and 81 kinds of plants, is home to forest and lawn, a small artificial lake, large lion and tiger mountain, monkey mountain, zebra house, sea horse hall, aviary, medium-sized house ...Read More
Located in the southwest of Changchun City, Changchun Nanhu Lake Park covers 220 hectares of land, composed of a lake 93 hectares and 130 acres of surrounding parkland. Being the largest park in Changchun, it was established in 1993. There is an island in the ...Read More
The Jingyue (Clear Moon) Pool Park extends 200 square kilometers and located 12 kilometers away from the southeast of Changchun proper. It is famous for its reservoirs and the local people extol the pool in Changchun as "Sparkling Emerald Pearl" and regard it ...Read More

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by Lenora 2011-05-23
As the largest temple in Changchun City, Changchun Bore Temple was approved by the State Council as a key site under state protection. Off the northeast corner of Changchun's People's Square, an imposing, ancient-Chinese styled gate leads visitors to the Banruo Temple (Banruo si), the biggest Buddhist Temple in Changchun. The temple was built in 1932 and was ...
by Emrick 2011-05-23
Located at northeastern part of Changchun City, the palace covers 120,000 square meters. It was the palace of Puyi, the emperor of Qing Dynasty, who ascended the throne for the third time to become the puppet emperor of the Japanese-created state of Manchukuo. In 1934, the puppet regime was renamed the "Manchu empire" with the reign title of "Kangde." On ...
by Semele 2011-05-23
As the largest open area in Changchun City, Changchun Cultural Square is located at the center of the city, covering 20.5 hectares. It is the second-largest in the world (after Tian'anmen), and was to be the site of a Japanese palace. The main north-south road runs from the center of Xinminzhu Street to the main building of the square, the central axis line ...