The Yangtze River, called Chang Jiang (Long River) in China, is the third longest in the world and runs about 10 miles almost directly north of the city. There is a car ferry station. I say station because there are 2 or 3 ferries crossing in each direction continuously. The crossing takes about 20 minutes. If I remember correctly the cost is 20...more
Ok, you don't really walk with dinosaurs, but I said that hoping it might get you to read this tip :)This park is one of a kind in China and combines both a museum and an amusement park build around a dinosaur theme.The museum is impressive and contains lots of information about dinosaurs and has many bones and many complete skeletons of dinosaurs....more
I highly recommend a visit to this temple. Its a large complex and plan on spend at least one full day to take in all it has to offer. The temple is said to be the largest pagoda style structure in the world. Some consider it one of the best Buddhist temples in China.This is a functioning Buddhist temple and monastery. The temple was erected in the...more
This new hot springs resort (opened 2009) is a welcome distraction during the winter months. Located adjacent to the Dinosaur Amusement Park, it is a convenient place to relax after a day wandering around the Dinosaur Park and Museum.The first pleasant surprise is the roomy and unchaotic change room. The cheerful attendants show you to your locker,...more
One of the things I love to do in any new city is simply to walk and take in the sights and sounds of the city and Changzhou offers many opportunities to do that.There are many canals thro out the city. This is very common in many area around Shanghai and near the Yangtze river.As a matter of fact the world's longest man-made canal runs thru...more
Hongmei Park, which means Red Plum Park, is one of the largest and the most interesting in the city. The park is located just east of the city center and Tianning Temple. For this reason many tourist only visit the temple and do not walk thru the park. However, about 2 million Chinese visit this park each year. This is a beautiful public park with...more
One of the two best free downtown city parks I have ever been to, and I have been to many (the other is in Fukuoka, Japan). It has lush trees, a peaceful lake, winding brooks, pagodas, rock sculptures, a raised wooden walkway through the trees, an exercise park, a children's amusement park, and more. For fans of city parks, this is indeed a tourist...more
Several canals run through Changzhou, but the most impressive by far is the historic Grand Canal. No visit to CZ is complete without taking a few minutes to watch the activity on the canal. Started in the late 6th century and completed over several centuries, the Grand Canal was a remains an integral part of China's commerce.My apartment was...more
The Moonshine-Bar is a new Bar in Changzhou ,yes there are many Bars but at a diferent Place and Stile.The Moonshine-Bar is close to the Ramada Hotel. They take care about you and never will go something wrong there. The OwnerFang is a very nice Woman and try her best that you feel happy there.Take a look at http://www.moonshine-bar.com I hoppe you...more
Also-Milo is a chain of coffee houses in China. But the only one I have been to is also a full service restaurant with an extensive menu of both Chinese and western foods. The Also-Milo I ate at (several times) was located in an area that was preferred by western business travelers, so its is possible that not all Also-Milo restaurants offer as...more
LUCY'S BAR is the best bar going these days in Changzhou. It has everything you need. Western Music ( you pick whomever you want to hear). American TV live and prerecorded events by request.Where else can you watch the NFC playoff games or the Datona 500.There is the only western live rock band in Chanzhou too. "the Changzhou Allstars"There is a...more
Dear friends,In case some of you still don't know, there is a Western Restaurant & Bar in Changzhou, called CLUB EUROPE OK BAR and located 21 You Dian Lu, 5 minutes by wlak from downtown nan da Jie ;-)My wife Xiao Yan and myself are happy to welcome you there every day for lunch, dinner and bar until late !Please contact us at email@example.com...more
If you're not looking for this restaurant, you'll probably walk right by it. Xiao Zhou Xian is a small, family-owned restaurant. You're not likely to find any expats here, or English speaking staff, but the food and prices are great. Every expat and local I've introduced to Xiao Zhou Xian loved the food and returned often. If you don't speak...more
Monkey King Pizza has a broad, affordable menu and offers something for every taste: Western, Middle Eastern & Asian. Located in the Xin Bei District of Changzhou near He Hai University, the restaurant is a very popular meeting place for the city's expatriates as well as locals. Unless you are travelling at rush hour, the restaurant is a 5 minute...more
Local convenience storeKedi StoresThis is a chain of small convenience stores and in some areas of Chang Zhou there is one on every block. They have candy, beer, ice cream, cigarettes, soft drinks etc. The prices are reasonable, but like all convenience stores they are a little higher prices that bigger grocery stores. Things that you would expect...more
Buying moviesMovies are very inexpensive in all of china. Some are just cheap rip-offs, both for the people who made the movie and the people who buy them. Some places sell these kinds of movies for as low as .25/.30 cents in Shanghai. But there are places that sell quality movies for 10 Yuan each (about $1.45) or 11 for 100 Yuan (about $14.00)....more
Chang Zhou is like every bigger city in China, the traffic is crazy.
If you go out walking, you must be careful at all times, both from cars and scooter traffic. Drivers often ignore basic signals and always drive aggressively. Use special care when crossing intersections. When you cross the street always look both ways even if it is a one way street!!!!!!
Almost all the scooters are electric and therefore are very silent. In additional they never have their lights turned on, even at night! I have come close to being hit several times by one.
Comb Lane is a market for Changzhou's artistic specialty, carved and decorated wooden combs. It was given the name by Emperor Qianlong and has a lot of history. There is a range of prices from 2RMB to 200+RMB, so you can pick up a beautiful souvenir. Also, nearby is a reconstructed section of the Ming city wall, which is marked on the map that you can get in the bus station. Comb Lane is on the north bank of the lower tributary of the Grand Canal, due west of Hongmei park. From Hongmei park, get off the bus at the stop after you see the statue of the woman on the horse holding up a key (first turn and that's about three or four stops from Hongmei park) and cross the street southward and down to the lower elevation. Walk down to the canal under the bridge and turn left. You will see shops selling these beautiful combs and some as-yet ungentrified Changzhou (2008). Past that is the Ming city wall reconstructed section. I hope Comb Lane isn't all buried under apartment buildings by the time you read this.