Located in Taihu Lake Basin, Changzhou lies in the heartland of beautiful and affluent Yangtzi River Delta. With a history of 2500 years, it is now famous for its flourishing economy, prosperous culture, widespread education and a galaxy of talents. Ancestors of Changzhou lived here 5000 years ago in the period of the late New Stone Age and contributed to the ancient Chinese civilization with the glorious and unique Majiabang culture, Songze culture and Liangzhu culture.
Changzhou lies in the south of Jiangsu Province, close to the East China Sea. It is halfway between Shanghai and Nanjing, and borders Yangtzi River on the North and Taihu Lake on the South. Huning (Shanghai-Nanjing) railway, Huning (Shanghai-Nanjing) speedway and Jinghang (Beijing-Hangzhou) canal all run through the city. Located in subtropical monsoon climate zone, this rolling plain enjoys four distinct seasons with plenty of rainfall and sunshine. In late spring and early summer, there's usually a Plum Rain Season (Rainy Season). In summer, the weather is continuously hot with a lot of rain, and the temperature sometimes even reaches 35 oC. While in winter, the temperature is low with little rain.
Changzhou is the hometown of Gizi, birthplace of modern industry, manufacturing town of modern equipment, cradle of silver-collar workers as well as the reputed city of technology and education.
Changzhou, nicknamed the Dragon City, is famous not only for its natural beauty but also for its cultural traditions. As for cultural sites, it has Wenbi pagoda in Hongmei Park representing humanistic spirit, the well-known Tianning Temple renowned as No. 1 Buddhist Temple in Southeast China, the large theme park China Dinosaur Park, Yancheng Ruins of spring and autumn period with 3000 years' history and the primitive wonderland Tianmu Lake.
Over the years, Changzhou has received numerous honors. It is awarded as National Top 50 Comprehensive Strength City, 40 Strongest National Investment Environment City, National Health City, National Model City in Environmental Protection, National Garden City, National Advanced Scientific Development City, National Model City of Public Security, Excellent Tourism City, Top 10 Harmonious and Sustainable Development City, Model City of Inhabitable Environment.