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China is a cultural region and ancient civilization in East Asia. Changzhou is a prefecture-level city in southern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. It was also known as Yanling, Lanling, Jinling, and Wujin previously. Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Changzhou borders the provincial capital of Nanjing to the west, Zhenjiang to the northwest, Wuxi to the east, and the province of Zhejiang to the south.

The prefecture-level city of Changzhou administers 7 county-level divisions, including 5 districts and 2 county-level cities. Located just south of Chang Jiang, Changzhou is situated on the main Shanghai-Beijing rail line and is one of the main stops on the busy Shanghai-Nanjing route. Changzhou also has its own airport approximately 15 kilometers from the city centre. There are flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Kunming, Harbin and Dalian. Changzhou is famous for the China Dinosaur Park located in the new North district of the city. The Dinosaur Park contains dinosaur bones and fossils from all over China.

The city is also home to the Tianning Temple a Buddhist temple and monastery. The city is presently building a new pagoda on the Temple grounds, which are adjacent to Hongmei Park. The pagoda, called Tianning Baota, has now reached its full height of 153.79 meters. This makes it the tallest pagoda in the world. Both the Hongmei Park and Tianning Temple are located just to the east of the city center. Changzhou is also famous for its combs. Another site in Changzhou worth mention is Hong Mei Park, which includes a small children's amusement park, a zoo, a rose garden and many scenic waterways. Other sites include Changzhou's sunken city and area of archaeological ruins from the Spring and Autumn Period.

Only 8 kilometers from Changzhou City are the remains of an ancient walled town, founded over 3000 years ago at the beginning of the Western Zhou dynasty. During the Taiping Rebellion of the 1850's, one of 5 palaces housing the leaders of the so-called Kingdom of Celestial Peace was constructed in Changzhou. Today the ruins of the King's Palace can be found near the People's number 1 Hospital. Today it is an important industrial center for textiles, food processing, engineering and high technology. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Changzhou enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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