Changzhou is almost in the middle of two major metropolises in China, Shanghai and Nanjing, about 150 km away from both. The city is on the south of the Yangtze River, crisscrossed by canals, rivers and lakes.
Changzhou locals take pride in their honesty and legacy of keeping promises.
Famous snacks made in Changzhou include Pickled Radish, Sesame Candy, Dumpling with Fermented Glutinous Rice, and Silver Thread Noodles. Other famous handicrafts of Changzhou are the “crisscross” style of silk embroidery and carvings made from green bamboo.
Interestingly, a good-natured rivalry exists between Changzhou and the neighboring city of Wuxi.
- Population: 5 million
- Public Transportation: 3 major train stations, 1 international airport, hundreds of bus routes & taxis, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
- Language: Mandarin, The native dialect is similar to Shanghai dialect
- Climate: The city has a mild and humid climate and seasons are distinct
- EF Changzhou opened in 2010
What Makes Changzhou Unique?
- Changzhou is the home of the China Dinosaur Park, The park has 50 various fossils and more than 30 amusement rides including the Brontosaurus Roller Coaster and the Whirling Dinosaur Carriage. It’s a great place to visit on your days off from teaching English in China
- As Changzhou is noted for its combs, the city has reconstructed its Fine Comb Lane area with contemporary architecture. Changzhou combs can be purchased in most places in the city
- Changzhou is an educational hub and is home to several universities, including Changzhou University, Hohai University (Changzhou campus), Jiangsu Teachers’ University of Science and Technology, Jiangsu Teachers’ University of Technology, and Changzhou Institute of Technology