Changchun is the capital of Jilin province. Located in the center of northeast China plain, Changchun is the politic, economy and culture center of Jilin province. The city is renowned as “the city of movies” and “the city of automobile” since Changchun is the cradle of Chinese film production and the first automobile company—Changchun No.1 Automobile Corporation was set up in Changchun. Due to its cold weather in winter, Changchun is an ideal winter tourist destination, the freezing climate make the city become one of the finest ski resorts in China. Natural sceneries are abundant, with beautiful lakes ad forests, 39% of the city ground has been covered with trees and plants. Green plants in and around Changchun make the city become a big oxygen bar and provided people a real fresh-aired circumstance for travel.
Testimonial of our company
Best Season of Ghangchun Tour
Changchun enjoys a continental sub humid monsoon climate due to its location between the eastern humid hilly region and the western semiarid flat region. Spring is dry and windy, summer is short and warm; autumn is Changchun is changeable, temperature between day and night difference a lot. Winter in Changchun is cold and long. The annual average temperature in the city is 4.8℃. Consider the temperature, the best time to visit Changchun is summer and autumn, but since the snow scenery and activities in winter is attractive, you can arrange your Changchun tour in winter if you can stand the cold weather. In addition, Changchun China Film Festival will be held in late summer and Changchun Jingyuetan Ice & Snow Festival will be held in winter every year.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
Winter in Changchun is fiercely cold; better wear as much as you can during your tour. Down jacket, thick sweater, hat, gloves and scarf are necessary to take. Make sure to keep warm and don’t catch cold in winter. Spring and autumn may not be as warm as other cities in China, take a coat and thin sweater for those seasons, autumn may have great difference in temperature during day and night, remember to keep warm if you need to go out at night. Summer is fine in Changchun, not so hot and rainy. Take anything wears in summer will be okay.
Accommodation of Changchun Tour
Accommodation is Changchun is fine. Hotels ranging from five stars to three stars are all available. They can meet the needs of different travelers. Cheap hotels are also ready for the budget travelers. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Traffic: Ways to Get in Changchun
--Changchun Longjia International Airport is the airport in Changchun. The airport have flights depart to almost every major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Nanjing, etc. International flights depart to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Sendai and Vladivostok. It will be convenient to get in Changchun by plane.
--Located in the north part of Changchun city, Changchun Railway Station is the third largest railway station in northeastern China. Trains from this station go to many cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, etc. Moreover, trains from Shenang to Tumen, Changchun to Songyuan and other places are also available in the station.
Internal Transport: Travelers can take bus, taxi and light rail to get around Changchun.
Numerous city buses in Changchun can take you to almost every corner of the city. It is the most economic way for travel.
Taxis are also convenient. Totally twenty thousand taxis in the city provide service to local people and tourists form both domestic and abroad. Taxis of Changchun include the models Hongqi, Audi, Jetta, etc.
Light rail in the city begins at Changchun railway station along the Jingha railway and stops at Weixing Plaza. It will save much time by light rail while in the traffic jam hours.
Changchun Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Changchun and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Changchun foods are belonging to the northeast style cuisines, they are famous for its braised food. Local wild game animals are popular in domestic and abroad, game dishes are the representative in Changchun. Located beside the Long White Mountains, Changchun cuisine uses much rare products on the mountain and some traditional Chinese herbs are also put in as ingredients for cook, hence the food are healthy and nutritious.
Famous dishes in Changchun are Long White Cherish Feast, Green chicken with Maotai Wine and Ginseng, Sweetened bean paste covered with snow, spotted deer feast, red flower bear paw, etc. Local dishes and snacks includes: northeast homely matelote, stewed meat balls, eight bowls of Manzhu, ginseng stewed chicken in a boiler, braised deer's tails, mutton stewed with kidney beans, Chaoxian cold noodles, Huibaozhen Dumplings, Liliangui biscuit with smoked meat, the hotpot of plain boiled pork and marinate, etc.
All the local cuisines and snacks could be found in Guilin Road and Chongqing Road. They are the two famous food streets in Changchun. And some famous restaurants in the city are:
Changchun Restaurant (Chongqing Lu)
Tianma Restaurant (Xinmin Dajie)
Xiang Yang Tun, Wang’s Sauced Bone, New Socialist Countryside Restaurant, Goose Island Green Ecology Garden, Changbaishan Hotel Jilin Restauratn, etc.
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
Changchun is the distributing center in northeast China. There you can buy many special local products and crafts in Jilin province. The stores sell local goods such as woodcarvings, grass intertextures, bark pictures, feather pictures and other staffs. Three treasures in Northeast are ginseng, cartilaginous and marten.
·Where to buy?
The top three popular shopping areas are Chongqing Road, Guilin Road, and Hongqi Street, home to many mid- and high-end department stores such as Charter Shopping Center, Changchun International Commercial Center and Changchun International Trade Center. These exemplify the capital city as an icon of business. Guilin Road is the most popular with young people who pursue fashion, especially Korean fashion.
--Here are some special shopping places to recommend:
Changbaishan Shanhuo Zhuang (No.6, Tongzhi Lu)
Puppet Emperor's Palace Curio Street (No.5, Guangfu Beilu)
Jilin Provincial Art Association (No.3, Dong Minzhu Dajie)
Jinghuage Gallery (No.2, Xinmin Dajie)
Festivals and Customs
·Changchun International Film Festival is held in August 23rd every year. It is one of the three major film festivals in China. It aims to tap potentials for the Chinese language films and to search for the best combining point of the market and the art. On the ceremony, film fans, especially those from Changchun, will be able to catch glimpses of many of their favorite actors and actresses live as well as to view many of the nation's best films.
·Changchun Jingyuetan Ice & Snow Festival is held in January 1st to February 28th every year in Changchun. The festival is take places in Jingyuetan Sking Ground. During the festival people can do many ice and snow items such as skiing, skating, cableway, snow motorcycles, fire balloon, horse, dog and deer sledge, horse racing, upper dynamuic umbrella and guide umbrella, etc. There are also many activities such as skiing performances by professional athletes, ice and snow sports competitions of the masses and visiting rural families in northeast China.
Recreation in Changchun
As a capital city, recreation in Changchun is various. Except go sightseeing, there are many other ways for fun, too. For instance, go shopping, hanging around in the night market or go to the bars, cinemas and theaters are all available. Er Ren Zhuan shows are famous in northeast of China, you can enjoy authentic shows in Changchun. Heping Theater, Liulaogen Theater and Dongbeifeng Theater are recommended to go for this traditional Chinese performance. On the squares in Changchun, there are always local spontaneous performances of Yangge, a traditional folk art at night. Pubs and bars can be found in large clusters on Guilin Road. It is the biggest commercial areas in Changchun.
--Here are some nice places to recommend:
May Flower Pub (No.1933 Jiefang Avenue, nanguan District)
Happy Time Pub (No.19 Longli Road, Chaoyang District)
Rbt (No.67, Tongzhi Jie)
Be For Time Tea House (No.85, Nanjing Dajie)
The Fifth Street Coffee Pub (Xikang Bystree, Tongzhi Jie)
Lan Kwai Fong (No.4272, Zhengyang Street)
Must-see Attractions of Changchun Tour
Puppet Imperial Palace: The Palace is a historical palace in Changchun. It was the home of Pu Yi—the last emperor of China in 1932. It is a national 5A scenic area. The palace is divided into two parts, ‘Nei Ting’ and ’Wai Ting’, referring to the private living quarters of Pu Yi and his relatives, and to the workplace respectively. The palace buildings adopt both ancient and modern styles, embracing the East and West.
Changchun Film City: Changchun Film City is located in the southwest suburb of the city. The Film City is a tourist attraction and a screen base of both movies and TV plays. Film World inside Changchun Film City is known as the 'Chinese Hollywood'. It is the core attraction of the film city, and has the largest indoor studios for dramas and MTV in Asia. It is a first class attraction with sightseeing, dining and entertaining.
Nanhu Park: Nanhu Park is the largest park in Changchun. Located in the south part of the city, many festivals and activities hold beside the park every year. When winter comes, visitors in Nanhu Park increases a lot, various kinds of activities attracted numerous travelers to join in. People can spend many happy times in this Park.
Jinyuetan National Forest Park: The Park is located about eighteen kilometers away form Changchun city center. It is known as the largest man-made forest park in Asia. Jingyuetan means a ‘clear moon pool’ and the lake is indeed shaped like the moon, hence is considered as the sister pool of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. With four distinctive seasons, it is a summer resort where you can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming. However, the most attractive place by far is Jingyuetan Ski Resort, endowed with picturesque snowscapes and refreshing air, an amazing find in the urban centre of Changchun.
Changchun Tour Related Topic