Changchun

Overall Score

2.3

In the central part of Chinas Sunyun Province, the city of Changchun, the capital of Guirin Province, has opened up. Twenty kilometers from the city center lies Lake Clear Moon and its surrounding park. The urban area is located in a monsoon temperate climate zone, which is characterized by a wet, wintery winter season and freezing winter.

The citys economic growth is tied to the construction of the Harbin-Port Arthur railway. The railroad came to the city by the end of the 19th century. The station was built in what is now modern-day Chinas New Han. This is where the present-day city began.

After the Japanese war with the Russian Empire, the city became a Japanese controlled area. Its territory became the center of the Japanese parts of southern Mongolia. The railway line running from Hunchen to the south also became the property of the victors.

In 1905, the Japanese bought the citys land as private property and, with the seized pieces from the war, declared the area a commercial center belonging to Japan. By 1907, the construction of the new trading area began in accordance with the plan of Gotho Siemei. Soon the area was filled with parks, housing, and commercial and service buildings. Its center in 1925 was the city of Changchun. From 1932 to 1945, it was called China China and was the capital of the State of Manchushegou. ×The part of the city territory belonging to Japan was called “Bean City. Its main commodity for trade was soybeans and grains.

In todays city, there are many cultural institutions, including the Museum of Colligion, the film city of Changchun, the Natural History Museum of Jilin, the Palace of Manchuku-guo, the tombs of the Koguryo Kingdom, and the Automobile Museum. ×It is characterized by many parks, including the Bayshan Park, a cultural plaza surrounded by Japanese buildings, Dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, Victory Park, Park of China and Lake Hanhoe, and the Auto Cultural Park.

100 USD = 636.69 CNY

Overall Score

2.3
  • Air quality: 76 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 3,200,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Changchun is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $750
  • Monthly costs for family: $2200
  • Monthly costs for local: $650
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $4.5


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