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Puppet Regime Imperial Palace
Changchun Puppet Regime Imperial Palace, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideLocated at northeastern part of Changchun City, the Puppet Regime Imperial Palace covers 120,000 square meters. It was the palace of Puyi, the emperor of Qing Dynasty, who ascended the throne for the third time to become the puppet emperor of the Japanese-created state of Manchukuo. In 1934, the puppet regime was renamed the "Manchu empire" with the reign title of "Kangde." On March 1 of the same year, Pu Yi came to power and made his residence the imperial palace, which was divided into the outer and inner palaces, with the former as the living quarters for Puyi and his family, while the latter was where he conducted his political activities.

Changchun Movie City
Changchun Movie City, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideTucked away among green trees by the side of Kuanping Bridge in urban Changchun, the movie city was built in 1987 for movie goers, movie shooting, and recreation. It boasts the Film World and the panoramic cinema, and a new-tech exhibition district. On its 29 hectares of land are arranged a block of Beijing-style courtyard houses, a horse racecourse, a shooting range, an outdoor dance ground, an ancient construction district; a minority ethnic group district composed of buildings in the style of Korean, Mongolian, and Manchu ethnic groups; an entertainment district made up of ancient castles and strange caves, and an ancient animal world; a district providing catering and shopping services; and a sound control center.

Changchun Bore Temple
Changchun Bore Temple, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideAs the largest temple in Changchun City, Bore Temple was approved by the State Council as a key site under state protection. Off the northeast corner of Changchun's People's Square, an imposing, ancient-Chinese styled gate leads visitors to the Banruo Temple (Banruo si), the biggest Buddhist Temple in Changchun. Bore Temple was built in 1932 and was renamed as Huguo Bore Temple in 1934. It is although not traditionally old (construction only began in 1921), is a perfect example of Buddhist architectural structure. The temple boasts a total space of nearly 15,000 square meters and is filled with beautiful halls and garden settings.

Changchun Cultural Square
Changchun Culture Square, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideAs the largest open area in Changchun City, Changchun Cultural Square is located at the center of the city, covering 20.5 hectares. It is the second-largest in the world (after Tian'anmen), and was to be the site of a Japanese palace. The main north-south road runs from the center of Xinminzhu Street to the main building of the square, the central axis line being 420 meters long. In the north is an open-air music forum, with the 10,000-square-meter front square of the main building traversing the east-west main road. The roads are laid with granite stones, creating a natural, solemn and steady impression.

Nanhu Lake Park
Changchun Nanhu Lake Park, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideLocated in the southwest of Changchun City, Nanhu Lake Park covers 220 hectares of land, composed of a lake 93 hectares and 130 acres of surrounding parkland. Being the largest park in Changchun, it was established in 1993. There is an island in the center, with an arch bridge connecting it with the bank, and a pavilion and three bridges. In the park, there are many kinds of trees and shrubs, covering 50 percent of the park, including coniferous trees, broad-leaved trees and fruit trees. During the winter it freezes to a depth of more than a meter and fishermen cut holes in the ice in order to cast their lines.

Jingyue (Clear Moon) Pool Park
Chuangchun Jingyue Pool, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideThe Jingyue (Clear Moon) Pool Park extends 200 square kilometers and located 12 kilometers away from the southeast of Changchun proper. It is famous for its reservoirs and the local people extol Jingyue (Clear Moon) Pool Park in Changchun as "Sparkling Emerald Pearl" and regard it as a "sister" to Taiwan's Riyue Pool. Inside are Jingyue and Yutain towns, the Changchun Cinema City, and 119 mountain peaks. There are 100 square kilometers of cultivated land, 10 square kilometers of forests, and 4.3 square kilometers of water. Jingyue Pool was so named because the pool looks like a crescent moon after a dam was built to retain water.

Changchun Botanical and Zoological Garden
Changchun Botanical and Zoological Garden, Changchun Attractions, Changchun, Travel GuideChangchun Botanical and Zoological Garden, with more than 200 kinds of animals and 81 kinds of plants, is home to forest and lawn, a small artificial lake, large lion and tiger mountain, monkey mountain, zebra house, sea horse hall, aviary, medium-sized house for various beasts, amphibious animal house, small snake house, abies holophylla, spruce, white birch and willow. The animal district is located in the east of the garden, with the animal house arranged according to the evolutionary period, exhibiting some 200 kinds of species.

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