Changchun only has a history of 200 years and it is a brisk young city. It is in the hinterland of Songliao Plain, with Baicheng city on its northwest, Siping city on its southwest, Jilin City on its southeast and Leilongjiang province on its northeast. Changchun is the capital of Jinlin Province and it is the political, economical and cultural center of Jinlin Province.
Changchun was the capital of the Japanese-ruled state of Manchukuo during its occupation from 1937 to 1945. Vestiges of the city's disgraceful past remain, mainly in the form of palace where the last Qing Emper of Puyi ruled the state as a puppet of the occupying Japanese.
Changchun has been renowned as "city of movies" and "city of automobile". Changchun is the cradle of Chinese film production. The film studio in Changchun has produced over 600 films since its establishment in 1946. Some of the old films still linger on throughout the country.
Changchun saw china's first automobile company-the Changchun No. 1 Automobile Corporation now takes on a leading position in the automobile industry in China, which produces over one fifth of all the domestic autos.
Changchun is an ideal winter tourist destination. The freezing cold weather has resulted in some of the finest ski resorts in China. The Beidahu, Jingyuetan and Songhuahu ski resorts are great places for ski lovers seeking both for fun and challenge. The rime scenery in winter in the area has been recognized as one of the four natural wonders of China.
Changchun has many types of restaurants, such as Chinese restaurants, Western restaurants as well as Muslim restaurants. China Highlights has listed some popular Muslim restaurants in Changchun. Click here to know more.