Climate and Weather
Changchun has a semi-wet and monsoon type climate, temperatures vary much throughout the year. The four seasons in Changchun are clearly defined, spring is dry and windy, summer is short and cool, autumn is sunny and warm, winter is cold and with a permanent covering of snow. Changchun has an annual average temperature of 4.8 degrees, a rainfall of 522 - 615 mm, and a sunshine time of 2,688 hours. July is the hottest month with an average temperature about 23 C with the highest recorded temperature being 39.5 C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -17.2 C, the lowest temperature of Changchun is -39.8 C.
Local Festivals and Folk Custom
Changchun International Film Festival
This Festival is held bi-annually from 23 to 28 August. There will be Golden Deer and Silver Deer Awards for films both Chinese and foreign at every festival. There are also many other associated activities, including the film exchange conference, Chinese play books exchange, wonderful performance of Yangge and the Guandong Food Festival, etc.
Changchun International Automobile Fair
Changchun International Automobile Fair has become one of most important and famous expositions of Changchun. It is one of three well-known automobile expositions throughout China. It is held bi-annually in July or August and as a rule, its theme is to present new types of automobiles and auto culture. The exposition has attracted a great many auto manufacturers, dealers and the press both from home and aboard.
Changchun Ice & Snow Festival
The Changchun Ice & Snow Festival started in 1998, it is held annually in January and February. During this festival, almost all streets, plazas, parks are decorated with vivid and exquisite ice and snow sculptures. You will feel that you are in winter wonderland. There are also many other activities including education, art, trade, tourism, culture, etc. which are held during the festival period.
Changchun International Sculpture Exposition
From 1997, hundreds of sculptors from have contributed many exquisite and amazing works for the Changchun International Sculpture Exposition. The eighth exposition will be held in September 2006 in the World Sculpture Garden. During this period, large number of participants and sculpture experts, a variety of schools and genres, all take part in the Exposition.
Changchun Folk Art Exposition
Nowadays Changchun Folk Art Exposition is a highlight for both the cultural life of Changchun locals and the development of the exposition economy. ‘Presentation and discovery of folk art' is the main theme of Changchun Folk Art Exposition, it creates a new way to show itself to people. Its abundant content, dynamic means of exhibition and irresistible art glamour have attracted many people who have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Changchun International Agriculture Exposition
Nowadays this exposition is an important part of Changchun culture and life of all the people there. It is based on the theme of agriculture and held in August every year.
Other Odds and Ends
Area code: 0431
Zip code: 130000
Useful phone numbers:
Emergence call (police): 110
Information directory desk: 114
Express Mail Service (EMS): 185
Tourist complaints: 0431-89822014
Changchun Post Office (General)
Address: No.18, Renmin Dajie
There are ATMs for your convenience in most of big shopping malls and almost all the business centers you can find 24-hour-self-help banks.
Bank of China (Changchun Branch)
Address: No.42 Tongzhi Jie
Address: No.10, Qianwei Lu
Address: No.6543, Weixing Lu
Northeast Normal University
Address: No.5268, Renmin Dajie