China Dinosaurs Park

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China Dinosaurs Park
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Location Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Coordinates 31°49′34.2″N 119°59′51.4″E / 31.826167°N 119.997611°E / 31.826167; 119.997611Coordinates: 31°49′34.2″N 119°59′51.4″E / 31.826167°N 119.997611°E / 31.826167; 119.997611
Theme Dinosaurs
Opened September 2000 (2000-09)
Area 600 mu (0.27 km2)
Rides
Roller coasters 2
Website Official website

China Dinosaurs Park (Chinese: 中华恐龙园), also called China Dinosaurs Land is a theme park located in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. It has been open since September 2000.[1] The park covers more than 600 mu (0.27 km2). As it is a theme park about dinosaurs, it is also called the "Eastern Jurassic Park". The museum contains a nearly complete fossil skeleton of the important dinosaur genus Sinosauropteryx (similar to Archaeopteryx) as well as large fossils such as those of a Brachiosaurus and a Hadrosaurus.

Changzhou Travel and Tourism Administration regards China Dinosaur Park as the most amusing base for science education.[citation needed] The park focuses on creating a harmonious ecological environment. There are 70 different kinds of trees and more than 4,000 plants in the park. The afforested areas comprise 70 percent of the total area. There are nearly twenty kinds of amusements for tourists to enjoy themselves.

The symbolic building in the park is the museum of dinosaurs. The museum covers about 20,000 square meters, and contains more than ten halls, including "Evolution Hall" and "Woods Hall". The first floor of the museum is taken up by the skeleton of a dinosaur. You can also see many kinds of fossils of dinosaurs in the museum. In addition, there are a lot of amusing high-fidelity game facilities. All the games are related to dinosaurs, such as "Pterodactyl's movement" and "Hot dance of the dinosaur car". Another attractive place in the park is the hot spring pool. Every year there is a big festival in the park called International Lantern Festival. During this festival, there are many fireworks and beautiful lanterns in the park.[2] If there is any festival approaching, Changzhou China Dinosaur Park will also present a big parade in which many people dressed in cartoon costumes dance and sing together. The parade sometimes shows classic scenes from cartoon films or computer games, such as 'Baby Dinosaur'.[3]

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  1. ^ "Changzhou China Dinosaur Park - an attraction of Changzhou, Jiangsu". Changzhou.jiangsu.net. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ "常州日报-数字报纸". Epaper.loone.cn. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ 梅源. "国庆节恐龙园惊艳变身 穿越大海啸成为人气王-常州-江苏网江苏". Jsnews.jschina.com.cn. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 

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