|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||68 km2 (26 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Tianning District (simplified Chinese :天宁区; traditional Chinese :天寧區; pinyin :Tiānníng Qū; lit. : 'heaven tranquility') is one of five districts under the jurisdiction of Changzhou in Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. The local language is the Changzhou dialect of Wu Chinese. The postal code for the district is 213003.
The Tianning District covers an area of 68 square kilometers. In 2007 the total population was recorded at 520,00 people.
The area is most famous for the Tianning Temple (天宁寺; 天寧寺; Tiānníng Sì) for which the district is named. The temple is home to the tallest pagoda in the world. The pagoda forms the most notable landmark in the downtown area.
Tianning District is also home to Hongmei Park (红梅公园; 紅梅公園), which borders the temple grounds to the north. The park is reported to attract 200 million tourists each year. It is also home to Red Plum Pavilion, a structure originally built 1000 years ago, as well as the Yizhou Pavilion, built to commemorate the poet Su Dongpo, who died in Changzhou.
Da Niang Dumpling has its corporate headquarters in the district.
Chongfa Temple is a former Buddhist temple located within the Renmin Park and now is a teahouse.
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Jiangsu is an eastern-central coastal province of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the leading provinces in finance, education, technology, as well as tourism, with its capital in Nanjing. Jiangsu is the third smallest, but the fifth most populous and the most densely populated of the 23 provinces of the People's Republic of China. Jiangsu has the highest GDP per capita of Chinese provinces and second-highest GDP of Chinese provinces, after Guangdong. Jiangsu borders Shandong in the north, Anhui to the west, and Zhejiang and Shanghai to the south. Jiangsu has a coastline of over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) along the Yellow Sea, and the Yangtze River passes through the southern part of the province.
A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most often Buddhist but sometimes Taoist, and were often located in or near viharas. The pagoda traces its origins to the stupa of ancient India.
Changzhou is a prefecture-level city in southern Jiangsu province, China. It was previously known as Yanling, Lanling and Jinling. Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Changzhou borders the provincial capital of Nanjing to the west, Zhenjiang to the northwest, Wuxi to the east, and the province of Zhejiang to the south. Changzhou is located in the highly developed Yangtze Delta region of China extending from Shanghai going northwest. The population of Changzhou city was 4,592,431 at the 2010 census.
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The Tianning Temple is a Buddhist temple complex located in Xicheng District of Beijing, in northern China.
The Tianning Temple, located in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, is noted for its giant pagoda, the Tianning Pagoda (天宁宝塔/天寧宝塔). Construction began in April 2002 with the opening ceremony for the completed structure held on April 30, 2007, where a crowd of hundreds of Buddhist monks gathered for the ceremony. With 13 stories and a height of 153.79 metres (505 ft), this is now the tallest pagoda in the world, taller than China's tallest existent pre-modern Buddhist pagoda, the Liaodi Pagoda built in 1055 at a height of 84 m (275 ft). Although the existing pagoda was built by April 2007, the temple grounds and the pagoda have a history of construction and destruction for the past 1,350 years, since the time of the Tang Dynasty (618–907). Building of the pagoda was proposed by the Buddhist Association of China in 2001, yet providing money donations for the temple was an international effort, as leaders of 108 Buddhist associations and temples worldwide attended the opening ceremony at the temple.
Tianning may refer to the following locations in China:
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Da Niang Dumplings Holdings Limited or Jiangsu DaNiang Dumpling Co., Ltd, doing business as Da Niang Dumpling, is a Chinese fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Tianning District, Changzhou, Jiangsu. It is the largest dumpling store chain in Mainland China. The logo states "Wu Da Niang" simplified Chinese: 吴大娘; traditional Chinese: 吳大娘; pinyin: Wú Dàniáng).
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Chongfa Temple is a former Buddhist temple located within the Renmin Park, in Tianning District of Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.