Kunshan

About Kunshan Travel

Introduction:Located about halfway between Shanghai to the east and Suzhou to the west, Kunshan City is the eastern gateway of Jiangsu Province. Currently, there are about 650,000 permanent residents l..

Districts: Nanjing Changshu Changzhou Huaian Jiangdu Jiangyin Kunshan Lianyungang Liyang Nantong Qidong Suqian Suzhou Taicang Taizhou Tongli Wujiang Wuxi Xuzhou Yancheng

Attractions: Jinxi Qiandeng Town Yangcheng Lake Qionghuaguan Donglin College Weigang Hot Spring Taihu Tullibee Shizishan Han Dynasty Tomb Three Kingdoms City and Water Margin City Fishing Bay

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Kunshan Introduction

Located about halfway between Shanghai to the east and Suzhou to the west, Kunshan City is the eastern gateway of Jiangsu Province. Currently, there are about 650,000 permanent residents living in Kunshan, distributed over an area of about 927 square kilometers (about 358 square miles). Ten towns and a national economical and technological zone are under the administration of the city government.
Although Kunshan is not a well known metropolis in China, it has important cultural and historical foundations. It is the cradle of Kun Opera which has been called the 'father of all operas' in China. You can visit the Museum of Kun Opera in Kunshan City for a look at the history of this splendid piece of oriental heritage. In addition, a variety of historical sites awaits your exploration.
In China, it is said that the most beautiful natural scenery is in southern China. Kunshan, o­ne of the cities in southern China, will never disappoint her guests. The breath-taking views of Yangcheng Lake and Dianshan Lake near Kunshan attract a great number of visitors all year round. Yangcheng Lake also supplies locals with plenty of seafood, especially the delicious Yangcheng Crab that you should be sure to try. In the urban area, Tinglin Park is really worth a visit. But the highlights of this city are the water towns, all of which are worthy tourist destinations. Zhouzhuang, the No.1 water town in China is highly praised by visitors from home and abroad, and Jinxi, Luzhi and Qiandeng are also interesting to visit.
In recent years, more and more businessmen from Taiwan have invested in Kunshan. Some of them have even settled down and married in Kunshan, which has led to the construction of many conveniences, including transportation, dining establishments, accommodations and amusement places. Although Kunshan does not have its own airport at present, it is convenient to come here from Shanghai Hongqiao and Pudong airports. From Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and other large cities, it is easy for visitors to get to Kunshan by train or long-distance bus.
And don't leave Kunshan without trying some of the delicious local food, including Ao Zao Noodle, which is unique to Kunshan City. Cuisines of other provinces of China are also available in Kunshan, and the high-quality western food served in the city's star-rated hotels is also a good choice for diners.
As it concentrates o­n developing the economy, the local government has also put much effort into developing the tourist industry. As a result, this small city between Shanghai and Suzhou attracts more visitors each year.

Kunshan Traffic

By Air
Should you wish to travel to Kunshan by air you have to take flights to either Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) or Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). Shuttle buses will take you o­n to Kunshan.
The buses to SHA and PVG depart o­n the hour from Kunshan Hotel. It will take you about an hour to get to SHA with a fare of CNY55 per person. The bus journey to PVG takes about 2 hours and the fare is CNY 75 per person. The long-distance buses from PVG to Kunshan depart hourly from 10:30 to 19:30. The fare is CNY76 per person.
By Train
Visiting Kunshan by train is another good choice. Kunshan Railway Station is located in the southeast part of the urban area and can be reached by city-buses numbered: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 101, 103, 105, 106, 117, 118, 120 and 121. There are frequent trains running between Kunshan and the other cities in Jiangsu Province daily, such as Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou. As well as these, visitors also can take trains to and from Hangzhou, Xiaoshan, Ningbo, Yiwu and some other cities of Zhejiang Province and Shanghai. The railway also runs trains between Beijing, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Shandong, Henan and Heilongjiang provinces.
Inquiries phone number: 1601066
Tips: You can purchase the tickets 10 days prior to your departure at the Kunshan Railway Station ticket office.
By  long-distance Bus
Originally, there were two bus stations in Kunshan. o­n December 27, 2006, they were united and moved to the New Bus Station of Kunshan City, at the junction of Bolu Road and the new 321 national highway. City busses 3, 6, 16, 18, 88, 103, 117, 120, 122, 124, 125 and 126 serve the new bus station. A number of modern facilities now supplied in Kunshan will definitely make for a more convenient trip.
The new station serves more comprehensive routes in all directions, and so it is said to be the No. 1 bus station of Jiangsu. From here, you can easily reach most other cities in Jiangsu Province. Moreover, you can depart to or arrive from the other nine territories surrounding Jiangsu Province such as Shanghai Municipality, Anhui Province, and Hubei Province.
By City-bus
At present there are about 27 bus lines opening in Kunshan City, covering the most parts of this city. Generally speaking, the city-buses of Kunshan are running from 6:00 to 20:00 daily and the fare is ranging from CNY1 to CNY8. To be mentioned, the buses of No.117 and No.118 can take you to get to Bacheng Town directly from the urban district.
By Taxi
Although the city-buses in Kunshan can reach every part of this city, the convenient taxis are also good choices sometimes if you would like to save time. Currently, the fare of taxi in Kunshan is CNY8 for the first three kilometers. And, every waiting minute out of five minutes will add an additional charge of CNY0.36 to the passenger fare.

Kunshan Festivals

The Kunshan International Beer Festival
The Kunshan International Beer Festivalis to be the first of many upcoming events organised by the Kunshan Municipality Government in conjunction with the German Industry and Commerce in Shanghai. Acting as a platform to promote the further development of Kunshan in the Jiangsu province, the festival will be the largest international business gathering in the region for some time.
Held at the Kunshan Stadium, the Beer Festival will offer the German Beer Tent, several other beer tents with a selection of local beers and food, a large stage, activities for children, and an arts and crafts exhibition.

China International Cultural Tourism Festival in Kunshan
The evening of April 25, 2008 First China International Cultural Tourism Festival in Kunshan in Jiangsu Province, Kunshan City, opened. Then organized by the International style carnival activities, from over 20 artistic team at home and abroad joined the parade conducted roadshows, the map from the ancient town of Kunshan Qiandeng dragon dances.

Kunshan Service Telephones

Kunshan City Tourism Bureau inquiries, complaints Tel :0512-57561756 Flight Information Tel :0512-57552500
Kunshan railway  Station inquiry Tel :0512-57302013
Kunshan public bus station inquiry Tel :0512-57312534
Kunshan long-distance bus station Inquiries Tel :0512-57310209

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