Taicang

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Introduction:Taicang, or “Great Granary” in Mandarin, is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou Prefecture City. Taicang City is located in the South Jiangsu Plain and o­n the sout..

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Taicang Introduction

Taicang, or “Great Granary” in Mandarin, is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou Prefecture City. Taicang City is located in the South Jiangsu Plain and o­n the southern bank of Yangtze River, close to the mouth of the river. The city borders Baoshan and Jiading Districts of Shanghai o­n the south, Kunshan City o­n the west and Changshu City o­n the north. Under the jurisdiction of Suzhou, Taicang is comprised of 7 towns and an economic development zone. The municipal government is stationed in the Chengxiang Township. The physical size of the city is near 823 square kilometers and the water surface area 285 square kilometers including 174 square kilometers for Yangtze River water surface area. Its population is close to 460,000.
The most important natural resources is its water resource, which occupies 30 per cent of the land size of Taicang including more than half of the area belonging to Yangtze River surface. Other natural resources are not abundant. The city is under the influence of East Asia Monsoon, like its neighbor cities of Suzhou and Shanghai. It has a mild and humid climate and seasons are distinct. The average annual temperature is close to 15ºC and the normal precipitation exceeds 1,000 mm yearly. Meiyu Season generally starts in the middle of June and lasts for about a month, during which the city experiences a period of mild rain but dampness.
During the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280 A.D.), the Kingdom Wu began to build the granaries o­n the land, which was called Taicang later, in order to store grain or rice. This initiated the town’s booming economy and improved its transportation in later years. In the later years of the Yuan Dynasty, the ancient town was further expanded into not just a civil community but also a military base, in which the local municipal authority built moats, town walls and streets.
A port under Taicang’s jurisdiction, Liujia Port, was o­nce honored as the “No. 1 Port in the World” in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 A.D.) and was the port where Zheng He began his voyages adventures. These abundant storages, excellent harbor, and advanced technologies in ship manufacture all helped Zheng He’s later explorations.
As a newly shaped industrial city, Taicang has been listed in the front of the 100 Top Chinese Cities for its comprehensive economic capability for three years in a row, with its booming economy and elegant municipal landscapes.
Taicang was the place where the well-known explorer, Zheng He, started his great voyage explorations between 1405-1433, and is the place for many notable artists, scientists, writers, etc, in its history or in the contemporary societies.
Taicang has many tourist destinations to visit, including Zheng He Memorial Hall, Taicang Museum, Tianfei Palace, and a couple of bridges built in the Yuan Dynasty.

Taicang Traffic

Taicang is 50 km away to both Suzhou and Shanghai metropolises, and the driving time to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport are half and a hour respectively. Taicang has a convenient road transportation network including highway/expressway and railway. The expressways that are still under construction are Ningtai (Nanjing-Taicang), Sukuntai (Suzhou-Kunshan-Taicang) and Xitai (Wuxi-Taicang) expressways.
Taicang Port owns 38.8 km of Yangtze bank and is o­ne of prestigious river port along the river. The port has set up 14 national and international lines for cargo transport.
The fare of taxi is 8 Yuan for the first 3 kilometres,and then 2.1 Yuan per kilometre.
Passenger complaints Tel :0512-53522310

Bus Information Tel :0512-65252755

Coach Inquiries Tel :0512-53522999

Train Inquiries Tel :0512-53536363

Taicang Festivals

Lunar July 7 : Qiqiao Festival
 It is also called Daughter Festival. There is a folk custom that people will hold a fete for the Zhinv, and beg for the wisdom and techenique, so the festival is called Qiqiao.
Lunar June 24: Eat Leizhaisu
There was a legend that the Lunar June 24 is the birthday of Mine God. Eating  leizhaisu is to respect the Mine God. And it is said that people can avoid the eviness and safe and peaceful.
Lunar June 6 : Pushufangjing
 On lunar june 6 each year, there is a custom of basking the books in Suzhou. Each temple will put their lection books they  have colected to bask. And the monks will take the opportunity to convene the rural women to hold a Fangjing meeting.
Lunar April 14 : Yashengxian
It is the birthday of Lvdongbing.

Taicang Service Telephones

Taicang tourism complaints :0512-53518145
Tips: The city is under the influence of East Asia Monsoon, like its neighbor cities of Suzhou and Shanghai. It has a mild and humid climate and seasons are distinct. The average annual temperature is close to 15ºC and the normal precipitation exceeds 1,000 mm yearly. Meiyu Season generally starts in the middle of June and lasts for about a month, during which the city experiences a period of mild rain but dampness.

Taicang Hotels

  • Ludu Hotel

    Ludu Hotel

    Four-star Taicang Price:-

    The Ludu Hotel (Taicang Ludu Binguan) is a modern hotel with convenient location.This Taicang hotel's rooms come with all the usual amenities serviced by amenable hotel sta

  • Motel 168 (Taicang Passenger Center)

    Motel 168 (Taicang Passenger Center)

    Two-star or Less Taicang Price:-

    Hotel has a well-equipped guest rooms and entertainment facilities, leisure is the ideal place to stay.---

  • Taicang Garden Jinling Hotel

    Taicang Garden Jinling Hotel

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    The Taicang Garden Jinling Hotel (Taicang Jinling Huayuan Jiudian) offers various rooms equipped with computers, ensuring guest connectivity during their travels through town.Two deluxe ha..

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