Kunshan Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 昆山 (kūn shān)
Area: 931 square kilometers (359 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, east China
Area Code: 0512
Zip Code: 215300
GDP (2019): CNY 404.506 billion (USD 58.633 billion)
A Well-Developed City near Shanghai Famous for Zhouzhuang Water Town
Located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, Kunshan is the county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou. It is close to Shanghai’s Jiading District and Qingpu District to the east and southeast, Changshu to the north and Taicang to the northeast. Kunshan is 63 km (39 mi) from Shanghai. This city is the birthplace of Kunqu Opera listed in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. There are all kinds of tourist attractions in Kunshan from quiet water town to lakes, relaxing resort, and historical sites, especially China’s No. 1 Water Town – Zhouzhuang, a perfect weekend getaway destination from Shanghai or Suzhou. Also, Yangcheng Lake hairy crab, Ao Zao Noodle, Sweet Green Rice Ball are the best local foods to try.
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 nearby the city 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. Peonica Garden Theme Park near Zhouzhuang is also a must-see attraction.
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 Kun Opera Museum in the city for a look at the history of this splendid piece of oriental heritage. In addition, a variety of historical sites awaits your exploration.
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 here by train or long-distance bus.
See also Train Schedule, Kunshan Railway Station, Kunshan South Railway Station, Shanghai - Kunshan Train
Kunshan Travel Tips
Don't leave Kunshan without trying some of the delicious local food, including Ao Zao Noodle, which is unique to the city. Cuisines of other provinces of China are also available, and the high-quality western food served in the city's star-rated hotels is also a good choice for diners.
Area: 927 square kilometers
Area Code: 0520
Zip Code: 215300
Consumption Complaint of Kunshan Consumers' Association: 57512315
Transportation Complaint: 57310209
Time Inquiry: 117
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
City-bus Inquiry: 57312534
Weather Forecast: 96121
Bank of China can service you with foreign exchange.
Kunshan location: No.306, Qianjin Middle Road
Tinglin location: No.7, Tinglin Road
Renmin North Road location: No.102, Renmin North Road
Tinglin Road location: No.28, Tinglin Road
No.1 People's Hospital
Address: No.91, Qianjin West Road
Address: No.189, Chaoyang Road
Bus: 103, 105, 106, 11, 117
Take metro line 8 from Jiangyue Road Station to Oriental Sports Center, and switch to metro line 11 to Guangming Road Station, Exit 1. The metro ride takes about 100 minutes, and the fare totals CNY 9. Then, take bus line Kunshan 155 to the city. :)
Or you can take a bus from Binwang Bus Station to the city, and the bus duration is about 4 hours.