Kunshan Travel Guide
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, 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.
In recent years, more and more businessmen from Taiwan have invested in Kunshan. Some of them have even settled down and married here, which has led to the construction of many conveniences, including transportation, dining establishments, accommodations and amusement places.
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.
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.
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.