Jiangsu - Kunshan Hiking Tours

2 Days of Kunshan - Qiandeng - Jinxi - Zhouzhuang
Kunshan is located between Shanghai and Suzhou towards the east of Jiangsu province and it is the cradle of Kun opera. There are many attracting places waiting for your exploration here, such as the Tinglin Park, Qiandeng old town and Jinxi old town. Qiandeng and Jinxi old towns are less known as Zhouzhuang but they are more worthy for those who would like to explore the original flavor of the water towns which are less affected by the commercialization and keeps the rustic and natural style.
If you would like to stay several days in Kunshan city, the recommended economical hostel in Kunshan for backpackers is Hanting Hostel (Kunshan) which is located at No. 35 South Renmin Road. The transportation is very convenient with only 1 kilometer from the city center and is quite near to the train station and bus station.
If you arrive from the train station, you can take the bus No. 1 or No. 10, No. 11 and No. 105 to Tinglin Park. Besides the bus No. 9, 18, 19, 109, 117 and 118 will also stop there. The ticket of Tinglin Park is CNY20.00. There you can have the chance to enjoy the guelder rose, the combined pedicel lotus and Kunshi Stone. You can climb to the top of the hill where you can get a panoramic view of Kunshan City. The visit takes about one hour.
Then proceed to Qiandeng old town which is 15 km southeast of Kunshan city. The transportation there is also very convenient. You can go to the coach station (Add: at the intersection between 312 national passway and Bailu Road; Tel: 0512-57302812) to take the coach heading for Qingpu, Dianshanhu or Shipu direction and get off en route at Qiandeng old town. It is free for you to enter the town for tour but some of the spots are charged. You are advised to buy the through ticket of CNY30.00 for all the charged spots. Enjoy your afternoon time leisurely in the town. You can also hike at the town surroundings to enjoy the beautiful scenery there. Return to Kunshan city in the afternoon.
On the second day, continue southwest to travel to Jinxi old town which is about 23 km from Kunshan city. You can take the coach at the coach station to the destination Jinxi and the coach fare is about CNY10.00. The coach rides about one hour to get to Jinxi. After getting off the coach and seeing the road sign reading “Jinxi”, you need to continue walking for about 20 minutes to reach the scenic spot area. The through ticket is CNY30.00. The main tour spots there are Lianchichan Yard, Wenchang Pavilion, the Old Tail Museum etc where you can trace back to the ancient vision of the town. Compare to the crowd and bustle of Zhouzhuang, you will experience the hard-won peace and leisureliness in Jinxi town. Return to Kunshan in the afternoon. You may end your short hiking tour or extend your stay here.
Questions & Answers
Asked by Andrea | Jul. 02, 2013 10:28Reply
The way to Qiandeng ancient town
I would like to know he best way with details (name of MTR station and number of exit, and the important names in Chinese) from Shanghai to Qiandeng ancient town.

Anyone help me? Thanks!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeffrey | Jul. 02, 2013 21:21

You can take a train from Shanghai to Kunshan first. The train will arrive in Kunshan South Railway Station, then walk for 100 meters to Bolu Park Station(柏庐公园站) and take bus no. 111, get off at Wusong River Bridge Station(吴淞江大桥站) after 5 stops. Upon arrival, change to bus no. 113(or no. 112) for 14 stops to Qiandeng.
Asked by Ms.SOPHIAINKS from CHINA | Jun. 13, 2010 23:50Reply


My name is Sophia, a Chinese girl who has been engaged in foreign trade work for more than five years. As a native of Kunshan ,I know the factories well here. I can be your sourcing assistant in China.
For instance, I can help you to find suppliers in China(especially in Jiangsu),visit the factories etc.

I can also help you with Mandarin Chinese studying &interpreter &local guide.


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Answered by Mr.amir ali from PAKISTAN | Sep. 28, 2010 02:00

Hi My name amir ali and i am pakistani i speak urdu but english speak veek.i am muslim.i am student 1st year.and iam 18 year old.and my 3 brother and 2 sister.if u dont mind i say u sister.if u mind sorry.and u tel me.ok by remember me your prayers.
Asked by Mr.mohsen from IRAN | May. 01, 2010 00:10Reply
dear all,

kindly please be informed my trip to kunshan is on 10 may 2010.

i would like to see more picture of kunshan and get more information about shoping center in kunshan.
and i want to know how any hours does it take to go visit famous china wall from kunshan.

thanks in advance .

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Answered by Ms.SOPHIAINKS from CHINA | Sep. 30, 2010 03:07

Dear Mohsen,

Are you still in Kunshan ?


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