Top 10 Things to do in Kunshan, China

August 14, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Kunshan is a county-level city in eastern Suzhou Prefecture in southeastern Jiangsu Province in eastern China. It lies between Suzhou proper and Shanghai.
Restaurants in Kunshan

1. Zhouzhuang Water Town

Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China +86 512 5721 7206
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 963 reviews

Zhouzhuang Water Town

Reviewed By yipjcs88 - Hong Kong, China

It is the oldest and a well-preserved ancient water town in China. It has a mesh of waterways and stone Bridges, the most famous being the Double Bridge (two adjoining twin stone Bridges, crossing two narrow waterways at right angles, dating back to Ming Dynasty of 1573-1619). Despite the presence of shops and bars (near the front areas), the water town is quite nostalgic at the rear. A great place for photography. Since I stayed there overnight in a nearby hotel, I got up early to take some morning pictures, apart from the evening ones. The Double Bridge is the centerpiece but it is very crowded most of the time. To get a good picture of the two Bridges, walk to the opposite corner ie near the San Yuan Restaurant and take the photo from there, preferably early in the morning before the crowd gathers. The waterways are narrow and the whole area seems to be a spider web ie it is very easy to get lost, evening with GPS/ map apps on the mobile phone. What makes it worse is that various places are dug up for redevelopment so the mobile apps guidance is often useless. I got lost for half an hour; the local residents could not help much as they did not seem to understand my Mandarin. The best way to walk around alone is to follow the main waterway, to branch into a side lane and then return to the main waterway, before branching off to another side lane. The night photos are very different from the day ones, so staying there overnight is recommended.

2. Shaxi Ancient Town

Middle of Taicang, Taicang 215400, China
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4 based on 30 reviews

Shaxi Ancient Town

Reviewed By Grant713 - Linwood, Michigan

I went with an American friend and his Chinese wife to visit Shaxi Watertown on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. They have probably visited hundreds of historical and other sites in China - it's a passion for him.
Unlike most of the similar tourist areas in China - this one still has not caught on with the crowds - very empty streets on both sides of the river - very few shops open. The old architecture was very well preserved - although a bit crumbling on the river side. Very few shop open for the tourist trade Some very picturesque Bridges over the small river. Easy to find the town - but a little hard to find the street entrance - and it was a free one.

3. Zhouzhuang Boat

No.5 Daqiao Road, Zhouzhuang Town, Kunshan 215325, China
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Zhouzhuang Boat

Reviewed By RightAngle - Singapore, Singapore

You get a different perspective when you are on the boat. The trees over your head and the tourists looking at you from the banks. The lady rowing the boat will ask you to pay to hear her sing. If you decline, she will not introduce the sights along the trip. Per boat is RMB120 and sits maximum of 6 persons. A good break from the crowded alleys.

4. Taicang WanDa GuangChang ZhanShi ZhongXin

Xianfu East Street, Taicang, China
Excellent
30%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Taicang WanDa GuangChang ZhanShi ZhongXin

Reviewed By BristolTraveler15 - Bristol, Virginia

I ventured out to find allergy medicine and checked here first. In the bottom level (basement) they have a supermarket. In the supermarket there is a medicine store. I was able to use my phone translator to get the allergy medicine I needed. Even though we couldn't understand each other they were very nice and helpful. They also have numerous other stores and restaurants on the upper levels (McDonalds and Starbucks). There is also an IMAX theater but I didn't make it there. They offer some movies in English.

5. Jinxi Town

Jinxi Town, Kunshan 215324, China +86 512 5723 1352
Excellent
27%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 72 reviews

Jinxi Town

Reviewed By Dencal1945 - Melbourne, Australia

This is a quaint little Water town dating back to 1552. It has many ancient stone Bridges and 236 waterways. There are winding canals, cobblestone alleyways, and sampans being propelled along the water by the woman oarspersons. Some of the buildings/houses seemed to have changed little over time, the rooms are tiny, and during the day are dimly lit as the elderly Chinese do not believe wasting electricity for light during the day.
A trip down the waterways by one of these sampans at a cost of ¥100 pp ($A22) is good value although the trip only takes about 20 minutes.
The town is situated within the Mingjingdang National Water Park and it too is quite a pretty backdrop.
An interesting enough trip but probably would not go out of the way to visit as it is about 45k from Shanghai which took our coach about 45 minutes to reach the area.

6. Qiandeng Ancient Town

No.1 Shangshu Road, Qiandeng Town, Kunshan 215341, China +86 512 5747 2152
Excellent
37%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4 based on 40 reviews

Qiandeng Ancient Town

Reviewed By SusannaSofia - Suzhou, China

As far as Chinese attractions go, this is a nice one: it's old and has a nice atmosphere. As far as water towns go, it is tiny: just a few canals that cross each other. There are shops and wedding picture businesses but not that many restaurants of cafes so it's really not for hanging out. You can see every corner of the place in just a few hours. The temple area is impressive. Qiandeng is not nearly as crowded as other water towns in the area.

7. Yanshan Garden

No.40 Xianfu West Street, Chengxiang Town, Taicang 215400, China
Excellent
20%
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80%
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4 based on 5 reviews

Yanshan Garden

Reviewed By てつや し

太倉では有名な庭園らしく、よく整備されてます。
散歩する人も多いです。
ただ、中に遊園地みたいなものを作っていて、景観ぶち壊しです。
観覧車やアヒルのボートやいろいろ乗り物など。
中国の田舎の庭は子供には(大人にも?)退屈なため、こんなものがある方がお子さんには親切かも。

8. Yangcheng Lake

Middle Hubin Road, Yangcheng Tourist Resort, Kunshan 215300, China +86 512 5765 1266
Excellent
40%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Yangcheng Lake

Reviewed By Octoberians - Manila, Philippines

It was not hairy crab season yet but just walking along the Gardens the lake made me appreciate the beauty of the place. The sun was hiding though the entire time I was there but it was still quite pleasant and serene. This place was very picturesque. Enjoyed some fun activities as well as organized by the hotel.

9. Zhouzhuang Fugui Park

Zhouzhuang Town, Kunshan 215325, China +86 512 5720 5000
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Zhouzhuang Fugui Park

Reviewed By smementor

This place is a gem of a destination. For a decent usd50 you may be able to get a small taxi, about two hrs from Pudong Shanghai. Worth all the dollars because you can spend hours admiring the water canals and Gardens. The boat ride only costs RMB10. Highly recommended. For more
http://grightnow.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/weekly-photo-challenge-water/
Cheers

10. Twin Bridges (Shuang qiao)

Zhouzhuang Town, Kunshan 215325, China
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 13 reviews

Twin Bridges (Shuang qiao)

Reviewed By psudino - Weehawken, New Jersey

This was the location of our business groups' group photo. It is a beautiful area and the Bridges are considered the symbol of the village. A fun fact is that the design of the Twin Bridges look like an old-style Chinese key by the way it crosses the rivers.

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