Kunshan

Kunshan(昆山)is a small city in Jiangsu province of China. It is located between Shanghai and Suzhou, about 50km from central Shanghai and 37km from Suzhou. Administratively, it is a county-level city within the prefecture-level city Suzhou.

Get in

Kunshan is very close to Shanghai, the largest city in China, so it's pretty easy to get in from nearly anywhere.

By plane

There is no airport in Kunshan. People come to Kunshan by plane mainly through airports in Shanghai or Wuxi.

Pudong Airport (浦东机场, IATA: PVG) is Shanghai's main international airport, 92 km to the east of Kunshan.

Shanghai's older airport Hongqiao (虹桥机场 IATA: SHA) services domestic flights, the only exception being the city shuttle services to Tokyo-Haneda, Seoul-Gimpo, Hong Kong, and Taipei-Songshan, it is 42 km away to the east of Kunshan.

Sunan Shuofang International Airport(苏南硕放国际机场 IATA: WUX) is a relatively small airport shared by Wuxi, Suzhou and some other small cities nearby, it is 41 km to the west of Kunshan.

By train

Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity express rail, Beijing-Shanghai high speed rail and the old Shanghai-Nanjing railway ran through Kunshan, so it's very convenient to get in and out by train.

There are two railway stations in Kunshan, the old Kunshan Railway Station, which mainly services conventional low speed trains and cargo trains, and the new Kunshan Nan Railway Station which services high speed trains and intercity express trains.

By bus

There are several long-distance bus stations in Kunshan, they provide scheduled bus services to Shanghai, Suzhou and many nearby towns and villages.

Specifically, there is a bus service to Kunshan from Shanghai, which has buses running from 10:30 to 19:30, every hour on the half hour. The ticket price was 76 yuan and the journey was about one hour. Passengers can buy the tickets in Gate 6-7 and Gate 8-9, Arrival Hall, Terminal 1 (T1), or in the ticket office for long-distance buses at the exit of bus parking area, or in the Airport Long-Distance Bus Station. The bus used on this route is a sleeper bus so you get a fairly comfortably bed and a blanket.

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Eat

Aozhao noodle is one of the most famous foods in Kunshan.

There are numerous Japanese teppanyaki restaurants in Kunshan, offering all-you-can-eat and drink deals for around 150rmb. These are located mainly along Bailu lu, at the intersections of chaoyang road and zhenchuan road.

Drink

Oasis Bar, Bailu Lu. Best bar in town, great western food and friendly people.

Sleep

For business travelers, this hotel offers the business center and variously-sized conference rooms. There's not a whole lot to do at the hotel, but there is the option of perusing items in the shop, or playing chess or cards. For those looking for something more social, there is a selection of private KTV rooms on the premises.

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