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Kunshan is renown for its Aozao, or, “amazing stove” noodles, which are thin noodle strands served with oily broth and a choice of pork, duck, fish, or vegetables. With such a unique and amusing story as to how the noodles became so widely popular, people across China flock to the city just to get a taste of the historically rich food that they’ve heard so much about. And you can too!
Zhouzhuang Ancient Water Town, known as the “Venice of the East,” is renown throughout China. Located in the southeast region of Kunshan, the town withholds an AAAAA classification by the China National Tourism Association for its well-preserved ancient buildings amid beautiful, narrow canals.
Jinxi Ancient Water Town is another famous old town south of Kunshan. Just a 45-minute bus ride from Kunshan South Station, the water town is less crowded and offers more of a scenic atmosphere for tourists while straying away from the growing commercialism of Zhouzhuang, Kunshan’s most popular ancient town.
Jianhang Tai Chi Water Village is one of Kunshan’s lesser-known water towns and scenic attractions. There you’ll find a boatload of fairly old and semi-modern houses spread out around small ponds and large lakes.
Huiju Temple is a massive cultural & historical complex housing several temples and dozens of statues of Buddhist deities. Located on the Eastside of the Kunshan and just north of the Kunshan Convention & Exhibition Center, I find it surprising that the Huiju Temple hasn't been relished as one of the top attractions throughout the city.
I’ve only managed to cycle around Kunshan a dozen or so times since I received my first Giant bike a little over a year ago. Most of the time those ‘expenditures’ have just been to and from work, along with an occasional late night trip to the McDonald’s on Beimen Road. Additionally, I’ve went on a few solo and group outings to the far reaches of Kunshan, including Taicang, Yangcheng Lake, and Suzhou.
Kunshan is notorious for its ancient water towns. There's Zhouzhuang Ancient Water Town, which is perhaps the most popular, Jinxi, and Qiandeng.
Each year in September the city of Kunshan holds their Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival at a designated place such as a park or large temple, and fills the atmosphere with large colorful and decorative floats made from Chinese lanterns. They are truly an awesome sight to see and perfect for a cozy romantic stroll.
Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge retains the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest bridge.
Tinglin Park is a popular scenic spot in Kunshan. Besides being a serene, lush filled park that offers an amazing view of Kunshan from atop of its hill, the area also offers a small zoo, amusement park, and has a pretty cool Buddhist temple attached it.
If you're looking for a cultural and historical landmark to explore in Kunshan, make sure to stop by the small Buddhist temple located just down the street from the newly opened Golden Eagle mall.
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