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Kunshan is notorious for its ancient water towns. There's Zhouzhuang Ancient Water Town, which is perhaps the most popular, Jinxi, and Qiandeng.
As an explorer of all three water towns, I'd say that Qiandeng Ancient Water was certainly interesting but is the least favorable of the bunch, and here's why:
Qiandeng offers an intriguing look into the heritage and scenery of age-old Chinese culture but is not as scenic as Jinxi Ancient Town and lacks the ancient mysticism of Zhouzhuang Ancient Water Town. Head to any of those two and you'll be blown away by their aesthetic beauty.
With that, there is no stand-out element of Qiandeng; that is, there are a few bridges, narrow canals, and preserved buildings, but nothing out of the ordinary. Jinxi, for instance, is equipped with an iconic and long-standing bridge that is often used for tourism promotions for the city.
Additionally, Zhouzhuang consists of numerous narrow canals so remarkably picturesque that you may even find artists posted on bridges and painting the landscape.
Zhouzhuang and Jinxi are surely better destinations, but if you’re interested in Qiandeng, check out the Qiandeng website!
If you're looking to head over to Qiandeng Ancient Town, you can take Bus #113 from Kunshan Long Distance Bus Station. You'll need to buy the bus ticket from one of the counters. Take a look at the photos to see which stop to get off at:
REMINDER: There is a ticket office at the entrance to Qiandeng. You DON'T NEED to pay for a ticket unless you plan to visit some museums located inside, of which you really don't need to. Just walk past the ticket office and enter for free.
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