Nantong (南通; Nántōng) is a city in Jiangsu Province
Nantong is a major port on the Yangtze River near Shanghai that was historically known for its distinctive textiles. The city has a population of around 8,000,000.
The nearest major airport is Shanghai (SHA-Hongqiao)
Direct flights once a day into Nantong Airport from Beijing.
Taxis are cheap to get around Nantong. Buses ply the main streets however can take a bit long to wade through the local traffic if you are in a hurry to get somewhere quick.
Nantongmap.net is a comprehensive English language web site that provides additional information about transportation in Nantong. Jiangsu.
Lan Yin Hua Bu (fabric printed with a distinctive blue flower design) - during the Ming Dynasties this particular design of cloth was popular among Southern China's elite. Now it is only produced at the Nantong Textile Museum.
Nantongmap.net Nantong Mapped Out is a comprehensive English language website that provides information about all Western style restaurants in Nantong, including maps to specific restaurants and general, localized maps.
Another local guide for visitors is The Old Codger's Guide to China The Old Codger's Guide to Nantong is another English language resource for Nantong. The Old Codger also provides bi-monthly Letters From China to give people a more specific view of Nantong.
A very busy place for a quick meal served in a jiffy can be found along Jiao Yu Lu on the North entrances to Nantong Textile and Vocational College and Nantong Vocational College end. Several hole in the wall restaurants ply their trade here with some great food on offer at a very economical price.
Try out some 'Maala Taang' which is a local version of 'hot pot' except that its cooked for you after you picked up all the veggies and meats to go in the pot from the shelf. Can cost you anywhere between 5-10 Yuan for a yummy meal. Along Jiaoyu Lu.
Or, try out a Pancake roll with pickle, egg and coriander leaves for 2 Yuan. Couple of shops are well known for this treat near the roadside bbq where they will grill any snack for you for 0.5 Yuan a piece.
Doula Shop for a meal in a fancy setting around the City Vogue Hotel. Great array of menu choices for a dining experience which will surely impress.
Waterside Restaurant near the Hao He river area in the Central part of Nantong offers a great spread of steaks and Chinese delicacies in elegant and ambient surroundings overlooking the river. Surprisingly not so pricey for a nice restaurant with lovely decor. Worthwhile taking a look. Ye Shanghai does churn out a good fare, often full so book ahead for some Shanghainese cuisine.
Captain's Bar and Grill offers a full Western menu that is fairly reasonably priced. Offerings include Mexican, German, Italian and steaks. Also breakfast anytime. Weekends feature a Brunch served from 10:30 to 4:30. Captain's is a sponsor of Nantongmap.net. Web site and printable map available.  Captain's Bar and Grill and Map
Blue Chip a new establishment located right next door to Tiger Tiger Bar, offers a clean, healthy and sumptuous meal of traditional British styled 'fish and chips' cooked fresh and ready to take-away or eat in their plush diner. They also Cater for Corporate events, private functions and Birthday parties. Website and printable Map
www.youfeihotel.com From 630RMB single room per night inc. breakfast