Zhangjiagang (张家港; Zhāngjiāgǎng) is a modern industrial city in Jiangsu province.
Zhangjiagang was a small rural town until the economic reforms of the mid 1980's brought industry and business to the area. Since, it has developed into prosperous city famous for its large parks, clean and well maintained streets and friendly inhabitants. The city has a population of over one million.
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 By Bus
 By Train
 By Plane
Zhangjiagang has no airport. The normal means of arriving by air is to fly into Shanghai Pudong Airport, and then take a bus or taxi to Zhangjiagang.
 By Boat
Though it is an industrial river town, the Zhangjiagang town center is approximately 25 minutes from the river.
 Get around
Most of Zhangjiagang is accessible on foot. The streets are clean and well-maintained by Chinese standards. All major roads are marked with signs in Pinyin.
Taxis are cheap and ubiquitous. Flag drop is ¥10, including distance up to 2.8 km. Most of the city center is within that range, though far-flung areas may be a bit higher. A few cab drivers speak a bit of English, but the vast majority do not.
Its difficult to get taxis during the period of 4.45PM to 5.15 PM since the drivers have a shift change.
There is a city bus service, with ¥1 fare. However, it is not traveler-friendly, and can be difficult even for the locals. However for short distances and if routes known, buses are better.
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Zhangjiagang is known for being cleaner than most cities in China, and it certainly lives up to its reputation as a quiet and orderly city. There are several family-friendly parks scattered throughout the city, including Shazhou Park, Zhangjiagang Park, and Jiyang Lake. Zhangjiagang is also home to a large public indoor swimming pool and sports center, both of which are located on Renmin Road. There is not much crime to speak of, and very little visible poverty other than beggars near the city center. The busiest part of town centers around the buxingjie, or "walk street," a shopping area restricted to pedestrian traffic. Those in search of German-speakers can usually count on Malone's, an American-style sports bar frequented by local English teachers, expats, and business travelers alike. Additionally, DeeGee's bar, located in a pagoda over a river in Sha Zhou Park (沙洲公园), welcomes foreigners and Chinese in the adjoin garden. Groove/lounge music, cocktails and a great ambiance... For cheaper drink prices and to experience some local pub culture try some of the smaller Chinese style pubs. Another interesting area for nightlife is Long Tan Road, near the large public swimming pool. Tong Luo Wan, a popular bar on that strip, often features a band playing live music. If you want to try a dance club look for the SOS Nightclub on JiYang Middle Road. Zhangjiagang is notable also for a good variety of restaurants. Although it is a small city it has good French, Italian and German restaurants as well as a number of Korean and Japanese restaurants
Like most cities in China, Zhangjiagang also has its share of coffee shops, karaoke establishments, spas, happy ending barber shops, and dance clubs.
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 Shopping District
The biggest shopping area is Walking Street (buxingjie 步行街）, in the middle of town. It is a half-kilometer pedestrian street lined with many department stores, restaurants, and other attractions. Highlights include 85 Degrees, a good bakery with some Western-style pastries, Watson's (has some Western goods), and several large departments stores with international import sections. The department store with Watson's has a decent import section in their basement level.
The shopping park (gouwugongyuan 购物公园）is a new shopping area in town. It has a Walmart, Bear Papa (a creampuff shop), a Gelato restaurant (quality varies dramatically), German restaurant (with probably the best burgers in town, if you call dried meatloaf on a bun a good burger) arcade, and a movie theater that often has English language films. Look for the films with red text reading: 原片 (original film). Patrons at the theater, however, will often talk during English movies and use cell phones constantly. Going to unusual film times and during the week is recommended.
 Big Supermarkets
The best places to go if you are looking for groceries, household goods, or other necessaries. Suguo and Dao Ren Fa are past the west end of Walking Street.
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Outside the hotels, there are two main bars in town which cater to foreigners. They have a decent selection of western drinks, and the prices are among the best in town.
There are many other bars in town, some of which cater to specific tastes, others of which are quite forgettable.
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 Mid range
Traders Plaza Hotel is in the Guo Mao complex. Great hotel, clean, courteous staff, decent restaurant, large rooms with all of the amenities at a reasonable price of about $85 USD. The Small Devil restaurant and bar is just outside the hotel lobby. Taxis are plentiful.
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