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The nearest train station is Suzhou Railway Station.  From the train station take a charter bus to Changshu.  The bus ticket should cost less than 20 RMB and the ride should last no more than an hour, usually about 45 minutes.  The bus will take you either to Changshu's North Bus Station (北站) or its South Bus Station (南站).  Changshu's main bus station is the south station, which connects to more destinations and closes much later than the north station.  The south station is ideal for first-time city visitors because it's in the heart of Changshu's famed garment district.  Both stations are about a ten-minute taxi ride to downtown.  To head downtown tell the drive to take you to Fangta Jie (方塔街) or Yushan Hill Park (Yushan Gong Yuan/虞山公园).
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The nearest train station is Suzhou Railway Station.  From the train station take a charter bus to Changshu.  The bus ticket should cost less than 20 RMB and the ride should last no more than an hour, usually about 45 minutes.  The bus will take you either to Changshu's North Bus Station (北站) or its South Bus Station (南站).  Changshu's main bus station is the south station, which connects to more destinations and closes much later than the north station.  The south station is ideal for first-time city visitors because it's in the heart of Changshu's famed garment district.  Both stations are about a ten-minute taxi ride to downtown.  To head downtown tell the driver to take you to Fangta Jie (方塔街) or Yushan Hill Park (Yushan Gong Yuan/虞山公园).
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==

Revision as of 09:00, 19 June 2011

Changshu (常熟) is a city in Jiangsu province, China.

Get in

By plane

The nearest major airports are in Shanghai, an approximately two-hour drive from Changshu (~150KM).

By train and bus

The nearest train station is Suzhou Railway Station. From the train station take a charter bus to Changshu. The bus ticket should cost less than 20 RMB and the ride should last no more than an hour, usually about 45 minutes. The bus will take you either to Changshu's North Bus Station (北站) or its South Bus Station (南站). Changshu's main bus station is the south station, which connects to more destinations and closes much later than the north station. The south station is ideal for first-time city visitors because it's in the heart of Changshu's famed garment district. Both stations are about a ten-minute taxi ride to downtown. To head downtown tell the driver to take you to Fangta Jie (方塔街) or Yushan Hill Park (Yushan Gong Yuan/虞山公园).

Get around

Metered taxis start at 10 RMB. Expensive, I know.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

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Sleep

  • Crowne Plaza Changsu, No. 1 Kai Yuan Avenue, 86-512-5272 9999, [1]. Opened 2006, somewhat separated from the center of the city. Rates tend to be in the range of 400-700 RMB/night, and the rooms are comparable to 4-star hotels in the United States. 400-700RMB.
  • Four Points Sheraton, [2]. 4/5-star hotel, closer to downtown. Rates are also generally in the range of 400-700 RMB/night.

Contact

Changshu Expats Association

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