About Zhangjiagang Travel

Introduction:Zhangjiagang is a county-level city in Jiangsu province, China, under the direct administration of Suzhou. Zhangjiagang's population is around 1,200,000, with around 100,000 residents..

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Zhangjiagang Introduction

Zhangjiagang is a county-level city in Jiangsu province, China, under the direct administration of Suzhou. Zhangjiagang's population is around 1,200,000, with around 100,000 residents of the city proper. Natives of the area speak a variant of Wu Chinese, close to the Suzhou variant, and similar but distinct from Shanghainese. Communities surrounding the city are mostly rural, and their economies traditionally depended heavily o­n agriculture and water-based activities. o­nly an hour and a half away from Shanghai, Zhangjiagang is located along the Yangtze River. The land surrounding Zhangjiagang is extremely fertile, with large spans of rice paddies as far as the eye can see. Many fish farms are located around the city. A good number of tributaries of the Yangtze have been contaminated from the uncontrolled construction of chemical factories in the suburb areas.

Zhangjiagang is a relatively new city, having been developed from a small farming town following the economic reforms of the mid-1980s. By 1994 the city had the second-highest economic rating in China, with an urban per-capita income of $1000/year. The rural population around Zhangjiagang is said to be even wealthier.
In 1993, Zhangjiagang was selected to be a unique model city for all of China. Householders were given pamphlets listing the 10 "don'ts" and 6 "dos" of what the government called "civilized behaviour". The new rules emphasized courtesy, mutual respect, and obedience to authority. Thanks to vigorous enforcement, the rules are followed to such a degree that visitors remark o­n the beauty, cleanliness and friendliness of Zhangjiagang relative to other Chinese cities. The government began trumpeting their accomplishment nationwide, in a campaign reminiscent of the old "Learn from the Dazhai Commune" propaganda effort of the Cultural Revolution. The current goal of the central government is to turn China into a country of mini-Singapores, with clean, pleasant cities filled with polite, obedient citizens. So far, clean, friendly cities are such a novelty in China that up to 300,000 tourists visit Zhangjiagang every year to sample what could be the future of urban life in China.
A sprawling metropolis, Zhangjiagang has been recently undergoing drastic change. Modernization has built up many malls, high class establishments, and recreation facilities. Still, o­ne can easily get around o­n foot or by bicycle. The city's main thoroughfare is Shazhou Road, which runs east to west and is sectioned off as a pedestrian shopping mall in the city center. You can see relatively few luxury vehicles o­n the roads, but the alarming rate of increase in the affordability of cars has indeed added more volume to the roads. A highway connecting Zhangjiagang with Shanghai was built in recent years, reducing the time of travel between the two locations to just an hour and a half, compared to 3 hours previously required. Zhangjiagang lacks a train station, but has two long-distance bus stations which make travel to major destinations relatively fast and convenient.
Zhangjiagang is known for being cleaner than most cities in China, and it certainly lives up to its repuation 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. The busiest part of town centers around the buxingjie, or "walk street," a shopping area restricted to pedestrian traffic. West of the pedestrian mall is the largest supermarket in the city, as well as a small strip of bars. Those in search of English-speakers can usually count o­n Malone's, an American-style sports bar frequented by local English teachers, expats, and business travelers alike. Another interesting area for nightlife is Long Tong Road, near the large public swimming pool. Tong Luo Wan, a popular bar o­n that strip, often features a band playing live music. Like most cities in China, Zhangjiagang also has its share of coffee shops, karaoke establishments, and dance clubs.

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It is near to the Golden Water Way-the Yangtse River which has the biggest transportation capacity in China. from where, you will get to Wuhan and Chongqing,directly radiating the broad interior hinterland of China.Downstream,it is o­nly over 100 kilometers away from Shanghai.Through 18 international shipping lines opened up in the international trade port-Zhangjiagang Port and the module shipping lines of Shanghai Port,goods of the Zone can be shipped to the ports of any countries and districts of the world.It takes o­nly less than an hour's to Wuxi Shuofang Airport and Changzhou Benniu Airport.Also,it takes o­nly 2 hours to go to Shanghai lnternational Airport and Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
The fare of taxi is 6 Yuan for the first 3 kilometres.

Zhangjiagang City aviation services company :0512-58235330
Zhangjiagang bus station Tel :0512-58688000-3086
Train Information: 1601234
Automotive Information: 1601088

Zhangjiagang Festivals

Culture and Art Festival: September 25 - October 5
Jinling Lantern Festival: o­n the Spring Festival in every year
Taihu Lake Arts Festival: lunar April
Taihu Lake Mid-Autumn festival: lunar August 14 - August 15
Silk Tourism Festival: in September of Every year
Yushan Chongyang climb Festival: lunar September 9

Qintong Huichuang Festival: Qingming Festival
Changzhou Chrysanthemum Festival: November 1 - November 5
folk art festival: in  October every two years

Zhangjiagang Service Telephones

Zhangjiagang Tourism Bureau phone number : 0512-58691702

Suzhou City Tourism Administration and Quality Supervision management : 0512-65223377

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