Changshu announces railway tourist routes

Hu Min
City in neighboring Jiangsu Province releases four new routes for railway passengers in Shanghai prior to Wednesday's operation of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong railway.
Hu Min
Changshu announces railway tourist routes
Ti Gong

Changshu's handicrafts on display in Shanghai.

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
Ti Gong

Guzheng, a traditional Chinese plucked string instrument, is played during the Shanghai event.

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
Ti Gong

Visitors take a close look at the Changshu handicrafts on display.

Changshu in neighboring Jiangsu Province released four new tourist routes for railway passengers on Tuesday in Shanghai prior to Wednesday’s operation of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong railway.

Shanghai is about 100 kilometers from Changshu, and now about an hour by train from Hongqiao Railway Station.

The tourist itineraries include the Shajiabang scenic area where PLA soldiers fought the Japanese invaders, the Yushan Mountain cultural and tourism resort, Nanhu Lake wetland park, Shanghu Lake scenic area, Changshu Museum, Jiangxiang Jiangnan Folk Customs Museum, Yushan Park, Xinguli Cultural Street, Sanfeng Temple and the memorial hall of politician Weng Tonghe (1830-1904).

Coupons for tourist attractions, cultural venues, restaurants and hotels in Changshu were distributed to Shanghai residents during an event hosted by the Changshu government. 

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
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A Yangtze River high-speed railway tourism alliance comprising Changshu, Taicang, Zhangjiagang and Nantong is established in Shanghai. 

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
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Colorful Changshu handicraft on display in Shanghai.

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
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Furniture and bowls are part of the display of Changshu handicraft.

Also promoted during the even were summer tours featuring science popularization, Jiangnan sinology, intangible cultural heritage inheritance, folk culture experiences, waxberry and lotus festivals, summer camps and grape picking. Delicacies were promoted during the event.

A Yangtze River high-speed railway tourism alliance comprising Changshu, Taicang, Zhangjiagang and Nantong was established at the same time, and diversified high-speed railway tour routes and products will be launched to boost tourism development along the new railway, the Changshu government said.

The first phase of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong railway will operate from July 1, starting in Nantong and ending in Shanghai's Jiading District.

It crosses the Yangtze River, and has nine stations — Zhaodian, Nantong West, Zhangjiagang North, Zhangjiagang, Changshu, Taicang Port, Taicang, Taicang South and Anting West.

It has a designed speed of 200 kilometers per hour.

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
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Beautifully embroidered purses are part of the Changshu handicrafts on display.

Changshu announces railway tourist routes
Ti Gong

More examples of Changshu handicraft on display in Shanghai.

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