Changshu announces railway tourist routes
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.
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.