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Called Yu (虞) for short, Changshu (常熟) – which means “long matured” – got its name from the fact that this is a place known for its “fertile soil long free from floods or droughts.” Changshu is located in southern Jiangsu Province. Situated in the Lower Yangtze River Delta, Changshu is nicknamed the “Paradise of the Lower Yangtze” and is one of the wellsprings of China's Wu culture. Renowned sights here include the Yushan Shanghu (虞山尚湖) Tourist Area and the Shajiabang (沙家浜) Scenic Area.
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Things To Do in Changshu

Shajiabang Scenic Area
5,243 Reviews
CCP Historical Site
The Shajiabang Scenic Area is located 10 kilometers south of Changshu City and is in the north of Yangcheng Lake. It is known for the communist-style Beijing Opera "Shajiabing". The TV series "Shajiabing" is also filmed here. In the scenic area, you can take a boat ride into the reeds and enjoy the beautiful wetland scenery. The reed maze is in the south of the Red Stone Folk Culture Village. There are two parts: a water maze, explorable by boat, and a land maze, by planks built on the surface of the water. You can choose which one to explore depending on your personal preference.
Shanghu Lake Scenic Area
3,649 Reviews
Shanghu Lake Scenic Area is located at the southern foot of Yushan Mountain in Changshu. If you are looking for a relaxing park with beautiful scenery to go for a walk in, Shanghu Lake Scenic Area makes an excellent choice. The lake has seven islands including a lotus island, a fishing islet, a songbird island and a peach blossom island, forming the unique scene of islands in a lake and a lake on islands. Every April, the peony show brings Shanghu Lake a lot of tourists. In the summer lotus flowers bloom on the surface of the lake. There is also a lantern festival in the autumn, usually in September-October, when the night garden will be opened.
Yushan Scenic Spot
1,389 Reviews
Yushan has beautiful scenery, and its southeast foothill extends into the city of Changshu. Hiking up the mountain is free admission with only a few scenic spots requiring tickets. Locals can be seen relaxing and exercising in the mountains. Things worth doing in Yushan: Ascend the Jianmen Scenic Spot on top of the mountain to overlook the beautiful scenery of Shanghu Lake, climb up the Yushan city wall to view the city, and eat noodles in Xingfu Temple.
Fang Tower Park
364 Reviews
Fang Tower Park stands 80 meters away from the north of the busy Fangta Street, Changsu. It is an antique garden built based on the historical site of Chongjiao Xingfu Temple dated back in the Song Dynasty, sharing resemblance with the Suzhou Garden in style. Though the ancient temple was destroyed, the Fang Tower built in the 4th year of Jian Yan period of the Southern Song Dynasty (A.D. 1130) remains. Fang Tower has been renovated for several times. It is a landmark of Changshu. Fang Tower Park is named after Fang Tower. The scenery in the park is appealing, and observing fishes in Zuiwei Pool in the west of the park is also one of the favorites of visitors.
Zengzhao Garden
267 Reviews
Zhao Yuan and Zeng Yuan are some of the sites of the "Xiaoyuchuan" built by the former Ming Dynasty Wanshi Yushi. Qing Tongzhi, Guangxu, Yuanyang Lake Zhao Liewen, Zhao is a senior aide of Zeng Guofan. After the Warlord Era, the garden was returned to Wu Jinsheng. Zeng Yuan, formerly known as the virtual profile garden, was a famous modern writer and translator in China. Zeng Pu once spent his youth and his old age in the garden. Zhao Yuan, also known as Shuiwu Garden, is adjacent to Zengyuan. It was built between Guangxu and Tongzhi in Qing Dynasty. Wu Junji, a monk from Qingjiaqing, raised fish in this kind of bamboo, and the pond was covered with lotus. The name is "water garden". In January 2005, the two parks were renovated and opened to the public, and they were called Zengzhao Garden.
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Changshu Vacation Packages & Tickets

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Humble Administrator's Garden Ticket
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The Depth of Suzhou One Day Tour
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Private: One-Day Suzhou and Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Changshu Weather

Nov 24, 2020
11 ~ 12
Nov 25, 2020
Light rain
12 / 14
Nov 26, 2020
Moderate rain
12 / 15
Nov 27, 2020
10 / 12
Nov 28, 2020
8 / 11
Nov 29, 2020
3 / 10
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Changshu
Nov 24, 2020 Changshu Weather:Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:95%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:33/16:54
Changshu Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Advised, UV Strength:Very Low

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