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Qiandeng Water Town

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Qiandeng Water Town (千灯古镇)

Overview
With a history of over 2,500 years, Qiandeng is a famous Historical and cultural town in Jiangsu province. It is located 15 kilometers south of Kunshan city, bordering the East side with Shanghai Qingpu District. And it is also only 35 kilometers away from downtown Suzhou and 30 kilometers away from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

Qiandeng has a rich cultural heritage, it was the native place of Gu Jian, founder of Kunqu. It was also the birthplace famous Ming dynasty writer Gu Yanwu.Qiandeng town is now a national historical and cultural town in China, also national 4A grade scenic destination.

History & Background
Qiandeng water town has a history over 2,500 years and is the hometown of Gu Yanwu. It is the hometown of the famous patriotic scholar Gu Yanwu and is also the birthplace of Kunqu opera. There are seven ancient stone bridges built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties arching across the town and spanning the central long river Pu. The ancient town, with its white walls and black tiles is full of the rhyme of Kunqu opera. 

Must-see in Qiandeng Ancient Town
Must-see attractions are the former residence of Gu Yanwu, Gu Yanwu cemetery, Qin Feng pagoda and the ancient stage.

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    Former Residence of Gu Yanwu                             Former Residence of Gu Yanwu

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 Gu Yanwu cemetery                                                  Gu Yanwu cemetery

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                            Qin Feng pagoda                                                    Qin Feng pagoda

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Information

Opening Time: 08:30-16:30

Admission Fee: CNY 60/PP

Address: 1 Shangshu Lu, Qiandeng Town, Kunshan

TEL: Tel: 0512 5747 2152 (CN)

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