©

Zhangjiagang trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Zhangjiagang

Trip Planner Asia  /  China  /  Jiangsu  /  Zhangjiagang
(3.7/5 based on 55+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: parks, historic sites, sightseeing
Zhangjiagang, formerly Shazhou County, is a county-level city under the administration of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China. With 1,246,762 inhabitants at the 2010 census, the city is now part of Jiangyn-Zhangjiagang-Jingjiang metropolitan area with 3,526,260 inhabitants. Continued growth will encompass the Shanghai-Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou Metroplex. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Taizhou and Nantong across the Yangtze River, as well as Wuxi to the west.Natives of the area speak a variant of Wu Chinese, which is similar to the Suzhou variant, but distinct from Shanghainese. Communities surrounding the city are mostly rural, and their economies traditionally depend heavily on agriculture and water-based activities. The GDP reached RMB 140.2 billion yuan in 2009, a growth of 11.7% from 2008. The GDP per capita reached RMB 155,900 yuan . In 2008, Zhangjiagang received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for its integrated urban-rural development which improved the quality of life for its rural residents.DescriptionZhangjiagang has been recently undergoing drastic changes. 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. The increase in the affordability of cars has added more congestion to the roads. A highway connecting Zhangjiagang with Shanghai was built in recent years, reducing the time of travel between the two locations to one and a half hours, compared to the 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.
Add Zhangjiagang and other destinations in China to your travel plans using our China vacation route planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Zhangjiagang

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Zhangjiagang:
Parks, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, historic sites, religious sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Jiangsu

3 days in Suzhou BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Nanjing BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wuxi BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in China BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in China BY A USER FROM ITALY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in China BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Suzhou BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nanjing BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nanjing BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nanjing BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in China BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, teens, kids, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News