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If you have some time, go for a little walk around the city to see the real life of Changshu people. Passed a few curves up above and you end up in a vast lushes of spinach plantation or chinese cabbage. Or go over the bridge and you'll find a different kind of life in between those tiny alleys.....
Get the camera ready. With the right angle and sunlights at dawn, you could capture an almost surreal image.
Written Jun 15, 2007
Quite a big percentage of local Changshu people *I can't give the figures correctly right now* are farmers, with variety of seasonal plantation from pumpkins, squash, bitter gourd during summer - to green vegetables & raddish during winter. Morning walk is always the best thing to do to take a closer look at what they plant in their backyard.
Written Mar 1, 2007
Located in the city square by the giant outdoor TV screen on the second floor. It's supposed to be a chain restaurant, the other one located a few blocks away, called Cate Lie Fallow Chamber (what a dumb name for a restaurant) is more of a "local" fine dining restaurant where the customers are free to choose the menu - still swimming in the tank. On the second floor is a large area of fish tank with every imaginable type of fish/lobster/shells and another large section of fresh veggies, display of how the dishes are going to look like, and the cold appetizer section. Wow!!!
The Hai Na Baichuan restaurant is more for the upmarket, I suppose
Favorite Dish: Most of their dishes are good and quite reasonable price..... quite cheap actually for the quality and quantity. The menu comes in bilingual - chinese & english + pictures. So won't be a problem ordering.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: City Square downtown
Phone: +86 512 52717888
The Deli is the only one bakery in the city with the best selections of danish & pastry - those crunchy layers of croissants, really puffy curry puff, yummy quiche and the savory spinach & bacon croissant.......
Favorite Dish: Chocolate croissant of course.... he's very generous with the fillings. Yummie!!!
Updated Mar 1, 2007
Address: No. 1 Kai Yuan Avenue, Changshu 215500
In this little sleepy town most businesses are closed by 8pm, including all of local delicacies, restaurants and shopping districts. Several of international standard restaurants and 2 KFC outlets, one McDonalds and one Pizza Hut restaurant close a bit later around 11pm.
If you're still eating your dinner in a restaurant around their closing time, they won't bother telling you anything, just start stacking up chairs and sweeping floors.
So if you plan your dinner out, leave early like the locals, at 5PM
Updated Jun 15, 2007