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Qiandeng town (literally Town of Thousand Lamps) is a picturesque water town in Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. It is located 15 kilometers south of Kunshan city, bordering the East side with Shanghai Qingpu District. Qiandeng town has an area of 84 square kilometers, a population of about 130,000 people.
Qiandeng town has a history of over 2,500 years. it was known as “Qiandun”, or “the 1000th mound”), but changed its name to its current form (which means “1000 lamps”) in 1910, established as a township in 1950, and changed to its present name in 2003.
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. It's old and has a nice atmosphere. As far as water towns go, it is tiny: just a few canals that cross each other.