Suzhou is a historical, culturally significant, elegant city and it has been a major tourism hub in China. The city has been home to generations of artists, scholars, writers and boasts beautiful gardens, famous canals, romantic water towns, thousand-year-old temples, world-class museums, magnificent architecture, traditional music, tea and cuisine. The city has often been called as the 'Venice of the East' as it was built around a latticework of 24 canals and attracts a number of tourists to experience the serene, rustic ambience of its classical Chinese gardens and vibrant culture.
The best way to get a complete experience of what this 'Paradise on Earth' to offer is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Suzhou, which include a tour of some of its most beautiful gardens including the Humble Administrator's Garden or Zhuo Zeng Yuan, Lion Grove Garden, Liu Lingering Garden, Couple's Retreat Garden, Yipu Garden and the The Garden of The Master Of The Nets. One can take a tour of the quintessential Suzhou countryside and its water towns like the Tongli Water Town and the Zhouzhuang Water Town. Other top scenic attractions in Suzhou include Tiger Hill, Jinji Lake, Panmen Scenic Area, Blue Wave Pavilion and the Guangfu Ancient Town. Other top attractions in Suzhou include Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Amusement Park, Shantang Street, Guan Qian Shopping Street and the Cold Mountain Temple. With an endless list of the itinerary and the tranquil ambience of Suzhou, it is sure to give you the much-needed break from the bustling city life and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in the process.