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PLACES TO SEE
- Classical Gardens of Suzhou are a UNESCO World heritage and display indescribable beauty, fascinating architecture and natural allure. Humble administrator’s garden/ Zhuo Zeng Yuan, Liu lingering garden/ Liu Yuan, Lion Grove garden/ Shi Zi Lin and Blue Wave Pavilion (Canglang Pavilion).
- Tiger hill: Also known as Surging sea hill, this large hillock covers an enormous area of 14100 square metres and is 36 metres in height. A bounty of historical sites that can be dated back to 2500 years.
- Suzhou Museum: Originally a site of the Mansion of Prince Zong, this museum was founded in 1960 and is dedicated to porcelains, relics of the revolution, most notably celadon, handicraft works, calligraphies and paintings of Ming and Qing Dynasties which define the history, art and culture of Suzhou and Yangtze delta.
- Hanshan temple/ Cold Mountain Temple: Located at around three miles from the Fengqiao old town, this temple was originally built during the Liang dynasty. It was renovated repeatedly and the current 10600 square metres of area represents the architectural style of Qing dynasty.
- Yipu garden/ the garden of cultivation: A small scale garden belonging to the Ming Dynasty, this elegant enclave depicts the simplicity of a typical Chinese garden.
- Couple’s Retreat Garden/ Ou Yuan: Spread over 0.33 hectares of area, it is a classic residential garden and has many structures and buildings.
- The Garden of the Master of the Nets/ Wang Shi Yuan: Smallest of Suzhou’s residential gardens, this one is impressive because of its unique space management which gives it an illusion of larger area. First designed and developed by the Sing dynasty, this was a part of the residence till Taiping’s rebellion in 1860’s.
- Shantang Street/ Seven-Li Shantang: Claimed as the first street in Suzhou, the street has a history of 1100 years, distinct streets and alleys and happening events.
- Jinji Lake: The largest inland city lake in China, Jinji Lake gets its name from the legendary golden rooster (Jinji) that once fell into a boat on the lake. Occupying the area of 10 square kilometres, Jinji Lake has a Cultural Convention and Exhibition Spot, Fashion & Shopping Spot, Leisure & Diverse Spot, Urban Sight-seeing Spot and Central Waterscape Spot.
- Pingjiang Road: Paralleling the Pingjian River, Pingjiang road stretches for 1606 metres. Lined with typical houses of ancient Suzhou, this street has a phenomenal architecture. White walls and black tiles represent the simple but elegant way of Chinese architectural homes. The old town still retains the culture of Song Dynasty and boasts a history of 800 years.
THINGS TO DO
- Visit the Guangfu ancient town.
- Shop and eat at the Guan Qian Shopping Street.
- Go for an adventure ride in Suzhou Amusement Park.
- Take one-day trip to the Panmen scenic area: A historic site clubbed with fantastic verdant panorama.
Below we have a list of things to do in Suzhou and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Suzhou getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Suzhou with confidence.