In the morning, you will be picked up by your guide and drive from Suzhou City for about 40 minutes to Taihu Lake. Visit ancient Village of Luxiang, whichis an old but very well preserved water-town with a history of more than 1,000 years. Luxiang is a town with a profound cultural background and achievement. From ancient times, it has been teeming with poets, painters, Confucian scholars, and government officials who have made great contributions to progress in many areas of the country. Dozens of stone tablets from different periods of time are preserved here, and many of the streets are named after their official titles. Walking through the alleys of this venerable water-town, one cannot fail to appreciate its pristine and intoxicating atmosphere.
Biluochun Tea from the lake area has been around since Ming Dynasty for more than 1,000 years. Its one of the most famous varieties of green teas in China. It is also exclusive because while most green teas use three parts of the plant, the bud and two leaves, Biluochun tea uses only two parts: the bud and the first leaf, which means that it takes more tea leaves to make the same amount of Biluochun tea as other green teas. Biluochun tea is ranked as one of the top ten Chinese teas with a strong aroma that comes from the mountain soil and the trees that grow within the plantations. Some claim that the sweet tea has healing powers as well.
In the afternoon, drive back to the city to visit the silk Embroidery Institute,Suzhou or "Su" embroidery is one of the oldest embroidery techniques in the world with origins stretching back more than 2,000 years ago. Suzhou embroidery was one of the first embroidery styles to be developed in China, yet its detailed needlework and intricate images are still produced today, a style characterized by brightly colored silk embroidered with well-proportioned and uncluttered representations of almost any pastoral scene, person, animal, or object. Examples of Suzhou embroidery were so detailed and intricate that many people used the pieces as artwork, and some of the oldest pieces still in existence date back hundreds of years. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your Suzhou hotel where this tour concludes.