One-Day Suzhou Highlight Tour

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Overview

Visit highlight of Suzhou in one day! See Humble Administrator's Garden, the most famous garden listed as an UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, Tiger Hill, a city landmark, Hanshan Temple, made famous by a poem, and last but not least, Silk, a luxurious textile originated from China.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small-group tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly

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At 8:30am, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Suzhou and visit Humble Administrator's Garden. Originally built as part of a retirement residence for a former government official named Wang Xianchen who longed for the life of a humble man, hence the name, in 1509 during Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Humble Administrator's Garden was established upon old relics of a home and a temple. Water is so featured throughout the garden along with natural landscapes of small forests, hills, and rock formations. The garden boasts a conglomerate of pavilions, halls, and parlors. Unlike the Grand View Garden and other famous gardens in Beijing, Humble Administrator's Garden is an epic representative of Ming Dynasty architecture style.

Next, visit Hanshan Temple, which is famous in East Asia because of the popularity of the poem, "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge" by Tang Dynasty poet, Zhang Ji. The poem depicts a melancholic scene of a dejected traveler, moored at night at Fengqiao, hearing the sound of bells from Hanshan Temple. The poem remained popular to date in modern China, Japan, and Korea, and also part of the curriculum at grade schools in China and Japan. The ringing of the bell at Hanshan Temple on Chinese New Year's eve is a major pilgrimage and tourism event for visitors from both countries. Lunch will be followed and served at a local Chinese restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Tiger Hill where is renowned for its natural beauty as well as historical sites. The hill is named because its shape is said to look like a crouching tiger. Another legend said that a white tiger appeared on the hill guarding the burial of King Helü and sometimes regarded as a parallel of "Lion Mountain," another hill near Suzhou that clearly resembles a sitting lion. On the summit of Tiger Hill is the Pagoda of the Yunyan Temple. As the oldest pagoda in the vicinity of Suzhou, it has come to be a symbol of Suzhou and the distinction of the Leaning Tower of China as opposed to Pisa of Italy.

Later, continue on to visit a Silk Factory. Suzhou silk gained a worldwide reputation from as early as the Tang and Song Dynasties (618-1279). The city of Suzhou is surrounded by mulberry fields and abounds in natural gifts, abundant sunshine, plentiful rainfall, and rich soils that foster a perfect environment for rich cocoons thus high qualities of silk. Suzhou has been the primary manufacturing area and the center hub of raw silk in China. At the factory, you will see complete production of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, reeling, yarn spinning and packing. Furthermore,at the product exhibition hall, you will see a collection of products produced by this factory such as silk wadding quilts. After the visit, you will be transfer back to your Suzhou hotel where this day tour concludes.

Inclusions for One-Day Suzhou Highlight Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission ticket
  • Lunch

Exclusions for One-Day Suzhou Highlight Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 adult per booking is required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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