Suzhou Travel Guide
苏州Suzhou is one of the largest and most prosperous industrial cities in China now. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations with its over 1000 year old history leaving a legacy of UNESCO heritage listed traditional Chinese gardens, romantic canals with arched stone bridges, pagodas and temples dotted amongst the modern city elements. It is a great one or two day tour outside of Shanghai being just 1.5 hours by car or 25 minutes on the high speed train.
NightlifeIf you're up for an evening activity we recommend a night tour of the Master of the Nets Garden ending with a show of traditional Chinese music and comedy performances. Or simply stroll the local area outside your hotel for some modern Chinese culture as locals eat, shop and socialize after work is done.
Near SuzhouIf time allows on your tour, a stop in one of the ancient water towns on the way to Suzhou allows you a smaller version of the canals, bridges, stone streets, tea houses, and gardens of the past. Have a lazy lunch outside along a canal. These large villages, Tongli and Zhouzhuang amongst others, are good for a day out of Shanghai in and of themselves.
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Although usually visited as a day trip from Shanghai, Suzhou is a great place to spend a little more time. This tour includes all the major sites in Suzhou to give a rounded experience of the city's gardens, museums, and old alleys. Suzhou's charm reveals itself in between sites, when visitors take the time to notice the details of life along it's famous cobbled streets and...