The best time to travel in Jiangsu is in spring and autumn, especially the August, September and October.
The temperature of spring in Jiangsu changes a lot. The average temperature in the whole province is about 14.9℃.
•Liyuan Garden (Wuxi): noted for its fantastic water view, its landscaped section of hills and rocky paths is flanked by a further two areas where pavilions, corridors and rockeries have been built and carefully planted with fragrant blossoming plants.
•Humble Administrator Garden (Suzhou): the best representation of Chinese classical gardens of the Ming Dynasty. Its design is duplicated in many gardens throughout China, and there is even a replica in the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Summer in Jiangsu is a little long. July is the hottest month; its average temperature is about 26～28.8℃.
•Taihu Lake (Wuxi): the largest lake in the area of eastern coast line of China, as well as the second biggest fresh water lake. Some 90 islets, large or small, plus the presence of many fleets of fishing junk boats add to its landscape, making it a remarkable spectacle.
•Slender West Lake (Yangzhou): many famous gardens historical site are distributed on both sides in the gentle and graceful twists and turns blue lake, just like a picture of long traditional Chinese painting.
Autumn in Jiangsu is cool but not cold. The average temperature in this season is about 16.4℃.
•Zhouzhuang Water Town (Suzhou): it is thought by many to be the best waterside town in China. It has a history of more than 900 years old with many houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
•Tiger Hill (Suzhou): it enjoys a reputation as 'the first scenic spot in the State of Wu', for Suzhou was once the capital of the State of Wu during the Spring and Autumn Period.
Winter is cold and long in Jiangsu. January is the coldest month; its average temperature is about -1.0℃~3.3℃.
•Confucius Temple (Nanjing): it is for people to worship Confucius, the great thinker and educator in ancient China. Now it is one of the bustling areas in Nanjing with the East and West markets.
•Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (Nanjing): the tomb of the Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming Dynasty. It embodies the ancient Chinese philosophic thinking of "unity of humans and the universe".
•The temperature changes a lot in the daytime and night, tourists should bring enough clothes to avoid catching cold.
•If you are going to visit the water towns or Suzhou gardens, you'd better not choose Tomb-sweeping Day, two-day weekend, Chinese festivals and holidays; you can truly experience the unique charm of this ancient city Suzhou with little tourists.
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