What’s the first thing burst into you mind when we mention Suzhou? The Grand Canal, or classic gardens? Flowing water runs beneath ancient bridges with weeping willows on both sides, that’s what Suzhou looks like. What to do in Suzhou? Top 6 things to do in Suzhou listed below may help you find out the best things to do in this poetic ancient city.
You really don’t want to miss the best classic gardens in this famous garden city, explore one or two gardens must be the top 1 thing to do in Suzhou. Suzhou owns the largest number of gardens in China, with more than 100 well-preserved gardens. The artistic combination of plants, water, sculptures and traditional architectures will leave you a great impression during your Suzhou trip.
|Humble Administrator Garden||the largest garden in Suzhou and the most representative classic garden in China|
|Lingering Garden||has the most exquisite architectural layout|
|Lion Grove Garden||famous for the complicated but designable construction of rockery groups|
|Master of Nets Garden||the smallest garden in Suzhou with delicate design|
|Canglang Pavilion||the oldest garden in Suzhou|
Humble Administrator Garden
Regardless of the fame as garden city, Suzhou is also reputed as Venice of the East. Another amazing experience you can have in Suzhou is planning a water town tour near Suzhou. You could choose from Zhouzhuang Water Town, Tongli Water Town and Luzhi Water Town, which own all the characteristics how a water town should be, a perfect match of water views, ancient bridges and historical architectures along both sides.
Tongli Water Town
Take a stroll around Pingjiang Road or Shantang Ancient Street to enjoy a leisure time in Suzhou, it’s a great chance to appreciate the traditional architectures along ancient streets, you can also take a boat to get closer to the wonderful water sceneries among historical bridges and buildings. Meanwhile, it’s also an amazing experience to seek for the best snacks and souvenirs in Suzhou.
Suzhou Museum is definitely a consummate combination of modern art and ancient architectural style with art of classic gardens. With more than 40,000 cultural relics exhibited in the museum, it’s the best place for you to learn the long history of Suzhou and ancient China.
Suzhou is considered to be the hometown of silk in China, silk products in Suzhou may be the best gifts for you to buy. Visit Suzhou Silk Factory to closely experience the silk history and culture in Suzhou, you may know the whole procedure of how silk formed from cocoons of silk worm, then finally made into silk products.
As the longest canal in the world, the Grand Canal adds more splendid views to Suzhou. Take a night cruise on the Grand Canal if you want to enjoy the great night view in Suzhou, passing by amounts of ancient buildings and bridges, so fantastic for the mixture of ancient culture and modern atmosphere.
Usually 2 to 3 days may be enough for a Suzhou tour, including the main popular attractions and activities. Don’t miss water towns around Suzhou.
►One Day Classic Suzhou Tour with Tongli Water Town: Suzhou Tongli Water Town, Humble Administrators Garden, Suzhou New Museum, No. 1 Silk Factory
►3 Days Suzhou Essence Tour: Humble Administrator Garden, Silk Factory, Suzhou Museum
Connect your Suzhou trip with Shanghai, since it’s only 30 minutes from Suzhou to Shanghai by high-speed train.
►5 Days Shanghai and Suzhou Tour: Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, Humble Administrator Garden, Silk Factory, Tongli water town
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