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Suzhou Guide

Tourism Suzhou

 

Suzhou Travel Guide

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Suzhou

As the Chinese saying goes, "In heaven there is paradise; on earth are Suzhou and Hangzhou." Chinese people and foreigners alike first hear of Suzhou from this maxim. In ancient times, Suzhou was a center of economic prosperity and cultural abundance. Even after the passage of time, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the world, people still speak of and remember Suzhou in all its timeless charm.

Suzhou's appeal is not in its skyscrapers, expressways or supermarkets. Sights such as these may be found in its neighboring city, Shanghai. Those who visit Suzhou marvel at its small bridges, murmuring brooks, classic gardens and water towns. While experiencing its prosperity, visitors can also witness the exquisiteness and elegance of Suzhou.

Classic Gardens
In China, gardens fall under two categories: one is the imperial garden, such as the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and the Garden of Perfect Splendor (Yuanmingyuan) in Beijing, and the Imperial Summer Resort (Bishu Shanzhuang) in Chengde, all of which are magnificent and imposing. The other is the private garden, like those found in Suzhou. A Suzhou garden represents the original concept of "urban scenery." It is a microcosm of the world in one corner of the bustling city, composed of the basic elements of water, rocks, plants and buildings, arranged in such a way as to reflect the garden's sequential beauty -- the passage of time, contrast between morning and evening, and succeeding seasons.

The classic gardens of Suzhou are precious heritage within the Chinese cultural treasure house. More than 60 gardens are well preserved, and over a dozen are open to the general public, including the Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan), the Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan), the Master-of-Nets Garden (Wangshi Yuan), the Lion Forest Garden (Shizi Lin), and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty (Huanxiu Shanzhuang).

In December 1997, Suzhou's classic gardens were named World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

China tours inclusive of visiting Suzhou

 
 

Suzhou + China Tours

China Oriental Paradise Tour from $569.00
Shanghai, an ideal "shopping paradise" and a famous historical and cultural city. An old saying as: "There is a paradise in the heaven, and down on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou".
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Wonders of China Trip from $2,983.00
China top 5 destinations + Three Gorges + Tibet tours, visit Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Potala Palace...Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou traditional gardens, cruise in Guilin.
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Suzhou City Tour

   Wuxi City Tour 1 Days: From: $ 65.00
   Suzhou classical garden tour 1 Days: From: $ 52.00
   Suzhou and Tongli Tour 3 Days: From: $ 249.00
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