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Suzhou

"Up in the sky there is Heaven; here below on earth we have Suzhou and Hangzhou."Over the centuries, Suzhou has been the object of admiration among emperors,intellectuals, statesmen, philosophers, poets, and the common people. The city's physical beauty, embodied not just in its gardens but in its quiet canals lined with overhanging houses has inspired some of these sayings, while others have originated
in the softness of the local dialect and the style and beauty of its women.

Location
A city located on the Southeastern region of Jiangsu Castle.
Area
8,488km²
Population
12,721,700 (2022)
Currency
Yuan/CNY
Language
Chinese
Climate
Subtropical climate of hot and humid weather. Hot and humid in summer, cold and thick with clouds in winter, and is relatively mild in spring and fall.
Suzhou CHINA
Shantang Street
Bai Juyi, a poet of the Tang Dynasty, laid the foundations of Shantang street as a public prosecutor of Suzhou. Waterway and land routes were both opened at same time, connecting the street to the Tiger Hill. The waterway is called the Shantang Water Street and the land route is called the Shantang Street. A sight unique to Suzhou, Shantang houses are all constructed with 2 floors and have the ancient looks of temples, Paifangs, and meeting halls.

AddressShantang Street, Suzhou

Liuyuan
Considered as one of the ‘Four Gardens of China’. It was built in 1525 as a personal garden by Seo Si Tae. In the late 19th century, Liuyuan was rebuilt while combining the unique virtues of every garden in Suzhou. Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1997, the elaborate and detailed construction makes for unique and beautiful scenery.

Address338 Liuyuan Rd, Gusu, Suzhou Tel86-512-6533-7903

Canglang Pavilion
Canglang Pavilion is one of the four gardens of Suzhou, and is the oldest of them all, with a history little over 100 years. It is simple in design and nature friendly, with a big marsh in front of the garden. Despite its small size, the refined arrangement and design of the bamboos coordinate together fabulously

Address3 Canglangting St, Suzhou Tel86-512-6519-4375

Guanqian Street
The busiest street in Suzhou. Various shopping malls, clothing stores, and gift shops can be found here. During night time, night market fills the streets with a bustling nightlife. Currently, the street has a modernized image, but one can imagine the street with an extraordinary size. As a place of surviving from ancient history, many old and famous restaurants are located throughout.

AddressGuanqian Street, Suzhou

Chic Outlet
A massive shopping area that opened in 2014. Suzhou Chic Outlet village has over 130 branded stores. The number of stores is greater than the original Chic Outlets in Europe. Including local brands, between 90~100 luxury brands can be found here, and products from previous years are on 30~60% discount all year round.

AddressChic Outlet, Suzhou

China World Shopping Center
The biggest shopping center in Suzhou. A state-of-the-art building, with various brand stores all located within. From expensive luxury brands to budget chain brands, one can find everything here. A good place for leisure activities with restaurants and a movie theatre within the shopping mall.

AddressHuaihai Middle Rd, Yongqiao, Suzhou

Cruising on Huqiu Feng Jing Qu
It is the highest mountain in mountain-less region of Suzhou and created in a volcanic eruption. With a canal, hill, and valley in the way, it takes a bit longer than one would expectto climb. A famous feature is the Ungan-ji Temple, known as ‘Asia’s Leaning Tower of Pisa’. It is tilted 3.39˚ to the right and you actually cannot enter its interior.

Tour of the Suzhou Silk Factory
Suzhou has always been the biggest silk producing city in China. At the factory, you can see the process of extracting silk from silkworms to the silk fabric fashion show, and even go to a gift shop to buy silk products. Silk cushion, silk clothing, and various silk items tempt one to open their wallets. Just taking a tour of the factory will provides one with a special experience.

Spending the Night at Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou
Opened on March of 2007, the Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou is the best hotel in Suzhou. Consisting of 390 rooms (100 Horizon Club Rooms and 30 Sweet Rooms), the 42 story high-rise gives you a breathtaking view at night. You can find Japanese-inspired plazas about 5~10 minutes from the hotel.

AddressOpened on March of 2007, the Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou is the best hotel in Suzhou. Consisting of 390 rooms (100 Horizon Club Rooms and 30 Sweet Rooms), the 42 story high-rise gives you a breathtaking view at night. You can find Japanese-inspired plazas abo