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Suzhou Tour

Suzhou locationSuzhou, a city known for its resplendent gardens and beautiful scenery, is situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River about 100 kllometres to Shanghai. Suzhou's history dates back more than 2,500 years.

Suzhou, has a well established silk industry and served as a special district during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), when the production of woven and embroidered silk for the imperial household was strictly supervised. The old part of town is still a city of canals, hump-backed bridges, and low, white washed houses. Above all Suzhou is famous for its exquisite gardens, over 100 of which survive. The Garden of the Master-of-the-Net, the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden are some fine examples. The city is also notable for its silk production, silk embroidery and other handicrafts such as sandalwood fans.

The city is also the "museum of cultural relics." Pagodas and ancient bridges are scattered around the city. According to the Pingjiang Map in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), 314 bridges were bulk, of which 161 bridges remain in the city. The city is the "metropolis of arts." Suzhou embroidery, which first appeared in the Song Dynasty, is illustrious for its rich stitch varieties and exquisite craftsmanship. The embroidery is one of the four famous embroidery schools in China. Kittens and goldfish are common motifs. With 48 embroidery techniques and silk threads in over 5,000 different colours, the institute turns out unique needlework, of which double-faced embroidery is the most outstanding. Suzhou is home to various schools of literature, painting and music, including Kunqu Opera (listed as one of the UNESCO's first batch 19 masterpieces of oral and intangible cultural hertage in 2001) and Suzhou Ballad Singing, making an important part of Chinese art and culture. Today's Suzhou is on the track of development and prosperity. Taking a panoramic view of Suzhou new district, skyscrapers arid modern residential areas are visible everywhere.

The long history of the city has left behind many attractive scenic spots and historical sites with beautiful and delightful legends. The elegant and classical gardens, old fashioned houses, and delicate bridges banging over flowing waters in the drizzling rain, the beautiful lakes with undulating hills in lush greenery, the numerous scenic spots and historical sites, and the exquisite arts and crafts, have made Suzhou a world famous historical and cultural city full of eternal and poetic charming.

China Great Travel offers customized Suzhou tours which including private Suzhou tour packages, group big bus day trips. The following tours are for your reference. There are many other travel attractions you can choose. We are always ready to tailor make a private and personal Suzhou tour package for you which can have more tourist destinations included: Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Dalian, Shanghai, or Yangtse River. Just send us an email to get our travel expert help planning your China tour to Suzhou. (Designing tour itinerary is free!)

Private Suzhou Tours

Liuyuan Garden Suzhou 5 Days Shanghai, Suzhou And Tongli Water Town Tour

Tour Code: SH_PKG_06
Summary: Visit the essence of Shanghai, explore elegant classic gardens in Suzhou; tour to a well-preserved lakeside water town Tongli which has a history of more than 1,000 years.

Liuyuan Garden Suzhou 4 Days Shanghai & Suzhou Garden Tour

Tour Code: SH_PKG_05
Summary: In this tour, you will not only enjoy the top historic sights of Shanghai, but also explore the Suzhou's stunning gardens.

Grand Canal 2-Day Suzhou's Classical Gardens Tour
Tour Code: Suzhou_03
Summary: Suzhou is known as a city full of beautifully laid-out classical gardens. In this tour, you will visit the highlights of the more than 60 gardens in the city.

Tongli Water Town 2-Day Suzhou And Tongli Water Town Tour
Tour Code: Suzhou_04
Summary: Tongli Water Town has a network of lakes and waterways, its 20 ancient bridges of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties has survived without the war damage. More than 40 percent of the residences in the town feature the architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Zhuozhengyuan Garden 1 Day Suzhou Tour To Zhuozhengyuan Garden, Huqiu Garden, Wangshiyuan Garden
Tour Code: Suzhou_01
Summary: Explore beautiful classic Suzhou gardens which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are great for sight-seeing.

Grand Canal 1 Day Suzhou Tour: Grand Canal Cruise, Panmen City Gate and Liuyuan Garden
Tour Code: Suzhou_02
Summary: Cruise on the Grand Canal, the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China. Visit Lingering Garden (Liuyuan Garden) that is the best preserved of all the Suzhou gardens.

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