When traveling around China, most people want to hit the big cities, such as Shanghai and Beijing. But many tourists miss out on one of China’s most amazing gems: Suzhou, the magical “Venice of the East”. Just a few hours away from Shanghai, this city is packed with culture, history, and beautiful nature.
Suzhou is most famous for the breathtaking beauty of its classical gardens, which are considered masterpieces of landscape design, and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a peaceful stroll along some of the most unique and stunning gardens on the planet.
2. Intricate Silk
Suzhou is a city known for its elegance, culture, and the arts, traditionally tied to high class and wealth. It is no wonder that the city was an ancient center for the silk trade. Come discover the beautifully intricate designs of Suzhou’s silk industry, perfected over many centuries.
Suzhou is well known for its ancient history and rich culture, which is clearly reflected in its architecture. Suzhou is also home to some of the oldest buildings in China. Be sure to check out the traditional pagodas and numerous temples around the city.
Museums are an easy way to learn about Suzhou in just a few hours, and Suzhou’s museums are some of the best. Suzhou’s many amazing museums detail the history of the city’s favorite traditional practices, including silk-weaving and calligraphy.
5. Venice of the Easts
Suzhou was first called the “Venice of the East” by Marco Polo, and not without reason. The city is home to several quaint water towns, whose ancient charm and serenity have captured the hearts of many travelers. Come explore Suzhou’s enchanting canals and waterways.
Ready to discover Suzhou?
Looking for a way to get into nature this summer? Go on a one-day hiking trip to an ancient hidden village! We are heading away from the big city to hike a scenic trail to the top of the highest hill in Dong Shan for a spectacular view of Tai Lake before we head to an ancient hidden village, dotted with fruit orchards and gardens. This one-day hike is a quick, awesome excursion for your spring weekend! We can accommodate people living in cities around China! Just let us know your departure city when booking.
Price: 550 RMB
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