Suzhou Vacations

Located a sixty minute train ride form Shanghai, SUZHOU was part of the art scene in the Ming and Qing dynasties and those remnants still exerts a strong draw today. Famous for its gardens, silk factories, and interlocking canals, it has been called the "Venice of the East." The three …

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Things to see and do in Suzhou

stevecadman | FlickrClassical Gardens of Suzhou
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerPingjiang Road
Pingjiang Road
Pedro Muñiz | Trip by SkyscannerJinji Lake
Jinji Lake
Lily Z | Trip by SkyscannerTiger Hill
Tiger Hill
Lily Z | Trip by SkyscannerHumble Administrator's Garden (拙政园)
Humble Administrator's Garden (拙政园)
Lily Z | Trip by SkyscannerShan Tong Street (山塘街)
Shan Tong Street (山塘街)
Migdalia Medina | Trip by SkyscannerLiGonDi
Joachim K | Trip by SkyscannerSuzhou Silk Museum
Suzhou Silk Museum
Pedro Muñiz | Trip by SkyscannerSuzhou Science And Cultural Arts Center
Suzhou Science And Cultural Arts Center

Reviews of Suzhou

Make Molins
Make MolinsBarcelona, Spain

If you are in Shanghai, Suzhou might be a good experience for a day trip. Specially recommended to go in spring, as there are lots of flowers in some of the venues.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City, California, USA

Suzhou is an ancient water city, west of Shanghai. I booked a half day tour on Chirstmas Day and I was the only person on the tour so I got a private tour guide and a driver. I loved the old narrow water ways and architecture of this old water city.

judge zhao
judge zhaoSuzhou, China

It's my house with my living. I like some of flowers round my staying for a long time. Then there is fresh air making human healthy. It's all.

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney, Australia

About 100km west of Shanghai, Suzhou is home to some of the very finest examples of what this country does best: traditional garden architecture. There are a number of truly spectacular private gardens that can be visited here, but nothing beats the 'Humble Administrators Garden', which is absolutely outstanding. The areas of the Old City, with their canals and traditional houses, are pleasantly atmospheric, and there are a number of great places to stay here if you want to make it more than a daytrip from Shanghai or Hangzhou.

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