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Suzhou Tour: Tea picking, Ancient Village, Silk Embroidery Research Institute

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    Stop At: Tai Hu Lake, Wuzhong District, Wuxi 215100 China

    Visit the lake

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Luxiang Ancient Village, Bank of Taihu Lake, Dongting Hill, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 215164 China

    Visit the ancient village.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dongshan Township, Wuzhong District, Suzhou China

    Biluochun Tea from the lake area has been around since Ming Dynasty for more than 1,000 years. It’s one of the most famous varieties of green teas in China. It is also exclusive because while most green teas use three parts of the plant, the bud and two leaves, Biluochun tea uses only two parts: the bud and the first leaf, which means that it takes more tea leaves to make the same amount of Biluochun tea as other green teas. Biluochun tea is ranked as one of the top ten Chinese teas with a strong aroma that comes from the mountain soil and the trees that grow within the plantations. Some claim that the sweet tea has healing powers as well.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, No.272 Jingde Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215003 China

    In the afternoon, drive back to the city to visit the silk Embroidery Institute, Suzhou or "Su" embroidery is one of the oldest embroidery techniques in the world with origins stretching back more than 2,000 years ago. Suzhou embroidery was one of the first embroidery styles to be developed in China, yet its detailed needlework and intricate images are still produced today, a style characterized by brightly colored silk embroidered with well-proportioned and uncluttered representations of almost any pastoral scene, person, animal, or object. Examples of Suzhou embroidery were so detailed and intricate that many people used the pieces as artwork, and some of the oldest pieces still in existence date back hundreds of years.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Suzhou, Suzhou, Jiangsu

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels centrally located in Suzhou.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Luxiang Ancient Village
    • Entry/Admission - Dongshan Township
    • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Japanese
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