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All Inclusive Suzhou Private City Tour with Garden Exploration

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Stop At: The Lingering Garden, NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008 China

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby or Suzhou Train station with a welcome signage.

First, visit Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Panmen Gate, No.1 East Street, Canglang District, Suzhou 215002 China

Next stop is Panmen Gate, which is a historical landmark in Suzhou. Panmen Gate is China's existing only water and land parallel gate, is one of the signs of the ancient city of Suzhou. The history of the Panmen Gate dates back to 514 AD. Built by Wu State during the spring and autumn period, Panmen is the only ancient city wall still intact in Suzhou.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hanshan Temple, Fengqiao, Suzhou China

Continue your tour to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) near the town of Fengqiao. Made famous in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji, this Buddhist temple is known for its large bells, unique black roof and domed bridge. Take a wander around its halls, pavilions, corridors and well-maintained gardens. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou China

Later, drive to Pingjiang Historic Street. To experience the authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, a stroll down street, which is a great way to get acquainted with the local vibe. Quiet, leafy and slow-paced, the street is lined with old Chinese houses as well as restaurants and teahouses serving traditional foods and drinks. What’s more, there are a variety of upscale cafes catering to the chic crowd at each corner. You can taste a few traditional Chinese snacks while your guide tells you more about the history of the street.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, No.94 Nanmen Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007 China

The final stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, which has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

Drive you back to your hotel or Suzhou train station after the tour is concluded.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

My wife and I booked this last minute while on vacation in Shanghai. Our tour guide Demi was great. This is truly the only way to do a trip like this. Having a driver and not having to worry about taxis made things worry free....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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