For a tourist heading to the Republic of China, the city of Suzhou is a must visit for more than one reason. Suzhou, located in the Jiangsu Province, has a rich history coupled with beautiful landscapes and iconic sites that attract dozens of tourists each day. Boasting of a history spanning over two thousand five hundred years, the city is home to ancient relics and culturally important landmarks that are a testament to the rich and diverse culture of the area.
At present, Suzhou is considered to be one of the richest in the entire country and is home to over four million people. Fondly known as the ‘Venice of the East’, the beautifully manicured gardens of the area coupled with its manmade structures such as picturesque bridges and canals definitely earn its title as the ‘Venice of China’.
Sightseeing in Suzhou is therefore a true delight and a tourist should begin his or her tour at the Humble Administrator’s Garden, also known as Zhuozheng Yuan by the locals, which is the largest of its kind in the city. This garden also has the distinction of being named as one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites and a Cultural Relic of National Importance under the Protection of the State and is also among the four top gardens in the city; the others being the Blue Wave Pavilion, the Lion Grove Garden and the Lingering Garden.
Other attractions that should be visited include Tiger Hill, the Hanshan Temple which is also known as the Cold Mountain Temple as well as the Panmen Scenic Area. The latter attraction includes the Water and Land City Gates as well as the Ruiguang Pagoda and is worth a visit.
Other attractions that are ideal for those staying in a serviced apartment Suzhou include the Guangu Ancient Town which is renowned for its natural beauty as it is located next to the Taihu Lake. Thus, even if you are staying in a short stay apartment in Suzhou for a short business trip or a stop on your tour of China, the city of Suzhou has many diverse attractions that merit a visit. For those who yearn for modern comfort and amenities during their visit, Somerset Emerald City Suzhou is an ideal option for it offers a range of services whilst being conveniently located in the heart of the city.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.