Famed for its rich heritage and classical gardens, the city of Suzhou offers captivating insights into Chinese culture and history. Here are some of the adventures that await!
Explore the Humble Administrator’s Garden
One of the most well-known classical gardens in China, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth a visit from your accommodation in Suzhou. Within this beautifully designed site, you will find idyllic spaces with lotus ponds, tree groves, charming bridges and historic pavilions.
Cruise Along Jinji Lake
Another of the picturesque attractions in Suzhou, Jinji Lake is an ideal place for a laid-back boat ride. Located within easy reach of Somerset Baitang Suzhou in the Industrial Park neighbourhood, the lake is set amidst riverside parks and shopping hubs. There’s even a special fitness trail for those looking to enjoy a land-based activity!
Visit Tiger Hill
This site is popular for its seven-storey Cloud Rock Pagoda which in fact, slightly leans! Dating back to the 10th century, this historic pagoda has been built from brick and offers some great photo opportunities too. Other attractions at Tiger Hill include the Sword-Testing Rock, Sword Pool and Broken Beam Hall.
Wander Along Shantang Street
This canal-side street has a long history that dates back over a thousand years! Leading up to the above-mentioned Tiger Hill, Shantang Street is home to ancestral temples, traditional buildings and tea houses that lend to its charm. Enchantingly lit up at night, it’s also a great spot for a boat ride, to buy souvenirs or try local snacks.
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