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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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If you are interested in the Classical Chinese garden design, don't miss a trip to Suzhou. Listed UNESCO World Heritage in 1997, the Classical Gardens of Suzhou are masterpieces of Chinese landscape garden design, a symphonic combination of rocks, bridges, trees, water and buildings.

Described by Marco Polo as one of the most beautiful cities China, the "Garden City" of Suzhou is also dubbed as "Venice of the East" and immortalized in its hackneyed proverb "In heaven there is a paradise, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou". Suzhou's charm lies in its surviving canal scenes, pagodas, whitewashed housing, cobbled streets, tree-lined avenues and canals.

This is the right one-stop place for planning your trip to Suzhou no matter you are a very independent traveler or local travel agency frequent user.



Suzhou Tourist Map
Suzhou Vicinity Map
Suzhou Tourist Map Garden of the Master of the Nets Pingjiang Road Lion Grove Garden Humble Administrator's Garden Suzhou Railway Station Canglang PavilionTongli Zhouzhuang Temple of Mystery
Top Suzhou Tours
» Suzhou Highlight Day Tour
Suzhou Highlight Day Tour Attractions: Administrator's Garden, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road, Garden of the Master of the Nets and Pan Gate
Tour Type: A private tour
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + lunch as listed
Walking Level:Beginner
Hotel: No
Departure: Daily
Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Tour Code: SPDT-01
Price: from US$60  p/p


» Suzhou One Day Side Trip
Suzhou One Day Side Trip Attractions: Tongli Watertown, Zhouzhuang Watertown
Tour Type: A private tour
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + lunch as listed
Walking Level:Beginner
Hotel: No
Departure: Daily
Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Tour Code: SPDT-02
Price: from US$80  p/p


» Suzhou 4 Day Highlight Tour
Suzhou 4 Day Highlight Tour Attractions: Administrator's Garden, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road, Garden of the Master of the Nets and Pan Gate, Tongli Watertown, and Zhouzhuang Watertown
Way of travel: A private tour with your own tour guide and car with driver
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + meals as listed
Walking Level:Beginner
Hotel: Luxury, Standard and Comfortable
Departure: Daily
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SPDT-03
Price: from US$240  p/p


» Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang Day Tour
Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang Day Tour Attractions: Garden of the Master of the Nets, Pingjiang Road, Pan Gate, and Zhouzhuang Watertown
Tour Type: A private tour
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + lunch as listed
Walking Level:Beginner
Hotel: No 
Departure: Daily
Tour Code: SST-01
Price: from US$95  p/p


Suzhou Car Rental Our chauffeur services include airport, railway transfers as well as private drivers to pick you up and drop you off at your various engagements. We keep the most competitive prices and use reputable licensed private hire vehicle operators.

Suzhou One Day Car Rental
Suzhou Zhouzhuang Car Rental
Suzhou Shanghai Transfer

Suzhou Travel Information

When to Visit
Autumn (September to November) is the best time to visit Suzhou. Heavy rainfall often occurs in spring and Summer and June is the rain season. March and April are also good season to see the brilliant colours in Suzhou. Winter (December to Fabruary) could be cold, humid and foggy.

Train Travel to Suzhou
Travel to Suzhou by train is most comfortable and convenient. Numerous daily highspeed trains running from Shanghai(half hour), Hangzhou(one and half hours), Nanjing(one and half hours) and more other cities.

Suzhou Railway Station is located north of the city moat of Suzhou city. Enqiry: 0512-95105105. It has 7 platforms and 16 pairs of railway tracks. Its main building has five storeys - two storeys above and three storeys undergound.

The 2nd Floor: Departure Hall ( waiting hall for most of the trains)
The 1st Floor: Train Platforms and Tracks (also waiting hall for some small number of trains)
B1: Arrival Hall
B2 and B3: for metro lines (under construction)

Arriving at Suzhou Railway Station, you have two ways to get to the downtown Suzhou from the train station – by bus or taxi. If you are ging to take a Suzhou taxi from the station, you don’t need to take an escalator up to the ground. You just exit from the arrival and turn right, you find a taxi sign. The taxi stand is located in the northeast corner on B1. If you’d like to use the local public buses to travel around Suzhou or get to your hotel in Suzhou, you take an escalator from outside your arrival hall (B1) up to the north square bus station ( on your right hand).

Overland Travel to Suzhou
Going to Suzhou by long-distance bus is also a popular way of traveling Suzhou. Plentiful buses shuttle to Suzhou from Hangzhou(Two Hours), Shanghai(one and half hours), Nanjing(2 and half hours) and more cities. There are two long-distance bus stations in Suzhou - Suzhou North Long-distance Bus Station (0512-65776577) and Suzhou South Long-distance Bus Station. Suzhou North Long-distance Bus Station is the main bus station, not far from Suzhou Railway Station.

Get Around in Suzhou
There are many taxis in Suzhou and taking taxi is a safe and easy method of travel for tourists in Suzhou.
Suzhou Taxi Fares:
RMB10 for the flag-price RMB1.8 per km for the additional distance after the initial 3km
The waiting time of 5 min will add the fee of per km to the bill.
The extra night subsidy will be charged from 23:00-05:00

Suzhou has some comfortable and convenient bus lines which can bring you to the major attractions in Suzhou.
Bus Y2: Go from Tiger Hill, Pan Gate and along Shiquan Jie.
Bus Y5: Run round the western and eastern areas of Suzhou City.
Bus 1 and Bus 4: Drive along the main street in Suzhou - Renmin Road.

Going around the city of Suzhou by bike is favored by many first time travelors coming to Suzhou. You may nerved by the random traffic on the streets and some crazy drivers, just avoid them and choose some quite alleys along the canals and streets. There are some bike rental shops for your easy booking. Check your brake and seat carefully before you pedal off.

At present, only one subway line has been finished with one stop at the Renmin Road and connecting Luzhi (water town), 25km southeast of Suzhou downtown.

Top 10 Attractions in Suzhou
Humble Administrator's Garden: the biggest garden in Suzhou and one of the four most famous classical gardens in China.
Lingering Garden: a presentation of Chinese classical gardens in the Ming Dynasty.
Canglang Pavilion : typical of the classical gardens in Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), the oldest private garden in Suzhou
Lion Grove Garden in Suzhou: one of the most four famous gardens in Suzhou
Garden of the Master of the Nets: the smallest in size and a typical residential garden
Tiger Hill: a landmark of Suzhou
Hanshan Temple: a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou
Pingjiang Road: a 800-year old stree, the best preserved ancient “water lane” in Suzhou.
Suzhou Museum: a museum of ancient Chinese art, paintings, calligraphies, and handmade crafts
Tongli: a famous ancient watertown in the Yangtze River Delta

Where to Stay in Suzhou
InterContinental Suzhou: No.288 Wangdun Road, Suzhou 215028, China
Crowne Plaza Hotel Suzhou: No.168 Xinggang Street, Suzhou
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou: No.168 Tayuan Road, Suzhou New District, Suzhou
Marriott Suzhou Hotel: No.1296 Ganjiang West Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou
Renaissance Suzhou Hotel: No.229 Suhua Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou
Kempinski Hotel Suzhou: No.1 Guobin Road, Industrial Park, Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou: 259 Xinshi Road, Suzhou Tel: 0512 - 65103388
Hotel Soul: 27-33 Qiaokong Alley, Suzhou Tel: 0512 - 67770777
Nanling Hotel: 20 Gunxiufang, Suzhou Tel: 0512 - 65196333
Suzhou Mingtown Youth Hostel: 28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Tel: 0512 - 65816869
Suzhou Joya Youth Hostel: 1/21 Daxingqiao Alley, Suzhou Tel: 0512 - 67551752
Pingjiang Lodge: 33 Niujia Alley, Suzhou Tel: 0512 - 65232888

Where to Dine in Suzhou
Numerous bars, bakeries and restaurants could be found along Guanqian Street, Shiquan Street and Daichengqiao Road. You could try some delicacies like pan-fried and soup dumplings. steamed buns, sweet and sour fish, stewed shredded eel, salty pork and noodle and more.

What to Buy in Suzhou
Suzhou is famous for its silk products, Suzhou embroidery, Song Brocade, Suzhou fans, Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Prints, Suzhou Writing Brush and more crafts. Quanqian Street and Shiquan Street are the two most important street for shopping.

Nightlife in Suzhou
Suzhou is not only an ancint city, but also a modern and tendy metropolis which boasts lots of fashionable bars and restaurants to kill your night hours. Pingjiang Road and Shiquan Street are the most popular places to drink. Jane's Pub: 621 Shiquan Street; Harry's Forbidden Pub: No.118, Qimen Road, Pingjiang; Qi Lin Karaoke: No.201, Shiquan Street; Momi Café: No.25, Pingjiang Road; Qiantang Teahouse: No.793, Shiquan Street.




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