Suzhou Travel Guide

Written by Sally Guo Updated Oct. 11, 2021

Suzhou city is suited in the middle of the Yangtze Delta which frame as the home of rice and river fish, with abundant land resources and long history, many businessmen and settle down with their family there, and it was quite popular to build a private garden in their house for showing the host's taste in the old days.

Suzhou is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, it is known for its classical gardens. China's most elegant ancient private gardens are located there. If you are interested in gardens, do not miss them there!

Top Attractions in Suzhou

As the World Heritage site, Suzhou gardens are renowned both home and abroad. Among the Four Most Famous Gardens in China, the Humble Administrator Garden and the Lingering Garden of Suzhou take two.

Other Suzhou cultural attractions Tiger Hill and Hanshan Temple, praised highly as the key point of interest of Suzhou, are rich in history and culture.

Suzhou tour is not complete without a visit to the water towns nearby, Tongli water town is the most recommended.

Suzhou Attraction Map
Suzhou Attraction Map

Best Time to Visit Suzhou

Suzhou has four distinctive seasons and every season is considered suitable for a visit. The best times for traveling around Suzhou is in spring and autumn. See what to see in four seasons:

Spring: early spring is still a little cold. We recommended that you can pay a visit to Suzhou after March, you can see trees and flower blossoms in the gardens.

Summer: hot and humid, quite pleasant to do pedicab ride and water town tour.

Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden

Autumn: cool and pleasant, the peak tourist season has gone, the fresh fruits and a bounty of seafood will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Winter: snowy view covering the gardens, got another feeling of Chinese painting like gardens, enjoy the tranquil water town and its oriental lifestyle.

How to Get to Suzhou

An important tourist destination in China, Suzhou is well connected by air, train, and land. Bullet trains connect Suzhou to other major cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Huangshan.

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