Suzhou city suited in the middle of the Yangtze Delta, framed as the home of rice and river fish.
Suzhou has the best gardens in the world, the tours we provide illustrate a compact Chinese garden showing all the elements (rock, water, and plants), see the bonsai and flower blossoms. Acknowledge old Suzhou by raw straw ride and water towns around Suzhou, with help from your guide to see the hidden stories of the city.
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Suzhou Tour FAQs
1. When is the 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 trees and flowers blossom in the gardens.
Summer: hot and humid, quite pleasant to do pedicab ride and water town tour.
Autumn: cool and pleasant. The peak tourist season has gone, and 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.
2. Suzhou Day Trips from Shanghai
More than 70 bullet trains every day between Shanghai and Suzhou and depart every 5-10 minutes, the trip only cost half an hour. The first train departs from Shanghai in the morning at 5:48 am, and the latest train departs from Suzhou at 23:16 pm, you have enough time for proper arrangement.
Suggested to visit Suzhou for a day: visit a famous The Humble Administrators Garden in Suzhou and have a rickshaw ride there. Go to Tongli Water Town in the afternoon to see the well-restored buildings and approach the local lifestyle.
3. How to Plan a Trip to Suzhou?
Suzhou is located in the Yangtze River Delta with a convenient 1-hour high-speed train to Shanghai and Hangzhou, spent one or two days tour to the classical gardens and water towns nearby will be a good choice.
One day tour suggested itinerary:
There are many classical gardens in Suzhou, choose one for a visit if you are time-limited, so one garden in the city (Humble Administrator’s Garden is recommended) + half day Tongli Water Town would be a perfect arrangement. just gardens which will become boring.
Two days tour suggested itinerary:
Suzhou is not only a garden but also has a profound history, take a day in-depth exploring the city by visiting the Humble Administrator Garden or Lingering Garden+ Tiger Hill + Pedicab ride through the old towns and small alley (Pingjiang Road).
On the second day to visit Tongli Water Town, slow down your pace for a stroll around every small allays, take a gondola ride through ancient canals, visit a local family and chat with the household, learn about the town in the past and future.