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 has best gardens in the world, the tours we provide will illustrate 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 by your guide to see the hidden stories of city.
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Suzhou has four distinctive seasons and every season are consider suitable for visit. 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 flower 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, 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
Yes, it is possible travel to Suzhou from Shanghai for a day, more than 70 bullet trains everyday between Shanghai and Suzhou, and departs at every 5-10 minutes, the trip only cost half an hour. The first train departs from Shanghai in the morning at 5:48am, and latest train departs from Suzhou at 23:16pm, you have enough time for proper arrangement.
Suggested to visit in 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 approaching to local lifestyle.
If you don’t want to wasted time on tour research and see as much as possible, check out our hot sale Suzhou and Tongli Day Trip from Shanghai, you will take a private car with an experienced local driver, a local English-speaking guide. This comprehensive tour is the best way for you to relax.
3. How to Plan a Trip to Suzhou?
Suzhou are located in Yangtze River Delta with convenience 1-hour high-speed train to Shanghai and Hangzhou, spent one or two days touring to the classical gardens and water towns near by will be a good choice.
There are many classical gardens in Suzhou, choose one for visit if your 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 gardens, but also have profound history, take a day in-depth explore the city by visit humble Administrator Garden or Lingering Garden+ Tiger Hill + Pedicab ride through the old towns and small alley (Pingjiang Road).
The Second day to visit Tongli Water Town, slow down your pace for stroll around every small allays, take a gondola ride through ancient canals, visit a local family and chatting to the household, learn about town in the past and future.