Suzhou Overview

  • “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”. The southern water towns Suzhou, Hangzhou and Wuzhen are surrounded by a mystique comparable to what is Venice to the western world. Suzhou is maybe the most famous garden city in China and historically also well-known for its cotton, silk and wool. The picturesque gardens like the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden make visitors feel like walking through a Chinese painting.

What to see

  • Humble Administrator’s Garden

    Shizi Lin (Lion Grove Garden)

    On Yuan (Double Garden)

    Liu Yuan (Garden for Lingering In)

    Xi Yuan (West Garden)

    Yi Yuan (Garden of Happiness)

    Wangshi Yuan (Nets Garden)

    Beisi Ta (North Pagoda)

    Xuanmiao Guan, Daoist Temple

    Shuang Ta (Twin Pagodas)

    Confucian Temple

    Hanshan Si (Cold Mountain Temple)

    Pan Men Scenic Area