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Passport to Suzhou

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July 9, 2019
Suzhou Tourism offers an insiders’ guide to living like a local in the Venice of China

Specialized Tours Allow Travelers to Make Suzhou Their Own

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June 17, 2019
Press Release Follow #TravelSuzhou on social media to learn about the best itineraries for art lovers, culinary fanatics, culture vultures and photography buffs

Suzhou Tourism Celebrates Its Culture With Star-Studded North American Social Media and PR Campaign

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May 28, 2019 - Press Release
High profile celebrity events, wide-reaching social media partnerships, and a robust public relations campaign resulted in more than 2,000 positive articles and more than 25.5 million social media impressions

Suzhou Tourism Educates California-based Travel Agents and Media on the 'Venice of China'

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March 12, 2019- Press Release
Exclusive events were held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art

Suzhou Tourism Gets the Star Treatment at GBK Productions' Luxury Gifting Lounge in Honor of the 91st Annual Academy Awards

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February 27, 2019- Press Release
Destination partners Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, Tea Drunk, and Sheng Feng fans provided Hollywood celebs with a glimpse into the 'Venice of China'

Oscar Parties 2019: All the A-List Events Happening in Hollywood

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February 14, 2019- Press Release
The only thing that's stopping you from hitting every single Oscar party happening around town is traffic- and an invitation.

Suzhou Tourism Welcomes the Year of the Pig

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February 7, 2019 - Press Release
Suzhou's most festive season kicks off with North American sweepstakes

Suzhou Tourism Encourages Travelers to Take Advantage of 2019 Vacation Days with Trip to Suzhou

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January 23, 2019- Press Release
New sweepstakes will give one lucky winner the chance to use their time off wisely by experiencing the ‘Venice of the East'

Suzhou Tourism Shares Its Most Instagrammable Locations

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November 27, 2018 - Press Release
Travelers can #TravelSuzhou virtually or plan a trip to capture their own unbelievable shots

Suzhou Tourism Launches 'Upgrade Your Next Vacation to Suzhou' Social Media Sweepstakes

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November 19, 2018 - Press Release
One winner will be chosen to travel to Suzhou and experience the destination's luxury offerings

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Featured Tour Packages

9-Days : Great Wall & Warriors

9-Days : Great Wall & Warriors

In 9 exciting days this tour will take you from Beijing to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Visit the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyongguan Pass, the Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, before discovering the delights of Shanghai and its amazing Pudong skyline. End the journey on a day trip in Suzhou cruising on the Grand Canal.

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One-Day : Discover Suzhou By Fast Train From Shanghai

One-Day : Discover Suzhou By Fast Train From Shanghai

Upon arrival in Suzhou pay a visit to The Humble Administrator’s garden, one of the four most famous gardens in China, then take a walk or rickshaw ride along the old canal section at Pingjiang historic road. Visit the largest Buddhist temple or the famous local silk factory and a guided tour of the “No.1 ancient street “ and a boat trip along the canal. At the end of the cruise, have a look at the famous leaning pagoda on the Tiger hill.

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16-Days : Grand Tour of China

16-Days : Grand Tour of China

With its beautifully preserved center, Suzhou is known as 'China's Garden City'. We visit the Master of Nets, a traditional garden with many classic architectural styles. Later we enjoy a rickshaw ride along the pretty Pingjiang Canal and through the narrow, bustling streets, before taking a cruise on the charming Shantang Canal.

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Expert Tips:

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Humble Administrator’s Garden is one of China’s finest, the centerpiece of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that comprises nine classical Suzhou gardens. Visitors during spring and summer may attend the azalea or lotus festival. Adjacent, the Suzhou Museum is the latest masterpiece of China’s most famous architect, I.M. Pei. For transportation, take tourist buses No.1, 2 or 5.

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Traveling with children? Don't miss the Suzhou Amusement Park at Junji Lake with zipline ride, a dancing water fountain show on weekends and one of the world's tallest Ferris Wheels. The 60 cabins carrying a total of 300 passengers take 20 minutes per rotation, providing great views of the lake and the Suzhou skyline.

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Currency in Suzhou, and throughout China, is abbreviated as CNY for Chinese Yen or as RMB for Renminbi. Along with 13 other major currencies, US dollars can be exchanged at all the outlets of the state banks of China at the same rate. Bring a passport to make any transaction.

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Known as the "Silk Capital of the World", those keen to see silkworms in action can be guided through the process from mulberry leaves to finished product at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. The region's temperate, subtropical zone that's ideal for deciduous mulberry trees has supported 5,000 years of silk cultivation.

Suzhou, China

Picturesque canals, stone bridges, temples, gardens and pagodas make the ancient city of Suzhou one of China's top tourism destinations. Calligraphy carved onto Tiger Hill rocks indicate that it has attracted visitors for thousands of years. A Song Dynasty poet, Su Shi, said, "It is a lifelong pity if having visited Suzhou you did not visit Tiger Hill."

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In Suzhou, the regional Chinese language is called Wu, the subgroup is called Taihu, and the local dialect, one of nine, is known as Suzhounese, considered one of the most elegant, flowing in all of China. Most people are bilingual in Mandarin used in schools, because Suzhounese is not mutually intelligible with either Mandarin or Cantonese.

Suzhou, China

Atop Tiger Hill, the Yunyan Pagoda, nicknamed the Leaning Tower of China, stands as a symbol of Suzhou. Completed during the Song Dynasty in the year 961, the 1,000-year-old pagoda is taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa and has become a symbol of Suzhou. The 3-degree tilt means that since 2010, visitors are no longer permitted entry.

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Visit an authentic Buddhist monastery and temple just 3 miles west Suzhou old town. The temple has been well-known since the Tang Dynasty of the 7th and 8th centuries. Take bus No. 3, 6, 9, 17, 21, 31, 301 or Y3 and get off at Fengqaio Station.

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Suzhou Railway Station, one of China's busiest, dates back to 1906. Now throughly modernized, the fast train connection with a design speed of 217 miles per hour covers the 52 miles to Shanghai in a journey of only a 24 minutes.

Suzhou, China

One of the best ways to tour the "Venice of the East" is from a front row seat on a hand-steered canal boat. Afterwards, stop into 130-year-old Pin Von Teahouse for exotic teas served in private booths on the second floor. It overlooks Pingjiang Lu, an 800-year-old lively pedestrian street, one of China's "National Historic and Cultural Streets."