Suzhou Tourism Shares Its Most Instagrammable LocationsDownload PDF
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 SweepstakesDownload PDF
November 19, 2019 - Press Release
One winner will be chosen to travel to Suzhou and experience the destination's luxury offerings
Suzhou Tourism Launches Suzhou Cuisine Social Media SweepstakesDownload PDF
September 27, 2018 - Press Release
One winner will be chosen to travel to Suzhou and experience the captivating food scene
Suzhou's Yangcheng Lake is the Place to be for Hairy Crabs this FallDownload PDF
September 28, 2018 - Press Release
The Su cuisine of Suzhou is noted for its delicate flavors and focus on seasonality with freshly harvested vegetable, greens, fish, and shellfish taking center stage.
Suzhou Tourism Takes Center Stage During New York Fashion WeekDownload PDF
September 17, 2018 - Press Release
The ‘Venice of China’ got the star treatment as the exclusive destination sponsor of Luxury Experience & Co.’s gift lounge and a stylish evening party hosted by Celebrity Page TV
PHG Consulting Renews Contracts with Suzhou Municipal Tourism BoardDownload PDF
August 27, 2018 - Press Release
The ‘Venice of China’ will continue to get the star treatment with celebrity-focused events, engaging sweepstakes, and high-profile content creation
Discover Suzhou’s Quintessential Chinese Atmosphere in the Historic Water Town of TongliDownload PDF
July, 31, 2018 - Press Release
Visitors can float along picturesque canals, learn about traditional Chinese medicine, meditate in a UNESCO-designated garden, and more
Uncover 2,500 Years of Ancient Chinese History in SuzhouDownload PDF
June 29, 2018 - Press Release
Must-visit museums and limited-time only exhibits for ancient history, high culture, and refined arts
Suzhou Tourism Celebrates Another Successful Year of Engaging the North American Market Through Social MediaDownload PDF
May 24, 2018 - Press Release
More than 25 million social media impressions were generated by introducing the destination’s local specialties to North American consumers during the ‘Made in Suzhou’ campaign
Discover Design in SuzhouDownload PDF
April 30, 2018 - Press Release
Traditional Chinese culture meets modern design in this evolving Chinese city with new lifestyle hotels, a futuristic shopping center, and more
Featured Tour Packages
14-Days : The Heart of China Cultural Tour
Day 10 - 11 : Visit one of the largest and most renowned classical gardens in Suzhou – the Humble Administrator’s Garden. Explore its natural landscape of small forests, rock formations, hills and streams, and marvel at the sophisticated temples, pavilions and bridges built in the Ming style.
12 Night: China Yangtze River Cruise Tour
China highlight tour visiting must-see places such as the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, modern Shanghai with a relax cruise on the Yangtze River.
10 Night: Private China Highlight Tour
Popular choice for first time visitors to see the Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xian, tranquil and picturesque Guilin, modern Shanghai and beautiful gardens of Suzhou.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."