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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'

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 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 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

Suzhou Tourism Launches Suzhou Cuisine Social Media Sweepstakes

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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 Fall

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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 Week

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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 Board

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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

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Featured Tour Packages

One-Day : Private Trip of Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and Master of Nets Garden from Shanghai

One-Day : Private Trip of Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and Master of Nets Garden from Shanghai

Spend the day visiting the Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, and the Garden of the Masters of Nets. The Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest and most renowned garden in the city. Climbing Tiger Hill find a number of historical sites, some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. The Garden of the Masters of Nets is the smallest of the gardens, impressive because of its use of space. Private guide for a more personalized experience.

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14-Days : Picturesque China

14-Days : Picturesque China

Day 11 - 12 : The water village known to the Chinese as “Venice of the East” - an inspirational hub for many poets and artists alike, the old sections of Suzhou was made the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 - a priceless piece of history frozen in time for all to enjoy.

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9 Night: Uncover Chinese Culture Through Expansive Artistic Venues

9 Night: Uncover Chinese Culture Through Expansive Artistic Venues

China’s mystical heritage is transposed into handcrafted sculptures, digital masterpieces, graphic design and aesthetic paintings – resulting in unrivaled creations. Amid the 1.3 billion people, you will encounter quiet spaces brimming with carefully constructed artwork throughout all four stops of your adventure across China. In Beijing, you will find a synchronized balance between hushed viewings and popular, must-see attractions; in Suzhou, you will be enveloped by breathtaking scenery, which is highlighted by lush garden beds and the stream stretching through middle of the city; in Shenzhen – the urban hub for shoppers and extravagant restaurants – you will be enraptured by its futuristic modern style and architecture; and in Taipei you will find that its contemporary, yet peculiar interpretations will perfectly tie together your exploration through China’s finest artistic venues.

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Expert Tips:

Suzhou, China

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.

Suzhou, China

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.

Suzhou, China

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.

Suzhou, China

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."

Suzhou, China

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.

Suzhou, China

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, China

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."