Luxury Suzhou Tours
Suzhou, attracts lovers of beauty from around the world. Whether the famed gardens such as the Net Garden or the Humble Administrator's Garden attract your admiration or the magnificent silks - Suzhou and its history are to be savoured by all comers. Enjoy Hutong Rickshaw and very traditional Chinese cuisine on well-preserved cobbled streets contrasting with new and modern development. At China Culture Tour we offer tours suitable for solo travelers, family groups or seniors. Indeed Suzhou truly has something for everyone.
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The scenery at Suzhou tops any other in the world. Suzhou garden is equivalent to an art piece combining architecture, rocks, waters, flowers and trees, carvings, paintings and calligraphy together. It is rich in both natural and aesthetic value. You will marvel at the changing sceneries at every turn.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Introduction to Suzhou
As the Chinese saying states, "In heaven there is paradise; on earth are Suzhou and Hangzhou." Chinese people and foreigners alike hear of Suzhou from this perspective. In ancient times, Suzhou was a center of economic prosperity and cultural abundance. Throughout time people have spoken and recounted their experiences in Suzhou.
The Culture in Suzhou
Having a long history, Suzhou has given birth to the unique GuSu culture. Suzhou is the birthplace and the center of Wu culture in the history, consequently, all areas from the garden architectures, silk embroidery and folk customs, to painting, calligraphy, seal cutting and poetry genres accumulate the Gu Su culture continuously. All these illustrious cultural achievements are the historical and typical contribution to the Wu culture, which, at the same time, is also the special and remarkable contribution to Chinese culture.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Jiangsu Province
Wuxi is located in the southeast of Jiangsu, Province. In 202 B.C., it was set as county and city in 2195. Since the production and sale of Wuxi clay sculptures are centered in the nearby of Huishan, Wuxi, it is also called “Huishan clay sculpture”. Huishan clay sculpture dates back to the Min Dynasty which is recorded in a Chinese book, titled, ACollection of Ancient and Modern Books. Since Qin Dynasty, professional workplaces had emerged. Tens of clay sculptures shops and more than 200 workplaces had opened up along streets and rivers that later formed a famous “Clay sculpture street.” In the early of 1900s, the state of more than 200 shops of Hushan clay sculpture has continued until the present time...
Garden & Architectures
Suzhou is called the City of Garden, possessing more than 100 gardens of various sizes. Most of which are private gardens, embodied the owner's feelings by means of the garden landscaping, specializing in compact, random, delicate, quietly elegant, and enjoyable.
The Best Time to Visit Suzhou
You can visit Suzhou all over the year, among which spring is the best one.
Suzhou belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate of the north，having a moderate and humid climate with four distinctly different seasons. As the season changes, you can see various beautiful gardens in Suzhou: sometimes with flowers blooming like a piece of brocade, sometimes with shade of trees covering, and sometimes snow wrapping.
Suzhou Local Cuisine
Generally, there are four major cuisines in China, namely, the Jiangsu, Shandong, Guangdong and Sichuan cuisines, tasting different to each other. There is an old saying that "sour in east, hot in west, sweet in south and salty in north", and thus the Jiangsu cuisine belongs to the "sweet in south".
The foods of Jiangsu style is of great variety. After several thousand years of development, the Suzhou foods can be basically divided into twelve categories, i.e. Jiangsu style dishes, Jiangsu style braised food, Jiangsu style pastry, Jiangsu style cakes, Jiangsu style candy, Jiangsu style confiture, Suzhou snacks and Suzhou rice-cake etc.
The first and foremost tourist souvenir is Suzhou Embroidery when shopping in Suzhou. The Suzhou Embroidery together with Hunan Xiang Embroidery, Sichuan Shu Embroidery and Guangdong Yue Embroidery are regarded as the four most famous embroideries in China.
Luxury Hotels in Suzhou
Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou welcomes guests coming from all lands with a complete set of facilities and meticulous services. It has received many honors since its establishment. With a favorable geographic location, it has long been the best choice for businesspeople and travelers. Located at the juncture of the bustling Shishan Road and Tayuan Road, it’s next to the commercial street. Its favorable geographic location also allows easy access to transportation.
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