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Private One Day Splendid Suzhou Museum and Garden Tour

Private One Day Splendid Suzhou Museum and Garden Tour - Suzhou, China

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$54.00

With a history of 5000 years, Suzhou is one of ancient cities in China, the birthplace and center of Wu culture, consequently, all areas from garden architectures, silk embroidery and folk customs, to painting, calligraphy, seal cutting and poetry genres have been accumulated there from the Gu Su culture. This tour will show you the charm of Suzhou's gardens, history and local culture in best way.

In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage ... More info ›

With a history of 5000 years, Suzhou is one of ancient cities in China, the birthplace and center of Wu culture, consequently, all areas from garden architectures, silk embroidery and folk customs, to painting, calligraphy, seal cutting and poetry genres have been accumulated there from the Gu Su culture. This tour will show you the charm of Suzhou's gardens, history and local culture in best way.

In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage. And your tour in Suzhou start.

First stop is Suzhou Museum. It has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new Suzhou museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei with the area of over 10,700 square metres. Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future.

Next to Suzhou Folk Custom Museum. This museum is a professional museum engaged in collecting and exhibiting the historical relics of the local folk custom with an
emphasis on the display of the folk custom of the ancient city. The building of the museum features the architectural style of the Qing Dynasty.

Lunch will be arranged at a local Chinese restaurant, which serves traditional Suzhou food (Our tour guide will give you best recommendations on spot).

After lunch, continue your tour to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. It is a one hundred year old state-owned factory in Suzhou, the silk city in China. It gains a good reputation in China silk for its traditional skills to make silk and the exhibitions of culture and history of silk in China.

Move on to Master of Nets Garden. This garden is the most impressive one because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. The Master of the Nets Garden is a typical Suzhou residential garden, recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces.

The last stop is Ouyuan Garden. Ouyuan Garden features the most beautiful scenic spots and is laid out appropriately. This garden tells a sad and beautiful love story of Shen
Bingcheng and his wife, thus, in the Garden, everything comes in pairs depicting the couples love for each other.

After finished Ouyuan Garden, drive you to your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station and your tour ends.

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Incredible Suzhou Cultural Day Tour with Garden and Tiger Hill

Incredible Suzhou Cultural  Day Tour with Garden and Tiger Hill - Suzhou, China

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$81.34

Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Appreciate the art of Humble Administrator's Garden and its profound history ... More info ›

Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Appreciate the art of Humble Administrator's Garden and its profound history. Wonder among the gorgeous scenes at Tiger Hill, the No.1 sight of Suzhou. Learn more about Chinese history in Panmen Gate, take a pleasant stroll down Shantang Street. A culture visit to see how the silk produced is also included!

Pick up service can be arranged at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.

You'll start the day with the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is the largest private garden in Suzhou. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The garden consists of Eastern, Central and Western sections as well as some residences of the former owners. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.

Then head to Panmen Gate, it is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou. It was the only entrance through the wall to ancient Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing. It is also known in China for its architecture complex of both land and water city gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate". The Auspicious Light Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the area, on the top of which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque Yangtze River Delta.

Continue your tour to Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill is provided with a great many gorgeous scenes, historical sites, numerous towering ancient trees, and a Tiger Hill Pagoda on the top of the hill. You will find lots of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. The Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is a must for tourists. 

Then visit Shantang Street, it also called Seven-mile Shantang. Owing to its distinguished geographic location and convenient water and land transportation, Shantang Street was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as "the No.1 Ancient Street in China". The renovated Shantang Street becomes the place which shows the essence of natural views and human landscapes of Suzhou, which is rated as "the miniature of old Suzhou and the window of Wu culture".

The last stop is Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. The factory gains a good reputation in the silk industry for its complete technical process of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, and silk reeling, rewinding and packing. Suzhou first silk mill provides magic silk production and fashion show the whole process, so as to prove the Chinese silk glorious history. At the same time, it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.

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Wuxi Private Day Tour with Lingshan Buddha From Suzhou

Wuxi Private Day Tour with Lingshan Buddha From Suzhou - Suzhou, China

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$96.00

Lingshan Grand Buddha is a part of a larger spiritual site that includes Xiangfu ancient Buddhist temple and newly built Brahma Palace. This full-day private tour will lead you to discover this scenic area with an experienced guide, visit Wuyou Temple, Lingshan Busdha, the world tallest copper standing statue of Skyamuni, Nine-Dragon Fountain and Brahma Palace.

In the morning, our local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station with a welcome signage ... More info ›

Lingshan Grand Buddha is a part of a larger spiritual site that includes Xiangfu ancient Buddhist temple and newly built Brahma Palace. This full-day private tour will lead you to discover this scenic area with an experienced guide, visit Wuyou Temple, Lingshan Busdha, the world tallest copper standing statue of Skyamuni, Nine-Dragon Fountain and Brahma Palace.

In the morning, our local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station with a welcome signage. And you will be transferred to Wuxi directly (around 1.5 hour).

Upon arrival, you will visit Lingshan Giant Buddha. The Lingshan Grand Buddha one of the largest, tallest and most representative collections of Buddhism architecture and art in China, which is an 71-meter-high bronze statue of Sakyamuni in the open air, 17 meters higher than the Grand Buddha at Leshan. Lingshan Buddha was built between 713 and 803 (during the Tang Dynasty), depicting Maitreya.

Then move on to Wuyou Temple, located at the South of the Giant Buddha, which visitors pass on the way from the ferry to the Buddha. A pink-walled monastery founded in 742 AD, it has impressive decorations including splendid gate guardians, painted scenes from the Journey to the West (on the second hall) and amusing sculptures of arhats (inside the Louhan Hall). On the other side of the gully on Lingyun Shan, there are signs for Han-dynasty tomb chambers, which suggest this site was sacred before the Buddha was carved.

Continue your tour to Nine-Dragon Fountain, it sit in front of the giant Buddha will startto play the music of trombones and the song of The Birth of Buddha at 10:00 am everyday. Huge lotus' slowly bloom with six petals, and a 7.2-meter gold-gilt prince statue of Buddha rise from the lotus, with one hand pointing to the sky and one hand pointing at the earth, symbolizing Buddha appearing from the blooming flower and Buddha's light shining on all things.

The final sight is Brahma Palace on Lingshan Mountain lasted for two years.Open to public in 2008, its splendid and marvellous design surprised every visitor. The whole palace shows the integration of the traditional cultural elements with western architectural features, embodying the extension, profoundness and loftiness of Buddhism. Many cultural heritage and art works can be found here.

After the visit of Lingshan Scenic Area, drive you to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station and your tour ends.

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Private One Day Suzhou Highlight Tour

Private One Day Suzhou Highlight Tour - Suzhou, China

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$83.00

This full-day tour will lead you to visit the beauty of Suzhou from the Suzhou's biggest garden - Humble Administrators Garden, Panmen Gate, boasts as the landmark of Suzhou, walk around Shantang Street. Moreover, a culture visit to see how the silk produced is also included!

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby or train station with a welcome signage ... More info ›

This full-day tour will lead you to visit the beauty of Suzhou from the Suzhou's biggest garden - Humble Administrators Garden, Panmen Gate, boasts as the landmark of Suzhou, walk around Shantang Street. Moreover, a culture visit to see how the silk produced is also included!

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby or train station with a welcome signage. One day tour in Suzhou includes the following attractions and activities.

You'll start the day with the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is the largest private garden in Suzhou. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The garden consists of Eastern, Central and Western sections as well as some residences of the former owners. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.

Then head to Panmen Gate (also known as Pan Gate), it is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou. It was the only entrance through the wall to ancient Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing. 

Continue the tour to Tiger Hill is also famous as Surging Sea Hill because of its natural beauty. Tiger Hill is provided with a great many gorgeous scenes, historical sites, numerous towering ancient trees, and a Tiger Hill Pagoda on the top of the hill. You will find lots of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. The Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is a must for tourists.

Then visit Shantang Street, the Shantang Street in Suzhou attracts many tourists from home and abroad. Most of them prefer traveling along the canal, enjoying beautiful scenery. Owing to its distinguished geographic location and convenient water and land transportation, Shantang Street was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as “the No.1 Ancient Street in China”. The renovated Shantang Street becomes the place which shows the essence of natural views and human landscapes of Suzhou, which is rated as “the miniature of old Suzhou and the window of Wu culture”. 

The last stop is Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, it was built in Suzhou in 1926. The factory gains a good reputation in the silk industry for its complete technical process of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting,cocoon boiling, and silk reeling, rewinding and packing. Suzhou first silk mill provides magic silk production and fashion show the whole process, so as to prove the Chinese silk glorious history. At the same time, it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture.In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

Drive you back to your hotel or Suzhou train station and your tour ends.

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Private Suzhou Tour: Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time

Private Suzhou Tour: Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time - Suzhou, China

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$83.00

Time stops in Suzhou where you find centuries of culture and modern wonders. Historically, Suzhou was synonymous with high culture and elegance ... More info ›

Time stops in Suzhou where you find centuries of culture and modern wonders. Historically, Suzhou was synonymous with high culture and elegance. Generations of Chinese artists, scholars, writers and high society were drawn to its exquisite art forms and the delicate beauty of its gardens. With just your group and private guide, head to a number of off-the-beaten-track attractions and quirky historical sites that create a fuller understanding of Suzhou's history and contemporary culture alike. Explore Suzhou's unique offerings for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In the morning, our Suzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station with a welcome signage.

Your first destination is Fengqiao Bridge, also named the Maple Bridge, is one of the most important resources of Suzhou scenic area. The area has unique and high historical culture value. Feng Bridge (Maple Bridge) is only hundreds steps distance from the Hanshan Temple.

Then pay a visit to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) near the town of Fengqiao. Made famous in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji, this Buddhist temple is known for its large bells, unique black roof and domed bridge. Take a wander around its halls, pavilions, corridors and well-maintained gardens. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Next to Baodai Bridge. The Precious Belt Bridge also named Baodai Bridge, which is a stone arch bridge near Suzhou. The Precious Belt Bridge is located at the intersection of the Grand Canal and Tantai Lake, about 2.5 kilometer south east of Suzhou. The Precious Belt Bridge spans 317 meters and has a width of 4.1 meters. The bridge's three central arches, among 53 in total, are constructed of fine Jingshan granite and are large enough to allow river vessels to pass underneath.

Continue your tour to Shantang Street, also called Seven-mile Shantang, is located in the northwest of Suzhou, and the total length of it is about seven li (3.5 kilometers). Owing to its distinguished geographic location and convenient water and land transportation, Shantang Street was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as "the No.1 Ancient Street in China". 

Take a Private Boat on Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The Grand Canal Suzhou Section refers to the part from Wuqi Bridge (the border of Suzhou and Wuxi) to Yazi Ba (the border of Suzhou and Zhejiang Province). Suzhou Section is the essential part undertaking freight transport on the canal. Most of the coal, constructional materials, rice, oil and various agricultural products to the city, towns, villages are transferred through the course of the river. The Canal flowing through the city has left many places of historical interest along the river. It is easy for visitors to travel to Hangzhou from Suzhou City by ship, and appreciate these sights along the canal.

The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

Drive you to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station and your Suzhou tour ends.

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Private Garden Exploration Day Tour of Picturesque Suzhou

Private Garden Exploration Day Tour of Picturesque Suzhou - Suzhou, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$69.34

Suzhou, the garden of City, is famous for Chinese classic gardens. This Garden Exploration Day Tour will give you unique tour experience to tour Chinese gardens in one day ... More info ›

Suzhou, the garden of City, is famous for Chinese classic gardens. This Garden Exploration Day Tour will give you unique tour experience to tour Chinese gardens in one day. Explore the most famous as well as the largest garden in Suzhou--Humble Administrator’s Garden, appreciate the architectural splendor of Master of Nets Garden. Visit Ouyuan garden to feel the tranquil beauty and special elements for gardens. Continue to visit Canglang Pavilion, the oldest garden in Suzhou. You also have a chance to see how the silk made into fabric, products in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill.

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Suzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Suzhou. Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle, and talk with your guide about any particular interests you have so the commentary and itinerary can be customized.

Your tour starts with The Humble Administrator’s Garden, it is the largest private garden in Suzhou, which was listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.

 

Next you will visit The Master of Nets Garden, which is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, but it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an impressive garden and nightly Kunqu opera performances, but it’s best known for its architectural splendor. The garden is especially fancied by overseas visitors and is praised as the most ornate and intact private gardens in Suzhou.

 

After lunch, move to Ouyuan, also refer to Couple's Retreat Garden. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a key cultural relic under state protection. This garden despite its narrow width features an artificial hill made from rock brought from Taihu Lake. Different from other Suzhou garden, the layout of the Couple's Retreat Garden is designed purposely. Not only it is a representation of Suzhou garden, but also it has its unique elements which is rooted in profound and broad Chinese culture.

 

Continue your tour to Canglang Pavilion, another UNESCO World Heritage Site it variously translated as Surging Wave Pavilion. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and also one of the four most famous gardens in the city -- the others being the Shizilin (Lion Grove), Zhuozhengyuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Liuyuan (Lingering Garden).

The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

After the tour, drive you back to your hotel or Suzhou train station and the tour ends.

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