Suzhou Attractions

Suzhou is a city with historical significance and beautiful landscaped gardens. It has been called as "heaven on earth". It offers many attractions such as rivers, hills, historic temples, beautiful ancient towns and unique gardens. The top sights are The Grand Canal, Lingering Garden, Humble Administrator‘s Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple Tongli, and Zhouzhuang Water Town. Below we list Suzhou’s 16 attractions according to customer rating.

See our Suzhou tours for some polished programs to take in Suzhou’s tourist spots, or tailor-make your own Suzhou tour.

Questions and Answers About Suzhou Attractions

Letta Viviane 2013-04-29
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Hi ! my friends and l are planning to go to suzhou for one day to visit !We all stay in Hangzhou! and we need to know if we can arrived ther and go on a tour with and agency or find someone who can help us to visit all these places in one day!!
Dear Letta, There are many attractions in Suzhou, it is impossible for you to visit all the spots in a day. If you only have one day to visit Suzhou, you could visit 3 to 4 places at least. I suggest you book a tour with us, then you could save the time. We listed some itineraries for reference. Please click: Lussie Lu replied on 2013-05-02
Sangita 2013-04-03
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Hi, I have 4 days free so should I go to xian or Suzhou, from shanghai, which city has more to offer.My son is 14 years and he likes to do some activitesPl let me know I will be there on 8 th of April onwards
Dear Sangita, Xian is the history of China, its famous attractions are Terracotta Warriors and Horses. You could take a flight or an over night train from Shanghai. More attractions: Suzhou is near Shanghai, it takes about half an hour by train. Its ancient gardens are well-known. More attractions: There are not any good items for Children. I think there are some interesting places in Shanghai, please click: Lussie Lu replied on 2013-04-04
Nicola 2013-04-03
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Hi,I live in Changzhou and plan to visit Suzhou for the day. We plan to get the bullet train. Can you suggest the highlights we should try to fit into our day? We''re interested in traditional sights - not shopping; we''ve been to Shanghai enough times for that. We don''t speak much chinese, should it be easy enough to pick up a map?Thanks,Nicola.

Hi Nicola, the Grand Canal, Panmen Gate, Lingering Garden, Wangshi Garden,  Humble Administrator's Garden, Tongli Water Town are all highlights in Suzhou. You can choose some of them for a one day tour. Chinese map is easy to pick up, I don't know whether it is the same to the English ones. Usually we offer English map to our customers.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-04-03
agnes 2013-03-16
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Hi I am planning to go shanghai on 22 March, then proceed to suzhou on 23 March, already book hotel near suzhou industrial park. I would like take a bullet train from shanghai to suzhou Industrial Park on 23 march. can you advise which is the station to have bullet train. Can you recommand nice place for eating and is there any night market.

Hi Agnes, both Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station have bullet trains to Suzhou. Check China train here:

For eating in Suzhou, please check here:

For night markets, please check here:

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-03-18
tiara 2013-03-06
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flying into Shanghai on 12th April 2013 midnight and flying out on 22nd April 2013. In between would like to visit Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan. Would prefer to take train from Shanghai to suzhou to hangzhou and then bus to huangshan. then flight back to shanghai. Please advise best way to travel, hotels and also whether need to buy tickets in advance. Can fit in other areas as well if permit. hotel budget RMB400. Travel for 4 person

Hi Tiara, I have proposed an itinerary based on your requirements and sent via email. Please kindly check it.

From Shanghai to Suzhou, and from Suzhou to Hangzhou, bullet trains are arranged. From Hangzhou to Huangshan, express bus is arranged, and from Huangshan back to Shanghai, flight is arranged. We usually buy the tickets in advance.

Yes, no problem to fit in other areas, please kindly advise your interests in. I can revise the itinerary many times.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Whitney

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-03-08
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