Having a history of more than 2,500 years, Suzhou was a flourishing city of Southern China in ancient times, with abundant products and highly-developed economy. The ancient painting of "Gusu (the name of Suzhou in ancient times) Prosperity" demonstrates exactly the prosperity of Suzhou during the reign of Qing Qianlong Emporer (1736-1759). Today shops with varieties of commodities are standing along the street corners of Suzhou. A trip to this ancient city would certainly amaze you.
Suzhou has a concentration of over 2,000 kinds of goods featuring local flavor, such as Su embroidery, mandarin coats, pure silk clothing, carvings, carpet and tapestry. Anyway, Suzhou provides tourists with various kinds of souvenirs according to their different requirements.
Suzhou embroidery, multi-colored and gorgeous, is regarded as a pearl of Chinese art. The vivid descriptions of animals, people, landscapes and flowers are popular themes of Su embroidery. Contemporary embroidery in Suzhou is blended with fashionable elements, yielding a unique style of embroidery that is popular all over the world.
Suzhou jade carvings are well-known for their exquisite workmanship. There are two types: plain or three dimensional. The designs are made based on the different shapes of materials and fine carvings are done with appropriate skills.
Besides the function of cooling people down, Suzhou fan has another function of giving people a chance to appreciate the great charm of traditional Chinese culture. Well known for its long history and refining craftship, Suzhou fan is a kind of folding fan which attractes many experts to write poems and draw pictures on it. The "Old Fan Face", well-known for its fine, strong, even and endurable quality, is the best among all the Suzhou fans. The area of Peach blossom Shipyard of Changmen has been the centralized place for Suzhou fan ever since.
Biluochun green tea is well-known for its smooth shape, fresh color, fragrant aroma and mellow taste. The best Biluochun tea leaves are usually picked during March and April, and the prepared tea leaves are curled like screws and covered with white fuzz. Production of authentic Biluochun tea is very limited, making it quite expensive and hard to find.
Products include Suzhou Silk, Qipao, Silk Scarf,Tang silk top, Chinese Top, Evening dress.
I recommend this factory to you. Tianhou Silk Factory : Tianhou Silk Factory is a multi-function shopping mall containing silk traders, restaurants and heath care. It showcases Chinese silk products of all types including silk bedding and silk clothing. This is a popular place for looking for special, quality souvenirs. Tel: 021-34314176 Address: No.308, Hongjing Road, Shanghai But sorry, we don't have their email address.Whitney Liao replied on 2014-02-11
I believe so but don't have the detail information. For shopping in suzhou, all the information we have can be found here:http://www.chinahighlights.com/suzhou/shopping.htmSimon Huang replied on 2013-09-16
The bus from Pudong Airport will take you to Suzhou bus station. Then you can just take a taxi to Suzhou University.Simon Huang replied on 2013-08-27
Dear Pauline, you can buy silk, embroidery, fans, carvings, carpets and tapestry in any of the cities you mentioned. Besides, they provide tourists with various kinds of souvenirs.
The average low and high temperaturesin December are 2 °C (35 °F) and 11 °C (51 °F); almost same in the four cities.
Please dress warmly.
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Have a nice day. WhitneyWhitney Liao replied on 2012-07-29