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Weather: July is one of the hottest months, and it rains less than in the other summer months. It is often sunny, and temperatures sometimes go as high as 38 °C (100 °F).
The average nightly low temperature is 25 °C (77 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 32 °C (90 °F). It rains about 9 days of the month, and total precipitation is about 127 mm.
Clothing: Summer clothing is adequate such as T-shirts, skirts, and shorts. If you plan to swim, bring a swimsuit. Bring long-sleeve clothes for the cool and rainy days. If you are outside on sunny days, take protective clothing such as a hat and long sleeves to protect against sunburn. See the current Suzhou weather and forecast>>
Guanqianjie Street: Guanqianjie 观前街 is a kilometer-long pedestrian street in downtown Suzhou known for luxury shopping and entertainment It is easy to reach and is popular with foreign tourists. There are inexpensive street food booths for snacking where you'll find locally made authentic snacks and cuisine. Pingjiang Lu 平江路 is a quaint intersecting lane tiled with cobblestones that has tea houses, small shops, and antique shops. It is quieter and might be a place you walk to for a break. The friendly service is memorable.
Climb Tiger Hill: When it isn't crowded, this is a place for a two hour walk or several hours of relaxation. Tiger Hill Park is a garden park like the Humble Administrator's Garden, but it is smaller (14,000 square meters, 3.4 acres) than the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden. However, it is often less crowded. Three acres isn't big, but this park has enough attractions and winding paths amid gardens, pavilions and the 36 meter high artificial hill that it can make for a nice walk.
Foreign tourists appreciate this garden. The highlight is an old brick pagoda that is about a thousand years old. It sits on top of the hill and is 7 stories tall. It leans slightly. It is called the "Leaning Tower of China" for its height and long history.
Suzhou is one of China's top cities for ancient historical buildings, and this pagoda is one of the top architectural highlights in the city. When the more famous gardens are crowded with noisy crowds and children in July, this is the garden to go to.
July falls during the peak travel season, and the city is very crowded. If you want to visit Suzhou, be sure to make your reservations in advance. It might be difficult to get the tickets and accommodations you would want. To avoid the hassle, let us use our experience to help you book your rooms and tickets. Prices for train tickets, air travel, and target hotel accommodations are high, but perhaps we can find discounts.
A 2-day Tour of Suzhou's Gardens: You'll see the Lingering Garden, the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the Master of Nets Garden. The tour includes a rickshaw ride in a hutong and a motorboat ride in the Grand Canal. Our clients can modify their tour.
You can modify these tours while booking, or design your own our.