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Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou

259 Xin Shi Road, Suzhou 215007

4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (191 reviews)

Located in Suzhou City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pan Gate, Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, and …

SGD106
Hotel Soul Suzhou
Hotel Soul Suzhou

27-33 Qiaosikong Xiang, Suzhou 215005

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (319 reviews)

Located in Suzhou City Centre, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Xuanmiao Temple and Metro Shopping Mall. Lio …

SGD75
Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou
Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou

345 Chang Xu Road, Suzhou 215008

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Located in Suzhou City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, Metro Shopping Mall, …

SGD83
Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
Citadines Xinghai Suzhou

58 Xinghai Street , Jiacheng Garden, Suzhou 215021

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (59 reviews)

Located in Wuzhong, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Gate to the East and within 3 mi (5 km) of Jinji Lake and Suzhou …

SGD77
Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou
Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou

No 8 Moon Bay Road, Suzhou 215123

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Located in Wuzhong, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Jinji Lake, Ferris Wheel Paradise, and Yuanrong Times Square. Suzhou …

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Hotel Nikko Suzhou
Hotel Nikko Suzhou

No.368 Changjiang Road, Suzhou 215011

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Located in Suzhou City Centre, this luxury hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Hanshan Temple and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Lingering …

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Golden Eagle Summit Hotel Kunshan
Golden Eagle Summit Hotel Kunshan

No.199 Middle Zhujiang Road, Nanjing 215300

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Nanjing, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of John-Rabe House, Chishan Scenic Resort, and Bridge Park. Línggǔ …

SGD111
Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
Kempinski Hotel Suzhou

1 Guobin Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou 215021

5.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (33 reviews)

This family-friendly Suzhou hotel is located near the bay, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Jinji Lake, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ferris …

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Ramada Suzhou Wujiang
Ramada Suzhou Wujiang

13 Xihuan Road, Suzhou

4.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Suzhou City Centre, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Hanshan Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lingering Garden and …

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Jinjiang Inn Suzhou Guanqian Street
Jinjiang Inn Suzhou Guanqian Street

No.25 Dashitou Lane, Renmin Rd, Suzhou 215002

2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Located in Suzhou City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Metro Shopping Mall, Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, …

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About Suzhou

Lovely waterside architecture and famous classical gardens are the two main tourist attractions in Suzhou, the Chinese city which served as the ancient Wu kingdom's capital between the 12th and 4th centuries BC. In 1997, UNESCO placed Suzhou's classical gardens on their World Heritage list, but this city west of Shanghai also has a more modern side which is most noticeable in the Suzhou New District and Suzhou Industrial Park's factories.

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Central Suzhou's main boundary is the Weichang River, which contains a total of 12 canals that run north and south as well as nine canals running east and west throughout the city. This area is also where Suzhou's main tourist attractions are located, and the city's intricate canal network is best explored aboard a Renmin Bridge boat ride.

Of course, no Suzhou landmark is more famous than its classical gardens. This UNESCO World Heritage site includes the Humble Administrator's Garden, the Lingering Garden, the Garden of the Master of the Nets, the Lion Forest Garden, the Surging Wave Pavilion, and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty. Scholar and poet Yu Yue's former residence is also part of this impressive collection of serene gardens.

Aside from the classical gardens, Suzhou's main attractions include China's biggest inner city lake, Suzhou Jinji. Legendary architect I M Pei designed the Suzhou Museum, but the city also features an opera museum and a silk museum complete with live silkworms. The Pan Men city gates, first erected about 2,500 years ago, include a combined land and water gate, an extensive garden filled with pavilions and ponds, and the Auspicious Light Pagoda.

Restaurants and Bars

Light, delicate, and slightly sweet are the best ways to describe Suzhou's distinctive cuisine, which includes lots of shellfish, freshwater fish, and glutinous rice paste sweets. One signature dish, song shu gui yu, is a fish which slightly resembles a squirrel's tail. China's oldest restaurant, which has welcomed diners for over 250 years, is just one of many places to eat in Suzhou. Ping Jiang Road contains quite a few Western style coffee shops, while Suzhou's main nightlife district is Shiquan Street.

Shopping

Several upscale Suzhou hotels will provide their guests with Chinese speaking personal assistants to help them navigate and bargain for the best prices on silk handicrafts, lanterns, jade carvings, mahogany furniture, snuff bottles, freshwater pearls, sandalwood fans, and other locally produced souvenirs. Modern Plaza, InCity Plaza, and Times Square are some of Suzhou's most modern shopping centres.