Suzhou Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
Located approximately one hour away from Shanghai on China tours, Suzhou is a cultural and historic city filled with stark contrast. While Suzhou’s beauty is derived from various ancient, ornamental gardens as well as the nearby Grand Canal, it has recently earned recognition for having one of the hottest economies in the world today!
Although it has managed to preserve its cultural heritage quite well, Suzhou is not only a centre for silk trade, but has now grown into a large centre for producing high tech equipment for international companies, and currently boasts being the world’s largest laptop producers.
Suzhou’s elegant gardens can be traced back as far as the Spring and Autumn period (770 BC – 476 BC), but it was during the Ming Dynasty that they really flourished. The four most famous gardens in Suzhou are: The Lingering Garden, The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Master-of- Nets Garden, and The Lion Grove Garden, all to be enjoyed on tours to China.
Just 30km southeast of Suzhou is Zhouzhuang, which is known as the ‘Number One Water Town’ and also ‘the Venice of the East’. A Grand Canal tour of this popular destination and painter’s paradise provides picturesque views of charming bridges, still waters, quaint alleys, and historic houses... all with the embellishment of vibrant, red hanging lanterns.
Suzhou's Major Tourism Spots
Suzhou is one of China's oldest cities and also one of its most beautiful on China tours. It is a city crisscrossed with a network of canals and subsequently known as the "Venice of the East" with its own Grand Canal. Suzhou also has the most beautiful ornamental gardens in China that combine pavillions, temples and rock sculptures with distinctive arrangements of trees and flowers. The silk Industry is centered in Suzhou and a visit to a silk factory is a rewarding experience.
China and Tibet Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a China vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your China tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.