|Suzhou Things To Do
Suzhou is famous for Chinese landscape gardens with traditional Chinese architecture. It is near to Shanghai, so it contains a lot of fashionable elements. After enjoying the amazing landscape gardens, there are still a lot of things to do to know the city. In it, you may appreciate not only the traditional culture of China, but also the fashionable elements of Western countries. The nightlife and entertainment in Suzhou is also wonderful
Han Shan Temple
HanShanSi or the Cold Mountain Temple is located in a small town named Feng Qiao Zhen or Maple Bridge on the outskirt of Suzhou. As you enter Han Shan Si, you would notice a yellow wall with 3 Chinese Character carved on it. There is a story of why the 3 characters are carved by diffent person.
Humble Administrator's Garden
Humble Administrator's Garden is one of the four great Chinese gardens. It is the largest one in Suzhou and generally considered as the finest garden in Southern China.the garden built up in Suzhou latest, absorbs the pith from other gardens built ealier and represents in its tiny area with concentration.
Occupying an area of 23,300 square mete (about 5.8 acres), the Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous garde in China. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite bea..
Tiger Hill, located in the northwestern part of Suzhou, and has a history of over 2500 yea. Tiger Hill was originally named Haiyong Mountain. According to historical documents, the Emperor of Wu, He Lü, was buried there, and a white tiger stood on his grave three days after that. Thus it go..
First, the Guan Qian Street and Shi Quan Street are the busiest streets in Suzhou. They are commercial streets combining entertainment, restaurants, shopping and tour. These two streets are must for tourists. You can enjoy the refreshing elements here.
Second, tourists should not miss the Shantang Street. This street has a history of more than 1100 years. There are a lot of old architectures here. It is between the Hu Qiu Mountain and the most thriving parts of Suzhou, so it becomes more important. Many famous works referred to it. Visitors may appreciate the amorous feelings of the water town, Suzhou. There are full of neat clothes shops, which are favorites of most young people. Here, there are full of Suzhou snacks and all kinds of fashionable food of other countries, such as Korean cold noodles and Japanese sashimi. Especially at night, the business is quite good.
The Shantang Street is full of neat clothes shops, snacks and other fashionable food.
the beautiful night scene of the Shantang Street
Third, going to the Eunuch Lane to eat delicious food is a must. The Eunuch Lane is the most famous cate street in Suzhou. It is near the thriving Guan Qian Street. All the famous Suzhou restaurants locate in this street. All kinds of dishes are waiting for guests to taste. It must satisfy your appetite. At night, people are eating barbecue or other dishes with friends and their family. How cozy it is!
Fourth, going to bars is an indispensable choice at night. In Shi Quan Street, there are varieties of bars suitable for different people. Listening to the soft music, drinking beers, it is full of romantic atmosphere. In the Shantang Street, there are also many bars of reminiscence style. Whatever you talk about business stuff or meet friends, going to bars is a good choice.
Fifth, the traditional art of Suzhou, Kun Qu and Ping Tan are the treasure in the drama field of China, just like the Beijing Opera. Ping Tan is sung by Suzhou dialect accompanying three-string and lute. It can be seen in the landscape gardens here and there. At night, tourists usually can enjoy the performance in the theater. Elder people love these two art styles very much.
Kun Qu is a drama that combines soft music and flexible dance perfectly.
Suzhou Ping Tan, a drama sung by Suzhou dialect is loved by elder people.
Besides, there are also other ways of entertainments in Suzhou. Young people like to go to Disco halls and KTV to reduce the pressure. Romantic people like to go to coffee bars to enjoy the leisure. Old people like to go to the tea houses to talk about things of daily life. Many fashionable ladies like to go to the Yoga gyms or hot spring spas to enjoy their pastime.
All in all, there are so many ways of entertainment and colorful nightlife in Suzhou. Tourists must appreciate not only the beautiful landscape gardens but also the amazing culture of Suzhou.
Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta, in the south of Jiangsu Province, with Shanghai to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is praised as the 'Oriental Venice'. Taihu Lake, four fifths of which is in the territory of Suzhou, is one of the four largest fresh lakes in China, with East Hill, West Hill and other scenic spots in its vicinity. The city is cut by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. Together with its mild climate, making it an available destination all year round, fertile landscape and abundance of produce, it is no wonder that Suzhou is called 'paradise on earth'.
From the Song Dynasty onward, its wealthy inhabitants set about turning Suzhou into a green city, building sprawling garden homes alongside willow-lined canals and employing skilled artisans to blend the manmade and natural in classic Chinese style. Today, though the old city still has its moat and many of its finest gardens, greater Suzhou is far from being stuck in the past—it's a booming metropolis of 5 million, profiting from its proximity to the Yangzi delta and the economic powerhouse of Shanghai. Despite the building boom, many gardens, temples and classic Chinese canal scenes remain, and Suzhou is still the source of some of China's finest silk.
Cycle around the city visiting gardens, shop for silk and local handicrafts, visit the Suzhou Museum addition designed by native son I.M. Pei, head out to one of the Ming or Qing-era canal towns on the city's outskirts or the pleasant island-speckled Tai Hu, China's third largest lake—the list of things to do and see in Suzhou is long.
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