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Suzhou Tour: Half Day Suzhou Gardens Tour

From $45 per person

Tour Style:
Suzhou features as Chinese gardens. This tour will help you explore some famous Chinese classical gardens of Suzhou, with ten unique gardens owned privately in old time, present local's history, culture and Chinese architecture's delicacy.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Attractions:
Lingering Garden, Couple's Retreat Garden, Canglang Pavilion, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Pick-up point:
The Suzhou Train Station or your suzhou city hotel (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
The Suzhou Train Station or your suzhou city hotel (based on your requirement)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Lingering Garden, Couple's Retreat Garden, Canglang Pavilion, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning/afternoon, our local Suzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage "Suzhou Private Tour". And your half day Suzhou gardens tour start.

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Our Suzhou Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"

Your first destination is Lingering Garden. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest classical gardens in Suzhou. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty.A good place to let your mind and body rest.

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Next to Ouyuan, also refer to Couple's Retreat Garden. It situated on No.6 Cang Street, the Couple's Retreat Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a key cultural relic under state protection. In the east was the ancient wall of Suzhou city, which is destroyed and become a mound now. This garden despite its narrow width features an artificial hill made from rock brought from Taihu Lake. Different from other Suzhou garden, the layout of the Couple's Retreat Garden is designed purposely. For example, the Old House with Woven Curtains use the theory in Yiology, which means honesty. And in ancient China, “ou” means cultivating land by two persons, so that the garden's name implies that a couple retreat to the countryside and lead a peaceful life there. Also the name of the garden alludes to its two halves separated by a residential core in the middle. Not only it is a representation of Suzhou garden, but also it has its unique elements which is rooted in profound and broad Chinese culture.

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Continue your tour to Canglang Pavilion, it variously translated as the Great Wave Pavilion, Surging Wave Pavilion, or Blue Wave Pavilion, is one of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou that are jointly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and also one of the four most famous gardens in the city -- the others being the Shizilin (Lion Grove), Zhuozhengyuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Liuyuan (Lingering Garden). Situated in the southwest quadrant of the city, it is located directly to the west of the Confucian temple. The garden underwent numerous renovations in the centuries to follow, but retains its essential form.

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The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

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After the tour of Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, you will be taken back to your hotel or Suzhou train station and today your tour ends.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All  transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharing one standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels, Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered
6. Admission Fee: All first admission/entrance fee     s in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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