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Suzhou Tour: The Face of Old Suzhou

From $82 per person

Tour Style:
Join us, explore Suzhou, the “Venice of the East", is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Basin dating back more than 2,500 years.

Duration: 6-7 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Panmen Gate, Maple Bridge, Confucian Temple, Canglang Temple

Pick-up point:
Suzhou train station or your hotel in Suzhou (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Suzhou train station or your hotel in Suzhou (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Panmen Gate, Maple Bridge, Confucian Temple, Canglang Temple
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, our Suzhou local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage "Suzhou Private Tour". And your Suzhou tour start as below:

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Our Suzhou Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"

Firstly, drive you to Panmen Gate (also known as Pan Gate), it is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou.It is Located in the southwest of Suzhou city, It was first built in B.C.514 as one of eight city gates in the Spring & Autumn Period (770-476 BC) when Suzhou was the capital of the Wu Kingdom,that surrounded and protected Suzhou. It was the only entrance through the wall to ancient Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing.The present gate was reconstructed in 1351, and consists of Water and Land Gates.It is also known in China for its architecture complex of both land and water city gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate".On the top of the gate, you can see the Wumen Gate Bridge and the Auspicious Light Pagoda, which are popularly known as the Three Scenes at Panmen Gate together with Panmen Gate. The Auspicious Light Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the area, on the top of which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque Yangtze River Delta.

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Next to The Maple Bridge (Feng Bridge, Fengqiao) is one of the most important resources of Suzhou scenic area. The area has unique and high historical culture value. Feng Bridge (Maple Bridge) is only hundreds steps distance from the Hanshan Temple. Since the Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji wrote down the poem "Night Berthing at Feng Bridge", the maple bridge becomes more famous throughout China. Maple Bridge is located on the Grand Canal. There are two streets by the river - the Fengqiao Street and Hanshansi Lane, which form local street markets. Fengqiao Old Town is a unique Chinese water village worth a visiting with its Maple Bridge and Hanshan Temple during your Suzhou tour.

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Continue your tour to Confucian Temple. It is also known as the Suzhou Stone Inscription Museum and Suzhou Prefecture School. Suzhou Confucian Temple is located in the central part of Suzhou, built by the order of Fan Zhongyan, then the Prefect of Suzhou, it stands across from the street with Garden of Surging Wave Pavilion. Suzhou Temple School also had gardening architecture, for instance, rockery, pond, bridge and pavilion. Its scale is the biggest among schools in the southeast. 

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And the final stop is 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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After the tour ends, you will be taken back to your hotel or Suzhou train station.

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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