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Jinji Lake

This well-planned lakeside area is one of the city’s most popular leisure spots, offering outdoor activities as well as a diverse variety of shops and restaurants.

Jinji Lake is among the largest inland city lakes in China. The lake’s western and northern shores offer a concentration of entertainment and shopping complexes. Head to the eastern and southern shores to relax in tranquil green spaces. 

Explore the paths that wind around the perimeter of the lake and stretch for a total of 9 miles (15 kilometers). Jog, bike or simply walk along these pleasant paths. If you don’t feel like walking, step aboard the special tour bus that runs around the lake.

Ride on the lake’s 390-foot-high (120-meter) Ferris wheel, nicknamed the “Eye of Jinji Lake.” The Ferris wheel is part of the larger Ferris Wheel Amusement Park, where you’ll find a variety of other roller coasters, merry-go-rounds and rides that are perfect for kids.

Browse the stores in sprawling Harmony Times Square, one of the lakeside area’s many high-end shopping centers. Above the mall’s walkway is a massive LED Sky Screen measuring 1,640 feet (500 meters) long and 70 feet (21 meters) high,  said to be the largest in the world. Enjoy more shopping at Marina Cove, which carries major international brands, such as Armani and Nike. 

Check out the latest exhibition being hosted at the Jinji Lake Art Museum, a nonprofit modern art museum located in the Suzhou Culture and Arts Center. The center also includes a Grand Theater, where you may be able to watch a dance, ballet or musical performance.

When you’re ready to eat, go to Li Gong Di, a dining and entertainment area lined with restaurants, bars and teahouses. This area is a particularly popular place to enjoy a spa treatment. Many believe that its proximity to the lake enhances the rejuvenating effects of various treatments.

To see the lakeside area at its prettiest, visit in the evening, when the lights of nearby buildings cast colorful reflections in the water. Go to Rainbow Walk on Friday or Saturday evening to see an impressive light and fountain show.

Jinji Lake is located east of Suzhou’s old city. Reach the area by bus with stops at Dongfangzhimen and Harmony (or Yuanrong) Times Square. 


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Novotel Suzhou SIP

688 Suzhou Avenue East, Suzhou
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Located in Wuzhong, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Suzhou International Expo Center and Yuanrong Times Square. Jinji Lake and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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Hyatt Regency Suzhou

Hyatt Regency Suzhou

88 Huachi Street, Suzhou
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Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Suzhou International Expo Center, Yuanrong Times Square, and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center. Jinji Lake and Ferris Wheel Paradise are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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InterContinental Suzhou

InterContinental Suzhou

288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou
4.5
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Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yuanrong Times Square and Suzhou International Expo Center. Ferris Wheel Paradise and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 15 minutes.

Crowne Plaza Suzhou

Crowne Plaza Suzhou

168 Xinggang Street, Suzhou
4.3
of 5, from 11 reviews
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This family-friendly Pengjiabian hotel is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gate to the East and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center. In City Shopping Mall and Suzhou International Expo Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Ligongdi International Youth Hostel

Ligongdi International Youth Hostel

Building 2, Phase 4, Wu Zhong District, Suzhou
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Located in Wuzhong, this hostel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Gate to the East and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ferris Wheel Paradise and In City Shopping Mall. Master of the Nets Garden and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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Suzhou Higher Hotel Yuguang Matou

Moon Harbor Park, Industrial Park,, Suzhou
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Located in Wuzhong, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yuanrong Times Square, Jinji Lake, and Suzhou International Expo Center. Ferris Wheel Paradise and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 15 minutes.

Suisse Place Li Gong Ti Apartment Hotel

Suisse Place Li Gong Ti Apartment Hotel

9, Ligongdi Third Stage E Area, Suzhou
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Located in Wuzhong, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Gate to the East and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ferris Wheel Paradise and In City Shopping Mall. Master of the Nets Garden and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).