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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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W Suzhou £144
W Suzhou

W Suzhou

Building 7 Suzhou Center, corner of Xinggang Avenue and Suhui Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Jinji Lake, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Suzhou Culture and Arts Center and Suzhou International Expo Center. Suzhou University and Yuanrong Times Square are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Hyatt Regency Suzhou £92
    Hyatt Regency Suzhou

    Hyatt Regency Suzhou

    88 Huachi Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yuanrong Times Square and Jinji Lake. Suzhou International Expo Center and Ferris Wheel Paradise are also within 15 minutes.

      Novotel Suzhou SIP £47
      Novotel Suzhou SIP

      Novotel Suzhou SIP

      688 Suzhou Avenue East, Suzhou
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Wuzhong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suzhou Culture and Arts Center and Jinji Lake. Suzhou International Expo Center and Yuanrong Times Square are also within 15 minutes.

        Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu £100
        Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu

        Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu

        Tower 2, GCL Plaza, 99 Si’an Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jinji Lake, Yuanrong Times Square and Suzhou International Expo Center. Suzhou Culture and Arts Center and Humble Administrator's Garden are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          InterContinental Suzhou £120
          InterContinental Suzhou

          InterContinental Suzhou

          288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suzhou International Expo Center and Jinji Lake. Yuanrong Times Square and Ferris Wheel Paradise are also within 10 minutes.

            Ligongdi International Youth Hostel
            Ligongdi International Youth Hostel

            Ligongdi International Youth Hostel

            Building 2, Phase 4, Wu Zhong District, Industrial District, Ligongdi, Suzhou
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Wuzhong, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Jinji Lake, Gate to the East and Ferris Wheel Paradise. In City Shopping Mall and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Kempinski Hotel Suzhou £111
              Kempinski Hotel Suzhou

              Kempinski Hotel Suzhou

              1 Guobin Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Suzhou hotel is located near the bay, 1.8 mi (3 km) from Jinji Lake, 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 miles (10 km).

                Ibis Styles Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Hotel
                Ibis Styles Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Hotel

                Ibis Styles Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Hotel

                No.158 XingGang Street Lakeside, New World G01-G03, Suzhou Ind Pk, Suzhou
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Wuzhong, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gate to the East and Jinji Lake. In City Shopping Mall and Suzhou Culture and Arts Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).