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Suzhou Holiday: coronavirus information

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Suzhou Vacation Packages

Boasting beautiful gardens and lovely canals, this historic city has long been known as one of the country’s cultural capitals. 

Nicknamed "Venice of the East," Suzhou is a sophisticated city that has inspired generations of writers, artists and scholars. Shop here to purchase some of the embroidery and silk products the area is known for.

Over the past centuries, Suzhou's wealthy residents built the many classical gardens that you can still explore today. Most of Suzhou's gardens were built between the 16th and 18th centuries; nine of them are now designated as UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites. Notice that they were designed to be enjoyed by private families and their guests and are typically smaller and more intimate than the grand imperial gardens you see in other parts of the country.

Don’t miss the Humble Administrator's Garden, considered to be among the finest of the city’s many gardens. A characteristic example of Ming-period landscaping, the garden features many imaginative water elements. 

Check out one of the enchanting evening performances that regularly take place at the Master of the Nets Garden. In addition to enjoying traditional dance, Chinese opera or instrumental music, admire the charming light display that illuminates the garden’s ponds and pavilions. 

Stroll around the city’s Jinji Lake, which offers a crowd-pleasing mix of urban and natural scenery. You’ll find dozens of restaurants and shops, as well as lakefront paths ideal for cycling, jogging and walking. 

Be sure to see the Pan Gate, the city’s only remaining original gate, which dates back to the 15th century. From the top of the gate, look for Wumen Bridge and the 11th-century Ruiguang Pagoda.

Plan to see the impressive Suzhou Museum, a fascinating work of contemporary architecture modeled after the city’s courtyards and gardens. Inside the museum, examine a fine display of paintings, jade, textiles and other cultural exhibits. 

Suzhou is located less than 40 minutes away from Shanghai by high-speed train. Visit the city as a daytrip from Shanghai and stay until the evening to see the beguiling paper lanterns that illuminate the city’s canals. 

Have a go at everything there is to see and do and head home with the best souvenir of all — warm memories of your sensational adventure!

Your trip to Suzhou is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are plenty of activities on offer, such as:

For a comprehensive range of activities, head to our Suzhou things to do page.


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W Suzhou £145
Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020
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W Suzhou

W Suzhou

Building 7 Suzhou Center, corner of Xinggang Avenue and Suhui Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
     
    4.5 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    As usual very good

    Hyatt Regency Suzhou £91
    Reviewed on 4 Jul 2019
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    Hyatt Regency Suzhou

    Hyatt Regency Suzhou

    88 Huachi Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      I got mosquito bites on the 19th floor in my room on the first night. The staff immediately put some repellent the next day so the problem solved

      Pan Pacific Suzhou
      Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019
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      Pan Pacific Suzhou

      Pan Pacific Suzhou

      259 Xin Shi Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The room I got was a bit old and need some refurbishment. But the building itself is gorgeous. Value for money.

        Zhangjiagang Marriott Hotel £91
        Reviewed on 4 Sep 2019
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        Zhangjiagang Marriott Hotel

        Zhangjiagang Marriott Hotel

        No 22 Renmin East Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
           
          4.6 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Check-in could have been faster. The elevator is very slow - long waiting time. Do set aside enough waiting time for the elevator. The pillows are too flat. Room is clean with modern design, equipped for the modern travelers in mind. Breakfast spread is not bad either. Hotel appears very new. Good ...

          Renaissance Suzhou Hotel £62
          Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019
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          Renaissance Suzhou Hotel

          Renaissance Suzhou Hotel

          229 West Suzhou Ave, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
             
            4.6 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The hotel is nice. It seemed like a standard business hotel.

            Kempinski Hotel Suzhou £110
            Reviewed on 24 Feb 2019
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            Kempinski Hotel Suzhou

            Kempinski Hotel Suzhou

            1 Guobin Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
               
              3.9 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              GREAT PEOPLE, AWESOME ROOM, FAIR PRICE

              Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou £75
              Reviewed on 19 Dec 2019
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              Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou

              Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou

              168 Ta Yuan Road, Suzhou New District, Suzhou, Jiangsu
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Overall nice stay. Only but far away from City. But our family has fun. Thank you to all the staff.

                Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu £99
                Reviewed on 26 Dec 2019
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                Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu

                Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu

                Tower 2, GCL Plaza, 99 Si’an Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Our family had a wonderful stay at Shangrila Suzhou Yuanqu. The hotel is up to the usual high standards of a Shangrila hotel. The location quite far from the tourist sites but we prioritized the quality of the rooms. Fortunately, it did not disappoint. All members of our family were very happy with ...

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