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Suzhou Travel Guide

Suzhou Overview

Known as water town, Suzhou is a historical and cultural city with more than 2,500 years history. It is also called “the paradise on the earth” by Chinese. Located in southeast Jiangsu Province, Suzhou has advantaged traffic, only 1 hour drive way from Shanghai. The beautiful and distinguished gardens are the big feature of Suzhou. It has remains of the city wall (including land and water gates), old-style houses (with tile roofs and white-washed walls) lining the canals, as well as temples, pagodas, and gardens of special historical interest.

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As a popular Chinese saying goes, "There is Paradise above and Suzhou and Hangzhou below."
Suzhou, originally known as Wu, was shortened the name as Su, which is located in southeast of Jiangsu province. It is also a megacity in eastern China which located in the heart of the Yangtze River delta and the Taihu Lake plain. Suzhou has written records history more than 4000 years, the official recognition of the city more than 2500 years history which is one of the oldest cities in China. Suzhou has rich cultural heritage, is one of the first batch of 24 historical and cultural cities in China, also one of the Top 10 tourism cities in China. In 1997, Suzhou got the world's attention because having its classic gardens placed on the UNESCO list as a World Cultural Heritage site. Since then, tourism has grown along with a booming economy.

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Suzhou Tour Guide

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