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Shajiabang-Yushan-Shanghu Tourist Area

Shajiabang-Yushan-Shanghu Tourist Area, located in Changshu City of Jiangsu Province, is a place that integrates culture, ecology and recreation. Yushan Hill is a national forest park. Shanghu Lake, with wetlands going all around of Yushan and egrets flying around the park, is the best ecological recreation and tourist lake within China. Sha Jia Bang is famous for the Peking Opera Sha Jia Bang, renowned at home and abroad for red tourism, green ecological tourism and film tourism.

Suzhou Wuzhong Taihu Lake Tourist Area

Wuzhong Taihu Lake Tourist Area in Suzhou is located in the southwest corner of the paradise of Taihu Lake, covering an area of 21.5 square kilometers.
Jinji Lake Scenic Area

Jinji Lake Scenic Area is a fence-less open tourist area rated at national AAAAA level by the state. With a total area of 11.5 square kilometers, it is located in Jinji Lake business district of Suzhou Industrial Park, and about two thirds of the scenic area, precisely, 7.4 square kilometers, are covered by water. If we liken Suzhou City to a piece of double-sided embroidery which is a specialty of Suzhou, SIP (Jinji Lake Scenic Area) and the old Soochow City proper (featuring lots of ancient private gardens) are in sharp contrast yet complement with each other, forming the different sides of this embroidery respectively.
Tongli Ancient Town Scenic Area

Tongli Ancient Town belongs to Wujiang District of Suzhou. It is close to Taihu Lake and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It has a history of more than 1,000 years. It was listed as a provincial-level cultural relic protection town in 1992. Its famous scenic spot “Tuisi Garden” was listed into the World Cultural Heritages by the UNESCO.
Zhouzhuang Ancient Town Scenic Area

Zhouzhuang is classified as a national 5A scenic area. It is a town with water closing all around it, so the people living here mainly travels by boats. Up to 14 ancient bridges built in the Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties over the watercourses are well preserved. More than 800 residents had their houses built along rivers. And nearly a thousand ancient buildings are well-preserved, more than 60 percent of which were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Suzhou Gardens (Humble Administrator’s Garden, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden)

Known as the typical representative of Chinese gardens, Suzhou gardens have an important place in the history of Chinese gardens.

The Humble Administrator’s Garden

The Humble Administrator’s Garden was built in the early years of Zhengde in the Ming Dynasty (in the early sixteenth century), with a history of over 500 years. It is one of the representative works of classical gardens south of the Yangtze River. It is the largest classical garden in Suzhou, covering an area of 78mu (about 5.2 hectares). The whole garden is water-centered, with green hills, delicate pavilions and lush flowers and trees, full of poetic and pictorial splendor and rich features of the south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill, located in the northwest corner of Suzhou, is 34.3 meters above sea level, covering an area of 282.3 mu. With more than 2,500 years of history, Tiger Hill is a place steeped in legend and lore, dating back to the founding of Suzhou. It was crowned as the No. 1 Scenic Spot in Suzhou (吴中第一名胜) for its beautiful scenery and long history.

Lingering Garden

Occupying an area of 5.8 acres (about 23,300 square meters), the Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. As a classical private garden, the Lingering Garden is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. Cloud-capped Peak , the famous Taihu Rock is in the garden.


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