Area Attractions

With a history spanning 2,500 years, Suzhou has no shortage of fascinating ancient attractions, as well numerous fascinating museums highlighting the city’s incredible legacy of arts and crafts.

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Gardens

The Humble Administrator's Garden

The Humble Administrator’s Garden is located in the ancient city. It is the largest classical garden in Suzhou, and was approved as one of the first AAAAA-class tourist attractions by the National Tourism Administration. The Humble Administrator’s Garden is known as “Four Famous Gardens” in China. In 1997, the garden was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lingering Garden

Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden located outside the Changmen gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. In 1997, it was recognized along with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lingering Garden is known as one of the “Four Famous Gardens” in China.

Masters of Nets Garden

The Master of Nets Garden is located at 11 Kuojiatou Lane. The Garden is a national AAAA-class tourist attraction and a historical and cultural relic under state protection. The Master of Nets Garden - originally named Ten Thousand Volume Hall - was first constructed by Shi Zhengzhi, the Deputy Civil Minister of the Southern Song Dynasty government. When the garden was restored by Song Zongyuan it was redesigned and renamed as the Master of Nets Garden, as an allusion to the simple and solitary life of a fisherman.

Lion’s Grove Garden

The Lion’s Grove Garden is one of the “Four Famous Gardens” in Suzhou. The garden is recognized along with other classical gardens in Suzhou as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a replica of the garden in the Changchun garden of the Summer Palace, and at the Chengde Mountain Resort.

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is an artificial hill and the burial place of He Lu.Regarded as the founder of Suzhou (in the 6th century BC ) he is believed to be protected by a white tiger which came to visit the grave. Tiger Hill is famous for its scenery and popular with tourists. The brick leaning Cloud Rock Pagoda (built in the 10th century AD) stands on the Hill. Other temples on the hill are composed with the Sword Pool and the Thousand Men Stone. Entitled as "the most famous place in Wuzhong", Tiger Hill, also named "Surging Sea Hill", "Surging Sea Peak", is located at northwest suburbs of Suzhou city, 3.5 kilometers from the Chang Gate.

Museums

Suzhou Art Gallery

Founded in 1997, the Suzhou Art Gallery is a local early-modern and contemporary art museum. It specializes in painting, calligraphy and modern Chinese art, and holds special seminars, provides training, and continues to serve as a painting school as well as providing other art-related services.

Religious Sites

Lingyan Mountain Temple

The Lingyan Mountain (Spirit Rock Mountain) is located 15 km southeast of Suzhou city area with a height of 182 meters. On the top of the Lingyan Mountain is the majestic Lingyan Mountain Temple.

Hanshan Temple

Located at Fengqiao, west of the old city of Suzhou, Hanshan Temple was built during the Tianjian era (502–519) during the reign of Emperor Wu of Liang, in the Southern and Northern Dynasties period. The temple is named after Hanshan, a legendary monk and poet.

Xiyuan Temple

The Xiyuan Temple is located outside of Changmen of Suzhou, next to Hanshan Temple and near Tiger Hill Scenic Area. It is one of the National Key Temples that is open to the public and is also a Jiangsu Provincial Cultural Relics Protection Unit.

Bao’en Temple

The Bao’en Temple, also known as North Pagoda Bao’en Temple is believed to have be constructed during the Three Kingdoms era by Sun Quan, the King of Wu.

Shopping

Suzhou Village

Suzhou Village is located on the western shore of the Yangcheng Lake Peninsula in historic Suzhou. It’s home to a mix of international and Asian fashion and lifestyle brands, all offering savings of up to 80% on the recommended retail price. As well as browsing world-famous brands in the Village, you can enjoy outdoor theatre, buy artwork from global creative talents and treat yourself to a delicious meal while looking out over the Yangcheng Lake.