Meet your personal guide at your hotel lobby and start the tour from the Lingering Garden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best-planned garden in Suzhou. Later, take a rickshaw ride to get a glimpse at the local life and then move on to Pan Gate Scenic Area, where you will see a 2500-year-old ancient city gate. It was the only entrance to the wall that surrounded ancient Suzhou at that time. Known for its complex of both land and water city gates, it is also called Land and Water Gate.
After that, visit the No.1 Silk Factory. It was built in 1926 and now is a collection of museums, producing mills, stores and fashion show platforms. Finally, a night show at the Master of the Nets Garden will be the final stop of your trip. Enjoy local operas (Suzhou Pingtan and Kunqu) and classical dances as well as music played with traditional Chinese instruments.
- Lingering Garden
- No.1 Silk Factory
Drive about 40 minutes out of the city to Tongli Water Town, was once known as Futu, meaning rich land. It is a great place for ancient architecture and traditional culture. Strolling in the old town is a completely different experience, allowing you to feel yourself in another time in the exotic East.
Late in the afternoon, be transferred to your hotel in Suzhou or the railway station.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch