Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai including Lingering Garden and Tiger Hill

Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai including Lingering Garden and Tiger Hill
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$94
Duration: 8 hours
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This tour amazes with top scenic spots in Suzhou including Lingering Garden,listed in the world-heritage list and one of the top four gardens in China, No.1 street called Shantang Street in Suzhou,boat cruise in canals to experience the life in "Oriental Venice" ,Tiger Hill No.1 also the most historical site in Suzhou, relaxing rickshaw ride to go through the old city and Pingjiang Road,the most well-preserved traditional block in the city.

In the morning, meet your tour guide in your Shanghai hotel lobby(downtown area) and transfer to Suzhou by car/coach. 
 
Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. The city's extremely famous for its gardens among which there are 9 classical gardens are in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and canals for which Suzhou is often dubbed the "Oriental Venice".

Upon arrival, first of all pay a visit to the famous Lingering Garden which was commissioned by Xu Taishi,an impeached and later exonerated official in 1593 and now it is one of the top four famous gardens in China and has enjoyed a very good reputation from tourists at home and from abroad since its opening.The whole garden covers an area of 23,310 m2 and  is divided into four distinctly themed sections; East, Central, West, and North.

Second,  your guide will show you around Shantang Street which started to be built in 825 AD and it is a h istorical and cultural block in the old city of Suzhou and was once one of the most developed commercial and cultural districts in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a window of Wu Culture and must-see scenic spot in Suzhou.

Lunch comes after the morning activities at a nice chain restaurant in Suzhou and some local yummy dishes will be served for your taste.

After lunch comes a boat cruise in Shantang Canal, Suzhou which is titled “Oriental Venice”is famous for its waterways and traditional old architectures covering an area of 8488 square kilometers has about 42 percent of the total city area covered with water so it has enjoyed a very good reputation for “Oriental Venice”.

Then you will go to see Tiger Hill, which is one of the most attractive places of historical interest in Suzhou and famous for its history and the leaning pagoda called"Chinese Pisa". Long time ago, there was a vast sea in this area, and the hill was one of the small islands on this sea. Later, due to the movement of the earth, the sea turned into mulberry fields. Then, when the Yangtze River Delta came into being, this island became a hill, 34 meters above sea level and 20 hectares in area. It was also called “The Hill Emerging from the Sea”.

After that, a rickshaw ride will be provided for your relaxation and it goes through the old city of Suzhou for you to get in closer look at traditional life of locals.

At the end of the trip you are scheduled to scroll around Pingjiang Road which is an ancient canal-side street located in the city of Suzhou and the road and its surroundings have been around for more than 800 years lined with quaint old bookshops, local theaters, and traditional Suzhou houses with whitewashed walls and black tiles and different kind of gifts shops.

Back to Shanghai after all the activities.

This tour amazes with top scenic spots in Suzhou including Lingering Garden,listed in the world-heritage list and one of the top four gardens in China, No.1 street called Shantang Street in Suzhou,boat cruise in canals to experience the life in "Oriental Venice" ,Tiger Hill No.1 also the most historical site in Suzhou, relaxing rickshaw ride to go through the old city and Pingjiang Road,the most well-preserved traditional block in the city.