Private Tour :The Depth of Suzhou One Day Tour

Private Tour :The Depth of Suzhou One Day Tour
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$101
Duration: 10 hours
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This tour starts around 8:30 ,since Suzhou is about 1.5 Hours Driving Distance from Shanghai or if you want to try the Speedy train( it is an adventure to travel by bullet train for the round trips from Shanghai to Suzhou and use the local transporation in Suzhou. ) The tour  lasts for about 10 hours, and the schedule includes : Humble Administrator's Garden, Boat Ride in the canal, Pinjiang Road with tricycle ride, Master of Nets Garden .

Your friendly guide will meet you at the centrally located hotel and depart to Suzhou for about 1.5 hours (if you want to try the speedy train, the ride is about 30 minutes, but need to account at least 1 hour from hotel to the railway station and 30 minutes for check-in) .The first stop is the Humble Administrator’s Garden which boasts one of the four famous gardens in China and listed under the UNESCO Heritage Site. Continued by a short boat excursion in the small canal to experience the real essence of Oriental Venice. Lunch is at your own expense, but your guide can recommend restaurants and local specialties and help you navigate the menu . After Lunch, we will arrange a typical tricycle ride from Pingjiang Road all the way to the Master of Nets Garden, this is the most enjoyable part to ride through the narrow alleys of the city and have a close touch with people's daily life to see what they live . Today's last stop is the Master of Nets Garden, the Metropolitan Museum made a copy of that garden, and you have to check it out the reason WHY they picked  it up !

Humble Administrator's Garden

Humble Administrator's Garden (or named Zhouzheng Garden), often considered to be the best in southern China. Originally built as part of a retirement residence for a former government official named Wang Xianchen who longed for the life of a humble man, hence the name, in 1509 during Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Humble Administrator's Garden was established upon old relics of a home and a temple. Now It has been listed by the “ UNESCO “ as the cultural heritage.

Mater of the Nets Garden
It was first constructed in 1140 by Shi Zhengzhi the Deputy Civil Service Minister of the Southern Song Dynasty government.The Master of the Nets is particularly regarded among garden connoisseurs for its mastering the techniques of relative dimension, contrast, foil, sequence and depth, and borrowed scenery.

Pingjiang Road& Tricycle Ride
Pingjiang Road, which ambles beside a narrow canal. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy a tricycle tour from Pinjiang Road to the Master of Net's Garden. You'll pass through a vegetable market, historic streets, and some old buildings and see how locals’ life as your guide explains the role that canals played in Suzhou's history.

This tour starts around 8:30 ,since Suzhou is about 1.5 Hours Driving Distance from Shanghai or if you want to try the Speedy train( it is an adventure to travel by bullet train for the round trips from Shanghai to Suzhou and use the local transporation in Suzhou. ) The tour  lasts for about 10 hours, and the schedule includes : Humble Administrator's Garden, Boat Ride in the canal, Pinjiang Road with tricycle ride, Master of Nets Garden .