Suzhou Private Tour including Calligraphy Lesson in the Suzhou Garden

Suzhou Private Tour including Calligraphy Lesson in the Suzhou Garden
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$90
Duration: 7 hours
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This tour will show you a few interesting and famous tourists’ attractions including the well-known classical Lion Grove Garden which was owned by the family Pei and I. M. Pei spent his childhood in this garden before. Pay a visit to the tranquil Yi Garden, which has been described as one of the most representative Suzhou gardens, comprising a garden, a lotus pond, residences, artificial villages and ancestral halls.This tour will end with beautiful Jinji Lake (literally Golden Rooster Lake), which is a small fresh water lake located in the central part of Suzhou Industrial Park.

In the morning, please go to Shanghai Railway Station by yourself and take a high-speed train to Suzhou Railway Station. We will forward your high-speed train ticket(s) to your hotel in advance. Upon arrival, meet your personal tour guide at the exit and firstly transfer to the Lion Grove Garden which was built in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty. The name of the garden is derived from the shape of these rocks, which are said to resemble lions.”Of all the famous rock-gardens in history, only one has survived.”Hence the name.By the way, this garden was owned by the family Pei and I. M. Pei spent his childhood in this garden before. Secondly, go to Pingjiang Road to have a special dim-sum lunch. A meal with a combination of nine dishes.

In the afternoon,we will visit Guoyun Mansion. This is a private library of the famous family Gu in the south of the Yangtze River.And which is the place where the Garden of Pleasance owner collect cultural relics, paintings and antiques. After six generations of 150 years of inheritance, the collection contains more than 800 kinds of books.

Then you will visit the Yi Garden, which is located in the downtown area and is the most recently built Suzhou gardens. The garden was originally a private garden built by Gu Wenbin, an official of the early years of the Guangxu Reign of the late Qing Dynasty.It has been described as one of the most representative Suzhou gardens, because the garden incorporates all the elements of the various Suzhou gardens, it is sometimes regarded as an agglomeration of Suzhou's garden culture. It has widely absorbed the strengths of various gardens in the garden art. For example, the double corridor to imitate the Canglang Pavilion, the pool to imitate the Master of the Nets Garden, the rockery to imitate the Huanxiu Villa, the caves to imitate the Lion Grove Garden, and the dry boat to imitate the Humble Administrator's Garden.Although the garden is small, the scenery is very rich. After that, you will have a Chinese Calligraphy Aesthetics Appreciation.

This tour will end with beautiful Jinji Lake (literally Golden Rooster Lake)view, which is a small fresh water lake located in the central part of Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, China. It occupies an area of 7.18 square kilometers and its average depth is about 2.5 to 3 meters. There are two man-made islands in the lake. Around the Jinji Lake there are some very beautiful sites such as Moon Harbor, Ligongdi Causeway, Science and Culture Center, Harmony Times Square,etc. At night the lake view is awesome with all the lights on, and you can have a bird’s-eye view of the Jinji Lake.

In the end, your guide will send you back to Suzhou Railway Station.Then you will take a high-speed train to Shanghai Railway Station by yourself.

This tour will show you a few interesting and famous tourists’ attractions including the well-known classical Lion Grove Garden which was owned by the family Pei and I. M. Pei spent his childhood in this garden before. Pay a visit to the tranquil Yi Garden, which has been described as one of the most representative Suzhou gardens, comprising a garden, a lotus pond, residences, artificial villages and ancestral halls.This tour will end with beautiful Jinji Lake (literally Golden Rooster Lake), which is a small fresh water lake located in the central part of Suzhou Industrial Park.