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Suzhou City is located in the south of Jiangsu Province. is one of the most important cities on the Yangtze Delta. The city covers an area of 8488 square kilometers with the urban area covering 1650 square kilometers. Suzhou has a population of 5.9997 million with 2.1886 million people living in the downtown area.

Situation of Suzhou
Suzhou is situated in the center of the Yangtze Delta, with Shanghai to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is praised as the 'Oriental Venice'. Suzhou was the cradle of culture for Wu State in ancient China, and produced many capable people in literary circles.

Suzhou Location in Chinamap



Weather & Temperature of Suzhou
Suzhou is belonging to the monsoon ocean climate zone, so the weather is mild and moist with four distinct seasons. with slightly cold winter and humid summer. The best time to travel is during the spring and autumn seasons. The Plum Rain Season of June is followed by a hot July.

Travel in Suzhou
Suzhou is one of the important tourist destinations in the China. There are 489 places of cultural significance under preservation in Suzhou. The number of cultural relic under preservations in Suzhou is next only to Beijing and Xi'an.
China Photos - the Humble Administrator's Garden of Suzhou

Suzhou Gardens
"Gardens to the south of Yangtze River are the best in the world, and Suzhou gardens are the best among them". These gardens attain their high reputation not only for their vast numbers, but also for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. At present more than 60 gardens are kept intact in Suzhou, a series of them have been listed in the World Heritage List, including the Humble Administrator's Garden, the Lingering Garden, the Garden of Master of Nets and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty.

More Tourist Attractions in Suzhou
Rating alongside these classical gardens are the exquisite water townships in Suzhou. Zhouzhuang, Mudu, Tongli Town and so on should not be missed by any visitor. In any water township of Suzhou, a number of Ming and Qing dynasty preserved buildings can be found. The natural sights and human landscape enhance each other's beauty, which is a great attraction to visitors who linger there.
China Photos - teahouse in Suzhou
Suzhou Food / Shopping / Nightlife
Suzhou is rich in cultural heritage. Kun opera, Pingtan and Guzheng are the traditional cultural arts of Suzhou and part of the locals' daily lives. Suzhou has been called the 'land of milk and honey' since ancient times and Jiangsu cuisine, of which Suzhou cuisine makes up one important part, is one of the eight famous culinary arts in China. Suzhou boasts a number of excellent local products, ranging from snacks to exquisite handcrafts.

Transportation of Suzhou

By Air
Suzhou does not have its own international airport at present. It is best to use the airports of nearby Shanghai. Hongqiao Airport (SHA) is 86 kilometers (about 53 miles) away from Suzhou. Every day shuttle buses run between SHA and Suzhou. The whole journey takes about one hour and forty minutes.

By Train
Suzhou Railway Station is located Chezhan Lu, Suzhou is the terminus and starting station for five trains to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Ganzhou (Jiangxi Province) everyday.

By Bus
Suzhou is known as the 'Southeast Gate' to Shanghai and Zhejiang Province because of its well-developed highway network. Three long-distance bus stations are in use in Suzhou nowadays.

As one of the famous tourist cities in China, Suzhou has made a great improvement to its basic facilities and tourist functions. When night falls, Suzhou City is quiet and peaceful. You can enjoy it while sipping a cup of tea in any teahouse. - Just to explore the Suzhou City for yourself! offers online information on Suzhou Travel Guide and More City Guide of China. Keep browsing our site for more information on China.

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