Blue Wave Pavilion
Originally the home of a prince, the oldest garden in Sūzhōu was first built in the 11th century, and has been repeatedly rebuilt since....
The restored Confucian Temple is a haven and place of solitude in a busy town, with several ancient (one is 830 years old) gingkos and...
Garden of the Master of the Nets
Off Shiquan Jie, this pocket-sized garden is considered one of Sūzhōu's best preserved. Laid out in the 12th century, it went to seed...
Píngtán enthusiasts get together here to keep the traditions alive. The music usually starts between 8pm and 10pm. Order some tea (the...
The Uighur kitsch atmosphere is entertaining and the Xīnjiāng staples – lamb kebabs (¥2.50), hot and spicy lamb soup (¥16) and nang ...
77 Gunxiu Fang; 滚绣坊77号 · interesting places nearby
Běijīng’s Bookworm wormed its way down to Sūzhōu, although the book selection isn’t as good as Běijīng’s. The food is crowd pleasing (lots of Western options) and the cold beers include Tsingtao and Erdinger. There are occasional events and books you can borrow or buy. Just off Shiquan Jie.