Incredible Suzhou Cultural Day Tour with Garden and Tiger Hill

Day Trips & Excursions in Suzhou

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Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Appreciate the art of Humble Administrator's Garden and its profound history. Wonder among the gorgeous scenes at Tiger Hill, the No.1 sight of Suzhou. Learn more about Chinese history in Panmen Gate, take a pleasant stroll down Shantang Street. A culture visit to see how the silk produced is also included!
Pick up service can be arranged at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.You'll start the day with the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is the largest private garden in Suzhou. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The garden consists of Eastern, Central and Western sections as well as some residences of the former owners. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.Then head to Panmen Gate, it is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou. It was the only entrance through the wall to ancient Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing. It is also known in China for its architecture complex of both land and water city gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate". The Auspicious Light Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the area, on the top of which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque Yangtze River Delta.Continue your tour to Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill is provided with a great many gorgeous scenes, historical sites, numerous towering ancient trees, and a Tiger Hill Pagoda on the top of the hill. You will find lots of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. The Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is a must for tourists. Then visit Shantang Street, it also called Seven-mile Shantang. Owing to its distinguished geographic location and convenient water and land transportation, Shantang Street was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as "the No.1 Ancient Street in China". The renovated Shantang Street becomes the place which shows the essence of natural views and human landscapes of Suzhou, which is rated as "the miniature of old Suzhou and the window of Wu culture".The last stop is Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. The factory gains a good reputation in the silk industry for its complete technical process of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, and silk reeling, rewinding and packing. Suzhou first silk mill provides magic silk production and fashion show the whole process, so as to prove the Chinese silk glorious history. At the same time, it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.

What’s included

  • Hotel or train station pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • English and Chinese speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Private city transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Tiger Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
  • Entry/Admission - Panmen Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Shantang Street

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (Recommend)
  • Lunch