Private North Suzhou Day Tour including Yangcheng Lake and Chongyuan Temple

Cultural & Theme Tours in Suzhou

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This private tour in Suzhou shows you the highlights of the city, including interesting progress of golden-brick making; beautiful Yangcheng Lake scenery appreciation; mysterious buddhism culture of Chongyuan Temple and modern Suzhou Village exploration. 
Meet your private tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby in Suzhou. First,you will go to the Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park and Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick , which is located in the Xiangcheng District in Suzhou. It is kept intact and mainly in use for the protection of the historical ruins, the display of cultural relic such as Jin Zhuan and related cultural investigation and communication. The museum project aims to showcase the entire baking process of the imperial kiln as well as to offer a vivid experience of the cultural and historical essences of the imperial kiln, mapping a course of spiritual history, in which an indigenous physical material was elevated to the height of the imperial court. Next go to the Yangcheng Lake ,which is located in the northwest of Suzhou City is one of the important freshwater lakes in Jiangsu Province. It covers an area of 120 square kilometers (about 46 square miles), is17 kilometers (about 11 miles) long from north to south and 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) wide from east to west. Seen from far away, it appears like a piece of shiny jade in the sun. Afterwards,you will visit the Chongyuan Temple. It was originally built 1500 years ago and rebuilt in 2003. When the temple was reopened in 2007, its main hall was the highest and biggest main temple hall in China. The most impressive pavilion in the temple complex, the Goddess of Mercy Pavilion, is surrounded by water. It houses a statue of the Goddess, which is, at 33 meters, the highest of its kind in China.The monks of Chongyuan Temple regularly hold meditation sessions. Because of its beautiful scenery and serene atmosphere, the temple has become a well-known and popular meditation center in Suzhou. After paying the visit you will have a V egetarian lunch  in the temple. Then you will go to Suzhou Village , which is a luxury outlet complex, the first project in China realized by Value Retail. It is located along the west coast of Yangcheng Lake and is a perfect fusion of Italian and Chinese culture. With an area of 35,000 square meters, it is home to more than 100 leading international and Asian fashion outlets including Bally, Coach, Dunhill, Jimmy Choo and Valentino.As well as this, at Suzhou Village visitors can also learn about fashion styles, watch a series of presentations about the stories and heritage of the brands in the Village. End of the tour,your guide will send you back to your hotel.If you come to Suzhou from another city on the same day, we can help you to book your high-speed train tickets with extra service charge and send to your hotel. what you just need to do is to provide us your passport information one week before that.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Insurance

What’s not included

  • Gratuities