Praised as the “Venice of Asia," Suzhou features a scenic water town with numerous ponds and streams. This exquisite private tour will enthrall you with the unique and lingering charm of its city landscape, especially the many fantastic gardens. In addition, it is also famous for its local products such as silk embroidery, decorated fans, and fine brocades. You are sure to find a great souvenir here. On this tour, you will visit the Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, and Pingjiang Historic Street.
In the morning, your private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. Then, you will firstly visit the Lingering Garden which is a renowned classical garden located to the northwest of Suzhou. In 1997, the garden, along with other classical gardens in Suzhou, was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. Like other famous gardens in Suzhou, the Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. Next, you will be transferred to visit the Hanshan Temple which was built in Liangtianjian period of Tang Dynasty in 502 AD. The temple was named after a monk whose name is Hanshan and lived in this temple. Hanshan Temple is famed in East Asia because of the poem "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge" written by Tang Dynasty poet, Zhang Ji, who describes the melancholy scene of himself as a dejected traveler moored at night by Fengqiao hearing the bell of Hanshan Temple strikes. Later, you will visit Pingjiang Historic Street, a historical street located in the northeastern side of old Suzhou city. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your Suzhou hotel.