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Private Suzhou Tour to Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time

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    Stop At: Feng Bridge, Fengqiao Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China

    In the morning, our Suzhou tour guide will pick you up at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station with a welcome signage.

    Your first destination is Fengqiao Bridge, also named the Maple Bridge, is one of the most important resources of Suzhou scenic area. The area has unique and high historical culture value. Feng Bridge (Maple Bridge) is only hundreds steps distance from the Hanshan Temple.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Hanshan Temple, Fengqiao, Suzhou China

    Then pay a visit to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) near the town of Fengqiao. Made famous in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji, this Buddhist temple is known for its large bells, unique black roof and domed bridge. Take a wander around its halls, pavilions, corridors and well-maintained gardens. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baodai Bridge, Jinhang Water Way, Changqiao Town, Wuzhong Disrict, Suzhou 215128 China

    Next to Baodai Bridge. The Precious Belt Bridge also named Baodai Bridge, which is a stone arch bridge near Suzhou. The Precious Belt Bridge is located at the intersection of the Grand Canal and Tantai Lake, about 2.5 kilometer south east of Suzhou. The Precious Belt Bridge spans 317 meters and has a width of 4.1 meters. The bridge's three central arches, among 53 in total, are constructed of fine Jingshan granite and are large enough to allow river vessels to pass underneath.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China

    Continue your tour to Shantang Street, also called Seven-mile Shantang, is located in the northwest of Suzhou, and the total length of it is about seven li (3.5 kilometers). 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". 

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004 China

    Taking a Private Boat on Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The Grand Canal Suzhou Section refers to the part from Wuqi Bridge (the border of Suzhou and Wuxi) to Yazi Ba (the border of Suzhou and Zhejiang Province). Suzhou Section is the essential part undertaking freight transport on the canal. Most of the coal, constructional materials, rice, oil and various agricultural products to the city, towns, villages are transferred through the course of the river. The Canal flowing through the city has left many places of historical interest along the river. It is easy for visitors to travel to Hangzhou from Suzhou City by ship, and appreciate these sights along the canal.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Suzhou Silk Museum, 2001 Renmin Rd, Ping Jiang Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 215001

    The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

    Drive you to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station and your Suzhou tour ends.

    Duration: 40 minutes
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