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Day trip to Suzhou

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texas
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Day trip to Suzhou

What cost should we allow for a day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou?

About how much for the train?

This is what we would like to fit in that day:

-the grand canal cruise

-silk factory

-rickshaw ride

-lion grove the garden of the master of nets

About how much for admission to the things? Would it be good to hire a guide for the day?

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1. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

No need to hire a guide. I think you should budget about $400 RMB per person for the whole day, including train and food.

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2. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

No guide needed but a guide book to help you find your way.

Google for the train times, only 30 minutes on the fastest train.

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3. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

Tour without guide will be a better choice because Suzhou is not a big city and most attractions can be got by taxi wihin 20 min from one to another.

Above entrance fees are listed for your referece

Grand Canal Cruise RMB 150

Rickshaw RMB 80

lion grove the garden or the master of nets both are RMB 30

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4. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

G trains from Shanghai Hongqiao/Shanghai main railway station to Suzhou main or the Suzhou industrial park station-1st class about 60Rb 2nd class about 40Rmb.

Entrance fees for :

umble administrator garden-High season April 16 to October 30-70Rmb

Low season -Oct31 to April 15-50Rmb

Lingering Garden-High season-40Rmb Low season -30Rmb

Master of Nets garden-High season-30Rmb Low-20Rmb

Lion forest garden-High-30Rmb Low-20Rmb

Tiger hill-High season-60Rmb Low-40Rmb

Shantang historical street-45Rmb including Yuhang hall,Quanzhou hall,Shaoxing hall etc

Boat rides along canals (45 minutes)-25Rmb/person

Hanshan si temple-20Rmb

No1 Suzhou silk factory-free entrance

Suzhou museum-15Rmb

Suzhou embroildery art gallery-10Rmb

Suzhou institute of embroildery-free entrance

Grand canal cruise in Suzhou-35Rmb/person.

The cruise of the grand canal between Suzhou to Hangzhou are not operating at this moment.

You do not need a personal guide in Suzhou .Taxi rides are cheap and most places of attractions are near to each other.

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5. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

I took a guide and car only because I needed a place to leave my bags while I toured Suzhou. You dont need a guide or car if you are on a budget but the guide will give you a ton of historical info which I appreciated. But if you just want to see things without knowing the history, go solo. Canal ride is fun but short. Definitely eat at a local restaurant along the canal. 500RMB will allow you to be quite comfortable.

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6. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

it's not much money to have a trip in Suzhou, 400RMB enough for each.

texas
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7. Re: Day trip to Suzhou

Thanks everyone - this has been very helpful.

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