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Suzhou, Suzhou China Jiangsu
Suzhou, Suzhou China
Suzhou, Suzhou Jiangsu provice
Suzhou, Suzhou Jiangsu china

Suzhou, a city in eastern Jiangsu Province, is situated in the geographical center of the Yangtze River Delta. It is neighboring Shanghai in the east and the Taihu Lake in the west, with 219 kilometers to the Nanjing City in the west and 80 to the downtown of Shanghai City in the east. The Suzhou City, as the southeastern door of Jiangsu Province and the throat of Shanghai City, becomes a necessary pass to Zhejiang Province from the middle and north region of Jiangsu.

The Suzhou City is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of 2500 years. It was established in 514 B.C., known as Gusu. And until 581 A.D during the Sui Dynasty, it took its name Suzhou. The old city has generally retained the unique characteristics of the past. The city is featured in elegant natural scenery. It enjoys beautifully natural scenery, and the water and hills in Suzhou is as charming as a delicate beauty. Small bridges and flowing waters, white walls and dark gray roof tiles match one another in tranquil elegance.

Nevertheless, Suzhou is most famous for its poetic and picturesque gardens. It is known that the gardens of the south area of the Yangtze River are best from east to west, and the gardens in Suzhou are best in the south area of the Yangtze River. There are about 60 gardens and courtyards, as well as 416 protected historic interests in the whole Suzhou City. Most of them still remain the original characters of the past. With lots of poems left in the gardens. And the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden in Suzhou are ranking in the four most famous gardens of china.

Suzhou Travel Attractions
Zhuozhengyuan Garden
Hanshan Temple
Liuyuan Garden
Wangshiyuan Garden
Shiziyuan Garden
Huqiu Garden
Canglang Pavilion
Tongli Water Town
Zhouzhuang Water Town
Panmen Gate
Grand Canal
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