Suzhou (苏州) is a city of about 6 million people on the banks of Taihu Lake near the lower reaches of the Yangtze in Jiangsu Province that was settled in 509 BC. The city has been famous for over the last thousand years of Chinese history because of its amazing silk. It was also a major commercial centre due to its location near the Grand Canal.
From the Suzhou Travel Guide
Overall it was a great experience for both of us. Location is great as it is very near to the main attractions. However, the room that we stayed in, the bathroom clogged on the first night and it was a bit disgusting. But after complaining to the reception, we managed to get it fixed almost immediately. ... more
Great hostel in fantastic city, staff very helpful but need a little more practice with there English but they try very hard, located in quite lane with security coded gate, good wi fi connection and free internet for first 30 minutes on hostels own computers but they do not time you, they have free DVD's to use plus DVD players also free in lounge ... more
The hostel is located right next to a touristy stretch of canal with shops, restaurants, and a place to catch a boat. The in-room wifi was a bit unreliable, but the coffeehouse was a very nice place to sit. Our room was arranged around a very nice outdoor courtyard. The bathroom was a bit leaky and cramped. ... more
Boat from Suzhou to Hangzhou
All of the guides list an option of traveling between Suzhou and Hangzhou by overnight boat. Is this trip worth it or should I save 10 hours and take a train instead? I'm willing to do it if a) the views are pretty and b) the boats are comfortable and safe. Being that China's waterways have become heavily ...
Best city near Shanghai
Other than Hangzhou and Suzhou... best city just to walk around, hit bars and parks... Nanjing or Heifei? ...
Two-week trip to Shanghai
Hi, three of my friends and I are planning a trip to Shanghai in late March and we're wondering if there places that we should definitely go apart from the 'must-see' tourist spots like the Pearl Tower etc. We've planned 3 day trip down to Hangzhou and Suzhou based on a fantastic guide we found online - - snip ...
On Saturday my friend Travis and I took a day trip to the near by town of Suzhou (pronounced "Sue Joe"). Suzhou is only a half an hour away by fast train (you can pay a cheaper fare for a slower ...
Posted in My life in Shanghai by NYONEILL
IMGP6423 We took the train from Shanghai to Suzhou to visit its famous thousand year old gardens, supposedly the best preserved in China. Its dubbed the "Venice of the East" for its network ...
Posted in Alex and Danielle's Big Trip by alexdani