|Tiger Hill, Han Shan Temple, Lingering Garden, Grand Canal, Ancient City Gate
Please take taxi to boarding place before schedule time. Our tour coach will pick you up from boarding place at schedule time.
Boarding Time and Place
Then we will start the pleasant tour to Suzhou to visit Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill (Hu Qiu), the most famous sight of Suzhou, is 36 meters high and is set in a 20-hectare park. Huqiu (Tiger Hill) Park is billed as "No.1 Scenic Place in the State of Wu". Legend has it that this was where the remains of the King of Wu of the Spring and Autumn Period were buried. A pagoda was built on the hill in 961, which had begun to slant until its top deviated 2.34 meters from its axial line. Every year the park is the venue of a flower show and temple fair with a distinct local style.
Then visit Han Shan Temple. Built in the Liang period (502-557) of the Southern Dynasty, Hanshan Temple sits at Fengqiao Town of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The temple compound is a scene of luxuriant green creating a secluded atmosphere. The buildings in it are in an unadorned and natural style. Hanshan Temple has been famous since the Tang Dynasty. It owes its eminence to a poem entitled "Mooring for the Night at Fengqiao Bridge" by Zhang Ji (A Tang Dynasty poet) as well as the toll of the bell in the temple. The line of the poem "a toll is resounding at midnight" makes the temple an appeal to many people and the toll is said to have been the way for Han Shan and his apprentice Shi De to communicate their lingering affection for each other.
After lunch and short rest we will visit Lingering Garden. It is the best garden in Suzhou as well as being one of the four most famous gardens in China.
Then visit Grand Canal and Ancient City Wall. The Grand Canal, 1,764 km (about 1200 miles) in length, is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China, far surpassing the next two grand canals of the world: the Suez and Panama Canals. Running from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in the south to Beijing in the north of China, Grand Canal connects different river systems in China.
Then we will visit Silk Factory.
Our tour coach will transfer you back to your boarding place after the tour. Return to your hotel by taxi on your own.
we will pick you up at the following places:
1. Oriental Riverside Pudong Concierge Desk (Pick-up time: 07:45)
2. Portman Ritz Calton Lobby (Pick-up time: 08:20)
3. Jin Jiang Tower Lobby (Pick-up time: 08:40)
4. Renaissance Yangtze Concierge Desk (Pick-up time: 09:00)
-We will provide Chinese address of the boarding place for your print when we confirm the tour. You may show the address to taxi driver.