Suzhou The Humble Administrator's Garden
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Tour Overview

What are the best places for tours in Suzhou? With the reputation of “Oriental Water Capital”, Suzhou boasts many ancient water towns featured with small bridges and flowing water. Also, with the long history and splendid culture, Suzhou has many tourist attractions that can attract tourists’ eyes. This one day private tour will lead you to visit Humble Administrator Garden and Silk Museum in downtown area, the Hanshan Temple, Silk Museum and Tiger Hill in the skirt of the city.

Highlights of this tour:

*Visit Tiger Hill and Listen to its interesting legendary.
*Visit one of the four famous gardens in China—Humble Administrator Garden.
*Appreciate the history and art of in the Silk Museum.
*Learn about the traditional Chinese culture in Hanshan Temple.

AM: At 08:30 our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby by holding the board with your name. Today’s first stop will be Humble Administrator Garden which was originally built in the early 1600s. It is a typical ancient Chinese-style garden in southern China. In 1509 of the Ming Dynasty, the central government officer Wang Xianchen retreated from politics. After his retirement, he spent 16 years to construct the garden for his later life. The whole garden falls into four sections: the east sections, the middle sections, the west section, and the south sections. The south section was for living and all the other three sections were for amusement.

The Humble Administrator's Garden
The Humble Administrators Garden

Noon: Lunch at a local restaurant.

PM: We will drive out of the city area to visit the 1400 years old Hanshan Temple. It was originally built in the Six Dynasties Period (222-589). In the later centuries, the temple was set to fire for several times. And the last rebuilding of the temple was done in the late 1900s in the late Qing Dynasty.

After that, we will drive to pay a visit to Tiger Hill. The hill locates in the northwest skirt of the Suzhou city area. In local legend, in the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC), Fuchai (King of Wu Kingdom) buried his father on the hill. And after the burial, a white tiger stays there for 3 days. So the later generation called the hill Tiger Hill. Though the hill is not large in scale and has an altitude of only 30+ meters, it is the highlight cultural and natural scenery in Suzhou. During your hiking along the path, you will meet many highlight sites and learn about some interesting stories.

At last, you will pay a visit to Silk Museum. In the museum, you will see the whole process of how the silkworm grows from a grain to an adult silkworm and how these silkworms produce natural silk. Then you will see how the workers make various silk products with natural silk. And you will appreciate various pretty silk artworks.

After the tour, you will be escorted back to the hotel in Suzhou’s downtown area at about 18:00. Your Suzhou Highlight Day Tour ends here.

Suzhou Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill

Price includes

  • Entrance ticket
  • All transfers as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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