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Private Suzhou Extraordinary Photography Day Tour with Zhouzhuang Water Town

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Stop At: Lion Forest Garden, No.23 Yuanlin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001 China

Pick up service can be arranged at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station.

You'll start the day with Lion Grove Garden. This Lion Grove garden was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 2000. It is one of 9 Classical Gardens of Suzhou on the UNESCO list. It has the reputation of being the funnest garden in Suzhou because there is a complex maze people get lost in. UNESCO considered the 9 gardens in Suzhou to be masterpieces of Classical Chinese-style gardens. The total garden covers an area of about of about 10,000 square meters or two and a half acres. The large multi-story rock maze rises to 7 meters or about 23 feet and has numerous openings and routes. People like to watch others try to find their way out. This garden is the most fun of all of the gardens on the World Heritage list, though it is one of the smaller gardens on the list. It has an artificial labyrinth with many levels, caves and peaks. It has many stairs, and some of them were hard to find.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Suzhou Silk Museum, 2001 Renmin Rd, Ping Jiang Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 215001

Next visit Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Zhouzhuang Water Town, Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300 China

Finally you will visit the most important shooting spots, Zhouzhuang Water Town, it is one of the most famous water townships in China, situated in Kunshan City which is only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. It is noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. Zhouzhuang, the most popular, developed, and commercialized water town in China, is a popular tourist spot for Shanghai and Suzhou visitors. The town is built amid canals, ponds, and lakes. What makes it special are the old buildings and bridges, boat rides, crafts, and the quaint water town scenery.

The canals that crisscross Zhouzhuang have many stone bridges, and some of them are ancient. About fourteen of these were built in the imperial era about 150 years ago or more. Representatives of these are the Twin Bridges, Fu'an Bridge, Zhenfeng Bridge and Fuhong Bridge. Most of the residences of Zhouzhuang Water Town are built next to waterways or lakes. With almost a thousand year's of history, the townspeople people have kept their unique lifestyle as well as exquisite craftsmanship. While shopping in Zhouzhuang, you will find momentos with special meaning.

After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.

Duration: 4 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service can be arranged at your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station.
  • Railway station or Suzhou downtown hotel pickup and drop-off at train station or hotel
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English & Chinese speaking tour guide
  • Private city transfer in Suzhou
  • Entry/Admission - Lion Forest Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Boat Ride
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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