Trip Moment Recommendations
The Crazy Ones 🤪🤪🤪
Great Mexican restaurant with great food . I enjoyed this particular meal 🥘 and I recommend it. The restaurant has several branches in different locations and other cities like Nanjing and Shanghai and is quite popular.
Location: The restaurant 🍽️is at the 5th floor from the north gate of the Suzhou center plaza right behind the gate of orient building.
Average Price of meal : 150 RMB💰
#suzhou #suzhoutravel #food #foodieheaven #vacation
Guanqian's Twilight 🌙
📍 Guanqian (Chayuanchang Subway Station 2 Southeast Entrance & Exit Pedestrian 410 Meters), Gusu, Suzhou, Jiangsu
✨ After our visit to Shantang Street, our quest for dinner led us to Guanqian Street, guided by my friend's recommendation of a beloved restaurant from her past. Regrettably, we found it had permanently closed. Nonetheless, Guanqian Street, a commercial hub, welcomed us with a myriad of dining options and shopping opportunities, ranging from local gems to luxury brands. As night descended, the street burst to life, offering a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Amidst the hustle and bustle, we also had the chance to explore the Xuanmiao Temple and nearby pavilions, adding a cultural dimension to our unforgettable evening. ✨
#chinatravel #suzhou #nightout
🍽️ Suzhou Center: Food Paradise with a View
📍 Yuehui Sai Kung
Vietnam Cuisine (Suzhou Center
📍 Haagen- Dazs : L1
Suzhou Center boasts a vast mall filled with dining and shopping choices. During our visit, we decided to indulge in Thai/Vietnamese cuisine, where outdoor dining offered fantastic views. Expect a quick queue during meal hours, but the food is worth it, transporting your taste buds to distant lands. And for dessert lovers, Haagen-Dazs is the perfect ending to your culinary journey. Suzhou Center is a gastronomic haven, promising a memorable dining experience with diverse options. 🤩
#chinatravel #suzhou #food
🍗 Evening Dining at Jinji Lake
📍 Heishu Barbecue: Xinggang Street 158-103-2, Wuzhong, Suzhou, Jiangsu
Arriving late in Suzhou and staying at Citadines Apartment Hotel, just a short walk from the Gate of the Orient and Suzhou Center. As the mall had closed for the night, we explored the area and stumbled upon a charming restaurant near the Gate of the Orient, though its name escapes me now. The flavors were unforgettable, but when we returned in June, it was closed; I hope it's a temporary closure. Luckily, Heishu Barbecue next door came to the rescue with mouthwatering barbecue dishes, perfectly complemented by a refreshing beer.
#chinatravel #suzhou #food
Gateway 🌉of the East
The infamous pants of Suzhou building~ Gate of the orient . This building is the second tallest in Suzhou and is located right at the central shopping center 🛍️ in Suzhou overlooking the JINJI River 🏞️.
At night there’s a wonderful light show on the building and a few others and watching it from across the River is spectacular . Seeing the building🏙️ both during the day and nighttime 🌇is impressive . There’s are hotels 🏩and several restaurants 🍽️around it as well as some tourist attractions .
#trip #suzhou #suzhoutravel #jiangsu #architecture
A street that transports you back in time 🏮🏞️🇨🇳
Shantang street (山糖街) is an old street with canals in Suzhou, China.
When I was in Shanghai, my friend and I took a day trip to Suzhou and she brought me to Shantang Street on a weekend. Oh myyy the street was so crowded, it was difficult to walk on the narrow streets… Therefore, we went into 江醪糟, the first dessert place we saw to escape from the crowd. I have to say the dessert is very refreshing and hydrating, it rejuvenated us for sure.
We then spent our evening just walking on the streets, exploring, taking pictures and eating random street food.
I definitely recommend visiting this famous old street if you are in Shanghai as it takes approx 30 minutes by train!!!
For visitors without a Mainland Chinese phone number, it would be difficult to get tickets online. Therefore, I do recommend going to the train station early and getting tickets at the ticket office.
Although Suzhou and Shanghai are both cities in Mainland, they do check your ID and passports so remember to bring them along with you.
There are security screenings at the train station so please arrive early for your train. Also note, in Mainland they do not use physical train tickets but they put a record in your IDs, so they screen your IDs at the gate again. Gates close 5 minutes before your train so do not be too last minute.
#境外遊 #shanghai #suzhou #oldstreet
Night Cruise 🛳️on JINJI lake 🌊
Jinji lake tourist site is one place that is a must visit if you are on a trip to Suzhou. The area provides a wide range of activities from strolling🚶♀️ to sightseeing, 🎣,shopping and cruising on the lake as well as some other water activities including jet skiing . The other attractions around the area include Suzhou shopping center🛍️🏬 and the famous trousers building which shows an amazing light performance at night . Taking the night cruise ship shows you that up close as well as let’s you experience the tranquil atmosphere of the lake and the city opposite. I paid 120 RMB 💰for the ticket 🎟️and the whole journey was about 40 minutes. There are other cheaper options during the day in smaller boats .
Overall I give this a 4.5/5 ⭐️rating.
#timetotravel #summervacation #suzhou #suzhoutravel #cruisetrip #jinjilake #jiangsuprovince
HB world for the world!
For the daredevils amongst us, the park's signature roller coasters are not to be missed. Brace yourself as you soar through the air, twisting and turning at breakneck speeds. The exhilaration is unmatched as you experience adrenaline rushes like never before. From colossal drops to gravity-defying loops, these heart-pounding rides are sure to satisfy the cravings of even the most adventurous souls.
But HB World is not just about high-speed thrills – it also offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to all ages and tastes. Take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting gardens, where vibrant blooms and serene landscapes create a tranquil oasis. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of mirror mazes, where reality and illusion merge into a mesmerizing dance. And for those seeking a touch of history, explore the ancient Chinese architecture at the park's cultural village, where you can immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region.
#chinatrips #trip #China #chinatravel #adventure #Amusement park #suzhou
Zhouzhuang: the Most Charming Water Town
If you want an experience that includes Chinese history, culture, art, and food, this is the place! Zhouzhuang isn't far from the heart of Suzhou, and every part of this water township is delightful. The bridges, canals, and alleyways look like they fell out of paintings. The markets are extensive, with food and art and embroidery that dazzles the senses. On my trip to Suzhou, this was definitely my favorite place to visit, and I'm so glad that I went! #suzhou #zhouzhuang #watertown #solotravel #summervacation #historicculture
Trouser Building Quest: Found!
💕💕The Gate of the Orient in Suzhou has beckoned me back not once, but twice, thanks to its incredible charm.
🚶♀️ Getting There:
A quick 10-minute walk from Suzhou Citadines Xinghai Apartment Hotel gets you to the Gate of the Orient.
By day, the Gate of the Orient is impressive, but its nighttime illumination is truly captivating. Nearby, Jinji Lake offers scenic beauty, while Suzhou Center Mall satisfies shopping cravings.
Suzhou Citadines Xinghai Apartment Hotel, just minutes away, offers both convenience and a great view.
🍲 Food & Restaurants:
Savor excellent dining around the lake and within the mall.
Suzhou Center Mall is a shopper's paradise. It's a well-rounded Suzhou experience I'd recommend to all.
#suzhou #gateoftheorient #orientsplendor
To the Hamptons! Hampton by Hilton i.e
I needed a place to stay for awhile and decided to sleep at Hampton by Hilton. I’ve never tried this chain before and well, it is pretty standard, given that I chose a standard room. Outside of that reason, still standard and I’ll tell you why.
The breakfast menu isn’t western at all and that was the reason I chose to stay here because one of the reviews said they had good options for western breakfasts. There is a breakfast buffet but I didn’t get much, as it was mostly oily Asian food. Nothing is wrong with that should it be your preference but I don’t want anything oily so early in the morning (breakfast is from 7-10AM). As was stated, it’s a buffet so I did not choose anything I didn’t want. There was fruit and the cupcakes were good with some orange juice. The OJ however, tasted like it had dishwashing liquid in it. Now I don’t know if this came from the cup or the container the juice was in but I didn’t want to play detective and find out.
The carpet in the hall on my floor had a large stain which, when you’re heading to your room is the first thing you see. It doesn’t leave you with a good impression. This is one of the older Hampton by Hiltons I could tell. I’ve seen newer ones from previous cities but never stayed there. At this one, I really just wanted some place to stay before I went on, I didn’t book it for the experience-just for a comfy bed plus breakfast. High praises for the former, wish I could say the same for the latter.
The view of the room was good. I enjoyed sitting by the window at nights and taking in the lights and passing cars below while I ate. If you’re sharing a room, for privacy’s sake, the toilet space has a door which is separated from the shower so that’s a plus. If you need to order takeout, just have it delivered to the hotel and let the front desk know. They will then arrange for it to be delivered to your room using one of those rectangular robots. Please note when the robot is at your door, you will get a call with an automated message, it’s not reception-it’s the robot telling you to open the door. (Don’t speak a wink of Chinese and upon it calling about 3 times, I finally figured out it was outside. I kept wondering why each call is repeating the same sentences over and over) That robot was very charming to me.
On the day of checking out, the receptionist gave me a silk scarf 🧣 as a gift to thank me for my stay. I’m sure it’s nothing expensive but I do appreciate it.
My preferences aside, perhaps it’s a good or okay hotel for you. If you made it this far in the review, drop a comment for questions related to the stay.
#freehotelstay #trip #hotelstay #summervacation #suzhou #crimson21
Lili water town, a small and quiet Suzhou
Lili is a charming water town located just a short distance from Suzhou in China's Jiangsu province.
Known for its scenic canals, old bridges, and traditional architecture, Lili water town is a nice destination for tourists seeking a glimpse of traditional Chinese life, outside of the hustle and bustle of Suzhou.
Visitors can explore the town's narrow streets, ancient temples, and historic landmarks, such as the Lili Bridge and the Wanshou Palace.
The town also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with a history dating back over 1,000 years. It is famous for its local handicrafts, including embroidery, silk weaving, and woodcarving, which can be seen in the many craft shops and markets scattered throughout the town.
Visitors can take a boat ride along the canals to enjoy the picturesque scenery and relax in the peaceful surroundings. 🚣🏻🌿
#chinatravel #suzhou #suzhoutravel #urbanexplorer #mytripvlog #summervacation #china #chinatravel
苏州一日游 One day trip in Suzhou🏮❤️
Here’s a tip for everyone if you happen to be in Shanghai and would like to travel to another district, I would strongly suggest you may take a 3 days 2 nights trip to Suzhou! (Trust me, 1 day trip is not enough )
The buildings and atmosphere in Pingjiang and Shantang street is very comforting especially during the sunset. The streets are full of street food and famous restaurants such as milk tea shop, crab noodle/rice, traditional dessert and many more. Put aside the crowd, it is a good place for a short trip in China ✨
If you would like to avoid the crowd, do consider weekdays! It would be more comfortable to stroll around with lesser crowd, of course less heat! It is super hot during summer, so bring along sunscreen, hat and umbrella. ☀️
It is also easy to get to Suzhou as you can travel with high speed railway in less than 30mins from Shanghai. The ticket is easily purchasable from online. I bought the ticket from Trip and it is easily redeem with my passport.
So, put Suzhou as one of your travel list!
Until next time Suzhou ❤️
#summervacation #suzhou #china #2023travelwish
Mesmerizing sunset at the Shihu Lake, Suzhou
This is my second visit to this beautiful place. Not so far from the city (about 30 mins drive). Observing sunset here would be a memorable experience for anyone. There are many restaurants with bars, coffee shops around the lake. Drinking or sipping coffee by the lake during sunset is the most common activity here. 'SUHOU' is one of the restaurants that most people prefer to go to because of its enchanting decoration and location. Foods and drinks are at a reasonable price. For a thrilling or romantic (depends on who you are with) experience, You can take a paddling boat for an hour with 80 RMB and drive around the lake within the designated area. Overall, Shihu lake is a recommended place for couples or family get together.
#shihu #romanticplace #suzhou #sunset
Serene Charm of Tiger Hill in Suzhou, China
Tiger Hill, also known as Surging Sea Hill, is a popular tourist destination in Suzhou, China, known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural scenery. As you make your way up the hill, you'll pass by various historic landmarks, including the Tiger Hill Pagoda, which dates back to the Song Dynasty and is known for its distinct lean. The hill is also home to the Yunyan Pagoda, which was built in the 10th century and stands at over 47 meters tall - making it one of the tallest ancient pagodas in China.
Once you reach the summit, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Suzhou's picturesque waterways, ancient bridges, and traditional Chinese gardens. On a clear day, you can even see the distant mountains on the horizon. The hill is surrounded by lush greenery, including vibrant flowers and towering trees, which create a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
As you take in the sights and sounds of Tiger Hill, it's easy to feel transported back in time to China's rich cultural history. From the intricate and ornate architecture to the tranquil and natural surroundings, it's no wonder why Tiger Hill has been a beloved destination for travelers for centuries.
#china #suzhou #garden #peaceful #calm #beautyofnature #nature #historicculture #history #springblossoms
Shop till you drop in Suzhou Village!
Suzhou village is a shopping destination that offers both international and local brands. The village is home to over 200 designer and luxury brands, including Prada, Gucci, Burberry, and Salvatore Ferragamo. It is designed as an outdoor mall and features a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
The design of Suzhou Village is evocative of a romantic Italian resort town infused with the Eastern influences found in such famed Shanghai locations as the French Concession and The Bund.
Suzhou village is an ideal destination for luxury shopping, as it offers high-end products at discounted prices. The village is also a popular destination for tourists, who can enjoy a mix of cultural experiences and shopping.
Overall, Suzhou village is a unique shopping experience that combines luxury and culture. Whether you're looking for high-end products or a cultural experience, the village offers something for everyone.
Roaring Beauty: Exploring Lion Grove Garden
I visited Lion Grove Garden in Suzhou and was transported to a serene world of winding paths, trickling water, and majestic rock formations resembling lions. The 14th century garden's attention to detail and ancient history left me feeling calm and inspired. The Lion Forest was a highlight, and I felt as though I had stepped back in time to ancient China. If you're looking for a peaceful escape and a glimpse into Chinese history, Lion Grove Garden is a must-see destination.
#chinatravels #suzhou #gardens #nature #history #calm #peaceful #inspiration
The Fantastic Fangta, Changshu
Many times I had the desire to check inside this iconic Fangta tower but never had the chance. Finally, I made it. visiting Fangta Tower and taking beautiful pictures there would be an incredible experience. From the tower's intricate designs to the lush landscapes surrounding it, there are endless opportunities for stunning photography. The tower's rich history and cultural significance only add to the beauty of the experience, making it a must-visit destination for anyone who appreciates ancient architecture and natural beauty. It is big inside so, don't be fool by its outside look.
By the way, there is a noodle shop outside the main entrance (right side). See the last picture. If you would like to try local noodles, this is the best in the city so far I found. There are many choices. Try `Dry Fish Noodles` (Baoyu Mian) which is served with handmade noodles with soup and dry fish. You can add egg fry and some toppings (ginger and coriander) Thank me later 😋😂
#fangtatower #changshu #suzhou #touristsattraction
Tranquil Escape: Humble Administrator Garden
As I entered the Humble Administrator Garden in Suzhou, I was immediately struck by the tranquility of the surroundings. The sound of trickling water from the nearby ponds and streams filled the air, and the lush greenery provided a sense of calm and serenity. Here are a few tips to enhance your visit to this beautiful garden:
- Go early to avoid the crowds and to experience the garden in a peaceful setting.
- Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking on uneven surfaces.
- Take your time and explore the various pathways and pavilions of the garden to fully appreciate its beauty and intricacy.
- Bring a camera to capture the stunning scenery and beautiful architecture.
- Finally, take a moment to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the garden, and let yourself be transported to a different time and place.
The Humble Administrator Garden is truly an unforgettable experience, and these tips will help you make the most of your visit.#suzhou #gardens #nature #peaceful
The Venice of China
Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu province of China.
Getting there: Only 30 minutes on the fast train from Shanghai or 50 minutes from Nanjing. Very easy travel access.
Suzhou is one of the most picturesque cities in China. There are so many small canals and narrow streets to walk around. The buildings are white with traditional rooftops and there are many famous gardens to walk in.
I took one of the small boat rides in the canals and I thought I was in Venice.
Tip: Visit Shantang Street for all the hustle and bustle.
Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu province in China.
The infamous "trousers" building in Suzhou is a wonderful building situated beside the huge lake.
The official name is Gate of the East, also known as the Gate of the Orient, is the second tallest building in Suzhou, behind Suzhou IFS. It is intended to be a symbol of a gateway to the city which emphasizes the city's continuing significance in modern China.
The area beside the building has a gigantic shopping mall with many floors inside and out. Lots to explore in this excellent Chinese city.
Get lost in this Suzhou garden!
Lion Forest Garden is one of Suzhou's most famous landmarks. I'm on a mission to explore all of Suzhou's gardens so was excited to cross this one off the list.
Lion Forest Garden is quite a large garden, and it may not be the most picturesque Garden in Suzhou, but it is certainly the most fun.
The main part of the garden is a huge stone maze with different paths intersecting eachother, it really is incredible. You can easily spend an hour getting lost among all the rock formations, a great place for a huge game of hide and seek!
#suzhou #awesomepic #tripblazers
Autumn colours at Tianping Mountain 🧡
Ask any local where to go during autumn in Suzhou and they'll tell you Tianpingshan. The base of the mountain is full of colourful foliage that really complement the beauty of the temples and buildings there.
It's very popular as the trees change so get ready for some crowds and vendors. It is not worth climbing up the mountain as the autumnal trees are all around the main tourist area. The view from the top is nothing special and very crowded and more dangerous to traverse in the autumn.
Art district in Suzhou old town 🌹
Whilst wandering around Suzhou's Pingjianglu area, famous for its canals and ancient beauty, I stumbled across the amazing art district in the heart of Suzhou old town.
The walls are full of incredible murals and the streets are full of free galleries and cafés to visit. the galleries here have a range of art, from modern to old so I'm sure you'll find something to fit your taste.
All the more reason to take your time when visiting and taking in this beautiful city ✨️
The classic Suzhou canals 💙
There's a reason Suzhou has been nicknamed the Venice of the East. When you're in Suzhou make sure to plan some free time to traverse the around the world famous canals. This is where you get a real taste of the life and beauty of the city.
Just as photogenic on a rainy day as on a sunny day, there's never a bad time to visit. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants to stop by on your way, just take your time seeing the real Suzhou.
Tranquil moments in Couple's Retreat Garden
I'm on a mission to explore all of Suzhou's ancient gardens and one of the most famous is couples retreat in Central Gusu.
I was surprised when I arrived, by how small the garden is, it takes less than an hour to explore the whole garden. However, as I was going around a second time I noticed the beauty of this place, there are many picturesque viewpoints, as you can see, great for photography. I enjoyed the tranquility here.
#本地遊 #suzhou #awesomepic #mytripvlog
Zhouzhuang - The Ancient Beauty!
Zhouzhuang ancient town is huge! There are lots of things to see, do and enjoy. Expect to spend at least 2 days if you really want to get everything in. You can find souvenirs, artists and painters of all kind (I got my name written on a grain of a rice and placed in a necklace). It was pretty cool to me even though a bit pricey-ish; I paid 80+ yuan but hey, I wanted to be a tourist 😅. The boat rides are awesome too, very relaxing gives and you an eyeful of the place. I'd say visit if you're ever in Suzhou. #travelinspiration #suzhou #mytripvlog #awesomepic #tripblazers
Suzhou - The place to go!
Ping Jiang Road is a must see in Suzhou. The scenery is calm giving an ancient vibe with plenty of shops to get gifts, souvenirs and food. It is a huge area so expect to get some good steps in if you want to explore every inch. After all that walking though, you cannot leave without trying the fish! Lol I think that was the best part of the trip for me, it has a sweet and sour flavour and boneless 😋. All in all, this is a great place to visit plus it's surroundings.
#suzhou #travelinspiration #mytripvlog #awesomepic
LV GOING Lvgou Cafe in Suzhou Gusu district
A secret hidden cafe in Suzhou
Address: No.24, Wuyachang, Shiquan Street Soochow University Dongwu Hotel Inside Building 8, Gusu
or just search for the name of the cafe.
Suzhou.#suzhou #suzhoutravel #suzhougardens
The Lion Forest Garden in Suzhou
My family and I visited the Lion Forest Garden over the spring festival, and it was very busy, as one would expect over the holidays. However, it was very difficult navigating through the caves with children and a stroller, as the caves are quite narrow and the stairs are very steep. It's best to take a baby carry bag but even so, one has to be extremely careful when going up and down the narrow and steep stairs.
The lion forest garden is absolutely beautiful with so much history and great architecture.
The entrance fee to the park is 30 yuan per person. Keep in mind
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