Meet our guide and then transfer to check in the hotel for 1 night stay. After that, visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, the Pan Gate and enjoy a Garden Show after dinner.
-Covering 51,950 sq.m, the Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest of all classical gardens in Suzhou. It is centered upon the broad expanse of a lake, making up about one fifth of the total area. With well-spaced buildings, the garden landscape and water space are simple, extensive and natural, possessing the traditional appearances of the Ming Dynasty. It is divided into three parts; the eastern, middle and the western parts. The house lies in the south of the garden.
-The Lingering Garden was listed from the first as cultural relics of national importance in 1961. With an area of 23,310 sq.m, it is celebrated for its artistic way of dealing with the spaces between various kinds of architectural form.
-Grand Canal: The Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world. Cruising the Canal in Suzhou you can see the local life of the people living on the both sides of the canal as well.
-Pan Gate: Pan Gate is an ancient city gate with land and water two entrances. One gate with land and water two entrances is quite typical in ancient China. Pan Gate is one of them only survived till today.
-Garden Show: You can enjoy the traditional Chinese dammars, folk instruments performance and so on in the Garden.
After breakfast, make a tour to the Tiger Hill and the Surging Wave Pavilion. After that, transfer to the railway station.
-Tiger Hill, known also as Surging Sea Hill, is a large hillock covering some14100 square meters (over three acres) and is 36 meters (118 feet) in height. Climbing the hill, you will find a number of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou.
-Celebrated for the delights of the wilderness of mountain and forest scenery, the Surging Wave Pavilion is the oldest among the existing classical gardens of Suzhou.