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Bridge in Industrial Park

Suzhou was the of the kingdom of Wu from the 12th to 4th BC. Historically, it was the center of Wu culture, and the dialect of the Wu language is still the standard dialect even the language is now often called

Suzhou has been a center of the trade and a place of gardens and for centuries. Suzhou has long a haven for scholars, artists, and craftsmen, and this is still the today. In Imperial China, it was a popular destination for retired many of whom built Chinese gardens. In these and many beautiful courtyard Suzhou’s ancient heritage has preserved.

Today, East is one of the country’s most prosperous and regions, and Suzhou is very part of that. A wander off the path and into some of the old can be quite a treat, but their and crowded conditions provide a contrast to the endless billboards at the of the city advertising Orange like suburban developments. is a bustling city, though you can see traces of a very old lifestyle around the canals. So come to feel a bit betrayed by the guidebooks the praises of a quaint thousand old city. On XiBei Road every other storefront foot massages. It seems half the city are masseur/masseuses and the half are potential clients.

At the same time, Suzhou has into a major center of high-tech manufacturing and currently one of the hottest economies in the world. It is the largest single producer of computers. The Suzhou Industrial (SIP) in the east, and the Suzhou New (SND) in the west, are home to from numerous North European, East Asian, and companies. Major industrial include microchips, flash systems, electronics, computer telecommunications components, power chemicals and materials, automotive pharmaceuticals, and much more. makes for a sense of stark the outskirts of town were just ten years ago. Now are four lane highways the city to Shanghai. four highways with pedestrians, and pedicabs using the breakdown

Get in [ edit ]

By plane [ edit ]

doesn’t have a passenger The closest airports with of use to most travelers are in Shanghai. is one in Wuxi which is closer, but it mostly domestic flights. and Hangzhou are other alternatives.

Airport (IATA. PVG ) has most flights and Hongqiao Airport SHA ) has mostly domestic flights. are 120 km (75 mi) and 86 km (53 mi) away from Suzhou Regular shuttle buses run Suzhou and both airports, about one hour and forty to get you where you want to go.

Shuttle bus between Suzhou and Shanghai

Shanghai-Hongqiao to Suzhou . Departs Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. On the from 10AM-4PM; and one at 5:30PM and ¥50 .

Shanghai-Pudong to Suzhou , 26 kerry rd. from the parking lot on the 2nd floor of 1 building. Almost hourly ¥82 .

Suzhou to Shanghai-Pudong . Departs the CEAG (China Eastern Group) ticket office Ganjiang West Rd). hourly 6:20AM-2:50PM. ¥80 .

Suzhou to . The China Eastern Airlines going to Pudong pass Hongqiao first.

A shuttle bus Pudong and Hongqiao leaves 10 minutes from 6AM-9PM and ¥30

Via Hangzhou [ edit ]

Intercity Bus Suzhou and Hangzhou airports. You can go to the room, located North of 5 to the Arrival Hall, First of Terminal Building. Price is ¥20/per


Wuxi is situated to the southeast of Wuxi and has domestic and few international flights to Taiwan) From airport to city center (Wuxi station) there are infrequent 30 minutes) buses, just on the side when you exit the (see blue plate Chinese characters and timetable for routes). Allow at least 40 to ride to Wuxi center and 15 minutes for a ride between and Suzhou on a high-speed train.

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There are four train stations in Suzhou: Station (Suzhou Zhan), North Station (Suzhou Bei Suzhou Industrial Park (Suzhou Yuanqu), and Suzhou Station.

If you live in SIP it’s more to use Suzhou Yuanqu station some trains stop on one instead of Suzhou Station)

North Railway station is for high-speed trains departing Beijing. It’s situated a bit A ride to Beijing usually 5 hours.

Suzhou Station is just north of the downtown on the ring-road (Beihuan Lu) and is on the Shanghai-Nanjing There are frequent high-speed to Shanghai, Wuxi, Changzhou, and Nanjing. A train ride to takes less than an hour and Nanjing is about one away.

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The slower and lower T- and K- services from other on their way to Shanghai or Nanjing at Suzhou, but if you are traveling from within Jiangsu you’re to take a fast G-train.

tickets for G- and D-trains using machines is not possible for people Chinese ID card since 2011 — only ticket office. All other can be bought at the counter at the railway or at railway ticket offices the city. For services other the high-speed trains, it’s to book outbound tickets a few in advance as they fill up especially during public If you have a Chinese bank it is possible to book a ticket at the official, it is in Chinese and only accept UnionPay The official doesn’t any fees.

Ticket Offices in the city: 8 Alley Guanqian Jie (观前街), 566 Lu (人民路), 50 Jinmen Lu (金门路), 22 Lu, 18 Shi Lu (石路), 120 Sanxiang Lu (三香路) and Lu (相王路) (Near the east end of Shi Jie (十全街))

From the Suzhou Station into town The new station is exceptional and has metered only and bus services well set Buses mostly services head towards the Guanqian Lu area of downtown (15-20 although it’s advisable to Buses 6, 26, 29, 178 will go to the SIP. It is to buy a tourist map (English-Chinese, ¥10) the bus routes in one of the tourism offices on the side of the walkway leading up to the exit. Once outside the the bus stops can be found on the righthand Bus You1 and You4 (both towards Renmin Lu) leave platform 4. On foot, it takes 20-30 minutes to walk to of the sights — simply go the station and head right. At the intersection, make an immediate into either one of two tunnels under the train tracks. A path is available that take you to the old part of town. you cross the river, the 8-story called Beisi Ta should be in sight. In summer, it might not be convenient to walk downtown as might easily get up to 40 degrees. If you are you can try to unofficial e-bike taxi guys standing right to the outside, you can negotiate to about ¥20 to center.

By bus [ edit ]

Suzhou has 3 main bus

Suzhou South Bus Station Nán Zhàn, Yingchun Rd, East Rd, 0512-65204867), the largest station, a clean terminal serving shuttles to Shanghai, Nanjing and as well as most other destinations around eastern It is just south of the city and is connected by many local and taxis. You can arrive at the bus station by buses 29, 30, 31 and 101.

Suzhou Bus Station (Sūzhōu Běi Zhàn, 29 Rd, 0512-67530686) is immediately adjacent to the station. It mainly serves cities such as Wuxi, Changzhou and Kunshan as well as services to other cities Nanjing. The station was recently rebuilt and is much cleaner and spacious than before, and is now a zone. The ticket office and gates are located on the 1st floor arrivals are located in the basement. All serving the train station stop at the North Bus Station, and you can into the city centre in minutes (see Get In/By for more info.

Suzhou Bus Station (Sūzhōu Xī Zhàn, Road Changjiang Road New Suzhou (Suzhou Xinqu)) is on the far of the Suzhou New District (north of Amusement Park) and mostly nearby towns of little to travellers.

The China Eastern Airlines Air Terminal on the intersection of Renmin Lu and Xilu also has a small for shuttle buses to Shanghai and Pudong airports, see Get In/Air for

By Bicycle [ edit ]

If you are feeling it is possible to cycle from to Suzhou in 2-3 hours (70km). Shanghai city centre, west towards Hongqiao (following the route of Metro 2) and follow the S343 Provincial This road can be quite but there’s a segregated cycle along its entire length and the is entirely flat. The road through the attractive water of Luzhi (20km east of making a nice stopping off and the road will bring you the Suzhou Industrial Park and at Donghuan Lu (the east of the inner ring road).

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The overnight ferries Hangzhou and Suzhou are no longer

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