Discover Suzhou

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Suzhou is a historic and vibrant city located in the Jiangsu province of Eastern China. With a history of over 4,000 years, Suzhou has been an important center for trade, art, and culture for centuries. Today the city is known for its well-preserved ancient architecture, canals and bridges which give it the nickname "Venice of the East".

The main attractions of Suzhou are its UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Classical Gardens including Humble Administrator's Garden and Lingering Garden. Both gardens feature numerous pathways lined with rock formations, ponds, pavilions and temples that can be explored. Another popular attraction is Tiger Hill which features a leaning pagoda dating back to 959 AD. The area also hosts many markets selling traditional crafts like silk embroidery or carved jade stones.

Visitors to Suzhou will also find lots of shopping opportunities in bustling commercial areas like Guanqian Street or Times Square-filled with stores ranging from high-end to local outlets selling souvenirs or traditional snacks. After all that exploring visitors can relax in one of Suzhou's many tea houses located throughout the city drinking some authentic Chinese tea while enjoying performances from local musicians playing traditional instruments.