11 Sights in Suzhou City, China (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Suzhou City, China. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Suzhou City, China.

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1. 盘门景区

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Pan Gate, Pan Men, or Panmen is a historical landmark in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. It is located on the south-west corner of the Main Canal or encircling canal of Suzhou. Originally built during the Spring and Autumn period in the state of Wu, historians estimate it to be around 2,500 years old. It is now part of the Pan Gate Scenic Area. It is known for the "three landmarks of Pan Gate". They are the Ruiguang Pagoda, the earliest pagoda in Suzhou built in 247, the Wu Gate Bridge, the entrance to the gate at that time over the water passage and the highest bridge in Suzhou at the time, and Pan Gate. The Ruigang Pagoda is constructed of brick with wooden platforms and has simple Buddhist carvings at its base.

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2. 甲辰巷砖塔

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Jiachen Lane Brick Tower is located in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu Province, China, Xiangmen Neiganjiang East Road Jiachen Lane south, is a five-storey eight-sided pavilion-style tower, using green brick imitation wood structure, 6.82 meters high, the bottom width of 0.51 meters. Each floor is stacked with intersynamed diamond teeth and slab eaves bricks to pick out the waist eaves, the eaves under the wall surface is hidden out of the forehead, the column head and the corner are paved, the eaves are set up with flat seats, the eight sides are spaced between the pot doors and hidden straight windows, and the positions of the four doors and four windows are staggered layer by layer.

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3. 北寺塔

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The Beisi Pagoda or North Temple Pagoda is a Chinese pagoda located at Bao'en Temple in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The base of the pagoda has an octagonal frame, and the tower rises nine stories in a total height of 76 m (249 ft). The pagoda was once eleven stories tall, but was damaged and reduced to nine stories. Its double eaves and flying corners are similar to that of the Liuhe Pagoda found in Hangzhou. Its base and outside walls are made of brick, the balustrades made of stone, and the eaves and banisters encircling the structure are made of wood.

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4. 网师园

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The Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou is among the finest gardens in China. It is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. The Master of the Nets is particularly regarded among garden connoisseurs for its mastering the techniques of relative dimension, contrast, foil, sequence and depth, and borrowed scenery.

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5. 狮子林

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The Lion Grove Garden is a garden located at 23 Yuanlin Road in Gusu District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. The garden is famous for the large and labyrinthine grotto of taihu rocks at its center. The name of the garden is derived from the shape of these rocks, which are said to resemble lions. The garden is recognized with other classical gardens in Suzhou as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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6. 胥门

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Xumen, located in the west of the old city of Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province, China, is a gate of the Suzhou city wall. The existing gate was built in the 11th year of Yuan to Zheng (1351), and remains today. It is one of the few remaining ancient city gates in Suzhou. In 1982, Xumen was listed as Suzhou City cultural relics protection unit; in 2006, listed in Jiangsu Province.

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7. 留园

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Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden, dating back to 1593. It is located at 338 Liuyuan Rd. Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China (留园路338号). Since 1997 it has been recognized with seven other Classical Gardens of Suzhou as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The garden also contains two UNESCO Intangible World Heritage Arts; Pingtan (评弹) and Guqin music.

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8. 相门

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Xiangmen is a city gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, located on the east side of Suzhou Ancient City and Pingjiang Road Historic District, east of the moat, and is at the transportation point connecting the ancient city area with Suzhou Industrial Park. At present, the city tower and the city wall were restored and rebuilt in 2011-2012.

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9. 万寿宫

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Wanshou Palace is located at No. 98, Minzhi Road, Gusu District, Suzhou city. It is a palace-style building first built in the Qing Dynasty. It was listed as a cultural relic protection unit in Suzhou city in 1963. It is now the location of Suzhou Municipal University for the Elderly.

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10. 张士诚纪功碑

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The Zhang Shicheng Jimeng Monument is located in the Temple of the Ba'en Temple in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. Built at the end of the Yuan Dynasty, it was a rare stone stele of the Yuan Dynasty. In 1957, it was listed as a cultural relics protection unit in Jiangsu Province.

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11. 柴园·苏州教育博物馆

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The Suzhou Education Museum is located in the Chai Garden, No. 44 Vinegar Lane, Gusu District, Suzhou. It was completed in 2017. It is a public professional museum with the theme of education. It is also the first education museum in China.

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