Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Suzhou, China


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 45 m
Descend 50 m

Experience Suzhou in China in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Suzhou

Sight 1: Master of Nets Garden

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The Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou is among the finest gardens in China. It is recognized with the other Classical Gardens of Suzhou 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.

Wikipedia: Master of the Nets Garden (EN), Website

1340 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: Keyuan Garden

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Keyuan, a private garden in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, is located at No. 708 Renmin Road, Gusu District.

Wikipedia: 可园 (苏州) (ZH)

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Great Wave Pavilion

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The Canglang Pavilion, variously translated as the Great Wave Pavilion, Surging Wave Pavilion, or Blue Wave Pavilion, is one of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou that are jointly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at 3 Canglangting Street in Suzhou, Jiangsu China.

Wikipedia: Canglang Pavilion (EN)

1695 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 4: 开元寺无梁殿

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Kaiyuan Temple is located in the Renaissance Garden Community, No. 11, Panmennei East Street, Gusu District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. In 1956, it was listed as a cultural relics protection unit in Jiangsu Province. In 2013, it was listed as the seventh batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

Wikipedia: 开元寺无梁殿 (ZH)

731 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Ruiguang Pagoda

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Ruiguang Tower, also known as Ruiguang Temple Tower or Ruiguang Temple Tower, is an ancient tower of the Song Dynasty located in Panmen, Suzhou.

Wikipedia: 瑞光塔 (ZH)

196 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Panmen Gate Scenic Zone

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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.

Wikipedia: Pan Gate (EN)


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