Suzhou – The Paradise on Earth – Best China Tourist Attractions


An old Chinese proverb praising the beauty and prosperity of Suzhou says, “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Hangzhou and Suzhou.” It has long been a heaven for scholars, artists, and skilled craftsmen, and it still is today.
The beautifully landscaped city of Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta region, and is renowned for its classic gardens, traditional waterside architecture, and traditional operas.
Suzhou was a prosperous ancient state capital, built in 514 BC by He Lv (/her lyoo/), the King of Wu State. It grew in favor with China’s dynasties – a summer retreat of emperors, and a well-placed trade center. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained today. The double-chessboard layout of the city, with ‘the streets and rivers going side by side while the water and land routes running in parallel’, is preserved intact.
There is no airport in the city and travelers should use the nearby Shanghai Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport. With four main train stations, the railway is well-developed. Frequent bullet trains run between Suzhou and Shanghai, which makes it possible to travel between the two cities in 30 minutes. Subway trains and convenient city buses can take visitors to most attractions within the city. Currently, it is one of best tourist attractions in China.
Suzhou [苏州, Soochow] – The Paradise on Earth – Tourism Promotional Film Presented by The World Tourist



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