Suzhou Travel Guide

  • Blue taxis in Suzhou, Anhui Province
    Blue taxis in Suzhou, Anhui Province
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    A sanlunche
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  • Hua Xia roundabout, city centre
    Hua Xia roundabout, city centre
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Suzhou Things to Do

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    by view.finder Updated Nov 29, 2011

    Xuefeng Park is a small but relaxing space rather unfortunately set in the shadow of the large factory across the river. Once inside though, you can find some nice spaces to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

    There is a good area created for badminton courts where the locals bring their own nets each day. Just watching them is entertainment enough. Elsewhere, taiji enthusiasts of all levels practice.

    On the concrete close to the war memorial and monument of General XueFeng are more sports and rollerskaters. .

    In each pavillion, musicians gather to play and sing scores of atmospheric opera music.

    Around the small lake, wedding photographers click away at models. It's good fun trying to sport those have just been married and those that are there to expand the company portfolio.

    And hours can be lost sat in the long pergola that borders the water amongst the day's mothers, grandparents and musicians.

    Park entrance, take the no. 15 bus Local musicians gather in the afternoon Great for portaits Lakeside pavillion Xuefeng Park is a place worth coming back to

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    by view.finder Written Jul 5, 2011

    A brand new museum and grandiose building for this city, the museum houses some interesting artefacts from the

    Finishing touches Prior to opening, Spring 2010 Spacious grounds facing the government offices Suzhou Museum Suzhou Museum has great grounds for recreation
    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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Suzhou Transportation

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    by view.finder Written Feb 28, 2013

    Sanlunche are a great way of getting around and much cheaper than a taxi. They are fun to ride in, good for photography and a welcome break to loud, smokey taxis. Feel the fresh air of the season rush into the cabin and get ever so slightly worried as the wheels jerk around each corner and other bike traffic flies by. I really miss them in the city where I live now, it seems only the farmers have them but they make for the perfect short journey vehicle.

    A sanlunche

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Suzhou Shopping

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    by view.finder Updated Nov 29, 2011

    This South Korean supermarket branch carries more Western products than neighbouring Sugou or HuaXia stores, including French bread, bacon, Chinese-y baked beans and ice creams. Meanwhile, on the deli, you can find packaged chicken breast, wings (and other parts) as you'd buy in British supermarkets.
    Includes a Dicos fastfood chain, a few other restaurants and a new development on the top floor which will include a gymnasium when it is finished.
    Amusements and play areas can be found downstairs

    What to pay: A bit pricier than the other supermarkets perhaps but better in every aspect.

    Saucey Exchange your small change for bullets downstairs

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Suzhou Tourist Traps

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    by view.finder Written Feb 28, 2013

    When taking taxis in China you should always go on the metre. If the driver starts shouting numbers at you then he's out to make a quick Yuan and can't be trusted.

    The fee might even seem low to begin with but he's probably still cheating you. Taxis in Ganzhou are substantially cheaper than in cities like Hefei, Xuzhou and Nanjing. Distances are not that great - you can easily walk from the Hua Xia roundabout and skywalk in the centre to the station in about ten minutes passing interesting city views and an insight into the local life.

    Fun Alternatives: Put-puts, tuk-tuks or sanlunche (three wheeled motorbikes) with space for two to four people are a great alternative and a crafty way of taking pictures and going unnoticed by locals and pavement dwellers.

    Blue taxis in Suzhou, Anhui Province

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