If you are on a family trip, you need to take the following things into consideration while planning your trip: personal travel preference, available time, physical condition, affordability, transportation and climate.
Usually the trip can be divided into four parts: transportation, accommodation, food and dining (including admission fees, shopping, etc.).In terms of accommodation, you can choose to stay at the more affordable inns near the classical gardens in downtown Suzhou to be frugal. Remember to take all the necessaries with you, such as toiletries, clothes for all weather conditions, medicine, cameras, etc. to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
Suzhou offers a wide choice of venues where you and your family members can enjoy quality time together. Whether you’re looking for exciting adventure experiences or relaxing afternoon walks, you can always find the right place in Suzhou.
No.1 Suzhou Classical Gardens
The World Cultural Heritage classical gardens of Suzhou seek to recreate natural landscapes in miniature dating from the 11th-19th century. These enchanting and peaceful gardens would serve as a perfect venue for family gatherings as well as an ideal example to cultivate the aesthetic senses of your children.
Humble Administrator’s Garden is the largest and also the most well-known garden among the nine World Heritage classical gardens in Suzhou. Not far from this garden, on the west side, is the new Suzhou Museum, Museum of Classical Gardens, Suzhou Folklore Museum and the Lion Grove.
No.2 Ferris Wheel Theme Park
The newly-opened Ferris Wheel Theme Park in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is regarded as the symbol of modern Suzhou. The theme park by the Jinji Lake, in a total land area of about 37,680 square meters, has the tallest ferris wheel in Asia, the first two-storied carousel horses in Suzhou, and a series of state-of-the-art amusement facilities featuring high technologies introduced from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, and UK. No time to deliberate, just take your children here and have fun!
No.3 River Cruises on the Moat
Ride on the new-model Water Bus or exotic Chinese pleasure boat to take a 45-minute cruise around the ancient city of Suzhou. Provided are snacks and drinks, tour guides, Pingtan (local opera) performances and air-conditioned cabins. All you need to do is sit comfortably and enjoy beautiful views along the moat!
This river cruise on the moat covers 10 city gates and 18 stone bridges including the following attractions:
Renmin Bridge (Port) ——Panmen Gate——Baihuazhou Park——Wannian Bridge (Xumen Gate)——Ganjiang Bridge——Shilu Port——Changmen Gate and suspending bridge——Pingmen Gate (Railway Sation)——Qimen Gate——Dongyuan Garden——Xiangmen Gate——fengmen Gate——Midu Bridge——Nanyuan Bridge——Renmin Bridge (Port)