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Seeing Suzhou: top city sites near Metro Line 4

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Updated: 2017-04-27

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Beisi (North Temple) Pagoda Station: Bao'en Temple Pagoda; Suzhou Museum

Seeing Suzhou: top city sites near Metro Line 4

As a famed ancient Suzhou landmark, the octagonal nine-story Bao’en Temple Pagoda stands 76 meters high. Built of brick and wood with traditional Chinese upturned eaves, the pagoda has survived more than a century and is built on the site of the original pagoda dating from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). [Photo from WeChat: suzhouvisit]

Address: No 1918, Renmin Rd, Gusu district.

Seeing Suzhou: top city sites near Metro Line 4

Suzhou Museum, a work of art in and of itself, is a treasure-trove of historically important artifacts such as porcelains, celadon works, ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphic scrolls, and handicrafts. The building itself was designed by Pulitzer Prize winner Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. [Photo from WeChat: suzhouvisit]

Address: No 202 Dongbei Street, Gusu district

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