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Site of the Xunfu Yamen (public official’s office)

The site of the Xunfu Yamen, also called Xunfu Duyushitai or Futai Yamen, at 20 Shuyuan Alley, was listed as a Suzhou relic protection site in 1982 and is now under local hygiene school management.

Tieling Pass

Tieling Pass, also called the Fengqiao Fortress, was originally built during the 36th year of the reign of the Jiajing emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1557 AD).  

Taicang’s five Yuan Dynasty bridges

The city of Taicang has five arched bridges from the Yuan Dynasty made of blue stone, all with the same basic construction. The Zhou, Zhoujing, and Jingting bridges are triple-arch bridges, while the Gao and Jinji are single-arch.

Quanjin Guild Hall

The Quanjin (Shanxi province) Guild Hall, also known as the Shanxi (northern Chinese province) Guild Hall, at No14 Zhangjia Alley, off Pingjiang Rd, was listed as the municipal cultural relics unit in 1963, and as a provincial cultural relics unit in 1982.

Pingjiang historic quarter

The Pingjiang Historic Quarter is located in the northeastern part of old Suzhou on a 116.5-hectare area, with the outer ring river to the east, Lindun Rd to the west, Ganjiang Rd to the south, and East Baita Rd to the north. The area has a 2,500-year history and the best-preserved cultural-protection zone of old Suzhou.

Panmen Scenic Area

Thi sarea sits to the southwest of the old part of Suzhou, with the Wugong Pan-Pacific Grand Hotel and Xinshi Rd next door to the north, and the Huancheng River to the south. It contains three famous scenic spots – the Land-and-Water City Gates, Ruiguang Tower, and Wumen Bridge. The new Panmen scenic area officially opened to the public on Sept 23, 1999. When the APEC finance ministers meeting was held in Suzhou, in Sept 2001, the scenic area’s Sirui Hall was selected as the venue.

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