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Suzhou Metro

 

Suzhou is a part you can't never miss when you plan a China tour. It is one of the oldest cities in China. Many historical towns and gardens were built during more than 2500 years city history. Fortunately, most of them have been preserved very well, and some of them are located along the Metro Line 1. At the same time, Suzhou is richly endowed by nature beauty where real "Jiangnan" is. Take a subway, you can explore all of these easily and comfortably.

Mudu Ancient Town

Mudu Ancient Town(木渎古镇) is as old as Suzhou with more than 2500 years history. Mudu, in Chinese means "blocked by woods". It was said Wu Emperor Goujian(勾践) built palace for ancient China beauty-Xishi(西施). And thousands of woods were transported to build the palace. The woods even blocked the downstream. Then the town of the downstream was named after "Mudu".

Mudu is a great treasure of China garden culturel. During Ming and Qing Dynasty, Mudu became the town of private gardens. Many celebrities once linved there. Because of its beautiful scenery and exquisite gardens, Qianlong(乾隆), the great emperor of Qing Dynasty, built a residential palace here.

 

Mudu Ancient Town

 

Suzhou Amusement Park

Suzhou Amusement Park(苏州乐园) is the most popular amusement park in Suzhou. It is a perfect combination of developed western modern amusement park and traditional China exquisite gardern style. Wandering in the park, you will get lost in the amazing lake, trees, flowers and gardens. At the same time, Suzhou Amusement Park is equipped with integrated amusement facilities for all walks of people. Its night view attracts thousands of people to visit.

 

Suzhou Amusement Park

 

Guanqian Street

Guanqian Street(观前街) could be the oldest shopping street in China which was bult during Qing Dynasty. After several rebuildings, it has become the most spectacular shopping street in Suzhou. There are many old stores scattering along the Guanqian Street, and most of they have hundreds years history. If you want to try some authentic snacks, Guanqian Street is your best choice.

 

Guanqian Street

 

Yi Garden

Yi Garden(怡园) is located on No.1265, Renmin Road, covering 6270km². It was built during the late Qing Dynasty, and consists of East Garden and West Garden. Because it was built late, Yi Garden combined other characters of China traditional garden decoration.

 

Yi Garden

 

Jinji Lake

Jinji, in Chinese meas "golden chook". It was said a golden chook fell on a boat of Jinji Lake(金鸡湖), which is the origin of Jinji Lake's name. Jinji lake covers 7.4 km². Surrounding the lake, it is the famous Jinji Lake Scenic Zone which is ranked as 5A scenic zone in China. Jinji Lake Scenic Zone is a reflection of Suzhou industry. During the overall project, many modern scientific elements were put into use.

 

Jinji Lake