Suzhou Travel Guide
On the bank of Lake Taihu, Suzhou is over 2,500 -year-old. During the Tang Dynasty, the Grand Canal connected Suzhou to the rest of empire. Since then, water physically and culturally defines Suzhou.
Suzhou was an centre of silk production and remains so to nowadays. The Suzhou Silk Museum is a good place to learn more about silk production.
The classical gardens in Suzhou have been inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List and these gardens are not the arrays of closely ordered flowers to which westerners are accustomed to, they look like miniature parks in the western sense. The water villages in the suburbs, such as Zhou Zhuang and Tongli, are also well known in the world