Suzhou tours and China tours operator from China Holidays Ltd "Filled with exquisite gardens and also famous for its rich brocades and intricate embroidery"

The Venice of the East, according to Marco Polo, and Heaven on Earth according to ancient poets
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It lies on a river delta in southern China, and so the land is fertile and the climate humid. This climate favoured the cultivation of silkworms and Suzhou became the centre of silk-making, sending its rich brocades and intricate embroidery up to the imperial court in Beijing along the Grand Canal for the exclusive use of the Emperor, bringing back wealth and prestige. The growing prosperity of the merchants gave them leisure to create beautiful gardens to boast of their status, and these gardens, laid out centuries ago, still enchant visitors today, as do the waterways that criss-cross the town parallel to the roads, the quaint old houses and graceful bridges.

They say the climate also gives a clear and dewy complexion to the local girls, bestowing the reputation of great beauty on them all!

Zhouzhuang  Established in 1086 in the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1126) Zhouzhuang is set in charming surroundings with simple ancient buildings and beautiful rivers and lakes. Over half of the buildings in the town were constructed in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties.

The Humble Administrator's Garden  was built during 1506 and 1512 in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and covers an area of 4.8 hectares, three quarters of which are water. It is regarded as one of the four major gardens in China along with the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Summer Resort in Chengdu and the Garden to Linger In in Suzhou.

Grand Canal  The ancient Grand Canal, 1,700 km in length, is a wonder of the ancient Chinese civilisation, with a history of 2,400 years. The canal starts from Beijing and ends at Hangzhou.

The Garden to Linger In was built during the reign of Emperor Jia Jing (1522 - 1566) and has the reputation as one of the four major gardens in China. The Garden to Linger In is beautifully arranged and elegant.

Fisherman Garden was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). It covers a total area of 0.54 hectares and is the smallest garden in Suzhou - one-tenth the size of the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Pan Gate is an ancient gateway, with both land and water entrances, a typical style in ancient China and now the only one left


The Land of Nine Dragons

15 days tour - Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing from £2195.

Panda, Palaces and Pagodas

22 days - Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Yangtze Cruise, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo and Beijing from £2895.

Glorious Gardens of China

16 day tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hanghsou, Suzhou and Shanghai from £2545.

Enchanting China

16 days tour - Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing from £1895.

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