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Suzhou is praised as the ‘Oriental Venice’ for its picturesque scenery and deep historical atmosphere. Here is a list of top ten tings to do in Suzhou.

Top 10 Things to do in Suzhou

1. Canglang Pavilion
The reason why Canglang Pavilion is one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou City is that it emphasizes the harmony between man made buildings and the natural environment.

2. Garden of the Master of Nets
As you enter the garden, the peaceful natural beauty will make you easy to image the life that the original residents lived in a feudal society. You will slow down your steps and experience the relax life there.

3. Humble Administrator's Garden
Owing to its unique designs and ethereal beauty, it is listed as a World Cultural Heritage site and has also been designated as one of the Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State. In a word, it is worthy of visiting.

4. Lingering Garden
In the Lingering Garden, domiciles, ancestral temples and private gardens are included. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings.

5. Lion Grove Garden
Lion Grove Garden is the representative garden of ancient classical style in Suzhou City, so it occupies an important position in Chinese architecture.

6. Suzhou Silk Museum
The dominant color of Suzhou Silk Museum is white, which represents the purity of silk. Walking into the Silk-Weaving Workshop is like entering another world. It will not disappoint you.

7. Tiger Hill
A famous Song Dynasty poet, Su Shi said, 'It is a lifelong pity if having visited Suzhou you did not visit Tiger Hill.'. In fact, the mountain was man made though it is hard to believe.

8. Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish
The fish served with golden crispy outside and delicate inside, the body sprinkled with diced vegetables and/or pinenuts, and usually the tail is made turned up, just like a squirrel’s.

9. First Dish on Earth
A most famous clear soup of Suzhou with watercress, slices of chicken, shrimp and crispy rice.

10.  Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Prints
Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Prints, which is usually posted on the exterior doors, is a Chinese traditional handicraft that carves and prints the selected images on the wood.