Suzhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 宿州市 (sù zhōu shì)
Area: 9,939 square kilometers (1,502 square miles)
Location: in the north of Anhui, eastern China
Administrative Division: 4 counties (Dangshan, Xiaoxian, Lingbi, Sixian); 1 district (Yongqiao)
Area Code: 0557
Zip Code: 234000-235300
GDP (2018): CNY 163.02 billion (USD 24.64 billion)
Suzhou is situated at the northernmost end of Anhui Province, neighboring Jiangsu, Shandong, and Henan. It is one of the core cities of Huaihai Economic Zone and the nearest city to the sea in Anhui Province. Many historical sites which connect to important events in China are left in Suzhou such as the Shegu Terrace, Gaixia Ancient Battlefield and the Tomb of Yuji. Huangcangyu Nature Reserve and Wuliu Scenic Spot highlighting the picturesque natural scenery are the best places for tourists to get close to nature. Suzhou also features Lingbi Stone which is black and has various textures, ranking first among the four rare stones in China. Every April, the spectacular pear blossom sea in Dangshan attracts a lot of tourists.
Wuliu Scenic Spot: In this spot, visitors can taste the natural, high quality mineral water in the Longquan (Dragon) Spring and the Zhenzhu (Pearl) Spring. Apart from natural scenes, the Longquan and Dafang Temples and some cultural relics and tombs can also be found in this scenic spot.
Pear Tree King Scenic Area: Covering an area of 180 square miles, the grand Pear Tree King Scenic Area is a must-see scenic spot with numerous pear trees. Dangshan government will hold the Pear Blossom Festival in March every year and it lasts for one month. In addition to bloomy pear flowers, there will be various activities and wonderful performances at that time.
Special Local Products: Food: Fuli roast chicken, crisp pear of Dangshan County, grape of Xiaoxian County
Handicraft: Leshi Inkstone
It is located in the warm-temperate zone having a semi-humid monsoon climate. Suzhou's winter is chilly, usually lasting as long as four months, and the summer is hot. The rainy season ranges from mid-June to late September.
When to Go: Spring and autumn are both favorable seasons for the best weather, moist air and moderate rainfall.
Suzhou Dadian Airport is scheduled to build in 2019 and serve the public in 2021. Presently, you can transfer at Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport or Hefei Xinqiao International Airport firstly, then travel to Suzhou by train or intercity bus.
Suzhou Travel Tips
Physical Features: Located in the Huaibei Plain, the topography of it is low and flat, just like all the cities in northern Anhui Province.
1. If visitors get there in rainy season, be prepared to take umbrellas.
2. It is only 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Xuzhou Guanyin Airport by which visitors can get in and out more conveniently.
Thank you a lot!
That takes away the natural landscapes but not the monuments :)
I note down what you tell me. What about markets and flea markets? I will be there on a Thursday.
Thank you a lot :)
I am in Zhengzhou, Henan.
I want to now If there is direct or indirect air travel or flight available from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to nearest place to my destination city.
You can fly to reach Hefei Xinqiao Airport. Then take the shuttle bus to reach Hefei Bus Station where you can find the direct bus for your destination.
Actually, between Zhengzhou and SZ, there are direct trains: D284/D281, D294/D291 and K378/K375B.
It is suggested to book the train tickets in advance and take the bullet trains directly/
Thanks for you reply.
From which railway station I need to book tickets for bullet train.?
Please inform thanks.