Suzhou Travel Guide

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Suzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 宿州市 (sù zhōu shì)
Population: 6,045,200
Area: 9,786 square kilometers (3,778 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Suzhou is situated at the northernmost end of Anhui Province neighboring Jiangsu, Shandong, and Henan provinces.
Administrative Division: 4 counties (Dangshan Xiaoxian, Lingbi, Sixian); 1 district (Yongqiao)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0557-3048016
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0557-3025028


Huangcangyu Nature Reserve: It is the most attractive sight in Suzhou bringing together many types of landscape, such as natural forests and caves, springs, pools, as well as temples.

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.

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 Travel Tips

 History: Suzhou was inhabited a long time ago, and became a flourishing place in the Qin (221BC-206BC) and Han (206BC-220AD) dynasties. In the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD), the government set up a prefecture in this area. Since then, it has always been the capital of the prefecture.

 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.

- Last modified on Apr. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Suzhou Travel
Asked by Gaston Casco from ARGENTINA | Apr. 21, 2019 15:11Reply
Can you recommend a tour to do on my own? I will arrive by train at Suzhou East station
Answers (1)
Answered by Addison from FINLAND | Apr. 24, 2019 19:57

How many days you will stay in the city? As I know, provides nice tours of Suzhou and its surrounding places. If interested, their contact information is
Asked by Azee from PAKISTAN | Jun. 18, 2013 08:43Reply
Zhengzhou to Suzhou,Anhui
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.
Please guide.
Answers (3)
Answered by Black from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 18, 2013 22:51

There is no direct flights between the two cities.
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/
Answered by Azee mehr from PAKISTAN | Jun. 19, 2013 00:29

Dear Black
Thanks for you reply.
From which railway station I need to book tickets for bullet train.?
Please inform thanks.
Answered by Black | Jun. 19, 2013 04:21

You can go to Zhengzhou Railway Station or any railway ticket service center in this city for booking.
Asked by farooq from UGANDA | Sep. 19, 2012 21:39Reply
how long does it to travel in train from beijing to Suzhou
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicky | Sep. 20, 2012 02:03

It takes about 3 hours by high speed train, and 4.5-5 hours by bullet train.
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