Suqian Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 宿迁 (sù qiān)
Area: 8,555 square kilometers (3,303 square miles)
Location: in the north of Jiangsu Province, east China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Sucheng, Suyu); 3 counties (Shuyang, Siyang, Sihong)
Area Code: 0527
Zip Code: 223800
GDP (2019): CNY 309.923 billion (USD 44.923 billion)
Liquor Production Base & Hometown of Chinese Hero - Xiang Yu
Located in the north part of Jiangsu Province, Suqian is bordered by Xuzhou and Lianyungang, sharing the fourth largest freshwater lake in China, Hongze Lake, with Huai'an to the south. Suqian once severed as Emperor Qianlong’s stopover place for five times during his six adventures to southern China and its beautiful scenery was greatly praised by the emperor. The palace in which the emperor once stayed is located on the bank of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and preserved well with convenient transportation and many scenic spots around including Luoma Lake. Suqian also has many parks, tourist resorts and historical sites.
Xiangyu, a Chinses hero in the late Qin Dynasty (221 BC- 207 BC), was born in Suqian. He launched an uprising and then established his own kingdom. Now, visitors can know his stories while enjoying ancient buildings in the Xiangyu Hometown Scenic Area. With a long history of brewing, Suqian produces high-quality liquor. Yanghe Daqu and Shuanggou Daqu are famous liquor brands in Suqian.
Suqian Attractions - Things to Do
Luoma Lake: Situated in the northwest of the city, Luoma Lake Ranks among the four largest freshwater lakes of Jiangsu. It covers a total area of 375 square kilometers (145 square miles), dotted by several natural scenic spots and historical sites.
Qianlong Temporary Palace: This is a well preserved old building complex in the south bank of the Luoma Lake. It was first built around 1684, and the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty had been to there three times for worship.
Zhangshan Forest Park: 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) north of the city proper, the park gets a fine management of mountain and water landscape.
How to get to Suqian
2. Suqian passenger transport company in Huangyun Road (West), west of the city proper, dispatches buses to cities including Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. Generally, visitors can get from Suqian to Nanjing within three hours, to Xuzhou for about one hour.
When to Go: every May to October of a year
Suqian Travel Tips
History: The region bears a long history. Archeologist discovered the Xiacaowan Cultural Ruin that human inhabited fifty thousand years ago, and towns of Suqian began to be built in this region nearly 2,300 years ago. One of the emperors of Tang Dynasty (618-907) changed its name from Suyu County to Suqian County in 405.
Physical Features: The general terrain of the city slopes downward from the northwest to the southeast. Except small part of low mountainous and hilly areas, majority of its territory is occupied by plains. Undulant plains, and floodplains created by rivers are also important components of Suqian's landform.
Special Local product: megranate, crystal hawthorn pastry, Baji peanut
I will arrive on the Pu Dong Airpot on 31st at 10.15AM. So, the plan is to catch the fast train Xuzhou and then somehow to Suqian.
The last bus to Siyang leaves at 7:23. So you are suggested to take the bus to Siyang at 11:39.
The long-distance bus costs 120RMB and takes about 5h.
So 90 minutes for 2 stations ? 2 and 3?
Whats the name of the bus station? Long distance bus or south bus station? is line 3 far from line 2? How many minutes walk
The transfer is easily to be done, since there are signs guiding you.
The bus station is South Long-distance Bus Station.
I’ll go to 7days inn Suqian Siyang bus station.
Thank you very much
If you are in Pudong Airport, take shuttle bus line 7 to south railway station. Then, walk to South Bus Station and catch a bus to Suqian. The fare is 136/156 RMB.