Suqian Travel Guide
Area: 8,555 square kilometers (3,303 square miles)
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Sucheng, Suyu); 3 counties (Shuyang, Siyang, Sihong)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0763-3364098
Tourist Inquiries: 0527-4368039
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0527-4210256
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.
Climatic Features: Enjoying a warm temperate monsoon climate, the city has superior light and heat resources. It has clear four seasons and adequate rainfall, with an annual average temperature of 14.2C (58F). Generally, the temperature during a year may range from -8C (17.6F) to 36.5C (97.7F).
When to Go: every May to October of a year
Special Local product: megranate, crystal hawthorn pastry, Baji peanut
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.
Suqian Travel Tips:
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.