Suzhou Travel Tips
Suzhou Basic Facts:
Area: about 3,277 square miles (8,488 square kilometers)
Area Code: 0512
Zip Code: 215000
Emergency Numbers and Useful Numbers:
24-Hour Tourism Service: 12301 (offering any service concerning tourism in Suzhou)
Taxi Hailing & Complaint: 96520
Tourist Complaints: 65223377
Consumer Complaints: 12315
Telephone Directory Assistance: 114
Weather Forecast: 96121
Bank & Money Exchange
Bank of China
Address: No. 188, West Ganjiang Road, Gusu Dsitrict
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Address: No. 88, Changxu Road
Standard Chartered Bank
Address: No. 2, Suhua Road, Industrial Park
Wifi is available in many public areas such as shopping mall, cafes and restaurants, where travelers are suggested to ask the staff to get the passwords. If you have a Chinese mobile phone number, you can access to more free Wifi signals such as at railway stations (SRWS-FREE), public buses (Chinanet-BusWifi & CMCC-4G), Pingjiang Road (Pingjiang-Free), many commercial centers (aWiFi) and Humble Administrator’s Garden (Suzhou.itouchchina).
The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University
Address: No.96, Shizi Street
Transport: The No.202, 529, 40, 309, 204, 501, 55, 89, and the Tourism Bus No.2 buses can take you directly to the hospital.
Suzhou Kowloon Hospital Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
Address: No. 118, Wansheng Street, Industry Park
Transport: The No. 2, 6, 47, 106, 108, 110, 116, 166, 206, 215 and 258 can take you to Kowloon Hospital South Station. Four lines of free shuttle buses are available for it.
Suzhou Municipal Hospital
Address: No. 26, Daoqian Street
Transport: Take No. 1, 5, 8, 32, 101, 102, 103, 309, 502, 933 and Tourism Bus No. 4 to Yinmaqiao Station or take No. 38, 40, 50, 200, 308, 321, 502, 511 and 931 to Shili Yiyuan Benbu Station.
Address: No. 559, Huqiu Road
Address: No. 119, Renmin Road
Dushu Lake Church
Address: Bailu Park, Cuiwei Street, Dushu Lake, Industrial Park District
Address: No. 170, Yushan Road, High-tech District
St. John’s Church
Address: No. 18, Shizi Street, Canglang District (West Gate of Soochow University)
Tongrentang (Chinese Medicine)
Address: Gongxiang, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District
Yuehai Drug Store
Address: Yuehai Square, No.22, Qiaosikongxiang, Guanqian Street
Address: No.1, Shizi Street
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Address: No. 111, Renai Road, Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Industrial Park
Book Store & Library
Address: West Street of Harmony Times Square
Address: No. 858, Renmin Road
Activity & Festival
Suzhou International Tourism Festival
Time: Around April to June
Crushing Gods Temple Fair (April 14th in Chinese lunar calendar)
April 14th is said to be the birthday of Lv Dongbin, one of the Eight Immortals in Chinese Taoist mythology. On that day, he comes to Suzhou disguised as a human to spread happiness and prosperity. To receive more luck from the immortal, people from all over the city crowd the streets in celebration. Today, this activity has turned into a bustling temple fair with various displays including handicrafts, plants, animals, and local snacks.
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I am going there next week.
For a business travel
Is there anythinpg to see in the area around the hotel?
Thanks a lot.