Suzhou Travel Tips

 Suzhou Basic Facts:
Area: about 3,277 square miles (8,488 square kilometers)
Population: 10,654,000
Area Code: 0512
Zip Code: 215000

Telephone Booth in Suzhou
Telephone Booth

 Emergency Numbers and Useful Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic: 122
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 Service
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.

 Post Office
Huqiu Branch
Address: No. 559, Huqiu Road
Nanmen Branch
Address: No. 119, Renmin Road

Dushu Lake Church
Address: Bailu Park, Cuiwei Street, Dushu Lake, Industrial Park District
Lion Church
Address: No. 170, Yushan Road, High-tech District
St. John’s Church
Address: No. 18, Shizi Street, Canglang District (West Gate of Soochow University)

 Drug Store
Tongrentang (Chinese Medicine)
Address: Gongxiang, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District
Yuehai Drug Store
Address: Yuehai Square, No.22, Qiaosikongxiang, Guanqian Street

 Famous University:
Soochow University
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
Eslite Residence
Address: West Street of Harmony Times Square
Suzhou Library
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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