· 8:00 AM Departure from ShanghaiTech University
· 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Visit the famous Tiger Hill in Suzhou
· 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Lunch
· 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Explore Liuyuan, one of China's four famous classical gardens
· 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Stroll along Shantang Street, free time
· 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Dinner
· 8:00 PM, Return to ShanghaiTech University
· 8:00 上海科技大学8:00出发
Tiger Hill, located in the northwest outskirts of Suzhou, is a historically rich and picturesque tourist destination. The name "Tiger Hill" originates from an ancient legend. It is said that in ancient times, a giant white tiger dwelled here, guarding this land of hills and waters. Consequently, people named this mountain "Tiger Hill," symbolizing the tiger-shaped formation standing in the mountain. Tiger Hill boasts a long history dating back to the Southern Liang Dynasty in 514 AD. It is one of the oldest Buddhist sites in the Jiangnan region and is known as the "Buddhist Holy Land of Suzhou." Despite its modest elevation of just over 30 meters, Tiger Hill possesses the charm of "Jiangnan's No.1 Mountain." With its steep terrain, unique rock formations, and diverse landscapes, it is renowned for its Three Wonders, Nine Benefits, and Eighteen Beauties, among many other scenic attractions.
The Lingering Garden, also known as Liuyuan or Liuyuan Garden, is located in the northeastern part of Suzhou city in Jiangsu province, China. It is one of the masterpieces of classical Chinese gardens, one of the four famous gardens in southern China, and is renowned as the "garden within a garden." Built during the Ming Dynasty in the Jiajing period, Lingering Garden has a history of over four hundred years, making it a precious heritage of Chinese garden art and a part of the world cultural heritage. Lingering Garden is famous for its exquisite garden design, unique cultural connotations, and beautiful natural landscapes, attracting countless visitors from all over the world.
Shantang Street, located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, is a historic and culturally rich water town street. This street has a long history dating back over 1,200 years to the Tang Dynasty. Along both sides of the street, you'll find typical Jiangnan water town architecture, including pink walls, black tiles, white walls, ancient stone bridges, and traditional canal boats, showcasing the unique charm of Jiangnan water towns. The area preserves numerous ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties, creating a rich cultural atmosphere with features like Wu dialect, Suzhou Pingtan (storytelling and ballad singing), and traditional craftsmanship. Shantang Street is also a great destination for food lovers, offering authentic Suzhou cuisine and various delicious snacks.Furthermore, the small shops lining the street sell a variety of handicrafts, silk products, tea, and antiques, making it a great place for shopping.