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A modest number of travelers pay Suzhou a visit when traveling through China. Suzhou can be worth stopping by, as it has some nice parks and canals. Its most popular attraction is the Lion Forest Garden. Take a moment to look over this Suzhou travel guide to see more things to see and do.
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The Master Of Nets Garden 网师园 Originally known as the Fisherman's Retreat,it was laid out under the Southern Song Dynasty and was renamed the Master of Nets Gardens in the reign of Qianlong under the Qing Dysnasty.The outstanding feature of this small but elegant garden is that it combines living quarters with the landscape garden.The physical center is a pond surrounded by roofed walkways and pavilions,and decorated with trees, flowers and rockery. In short, there are scenes beyond scenes, and gardens within the garden.  
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Suzhou is famous for Chinese landscape gardens with traditional Chinese architecture. It is near to Shanghai, so it contains a lot of fashionable elements. After enjoying the amazing landscape gardens, there are still a lot of things to do to know the city. In it, you may appreciate not only the traditional culture of China, but also the fashionable elements of Western countries. The nightlife and entertainment in Suzhou is also wonderful.
First, the Guan Qian Street and Shi Quan Street are the busiest streets in Suzhou. They are commercial streets combining entertainment, restaurants, shopping and tour. These two streets are must for tourists. You can enjoy the refreshing elements here.
Second, tourists should not miss the Shantang Street. This street has a history of more than 1100 years. There are a lot of old architectures here. It is between the Hu Qiu Mountain and the most thriving parts of Suzhou, so it becomes more important. Many famous works referred to it. Visitors may appreciate the amorous feelings of the water town, Suzhou. There are full of neat clothes shops, which are favorites of most young people. Here, there are full of Suzhou snacks and all kinds of fashionable food of other countries, such as Korean cold noodles and Japanese sashimi. Especially at night, the business is quite good.
Third, going to the Eunuch Lane to eat delicious food is a must. The Eunuch Lane is the most famous cate street in Suzhou. It is near the thriving Guan Qian Street. All the famous Suzhou restaurants locate in this street. All kinds of dishes are waiting for guests to taste. It must satisfy your appetite. At night, people are eating barbecue or other dishes with friends and their family. How cozy it is!
Fourth, going to bars is an indispensable choice at night. In Shi Quan Street, there are varieties of bars suitable for different people. Listening to the soft music, drinking beers, it is full of romantic atmosphere. In the Shantang Street, there are also many bars of reminiscence style. Whatever you talk about business stuff or meet friends, going to bars is a good choice.
Fifth, the traditional art of Suzhou, Kun Qu and Ping Tan are the treasure in the drama field of China, just like the Beijing Opera. Ping Tan is sung by Suzhou dialect accompanying three-string and lute. It can be seen in the landscape gardens here and there. At night, tourists usually can enjoy the performance in the theater. Elder people love these two art styles very much.
Besides, there are also other ways of entertainments in Suzhou. Young people like to go to Disco halls and KTV to reduce the pressure. Romantic people like to go to coffee bars to enjoy the leisure. Old people like to go to the tea houses to talk about things of daily life. Many fashionable ladies like to go to the Yoga gyms or hot spring spas to enjoy their pastime.
All in all, there are so many ways of entertainment and colorful nightlife in Suzhou. Tourists must appreciate not only the beautiful landscape gardens but also the amazing culture of Suzhou.
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Suzhou is, contrary to popular belief, not as beautiful as Hangzhou.  Still, the city certainly has its charm.  Possessed of a metropolitan spirit, you can find a diverse selection of cuisine in the city.  Take a trip down to the lake someday to enjoy the scenery, the weather, and a genuine German Beer at the nearby brewery.  That building squats amidst the natural landscape, a giant black steel edifice screaming mystery.  I was happy to have investigated.

There are many beggars in Suzhou, how you deal with these people is entirely up to you, but do not let traveler's guilt motivate you to excessive displays of charity.
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