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Suzhou Travel Guide, China

Suzhou is situated in Jiangsu Province of China.

In the past the city of Suzhou was also the capital city for the historical state of Wu somewhere between the 12th and the 4th Century B.C. In recent years the city of Suzhou has popped up as the major hub for all kinds of skilled craftsmen with silk trade being their major business.

The city of Suzhou is also well gifted with water bodies like Lake Taihu and the River Yangtze which are enough to provide fulfill the necessary water requirements of the city. These two water bodies give birth to multiple canals in and around the city of Suzhou. One will find many canals crossing each other and people using various bridges to cross them. You can call Suzhou a water city. Same is the reason why the city of Suzhou is called as Venice of the East.

The unique selling point of this city of Suzhou is its Chinese culture which still holds the roots in some olden areas of the city. While many modern Chinese cities have lost their historical touch this city of Suzhou is still holding to the very famous and very beautiful Chinese culture which gives the ultimate look to the city.

The cultural city of China has been accelerating fast in the world of laptops. The city of Suzhou is the largest laptop manufacturers on this planet. The industrial park of Suzhou (located in western region of Suzhou) and the newly formed district of Suzhou (located in eastern part of the city) house many industrial giants from the rest of the world. Some of the industrial products which are produced in the city of Suzhou in abundance are automotive components, flash memory systems, microchips, pharmaceuticals, power tools, telecommunications products, and computer equipment etc.

Although air, road, and rail methods to enter the city of Suzhou are available, still the best method suggested is the overnight ferry that floats on the Grand Canal of Suzhou. It leaves at around 5:30 PM and enters the city of Suzhou at around 7:00 AM.

In terms of education, the city of Suzhou hasn’t been left behind and today it has three government funded universities and many other private educational institutions which are always ready to teach those who love to learn!

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