Kelly Swift IWorld of Travel China FAM Suzhou
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When I travel, I search for unexpected moments. I like to step out of the ‘postcards’ of my destination and into the surprise of the great unknown. These are the experiences I cherish, and the ones that embed permanently in my memory, to last as long as I live. In China, of course you MUST see the Great Wall! It’s amazing and wondrous and all the pictures you’ve seen don’t do it justice. But it isn’t totally unexpected. Now step out of the photo and here’s where the fun begins!

 

WELCOME TO SUZHOU! This is where IWorld of Travel’s tagline comes to life. Expect More. Do More. Suzhou was probably not on your bucket list, but I promise you will be blown away. This city, dating back more than 2,500 years, is the ‘Venice of China’ and known for its elegant stone bridges, canals, flowing water, and amazing architecture. It sits in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, bout 60 miles west of Shanghai. You won’t believe the impeccably manicured Classical Gardens of Suzhou, nine of which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with 11 destinations along the Grand Canal that have also been designated world cultural heritage sites.

 

Suzhou has more than 400 attractions, ranging from pagodas and temples to historical districts and world-class museums. You’ll discover luxury in five-star hotels, beauty in the iconic Lake Jinji, and astonishment at China’s largest overwater Ferris Wheel.

 

Travel to Suzhou is easily accessible via three convenient area airports with non-stop flights from North America: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) offers bullet train service to Suzhou, which is approximately a 50-mile, 30-minute trip; Pudong International Airport (PVG) is approximately 65 miles from Suzhou, an hour and half drive; and Sunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX) is approximately 14 miles from Suzhou, a 30-minute drive.

 

Contact a Destination Specialist at IWorld of Travel to develop a unique and custom visit to China that includes #memoriesbeyond moments in Suzhou.

-Kelly