About Suzhou, China
Known for classical gardens, bridges, and canals, Suzhou is northwest of Shanghai. Suzhou’s 3,200 square miles houses more than 10.5 million residents. Textile products, electronic equipment, IT, steel, and iron are involved in China’s second largest manufacturing sector. Tourism has been an asset for developing the city’s service sector. When it comes to foreign investment, this is one of China’s primary destinations.
Popular Destinations in Suzhou
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Suzhou? Suzhou features many points of interest that can thrill travelers visiting this Chinese city. Here are a few notable attractions to visit:
Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhou Zheng Yuan): Covering more than 12 acres, the Zhou Zheng Yuan is the largest and best known garden in the Province. This is due to its unique and sweeping landscapes. Originally created in 1509 by a former government servant (hence the name), the Humble Administrator’s Garden was built on ancient relics and a Taoist temple and includes water features, rock formations, and small forests.
Suzhou Museum: Located in the Gusu District and adjacent to the Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Suzhou Museum was founded in 1960 on the site of Prince Zhong’s Mansion. It showcases items that reflect the history and culture of the area, including relics of the revolution, handicraft works, porcelain pieces, and paintings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The building itself combines classical gardens, courtyards, and modern architecture, giving it the feel of an exquisite work of art in itself.
Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple): Built in the year 502, the Hanshan Temple is one of the most famous temples in China’s history. It is known for its Buddhist culture and ringing of bells. There are also many historical relics inside, including the statue of Han Shan and stone tablets with inscriptions by the intellectuals of ancient times. The Hanshan Temple’s bell rings 108 times on New Year’s Eve to pray for safety and happiness in the coming year. After the bell ceremony, thousands of visitors write their own New Year wishes on the prayer wall and watch the festivities unfold.
Tiger Hill (Surging Sea Hill): A relatively small area covering 3.5 acres, Tiger Hill is filled with many historic sites more than 2,500 years old. A few of the highlights are:
- Tiger Hill Pagoda (Huqiu Tower) – Also called China’s ‘Leaning Tower’, this 7-story octagonal tower leans 3.5 degrees to the northwest.
- Sword Pool and Sword Testing Stone – King He Lu was an avid collector of swords. It is believed these swords were sharpened on the rocks in the area. Local folklore has it that the King’s collection was buried beneath this pool after his death.
- Lu Yu Well – A tea expert, Lu Yu’s contributions through his teachings, tea growing and consumption became an important part of daily life. The contents of this well have been declared the third best in the entire country.
- Wanjing Villa – View hundreds of amazing examples of bonsai trees; this ancient art form originated in China.
Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan): Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), this garden has been growing for more than 400 years. One of the former owners was an avid stone collector and placed many unusually shaped and precious stones throughout the garden. Flowers, trees, and buildings mix harmoniously with the surroundings.
Luxury Lodging in Suzhou
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Suzhou? There are many highly-rated lodging options available in Suzhou for luxury travelers to choose from. Here are some examples:
- Crowne Plaza Suzhou
- Dongshan Hotel
- DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou
- Haiyatt Garden Hotel
- Hotel Nikko Suzhou
- Hyatt Regency Suzhou
- InterContinental Suzhou
- Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
- Pan Pacific Suzhou
- Renaissance Suzhou Hotel
- Tongli Lake View Hotel
Airports In or Nearby Suzhou For Private Jets
Looking for a private jet charter to Suzhou, China? There are a number of airports you can use for your private jet travel to arrive in or depart from Suzhou. These include:
- Wuxi Airport (WUX): Wuxi Airport is located 16 miles away from Suzhou, and is the closest airport to the city. Formally known as Sunan Shuofang International Airport, this international airport sits at an elevation of 16 feet above sea level. It has a single asphalt runway measuring 10,500 feet in length, and is designated in the 03/21 direction. The airport records a passenger turnover of over 3.5 million passengers per year, and has more than 31,000 aircraft movements annually as well.
- Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): This airport is located 44 miles away from Suzhou. This is the main domestic airport serving the Shanghai region; only a limited number of international flights are allowed to land or take off from the airport. The airport stands at an altitude of 10 feet above sea level, and has two runway made of asphalt and concrete. They measure 11,100 feet and 10,800 feet in length respectively, and are designated in the 18L/36R and 18R/36L directions respectively.
- Changzhou Airport (CZX): Changzhou Airport is located around 58 miles away from Suzhou. It is the primary airport serving Changzhou, and is one of the busiest airports in the province. It serves as the hub for several domestic and international airlines. The airport is located at an altitude of 434 feet above sea level and has two asphalt runways measuring 11,900 and 7,500 feet in length. These are designated in the 09/27 and 16/34 directions respectively. The airport serves more than 32 million passengers annually, and has over 200,000 aircraft movements each year.
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located 120 miles from Suzhou. It stands at an altitude of 131 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 5,200 feet in length. It also has gravel and composite material runways as well.
- Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH): Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located around 235 miles from Suzhou. The airport sits at an altitude of 115 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 10,000 feet in length, designated in the 18/36 direction.
- Nanjing Lukou Airport (NKG): Nanjing Lukou Airport is located 85 miles from Suzhou. The airport has scheduled commercial air traffic as well as private and charter aircraft use as well as general aviation. It is located at an altitude of 282 feet above sea level. Nanjing Lukou Airport has two asphalt runways measuring 6302 and 4934 feet in length. It records over 60,000 aircraft movements annually.
- Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB): Ningbo Lishe International Airport is located 212 miles away from Suzhou. It sits at an altitude of 50 feet above sea level, and has one asphalt runway measuring between 5,800 feet in length.
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