Situated just west of Shanghai, Suzhou is deeply rooted in culture and heritage and is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Basin dating back more than 2,500 years. With its narrow streets and winding waterways, Suzhou truly lives up to its nickname as the “Venice of China.” The sweepstakes winner and his/her guest will enjoy a six-day package personalized for the Adventurous Explorer, Authentic Culture Lover, or Foodie-Traveler and determined by the answers to the “What Type of Suzhou Traveler Are You” quiz.
This once-in-a-lifetime trip is inclusive of round-trip coach airfare, accommodations at one of the city’s top hotels, three meals daily, and a guided trip through the city each day. The itinerary will offer quintessential Suzhou experiences featuring visits to a selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Humble Administrator’s Garden and Lingering Garden, as well as visits to Tiger Hill, the Suzhou Museum, Pinjiang Road, the Silk Museum, Tongli, and authentic experiences at iconic restaurants such as Songhelou and Deyuelou. The trip is the ultimate vacation adventure for anyone who wants to visit China and experience true Chinese culture.
Consumers will receive one point for their entry submitted on the sweepstakes website and for an improved chance can share their entry on social media and earn extra points. Sweepstake winners will be announced on www.TraveltoSuzhou.com/Sweepstakes on or about March 3, 2016. Travelers can stay connected with Suzhou Tourism throughout the campaign by visiting the destination website, TravelToSuzhou.com, “Liking” us on Facebook, and “Following” us on InstagramTwitter.
Suzhou, the "Venice of China," is known for its elegant stone bridges, canals, flowing water, and noteworthy architecture. Located in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai, Suzhou is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Basin dating back more than 2,500 years. The city boasts the beautifully manicured Classical Gardens of Suzhou, nine of which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each year, millions of tourists travel to Suzhou to experience the destination’s more than 400 attractions, ranging from pagodas and temples to historical districts and world-class museums. As the largest industrial city in China, Suzhou is home to Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), which boasts five-star hotels, the iconic Lake Jinji, and Asia’s largest 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.