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Suzhou Travel Tips

Here is a selection of valuable travel tips, provided to make your Suzhou travel experience more enjoyable. Home to a plethora of attractions, Suzhou is a popular tourist destination with a rich historical and natural heritage.


Enjoying a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters, Suzhou experiences its lowest temperatures between November and April whilst the city’s weather is relatively pleasant in May, June, September and October with its temperature ranging from 19°C to 24°C. The climate is quite humid during the months of July and August.


Suzhou is well-connected by a good public transportation system with a network of buses and a railway service. For sightseeing tourists, ideal forms of transport are pedicabs, bicycles and boats whilst taxis are also available in the city.

Shopping & Business Hours

In general, business hours in Suzhou are from 8:30am or 9am to 5pm or 5:30pm from Mondays to Fridays. Shops are usually open from 9am to 9pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 10pm from Saturday to Sunday and Public Holidays.


The official currency is Renminbi (RMB) or Chinese Yuan (CNY).

Most credit cards are accepted in China including American Express, Dynasty, JCB, Visa and MasterCard.

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