Many of Suzhou’s most popular attractions can be found near to Dongshan, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Pan Gate and the iconic Hanshan Temple. If you have time, don’t miss Lingering Garden and the Retreat & Reflection Garden.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Dongshan. Join a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the beautiful exhibits at Suzhou Museum and the Suzhou Pingtan Museum.
If the weather is good, follow the locals and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Admire the trees and flowers, throw a frisbee, or just soak up the sunshine at the Master of the Nets Garden, the Lion Grove Garden and the Humble Administrator's Garden. To discover the nearby wilderness head out to Tiger Hill. Spot some of the area’s unique birdlife with a trip to a lake in the area such as Jinji Lake.
Add to your wardrobe, stock up on groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby fashion hotspots like the Metro Shopping Mall and the Suzhou Pingjiang Wanda Plaza.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Pan Pacific Suzhou, the Hotel Soul Suzhou, and the popular Marco Polo Suzhou.