Suzhou – The Grand Canal and Master of Nets Garden

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Suzhou is one of the most spectacular cities in the Yangtze River delta, famed for its sophisticated culture and classic scenery. From dynastic times, silk has played a major role in the city’s economy. We’ll begin our journey with a walk along the Grand Canal where our guides from Shanghai and Beyond will detail Suzhou’s history and point out iconic landmarks. At lunch, we’ll enjoy a round table array of Su cuisine, noted for its attention to detail, with flavors enhanced by meat or seafood. Next, we’ll tour the Silk Museum, which covers the development of sericulture and its influence on the Silk Road. We’ll have time to browse in the vast shopping area. Finally, we will tour the delicately landscaped Master of the Nets Garden, recognized as one of the finest gardens in China.


Tuesday, September 25


8:15am Registration, 8:30am to 6:30pm
Hongqiao Marriott
2270 Hongqiao Rd.
(metro line 10 to Longxi Road station, exit 3, about a 10-minute walk)


RMB 600 per person (includes entrance fees, lunch, tour guide, bus transportation, water, and snacks)


Please email by September 18. Under Subject type “Silk and Master of Nets” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after September 18. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. Check our website for the event coordinator’s contact information.