Find your own space in Jiangsu Province at Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town. Our hotel is conveniently located in Suzhou Science and Technology Town, an eco-city in the heart of Suzhou National New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (SND). We are only 20 kilometers from the Suzhou Railway Station, which is less than 30 minutes by train from Shanghai. Wuxi Shuofang Airport (WUX) can be reached by car in 30 minutes, and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is about a 90-minute drive away.
Discover the cradle of Wu culture. Historic Suzhou is famous for its stone bridges, pagodas, and classical gardens. The ancient Lingering Garden is one of China’s most famous gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This striking park also has many interesting buildings. The classic Ming-style Humble Administrator’s Garden is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprising a pond, water features, pavilions, terraces, chambers, and towers. Jiangsu Dayangshan National Forest Park, Suzhou Taihu Lake National Wetland Park, Suzhou Amusement Land, Zhenhu Embroidery Street, and the Scenic Spot of Dragon Pond (White Horse Gully) are 15 minutes from the hotel by car.
Named after a famous monk and once one of China’s ten most celebrated temples, Hanshan Temple’s main structures are the Main Hall, Circular Gallery, Sutra Library, Bell Tower, and Maple River Tower. Other sites worth seeing include the Twin Pagodas, the North Temple Pagoda, the Mysterious Taoist Pagoda, the Suzhou Silk Museum, and nearby ancient towns.
Look closer at traditional entertainment, especially performances of Pingtan, Kun, or Suzhou opera—the “three flowers” of Suzhou’s cultural history. Delight in Suzhou’s renowned embroidery, recognizable by its colorful goldfish and cat motifs. Other terrific local handcrafted items include Suzhou fans, brocade, silk tapestries, writing bushes, Chinese musical instruments, and wood-engraved pictures. Fall visitors should try the famous hairy crabs that come from Lake Taihu and Lake Yangcheng.