Suzhou attracts visitors in the Chinese New Year with its rich heritage

 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 


The Chinese New Year has started, and in the scenic city of Suzhou, locals and visitors are celebrating with the help of traditional means like enjoying decorations welcoming the Year of the Pig, savoring family dinners with dishes, which are thought to bring good luck in the year ahead, and attending local festivals.


Chinese New Year is part of the annual Spring Festival which runs February 4 – 10, 2019, but travelers who are visiting Suzhou can find Chinese culture year round in its UNESCO World Heritage designated classical gardens and Kunqu opera houses, on its winding canals, and beyond.


Those thinking of experiencing Suzhou’s rich heritage and 2,500 years of history can enter the Chinese New Year Sweepstakes sponsored by Suzhou Tourism in association with The sweepstakes, which is live now in Suzhou Tourism’s social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, will feature dedicated posts sharing the beauty and wonder of Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival in Suzhou.


Travelers can enter the sweepstakes by visiting Suzhou Tourism also encourages all travelers to share their photos on social media using #TravelSuzhou.


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.


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