During your travelling, if you choose my house, I think it is convenient for you to visit both Shanghai and Suzhou, also very near to Wuxi City, also easy to go to Nanjing, Hangzhou city etc. Moreover the living cost going down much.
During your stay, you will be free to join our family dinner and try to eat many traditional Chinese cooking, if you like it, you could have dinner with us every night for free. Many guests like it very much. Staying with us, you really could get better understand Chinese culture.
If you want to go to Beijing, there are many bullet trains per day from Suzhou to Beijing, only need 5 hours by train, very fast and convenient, if you wan to save money, you also coud book the night train from Suzhou to Beijing, around 11 hours, in the morning you could arrive at Beijing. I could help you to book the tickets ahead of days, sometimes the train tickets are tight to sell, I will be happy to help you to buy without any charge.
Shanghai is a modern city, there are many shopping malls. For a foreign visitor, in my opinion, the worth sightseeing spots are: Shanghai Bund, Shanghai Museum, and East Pearl TV Tower, Chenghuang Temple. I am also very familiar with Shanghai, I stayed there for 8 years before, so that I can give you some information you need. Comparing with Shanghai, Suzhou is a tourist city, there are many foreign tourists come here everyday. In China, there is a saying 'In the heaven, there is the beautiful paradise; in the earth, there are beautiful Suzhou & Hangzhou. Suzhou is the typical southern Chinese riverside town. I think 1 day trip from Suzhou to Shanghai, it is enough in my opinion.
The Suzhou city is more worth for sightseeing, because there are much more beautiful famous sightseeing spots. Such as Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Humble Administrator's Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Guanqian Street, Stone Road, Shantang Street, Jinji Lake, Tai Lake. The canal is also very beautiful, you could sit in the ship and enjoy the night canal scene, very cheerful.
The house is very close to Hanshan Temple and Maple bridge Scenic, the Tang Dynasty poet named Zhangji wrote a very famous poet about the Hanshan Temple and Maple bridge. It takes only 15-20 minutes by walk to Han Shan Temple.
One of China's famous four Gardens----Lingering Garden, very close too, it takes about 5-8 minutes by bus or 25 minutes by walk. Many tourists like this garden, inside of this garden, there are also many free ancient music instruments performance, very nice!
A famous Song Dynasty poet, Su Dongpo once said, 'It is a lifelong pity to have gone to Suzhou without a visit to Tiger Hill.' From the house, It takes 15 minutes to go there by a direct bus. Tiger Hill is famous for the Lean Tower, as similar as Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. If you like walking, you could go by walk, need around 30-35 minutes from home.
Nearby the house there is a transit hub station, there are a lot of bus lines. 5 minutes to the train station. At the same time, it is very convenient for you to visit many other spots, such as the stone Road Pedestrian Street, Guan Qian Walk Street, Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Lion Grove Garden etc, easily and fast.
There are many airport buses everyday from Shanghai Airport directly to Suzhou city, which can take you from Suzhou to Shanghai Pudong airport or Hongqiao Airport very easily. If you want to be easy with luggage, you also could choose the airport bus to Suzhou instead of train and subway.
After check-in, you will see our special made map for famous sightseeing on your room table. I also could make the best tourist plan for your reference. To different sightseeing place, I will give you the bus route both in Chinese and English. You can show it to the bus driver, they will let you get off the bus when arrival. I think in your whole trip, you could save a lot of taxi fee. Smile...Besides, I will arrange some time at night or on weekends to accompany you to visit some good spot and also some free sightseeing, you never can find it on the travelling book, smile...I also prepare a phone for you to use, when you need my help outside, you could call me. These services are all total free for you. Because I love making friends, and let them know better my city and stay happily, that will make me feel very happy and satisfied. One day when I travel, I expect I will get the same happy experience. Smile…
If you want to explore Suzhou and have much courage to go by bike in China, you could use our bikes for free. But a lot of guests, they are scared of traffic in China, would rather going by bus or walk in China.
Around the house, there are many restaurants, for different taste in China, the coffee shop, milk shop, big supermarket—Carrefour, banks etc many other small supermarket nearby, It is very easy for you to buy daily stuff. I will recommend you some shops according to your taste.
Inside of house, the floor is imported from the Germany, it is a cork flooring, very soft underfoot, really comfortable. However please protect it more carefully, water and other liquid, please don’t drip on the floor, if happens, please clean it in time. Thank you.
Bedding, towels and other toiletries are timely replaced, cleaning, disinfection, please feel easy to use. Shampoo is well-known brand, Sunsilk, bees and flowers. Room with free internet and also support mobile wireless Internet access. We have computers for you to use randomly. The house has 55 inch big TV, you could watch the 3D movie at home, or many other foreign movies by TV. Besides we also can provide free laptop computers, and for you to watch movies, you are welcome to choose my DVD collection, including Chinese and Foreign movies etc.
The breakfast is very good and rich, there are some Chinese traditional food like dumpling, steam bread etc. milk, fruit, porridge, yogurt, Chinese pie? eggs, etc, I assure you will like to taste...If you don't like Chinese food, we also have bread and cereal etc.
If need the whole day translation and sightseeing accompany, Or the car service. Please tell me in advance. I will be happy to arrange well for you.
It is lucky for us to meet, I would like to make new friends, Wish my house would bring you happy, relaxed and home-like mood, add more beautiful and cherished memories to your trip in Suzhou, in China. Warmly Welcome you...