Suzhou is located in the centre of the Yangtze Delta in the South of Jiangsu Province. The city has Shanghai to the East, Zhejiang Province to the South, Wuxi City to the West and the Yangtze River to the North. Within Suzhou is Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). This area also contains the Higher Education Town.
Dushu Lake High Education Town has so much to offer
The city is famous for the distinctive architecture of the Chinese ancient gardens, nine of which are listed as World Cultural Heritage sites. Suzhou is rich in canals and has been called "the World's Oriental Venice". It is also one of the most economically dynamic cities in China.
XJTLU is located in the Dushu Lake High Education Town, which forms part of the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). SIP is a cooperative project between the Chinese and Singaporean governments and is the most competitive industrial development zone in China, hosting a large number of national and international companies. Consequently, XJTLU has been able to offer students several global internship and employment opportunities.
Things to do and see in the Suzhou
- Visit some of Suzhou’s famous classic gardens, such as the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden.
- A motorboat cruise on the Grand Canal, or a rickshaw to the hutongs in the old city area.
- See the weekend water and laser display at Jinji Lake.
- The many Water Towns are a must see in Suzhou, including Zhouzhuang Water Town.
- Students wanting to explore the cultural side of Suzhous can drop by Suzhou Museum, featuring over 30,000 Chinese cultural relics.
- Walk along the historic Pingjiang Road, Shantang Street or Tiger Hill.
- Get a taste of Suzhou’s cuisine, with specialities like the Hairy Crab and "Squirrel" Fish.
- Enjoy a night out at one of Suzhou’s many pubs and bars. Popular bars in Suzhou Industrial Park include Ollie’s, Tunnel bar, Jenny’s, Goodfellas and The Blue Marlin.
- Students can also spend an evening at one of the popular Karaoke TV venues spread across Suzhou, a perfect place to sing, eat, drink and get to know fellow international and Chinese students.
Suzhou’s climate is mild and moist with four distinctive seasons. The city has hot and humid summers, with temperatures reaching over 35°C and cold winters, where temperatures drop below 0°C.