Shopping in Suzhou would be happy things to do for travellers. Since ancient times, Suzhou has been one of the silk production capitals of the world. Chinese silk embroidery and Suzhou' s fabulous brocades are of particularly high quality, the most famous among them patterned after a style prominent during the Song Dynasty. Handcrafted silk fans carved out of sandalwood are another Suzhou local product, as are decorative writing brushes. Many cities in southern China have a form of tea for which they are well-known, and Suzhou is no exception: keep your eye open for biluochun tea – the Kangxi Emperor loved it, and it' s priced accordingly! If you' re after antiques, Suzhou will keep you busy, but remember: most ''antiques'' in China are skilful reproductions – something that the store proprietor will usually confirm if you ask.
Suzhou Silk Embroidery
Suzhou Writing Brushes
Suzhou Leshi Ink stone
Gold and Silver Ware
Lacquer ware Carving
Suzhou's Biluochun Tea
Suzhou Musical Instruments
Suzhou, a city famous for its long history and ancient gardens, have some special streets, in which you can feel the charm of history and the joy of shopping. Among the shopping districts you should target if you' re in the market for local products is Guanqian Pedestrian Shopping Street, where many of the shops and markets you need are clustered. If you' re looking for modern clothes or everyday items, there are plenty of shopping malls, department stores and supermarkets to choose from.
Guanqian street Shantang Street
Guanqian Pedestrian Shopping Street