Suzhou is also famous for its handicrafts, which represent the craftsmen’s highest demand for delicacy and perfection, and these works are not only representative of the region and a symbol of the quality of the creations, but also a spiritual pursuit of the times and the expectation of a better life.
Suzhou handicrafts can be more detailed than you can imagine. A single thread can be divided into more than a hundred filaments, and the refinement, delicacy, elegance and cleanliness of Suzhou embroidery is evident in the 1.5mm carving knife, which moves freely on two-tone olive cores. or three centimeters, demonstrating the strength and dexterity of Suzhou handwork.
Suzhou’s traditional artisans are a bit like fictional martial arts masters, hiding out in the marketplace, each with their own unique skills. However, these are not the key to the transmission of skills, as a craft has been passed down for thousands of years, and change, heritage and innovation, as well as the sophistication, philosophy and warmth of the craft, are all at stake. all related to people’s lives.
Suzhou is now a vibrant city of food, culture, creativity and entertainment, while retaining its historical charm and cultural tone and adding modern and trendy elements.
As a district to experience “modern slow life” in Suzhou, both local people and foreign visitors love to come to Pingjiang Road for pleasure. Popular tourist attractions such as the Suzhou Museum, the Humble Administrator’s Garden, and the Lion Grove, as well as several concept bookstores and themed cafes, make Pingjiang Road a must-visit destination.
If you are tired of wandering and want to take a break, you can also find a teahouse where you can sit and enjoy a performance of traditional Suzhou folk songs. You can order a cup of tea for 30-40 RMB and spend the afternoon relaxing.
YOU CAN DECREASE
WHEN YOU TASTE THE FOOD
Highly local food and snacks line the street, attracting many Chinese and foreign friends who will eat and come from everywhere just for them. The restaurants and street food of Old Street are closely linked to Suzhou’s food culture, with both large plates and snacks giving the city its aroma.
Suzhou cuisine is all about fresh dishes and seasonal ingredients, and is particularly good at preparing river food such as fish and shrimp. There are many restaurants specializing in old Suzhou flavors and dishes such as mandarin fish, steamed white fish, egg flake water shield, moon cakes, Fengzhen noodles, Aozao noodles, semen euryales, flavored spring rolls fishy, Youtunjinjiao (steam-fried). Bun), sugar porridge, Jiuniang cake, and more.
With culture, art, history and commerce, Suzhou meets the dynamic balance of “slow and fast”, meeting the needs of people who want to experience a better life through art, literature and life while living and consuming.
Welcome to Suzhou to experience
the “Art of Slowing Down”!