Suzhou At a Glance
GMT/UTC +8 hours
Mandarin and the local Suzhou dialect.
Locals are known for their warm, friendly and generous manner. Besides the major Chinese festivities, Suzhou people also celebrate their own local festivals.
The voltage used is 220-volt 50 Hz A/C. An international adaptor can be provided upon request.
The Chinese currency is called Renminbi (RMB). The basic unit is the yuan. All major credit cards are widely accepted in the hotel.
Tipping is generally discouraged; however, giving a small tip to your hotel porter is considered appropriate.
A 10% service charge and 6% tax are applicable in the hotel.
Suzhou has four distinct seasons, a mild climate, and plenty of rainfall, especially in the summer. The average temperature in summer is 28°C, while it can drop to 2°C in winter. The best times to visit Suzhou are during spring and autumn.
Police – 110
Fire Alarm – 119
Ambulance – 120
Traffic accident – 122
A visa, as well as a passport with six months’ validity, is required.