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Cities of China

       China is a huge, diverse, amazing and historic country. China is situated in eastern Asia with an area of 9.6 million square kilometers. China has beautiful scenery, with mountains and ranges, highlands, plains, basins, and hills, and China has established more than 700 nature reserves. Historic China, with a recorded history of 5,000 years, is one of the worlds earliest civilizations. Beijing is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China which has served as a capital for more than 800 years. The city had many places of historic interest and scenic beauty, including the imperial Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Ming tombs, the Great Wall. China is a multiracial country with 56 ethnic groups. Religion China is a multi-religious country. Taoism, Buddhism,lslamism, Protestantism and Catholicism have all developed quite. If you like travel, China is a country that is well worth visiting.


Propaganda film ofBeijing(1)https://v.qq.com/x/page/b0501xef9bb.html

Propaganda film of Beijing(2)http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzgyNzYwODIw.html

Beijing Government website:http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/

Covering a ground area of 28,000 square meters, the Garden of Prince Gong’s Mansion is surrounded by the man-made hills on four sides. Totally 25 small and large scenes can be seen there and the architectural features of the gardens from both northern and southern China are combined perfectly in the mansion.

       The garden has an arched stone gate in typical Western architectural style, and upon entering the garden, one can see the five-meter high Dule Peak, whichis a rock procured from Lake Tai in southern China. Behind it is the Bat Pond  (Bat is a homonym of happiness in Chinese). Beyond the pond stands the Anshan Hall and opposite, at the center of the garden, is a hill bearing a stone tablet inscribed with the Chinese character "fu" (happiness) in thecalligraphy of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1723). Behind the hill are masterpieces of garden architecture, with more than 20 scenic spots. In addition to its artificial hill, trees, flowers, pavilions and terraces, the garden also contains the unique feature of its own theater.

       This theater is lofty and spacious, with subtle lighting, and on its walls Chinese wisteria and green leaves are painted, giving the audience the feeling they are sitting beneath trellises. The floor is paved in pseudo-gold brick, and the seats consist of old-fashioned wooden armchairs furnished with square tables. The performers and the audience are in close proximity, so there is no need for audio amplifying equipment. Here, people can enjoy kunqu, Peking Opera and imperial music, a unique experience full of Qing historical significance.

      The distinctive halls, platforms, houses and pavilions, together with waters and plants have created delicate and elegant scenery. As a masterpiece of classical private gardens, the garden of Prince Gongs Mansion is worth a good enjoying.

History and Culture

       The Garden of Prince Gongs Mansion used to be the private residence of He Kun, a famous scholar in the reign of Emperor Qiang Long (1736-1796). It was changed into Palace of Prince Qing in the forth year of Jia Jing Region (1786-1821). In the initial Xian Feng Period (1851-1862), it was changed into the Garden of Prince Gongs Mansion. It was controlled by three hosts during 70 years. During the reign of Emperors Xian Feng and Tong Zhi (1862-1875), the garden was repaired in accordance with the orders of Prince Yi Xin, with palaces built, pools dug, mounts piled up and threes planted behind the Garden. As a result, the Cui Jin Garden -- a beautiful garden with the same artistic conception as the Grand View garden described in the famous classical novel Dream of Red Mansions was constructed. It is as attracting as the Mansions of Prince Zheng and Prince Chun which were quite popular at that time. The Garden of Prince Gongs Mansion is the most intact ancient garden preserved. It was cited by government as the key unit of preservation of culture relics.(http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/BeijingInformation/BeijingsHistory/t1141049.htm)


Propaganda film of Shanghai(1)https://v.qq.com/x/page/b0311ayzvyw.html

Propaganda film of Shanghai(2)http://video.sina.com.cn/p/finance/20110816/182861446557.html

Propaganda film of Shanghai(3)http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjg1OTA0OTUy.html

Shanghai government website:http://www.shanghai.gov.cn/shanghai/node27118/index.html

         Shanghai, the east city of ancient China, are world—famous for its fast economic development. With traditional architecture, such as Yu garden and modern sight on fashion, shanghai is becoming more and more appealing. Due to its unique style,history and location, shanghai turns into an international city as a bridge between foreign countries and China.

         There are three high buildings, which are the pride of every person in shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jingmao building and world financial center. These three architectures lying on the same city makes a miracle because they are allamong the highest group buildings in Asia, even in the world. They also become the sign of shanghai. Shanghai has some interestingattractions.(More details in Introduction of scenic spots in Shanghai.) The food in shanghai is also unique. The use of sugar is common in Shanghainese cuisine. Shanghainese prefers sweet food such as dessert. They also like their special delicious snacks such as fried bun and fried dumpling. If you want to enjoy the both modern and traditional city, come to shanghai, you will love it.(http://www.sbs.edu.cn/en_01/STAY_IN_SHANGHAI/Introduction/)

       Modern Shanghai has three key areas of interest to the visitor. These comprise Sightseeing,Business and Shopping center upon Peoples Square and along the Huangpu River. The citys Cultural Center with its public activities and community facilities and finally the main Entertainment and Holiday Tourism area is located at Mt. Sheshan,Chongming Island,Dingshan Lake and Shenshuigang Area.

Known as“the Oriental Paris",Shanghai is a shoppers paradise. One of the musts for tourists is Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road intrigues those with modern and fashionable tastes,while Sichuan North Road meets the demands of ordinary folks. In addition,Xujiahui Shopping Center,Yuyuan Shopping City,Jiali Sleepless City are thriving and popular destinations for those who are seeking to buy something special as a memento of their visit.

        A wide variety of cuisines can be found in the City and today Shanghai offers a plethora of culinary delights focusing on the traditions of Beijing,Yangzhou,Sichuan,Guangzhou as well as its own local dishes. Shanghais restaurants are among the finest to be found in China and they welcome diners from anywhere at any time.Cultural activities include theater groups,film studios,a symphony orchestra,the ballet, opera companies,acrobatics and even a circus.



Propaganda film ofhangzhou(1)http://www.hangzhou.gov.cn/art/2013/3/4/art_805895_1157787.html

Propaganda film of hangzhou(2)http://www.hangzhou.gov.cn/art/2015/7/31/art_805895_1157789.html

Propaganda film of hangzhou(3)http://www.hangzhou.gov.cn/art/2015/7/31/art_805895_1157789.html

Propaganda film of Hangzhou foodhttp://www.hangzhou.gov.cn/art/2013/3/4/art_805895_1157773.html

Hangzhougovernment websitehttp://eng.hangzhou.gov.cn/

        Hangzhou is strategically located in northern Zhejiang Province of East China, it is the capitalcity of the province famous for its natural beauty and historical & cultural heritages.Founded about 2200 years ago during QinDynastyand served as the south tip of Grand Canal in history, now it has become a regional political, economic and cultural center.Hangzhou covers a total area of 16596 square kilometers with a population of 6.4 million, including 683 square kilometers of city proper area and city population of 3.9 million people. 6 districts, 2 counties and 5 county-levelmunicipalities are under its jurisdiction.  It enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with distinctive four seasons.

     Hangzhou have long been a popular tourist destinations for hundreds of years, in 13th century, when Marco Polo was here, he highly praised the city in his descriptions: "Kinsai (i.e. Hangzhou) is without doubt the finest and most splendid in the world…". The West Lake undoubtedly ranks the top of all the attractions in Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Besides, Lingyin Buddhist Temple (Temple of Soul Retreat), Dragon Well Tea Plantation, Liu He Pagoda (Six Harmony Pagoda) and Mausoleum of General Yue Fei are also frequently visited by the tourists.(https://www.easytourchina.com/tip-v447-hangzhou-introduction)

         Lying on the west edge of Hangzhou city, West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou as well as one of the most beautiful sights in China. West Lake has all along been praised as a sparkling pearl. Legend has it that the lake used to be an auspicious pearl hewn into its sparkling shape by the Jade Dragon and the Golden Phoenix, but it was later stolen by the Mother Queen of the West. When Jade Dragon and Golden Phoenix scrambled with the Mother Queen, this pearl accidentally fell onto a land that was known as Hangzhou.


Propaganda film ofGuangzhouhttps://v.qq.com/x/page/k03887uj1uz.html

Guangzhou government websitehttp://english.gz.gov.cn/

        Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province and one of the most prosperous cities in China. The city is located at the north of the Pearl River delta, covering an area of over 16,000 square kilometers. It has a history of more than 2,800 years, with the longest history among the international trade port cities in the world. The Chinese Export Commodity Fair (Canton Fair) has been held twice a year in the city since 1957.Guangzhou enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate with plentiful rainfall all year round, which makes it a beautiful citywith evergreen scenery and flowers blooming all the year round, hence reputed as "Flower City". Its also known nationally as the "Hometown of Fruit" for its rich variety of fruits. One interesting legend concerning its past says that five gods riding on five goats brought the first grain to the city, so it is also known as the City of Five Goats.

       The spoken language of Guangzhou is Cantonese - the same as Hong Kong, which sounds quite different fromMandarin. Canton cuisine is one of the four major food styles of China.(ttps://www.easytourchina.com/tip-v452-guangzhou-introduction).People inGuangzhou are inclusive, enthusiastic and pragmatic. Guangzhou residents are not strange to foreigners in different skin color or different languages. Guangzhou People communicate with foreigners in reasonable manner, and treat them as compatriots. Living in Guangzhou, foreigners feel very comfortable,which feel like living in their own country!


Propaganda film of Nanjinghttps://v.qq.com/x/page/f0349zs8y95.html

Propaganda film of Nanjing foodhttp://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjk3NDcyMDUy.html

Nanjing government websitehttp://english.nanjing.gov.cn/

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in East China, running through the city are lower reaches of the Yangtze River whose estuary is not far away. Nanjing enjoys a civilization of over 6000 years and the city itself was founded 2500 years ago. Enclosed by mountains and rivers, and located in a strategic place, it boasts picturesque scenery that blends natural landscape with towering modern buildings, integrating traditional styles with modern civilization. Thus it was known as a unique historic and cultural city to the world.

As one of the Four Ancient Capitals, Nanjing is a vital cradle of Chinese civilization and over a long stretch of time, it has been the political and cultural pivot of South China, thus dubbed as the Capital of Ten Ancient Dynasties, rich in both cultural heritage and historical relics. Among the landmarks of Nanjing there are the City Wall, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and Confucius Temple.

Charming Nanjing, the Magnificent City

Yuejiang Tower Scenic Belt

Charming Nanjing, the Magnificent City

Confucius Temple

Charming Nanjing, the Magnificent City

The Gate of Presidential Palace

On the evening of August 16, 2014, II Summer Youth Olympic Games made its debut in the resonating anthem Light up the Future. During the 12 days, over 3700 young athletes from the five continents challenged themselves in the arena in pursuit of excellence, and meanwhile, they also gained better understanding and friendship with each other in the cultural sports event.

Nanjing the ancient city has been dynamited by the vigor and passion of Youth Olympic Games.

Charming Nanjing, the Magnificent City

Dynamic Nanjing

With Elegant Clouds, Beautiful City as its cultural theme, Nanjing Week opens another window to the world for Nanjing.Following the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, the ancient yet vigorous city is bound to amaze the world once more.( http://english.nanjing.gov.cn/gynj/overview/)


Propaganda film of Wuhan:http://www.wuhan.gov.cn/whszfwz/zjwh/201704/t20170424_106841.html

Propaganda film of Wuhan food:http://www.iqiyi.com/w_19rstecd9d.html

Wuhan government website:http://english.wh.gov.cn/

Wuhan is located in Central China. China’s H-shaped economic development pattern in the coastal areas, the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the western region have taken shape, in which Wuhan serves as the transportation junction connecting the east and the west, linking the north and the south. Therefore, it is crowned by the domestic economists as “China’s economic and geographic center” and has ranked the 6thof the “Top 50 Cities with the Strong Comprehensive Strength in China” for years consecutively. In the UNWorld Urbanization Prospects report issued in February, 2002, Wuhan ranked the 6thamong the 25 most promising Chinese cities.

Wuhan enjoys a time-honored history. According to archaeological discoveries and ancient records, more than 10,000 years ago, some people had already settled down in Wuhan. Over 3,500 years ago, the light of urban civilization began to spark in Panlongcheng, an ancient city in the northern area of Wuhan at that time. During the Three Kingdoms Period some 1,700 years ago, Wuhan was a noted battlefield. After the Ming and the Qing Dynasties, Hankou gradually developed itself into one of “the Four Famous Towns” nationwide. More than 100 years ago, Wuchang was the birthplace of the Revolution of 1911.Wuhan is the largest inland logistic and cargo distribution center in China, with its service covering approximately 400 million populations in the 5 neighboring provinces including Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Henan and Sichuan. At present, there are over 10,000 commercial organizations, 105,000 commodity networks, 4 commercial listed enterprises as well as 8 comprehensive shopping centers on the list of China Top 100 Retail Shopping Centers.Wuhan is the scientific, cultural and educational center in Central China, with its comprehensive strength in this regard ranking the 3rdamong all the large-and-medium-sized cities inChina, just next to that of Beijing and Shanghai. Wuhan boasts abundant intellectual and human resources. There are 52 regular institutions of higher learning in Wuhan with over 700,000 students, 736 scientific and design institutes, 10 state key laboratories, 59 Academicians of China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering as well as 450,000 technicians of various kinds. East Lake Development Zone in Wuhan is the 2ndlargest intellectual-intensive area only inferior to Zhongguancun in Beijing, playing a leading role in terms of science and technology development nationwide in the following 5 fields: communication, biological technology, laser, microelectronic technology and new materials.

Wuhan has greatly improved its comprehensive service functions by promoting environmental innovations. A batch of pivotal infrastructures with important functions have been completed such as Wuhan International Airport, airport expressway, the Yangtze River No.2 Bridge, No.3 Bridge, millions of private branch exchanges (PBX), water plants, power “a package” public cooperation system for foreign enterprises, communication with mayor system, complaint-resolving system and investment environment accountability system, etc.  After the observation on Wuhan’s investment environment, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization deems that it is the primary city to invest in China’s central and western regions. After more than half a year’s investigation and evaluation, Wuhan was given the highest scores among the 15 large cities along the Yangtze River in terms of investment environment by the Shanghai Hong Kong Council for Promoting the Development of Yangtze.(http://english.wh.gov.cn/whgk_3581/zrdl_3582/)


Propaganda film of Chengdu:https://v.qq.com/x/page/n0379rwafmv.html

Chengdu government website:http://www.chengdu.gov.cn/english/index.shtml

Chengdu is located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain, Chengdu covers a total area of12.39 thousand square kilometers (4,749 square miles) with a population of over 11 million.Chengdu is the capital ofSichuan Province, renowned for its fertile land and agricultural wealth, which have earned the city the nickname "Storehouse of Heaven". It is a well-known city with a longstanding history and civilization, also named as City of Brocade and City of Hibiscus. The hot-spicy cuisine and authentic teahouse culture have become the integrated part of local peoples life.Chengdu is the gateway to scenic Jiuzhaigou, Taoist Qingcheng Mount and famous Dujiangyan Irrigation Project used for more than 2,200 years(World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO), the Buddhist mountains of Emei Shan and Le Shan (World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO), and one of the most important panda breeding centers. Its also a travelers haven to see local peoples leisure life of drinking tea, playing Mahjong and a place to gather the relevant travel info. People are friendly and the pace unrushed. And because Chengdu is one of the few cities with daily flights to Lhasa, many  travelers come here to arrange transportation to Tibet. (https://www.easytourchina.com/tip-v436-chengdu-introduction)

On theChengdu Plains the ancient city remains of the Bao Dun culture, being traced back over 4,500 years, is considered as  the origin of Chengdu city. 3,000 years ago, in the era of the San Xing, Jin Sha and Shi Er Qiao Ruins, a largest and earliest ancient city emerged on the inner Chengdu Plains. From then on, the city never changed its location for 3,000 years and more. During the early Warring States Period Chengdu’s urban district turned to be the settlement of the Kai Ming Dynasty. Down to the late Warring States Period, King Hui Wen of the Qin State conquered Shu in 316 B.C. Afterwards Chengdu turned to be the seat of the local government of Shu prefecture, and at the same time Chengdu County had been established.

At the beginning of 21st century Chengdu is turning to be more open now. As tourists at home and abroad make tour of Chengdu, they couldn’t help making varied compliments in the state of their pleasant tour intoxication. One of the compliments says “the city that once you have visited you never want to leave.” Sichuan food in Chengdu has been well-known for a long time. In addition, the tea culture is prevailing and local daily life is leisurely relaxed. Peasant Household Entertainment and Sightseeing originally started in Chengdu, thus number of Chengdu’s new titles came into being like “a fine food city,” “a leisure city” and so on.(http://www.chengdu.gov.cn/english/aboutCheng/2014-11/28/content_ed564636741a4b81a5313164b028c79d.shtml)


Propaganda film of Chongqing:https://v.qq.com/x/page/z0303t37l8n.html

Chongqing government website:http://en.cq.gov.cn/index.shtml

Chongqing is Located in the southwest of china and upper reaches of Yangtze River, Chongqing is a charming metropolis with over 3000 years history. After Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, Chongqing is the forth municipality under the direct administration of Central Government. With 82,403 square kilometers, it is the largest municipality in area with a population of 31.44 million by 2005, including 19 districts, 17 counties and 2 autonomous counties.

Towering among the mountains and river valleys, Chongqing is also called "mountain city". To the west, it is Daba Mountain; to the east, it is Wuling Mountain; to the south, it is Dalou Mountain. Yangtze River, Jialing River, Wu River and Pei River pass through this city. The world-renowned Three Gorges of Yangtze River are located at the border of Chongqing and Hubei province.

Chongqing combines beautiful landscape with profound historical culture. Many Yangtze River cruise ships start and end at Chaotianmen docks of Chongqing. You can take the cable car across the river from Cangbai Lu or Wanglongmen for a fantastic view of the city. Delicious Chongqing local cuisine can add much fun to your visit. The best shopping place in Chongqing is called Jiefangbei. Today, Chongqing has changed from an ancient regional trading post into an economic center and transportation hub on the upper reachesof the Yangtze River.(https://www.easytourchina.com/tip-v458-chongqing-introduction)


Propaganda film of Jinan::http://english.jinan.gov.cn/

Jinan government website:http://english.jinan.gov.cn/

There is a beautiful city fitting itself in with mountains, springs, lakes and rivers in China. This city is Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, the second largest populous province as well as the third strongest economy-promising province in China.Jinan is the political, economic, cultural, scientific, educational and financial centers of Shandong Province. It is also a large sub-provincial city and coastal open city approved by the Chinese government. It covers an area of 8,177 km2 with 7 million of permanent population.

Jinan has long been known as a “city of springs”. The typical portrait of this famous historic and cultural city is that there are flowing streams by every house and willow trees by every floor, just as the old saying goes: lotuses and willows are all around Jinan. Jinan has been rated as the “China Outstanding Tourism City” and one of top ten China tourism cities approved by global netizens.

Jinan is a city enriched with sports enthusiasm and art charm. The National 11th Sports Game was successfully held in 2009 and had presented a real “national-level sports game”in the newly built Olympic Center with its East Lotus and West Willow stadiums. In 2013, the National 10th Art Festival was colorfully held in Jinan, outlining the bright future of Chinese Dream and Dream of Jinan the City of Springs.

Jinan is the hub of more than 4,300km highways in Shandong Province. It is also the junction of Beijing-Shanghai railway, Qingdao-Jinan railway and Handan-Jinan railway. It only takes one and a half hours and three hours to Beijing and Shanghai respectively by the high-speed rail. Jinan International Airport connects more than 80 large and medium-sized cities at home and abroad. Jinan is one of 21 logistics node cities in China.

Jinan is a city with great scientific strength and rich human resources. As a national innovative city and a famous software city in China, there are various kinds of high and new technology research and production platforms in Jinan,including Quantum Technology and Application Research Center and Quantum Technology Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Aerospace Science Park, National Petaflops Computing Center, the first packing and testingproduction line of high-end (FBGA) integrated circuit storage in China, and 21 engineering and technological research centers and enterprise technology centers. There are 72 colleges and universities with more than 0.64 million undergraduates in Jinan (Caption: Jinan has 72 colleges and universities with more than 0.64 million undergraduates). The rich human resources and great scientific strength guarantee the obvious technical innovation advantage of Jinan City and become the impetus of enterprise development.

Jinan is a city with a broad mind. Nowadays, Jinan has economic and trade relations with more than 190 countries and regions and has sister city relations with 20 cities from 19 countries. In 2013, the total import and export value of the whole city reached 9.57  billion dollars. More than 52 Top 500 companies came to Jinan for investment and development. And several renowned global companies have established their R&D centers in Jinan. Totally more than 3,000 foreign companies have invested in Jinan.

Jinan is an energetic city suitable for living, working and investing. Sufficient in charm, strength, advantages and opportunities, Jinan sincerely and warmly welcomes you and the whole world to invest here and create great wealth here! (http://english.jinan.gov.cn/col/col2231/index.html)


Propaganda film of Zhengzhou:https://v.qq.com/x/page/x0506rsd3c0.html

Zhengzhou government website:http://www.zhengzhou.gov.cn/

Zhengzhou is located at the center of Henan Province and south of Yellow River, Zhengzhou is the capital city of the province, which boarders Luoyang to the West, and Kaifeng to the east. It has a long history of about 3000 years, which left behind rich historical heritages. According to the statistics in 2006, the city covers an area of 7446.2 square kilometers with a population of 724.3 million.

Zhengzhou is the transportation hub in Central China with Jingguang (Beijing/Guangzhou) and Longhai

(Lianyungang/Lanzhou) railways crossing here. Zhengzhou has been one of the major industrial cities in China since 1949. The major tourist attractions in Zhengzhou are Yellow River Sightseeing Zone, Shang Ruins and Henan Museum. Nearby city Kaifeng is also a draw to tourists, where tourists can see some more historical sites. (https://www.easytourchina.com/tip-v581-zhengzhou-kaifeng-introduction)


Propaganda film of Suzhou:https://v.qq.com/x/page/y0384hdgfd8.html

Suzhou government website:http://english.suzhou.gov.cn/

Suzhou is located at the lower reach of Yangtze River, and neighboring with Tai Lake, Suzhou of Jiangsu Province is only about 100 km to Shanghai. The city is well known for its resplendent gardens and beautiful scenery, covering an area of 5,838 square kilometers with a population of 6.35 million. Suzhou has also been an important silk industry since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and continues to hold that prominent position today.

Suzhou used to be the capital of the Wu State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). In 514 BC, by the command of ruler Helu of Wu, his senior minister Wu Zixu built the Great City, and its wall measured 23.5 km in circumstances with 8 pairs of land and water gates. The city began to take the name of Suzhou and Gusu City during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Great changes have take place in Suzhou through its long history. Yet, despite of repeated devastation, the city is still seated exactly on the original site, as it was 2,500 years ago, which is indeed an instance rarely found in the world.

Reputed as the "Venice of Orient", the old town of Sunzhou is still a city of canals, hump-backed bridges, and low,white washed houses. Over 100 surviving ancient gardens are scattered in the urban area. In 1997 the classical gardens including Humble Administrators Garden, Garden of the Net Master, Pavilion of the Surging Wave, Lingering Garden and Lion Grove were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Suzhou is home to various schools of literature, painting and music, including Kunqu Opera (listed as one of the UNESCOs first batch 19 masterpieces of oral and intangible cultural heritage in 2001) and Suzhou Ballad Singing, making an important part of Chinese art and culture. Todays Suzhou is on the track of development and prosperity. Taking a panoramic view of Suzhou new district, skyscrapers and modern residential areas can be seen everywhere.(https://www.easytourchina.com/tip-v557-suzhou-introduction)