Suzhou UNESCO world heritage gardens and nearby China water towns open a window to stroll into the real ancient China. See picturesque pools, pavilions, rocks and exquisite wood carvings in the Fengshui gardens, enjoy a leisure boat in the water town and explore the Grand Canal.
A shot stay (within 6 days) from Shanghai to Suzhou is more convinient now, visa free! Since Jan. 30th 2016, citizens from 51 countries can transfer in China via any of the following ports of entry including Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Lukou International Airport, or Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport without Chinese visas by producing their own valid international travel documents and onward air / vessel / train tickets to a third country (region) with confirmed date and seat within 144 hours upon arrival, and can stay within the administrative precincts of Shanghai municipality, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province for 144 hours.
Suzhou is one of the first 24 national historical and cultural cities in China, is the birthplace of the Wu culture . Suzhou is the use of Jiangsu and Zhejiang University, wu. Suzhou city was founded in 514 BC, has a history of more than 2500 years.  Suzhou garden is the representative of Chinese private gardens, was listed as world cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, scientific and cultural organization.