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A-thousand-year-old City

Date:2020-10-09 17:40



As one of the first 24 national historical and cultural cities, Suzhou boasts 870 cultural relic protection sites, among which 61 are at the national level and 127 are at the provincial level. The ancient city area is home to five historical neighbourhoods including Pingjiang, Humble Administrator's Garden, Garden of Harmony, Shantang and Changmen, and a number of scenic spots and historic sites.

Pingjiang Historical Neighbourhood and Shantang Historical Neighbourhood are awarded Chinese Historical Cultural Street and the Most Popular Street of Tourism, History and Culture in China respectively.

A special protection plan of historical and cultural relics (2035) has been complied. Old city protection projects including Pingjiang historical neighbourhood, etc. have been in progress.

Suzhou was awarded the title World Heritage Model City by Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2018.