[Featured Destination: Suzhou]: Unique local products of Suzhou

Bi Luo Chun Tea

This tea has an alternative name called “Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun”, renowned for its delicate appearance, fruity taste and floral aroma. It is ranked as one of the ten great brands amongst Chinese tea.

Taicang Rousong (Meat Floss)

This product is made of dried meat floss and wine-pickled oil. A famous brand all over China due to the fresh taste and tender texture. It is a good souvenir to buy as it can be kept for 3 – 4 months. For those in vacuum packaging, they can be reserved for more than 1 year.

Su Xiu (Su Embroidery)


Su Embroidery, Image: lyng883 under CC BY 3.0

Su Xiu is one of the four famous embroideries in China with a long history of 26000 years. The Su Embroidery is renowned for beautiful patterns, elegant colors, varied stiches and skilful craftsmanship.

Suzhou Song Brocade

A high grade silk product developed during the Dong Dynasty and was mainly produced in Suzhou. Thus it has another name called “Suzhou Song Brocade”. The Song Brocade consists of 4 categories (Chong, Xi, Jia and Xiao) including 40 varieties. Due to the exquisite, old timely patterns and levelled off surface, it is mostly used for mounting pictures, gifts and making laces.

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