Holidays in Jinji Lake

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Jinji Lake featuring a garden and outdoor art

This well-planned lakeside area is one of the city’s most popular leisure spots, offering outdoor activities as well as a diverse variety of shops and restaurants.

Jinji Lake is among the largest inland city lakes in China. The lake’s western and northern shores offer a concentration of entertainment and shopping complexes. Head to the eastern and southern shores to relax in tranquil green spaces.

Explore the paths that wind around the perimeter of the lake and stretch for a total of 9 miles (15 kilometers). Jog, bike or simply walk along these pleasant paths. If you don’t feel like walking, step aboard the special tour bus that runs around the lake.

Ride on the lake’s 390-foot-high (120-meter) Ferris wheel, nicknamed the “Eye of Jinji Lake.” The Ferris wheel is part of the larger Ferris Wheel Amusement Park, where you’ll find a variety of other roller coasters, merry-go-rounds and rides that are perfect for kids.

Browse the stores in sprawling Harmony Times Square, one of the lakeside area’s many high-end shopping centers. Above the mall’s walkway is a massive LED Sky Screen measuring 1,640 feet (500 meters) long and 70 feet (21 meters) high, said to be the largest in the world. Enjoy more shopping at Marina Cove, which carries major international brands, such as Armani and Nike.

Check out the latest exhibition being hosted at the Jinji Lake Art Museum, a nonprofit modern art museum located in the Suzhou Culture and Arts Center. The center also includes a Grand Theater, where you may be able to watch a dance, ballet or musical performance.

When you’re ready to eat, go to Li Gong Di, a dining and entertainment area lined with restaurants, bars and teahouses. This area is a particularly popular place to enjoy a spa treatment. Many believe that its proximity to the lake enhances the rejuvenating effects of various treatments.

To see the lakeside area at its prettiest, visit in the evening, when the lights of nearby buildings cast colorful reflections in the water. Go to Rainbow Walk on Friday or Saturday evening to see an impressive light and fountain show.

Jinji Lake is located east of Suzhou’s old city. Reach the area by bus with stops at Dongfangzhimen and Harmony (or Yuanrong) Times Square.

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349 Cheap Hotels Near Jinji Lake

Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
4 out of 5
58 Xinghai Street , Jiacheng Garden, Building 27, Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$93 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
Located in Park Huxi, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gate to the East and In City Shopping Mall. Suzhou Center and Jinji Lake are also within 2 miles ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (146 reviews)
Nice location
"Nice location, situated near shopping mall"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2021

Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
W Suzhou
W Suzhou
5 out of 5
Building 7 Suzhou Center, corner of Xinggang Avenue and Suhui Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$265 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Park Huxi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Suzhou Center and Jinji Lake. Suzhou Culture and Arts Center and Suzhou International Expo ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (69 reviews)
Best breakfast
"Feels like family when arriving here. The service is fantastic, location is perfect, views are to die for and the breakfast and brunch are delicious!"

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

W Suzhou
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$224 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suzhou International Expo Center, Yuanrong Times Square, and Ferris Wheel ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (136 reviews)
"the lake view is amazing, breakfast is fabulous with lots of choice"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
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Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
4 out of 5
58 Xinghai Street , Jiacheng Garden, Building 27, Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$93 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
W Suzhou
W Suzhou
5 out of 5
Building 7 Suzhou Center, corner of Xinggang Avenue and Suhui Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$265 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
W Suzhou
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$224 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
Somerset Baitang Suzhou
Somerset Baitang Suzhou
4 out of 5
No 266 Suzhou East Avenue, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$150 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
Somerset Baitang Suzhou
Novotel Suzhou SIP
Novotel Suzhou SIP
4 out of 5
688 Suzhou Avenue East, Suzhou
The price is AU$121 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Novotel Suzhou SIP
Renaissance Suzhou Hotel
Renaissance Suzhou Hotel
4.5 out of 5
229 West Suzhou Ave, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$152 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Renaissance Suzhou Hotel
Ibis Styles Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Hotel
Ibis Styles Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Hotel
2 out of 5
No.158 XingGang Street Lakeside, New World G01-G03, Suzhou Ind Pk, Suzhou
Ibis Styles Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Hotel
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
5 out of 5
88 Huachi Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$195 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
Courtyard by Marriott Suzhou
Courtyard by Marriott Suzhou
4 out of 5
No 188 Xinghai Suzhou Ind Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$151 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Courtyard by Marriott Suzhou
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.