Holidays in Jinji Lake

Holiday Travel Guide
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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344 Cheap Hotels Near Jinji Lake

InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
Fully refundable
The price is AU$228 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suzhou International Expo Center, Yuanrong Times Square, and Ferris Wheel Paradise. Jinji ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (136 reviews)
"the lake view is amazing, breakfast is fabulous with lots of choice"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
168 Xinggang Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$257 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gate to the East and Jinji Lake. Suzhou Center and In City Shopping Mall are also within 2 miles ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)
"Great except there is no coffee maker in the room."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Crowne Plaza Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
W Suzhou
W Suzhou
5 out of 5
Building 7 Suzhou Center, corner of Xinggang Avenue and Suhui Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$269 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Located in Wuzhong, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Suzhou Center and Jinji Lake. Suzhou Culture and Arts Center and Suzhou International Expo ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (68 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
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Top Jinji Lake Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Novotel Suzhou SIP
Novotel Suzhou SIP
4 out of 5
688 Suzhou Avenue East, Suzhou
The price is AU$119 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Novotel Suzhou SIP
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$228 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
InterContinental Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
168 Xinggang Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$257 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Crowne Plaza Suzhou, an IHG Hotel
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$269 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
W 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$139 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Courtyard by Marriott Suzhou
Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
5 out of 5
1 Guobin Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$270 per night from 14 Oct. to 14 Oct.
Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
Ligongdi International Youth Hostel
Ligongdi International Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
Building 2, Phase 4, Wu Zhong District, Industrial District, Ligongdi, Suzhou
Ligongdi International Youth Hostel
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
5 out of 5
88 Huachi Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is AU$179 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
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
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.