Giant panda at the Suzhou Taihu Lake National Wetland Park. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Different kinds of treasures are hidden in Suzhou New District, East China's Jiangsu province. Follow this article to embark on an interesting treasure hunt.
Living treasures. Suzhou Taihu Lake National Wetland Park is inhabited by giant pandas, a national treasure in China, and more than 158 species of birds. The Baimajian Longchi scenic area, a well-preserved green lung in SND, is the habitat of freshwater jellyfish, which are known as a "living fossil".
Yumei Sword owned by the king of Wu kingdom at the Suzhou Musem West. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Cultural relics. The Suzhou Musem West and Suzhou Dongwu Museum are the gathering place of treasures. The former collects the Yumei Sword owned by the king of the Wu kingdom during the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-280) and seven ink paintings of bamboo by six renowned painters in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The latter houses a celadon eagle vase from the Wu kingdom of the Three Kingdoms.
Handicrafts. Reputed as the hometown of Chinese folk art, SND is the main birthplace of Su embroidery, which has a history of more than 2,000 years. Jade carving and kesi, a type of Chinese silk tapestry weaving that used to be enjoyed by royalty, are also specialties of SND.
Delicacies in the SND. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Delicacies. SND has also attracted visitors with its delicious dishes, including sweet green rice balls, fruits, Suzhou-style noodles, and Taihu Lake's three whites – white fish, white shrimp, and silver fish.