Shajiabang·Mount Yu & Shanghu Lake Tourist Area [Photo/sjb-ys.com]
The Shajiabang·Mount Yu & Shanghu Lake Tourist Area, located in Changshu, Suzhou, combines culture, ecology and leisure activities.
Mount Yu is a national forest park, famous as the burial site of Zhongyong, the second ruler of the ancient Chinese state of Wu. It is important as the place where Wu culture originated.
Shanghu Lake, next to Mount Yu, has been known as the fishing spot of Jiang Ziya, a Chinese noble who helped kings Wen and Wu of the Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century-771BC) overthrow the Shang Dynasty (c. 16th century -11th century BC) in ancient China. Wetlands and egrets spread all over the lake, making it a perfect ecological tourism site.
Shajiabang is known for the Peking opera of the same name, which tells stories that took place at Shajiabang during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). Therefore, the place features revolutionary traditional education and red tourism.
Address: Sujiahang Highway, Changshu, Suzhou