Looking for historical sites in Suzhou

The historical sites in Suzhou that are most worth visiting, if you haven't been there, it would be a waste to go to Suzhou!

The Suzhou Museum consists of two parts: the newly opened museum since 2006 and the old building of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom's loyal prince mansion. The entire museum is like a small garden. In the new museum, you can see ancient and modern artifacts such as pottery, jade, calligraphy, and painting. In the prince mansion, you can also see the exquisite and elegant "Suzhou-style painted decoration."
The Beisi Pagoda is 76 meters tall with eight sides and nine levels, making it a landmark in the southern region of the Yangtze River. Originally, visitors could enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city from its top, but the scenic area is currently under renovation and cannot be visited. There are still some buildings of the Baonen Temple, which were rebuilt during the Ming and Qing dynasties, surrounding the pagoda. The Beisi Pagoda is a typical Chinese Buddhist pagoda and is known as the "first ancient temple in Wuzhong." It was first built during the Three Kingdoms period and is said to have been built by Sun Quan as a token of gratitude to his mother, hence its name Baonen Temple Pagoda.
Pingjiang Road Historical Block is located south of the Humble Administrator's Garden and has a history of over 2,500 years. It is a well-preserved ancient street. It is only one lane away from Guanqian Street to the west, but it has a completely different quiet and quaint atmosphere. It is very enjoyable to wander around here, admire the architecture, and enjoy snacks.

Mount Lingyan

Lingyan Mountain is located 15 kilometers southwest of Suzhou city, with an altitude of 182 meters and many peculiar rocks. Lingyan Mountain Temple is said to be situated on the site of Guanwa Palace built by Fu Chai for Xi Shi, and the Lingzhi Stone in front of Lingyan Pagoda is the origin of the mountain's name. Every weekend, local people in Suzhou like to come here to climb the mountain and burn incense for blessings at Lingyan Mountain Temple.

Dongting East Mountain

Dongshan, also known as Dongting Dongshan, is a peninsula that extends into Taihu Lake. It is about a 2-hour bus ride from downtown Suzhou and includes several small islands in Taihu Lake. It is a must-do to enjoy the misty lake views and taste the fresh seafood. The attractions on the island mainly consist of ancient architecture, making it a relaxed and suitable destination for older tourists.
Zhenze, named after the ancient name of Taihu Lake, is located at the border of Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province, only 12 kilometers away from Nanxun Ancient Town in Huzhou. It used to be called "Wutouyuewei". The black-tiled and white-walled buildings of the Jiangnan water village are lined up along the river, and the landmark Ciyun Temple pagoda is reflected in the river quietly. Compared with Zhouzhuang and Tongli, which are also in Suzhou, Zhenze has fewer tourists, allowing one to appreciate the beauty of the ancient town in peace. Zhenze is also the hometown of the basketball superstar Yao Ming, but his former residence at No. 3 Daxian Alley is not open to the public.