Ligong Causeway block rated a national-level block for tourism and leisure purposes


The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China released the second list of national-level blocks for tourism and leisure purposes on Mar 1. The Ligong Causeway tourism and leisure block in SIP is on the list.

The block gets its name from the Ligong Causeway, a 1,400-meter causeway built in Jinji Lake during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty (1875-1908). It is an important part of the Jinji Lake Scenic Area, a national 5A scenic spot in SIP.

The block is a good place to learn about ancient culture and art. There are a number of art museums and galleries with amazing embroidery works, sculptures, paintings and other displays. There are also diverse restaurants, bars and cultural spaces.

A large number of cultural and art events, like the Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, the Suzhou Young People’s Art Festival and various exhibitions, salon sessions and bazaars, take place in the block each year.

Last year, a replica of Le mur des je t'aime, or “Wall of Love”, a landmark in Montmartre, France, was set up in the block for the first Suzhou Jinji Lake China-France Culture and Art Week, becoming a new attraction of the block.