The downtown Shantang Street swarms with visitors during the Spring Festival.
Suzhou received 2.87 million visitors during the Spring Festival holiday in the past seven days and earned 3.5 billion yuan (US$511 million) in tourism revenue, officials said on Feb 3, 2017.
Visitors mainly came from Wuxi, Nantong, Huai’an and other cities in the province. Many also came from Shanghai, Zhejiang, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Beijing and Guangdong.
Compared with the same period of last year, tourists stayed longer in the city and spent more on hotels, dining, shopping and entertainment.