Travel Blogs from Suzhou, China

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Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... by more than 2 metres from its original position. It is a remarkable structure.   On reflection, we perhaps left Suzhou a little disappointed, but were fuelled by the excitemet of the bright lights of Shanghai... Hope you all enjoyed Rob's ...

A Short Trip to Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai (2), Suzhou, China travel blog

A Short Trip to Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai (2)

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... south of the Yangtze River. The third day of the journey, we left Hangzhou and headed east to Suzhou and Shanghai. SUZHOU Suzhou is located in the south of Jiangsu province, some 50 miles west of Shanghai, along the ...

In heaven they have paradise, on earth..., Suzhou, China travel blog

In heaven they have paradise, on earth...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... if it can be spared, but I can't honestly say that it's been a highlight of my trip in China. I must admit that I do miss Shanghai - perhaps Suzhou is suffering from this hangover. Suzhou has taught me that there are certainly advantages to not speaking ...

Bike's, Boats and Gardens, Suzhou, China travel blog

Bike's, Boats and Gardens

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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The first thing i read about Suzhou in the guide book, is that it is famous for its gardens, beutiful WOMEN and silk. so excitment lay ahead. the train journey, involved 16 hours, passed in the carrages (6 birth sleepers), with ipod switched up, and ...

Shanghai, Suzhou, China travel blog

Shanghai

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... nbsp; Cold Mountain Temple, also called Hanshan Si in Pinyin, is situated five kilometers (about three miles) from Fengqiao Old Town in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. It is said that in the Tang Dynasty, a famous monk Han Shan came to take charge of the ...

A little bit of home in China, Suzhou, China travel blog

A little bit of home in China

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... you couldn't escape them.    But everything overwhelming that has ever happened to me in China was offset by the sheer beauty of Suzhou.  It didn't matter that Auchan was overwhelming or that I was terrified of being ...

China's garden city, Suzhou, China travel blog

China's garden city

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... how good feng shui is considered to ensure the garden is a comfortable place.   I fell in love with China, because of visiting Suzhou and understanding the garden's and their culture better.   Tiger Hill is an artificial hill and the final ...

Garden of Lions, Suzhou, China travel blog

Garden of Lions

A travel blog entry by trent

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... than yesterdays! Not mush we could do about it so we marched off into the rain and wind to see a few famous gardens around Suzhou. After some breakfast we walked to the nearby Master of the Nets garden (Wangshi Yuan), which is one of the smaller gardens ...

Chinese Garden Heaven, Suzhou, China travel blog

Chinese Garden Heaven

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Land of Gardens We took a short train ride through Shanghai to Suzhou which is the mecca of gardens in China with 100 of gardens of all sizes and quality. We checked out two main gardens. The Humble Administrator's Garden Was built by a ...

In Suzhou for a day, Suzhou, China travel blog

In Suzhou for a day

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We arrived in Suzhou at about 6.30am this morning. We had a wash and some croissants at our hotel (The Jinjiang Inn). Then at 8.30am, we were off on a morning bike ride that took us up to Tiger Hill and then back along the canal. It was a nice ride, but ...

Suzhou - finally the China of  our imagination, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou - finally the China of our imagination

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Suzhou is the first city in China which we genuinely liked and found magical. Well, of course that's after a very interesting morning we had and is worth relating in detail. To begin with, our ride here from Hangzhou was supposed to be a brief 2 hour bus ...

Its starting to get better, Suzhou, China travel blog

Its starting to get better

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... city. And the people are god damn rude and miserable. Even if you smile at them you get no response!!! I took a day trip to Suzhou, which is suppose to be the Venice of the East. First impressions again not good, all the return trains were booked up so ...

Sweet fish with a very sour aftertaste!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Sweet fish with a very sour aftertaste!

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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shower song:- Korn-clown Today we visited my favourite garden, the lion forest garden, so called because the stones were supposed to look like lions. After the previous things we have seen with names like this that quite frankly needed the mind of an ...

The garden city, Suzhou, China travel blog

The garden city

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Arriving in Suzhou today, a town famous for its beautiful gardens, we first visited  the tiger hill gardens, which Dragon had never visited himself, since he is usually too time constrained. This is a real beautiful park which is heavily flower ...

Travelogue- now coming to u grammatically perfect, Suzhou, China travel blog

Travelogue- now coming to u grammatically perfect

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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... drive at night without headlights (this in not a theoretical idea by the way, it is proved by 100's of Suzhou drivers every night). Ironically, China is in the middle of a power crisis, and some (less important) cities actually have blackouts, although, ...

Get Me Out of Shanghai, Suzhou, China travel blog

Get Me Out of Shanghai

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... today. Unaware that we could depart from the closer train station, we had a lengthy journey until we finally arrived at downtown Suzhou around 1:00PM. We visited the museum and the must see Garden of the Master of the Nets before walking along the canals ...

Two days with Mao in Suzhou., Suzhou, China travel blog

Two days with Mao in Suzhou.

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... the Chinese refer to it as.. We were going to this lake.   We were told the trip was to the historic city of Suzhou.   We did spent Saturday night there but saw nothing of the historic gardens and canals that we wanted to see. ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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= a city less than an hour train from Beijing. Population almost 6 million! We just grabbed a manny with a mini bus at the station which cost us 200 RMB for the day: him, bus and driver included! The North Temple Pagoda was worth the climb, the Humble ...

Suzhou - Venice of the East..., Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou - Venice of the East...

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... , halls and rockeries are all constructed around the pond. The Master of the Nets Garden is much smaller but is typical of a Suzhou private garden and was inspired by the simple and solitary life of a fisherman – hence the name. Being more compact ...

settling into Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

settling into Suzhou

A travel blog entry by voyageuse

... are beautiful instead of just smelly and the streets are filled with personality instead of just trash. Of course, I wouldn't call Suzhou paradise; sanitation is clearly not up to American standards, but we're all getting used to it. Our roommates ...

Suzhou's Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou's Humble Administrator's Garden

A travel blog entry by shangguan

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... have been able to just sit in a pavilion for an hour or so before exploring some more and visiting another pavilion for a while. Suzhou's gardens are meant to mimic nature, but in a way that enhances each element. It is amazing to think that such an ...

Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou Museum

A travel blog entry by shangguan

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... laid out and spacious. The huge courtyard in the center of the museum complex looks like a modern version of an ancient Suzhou garden water feature. The items on display are exquisite and all of the labels are written in Chinese and English. Granted ...

Suzhou's Lion Grove Garden, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou's Lion Grove Garden

A travel blog entry by shangguan

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... I found this garden by accident. I had some free time and my guide asked if I wanted to take a rest. I said NO! I was in Suzhou and didn't want to waste my time resting (I think she wanted a rest). She said that there was a garden nearby that few ...

Back to Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Back to Suzhou

A travel blog entry by trent

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... around the Industrial Park, full of Western-style apartments and parks.  Most of the Fortune 500 companies have offices/factories in Suzhou and this is the area they put up all their foreign employees, who all lilve VERY well here.  We walked ...

My Australia Day……on the Chinese Railw, Hangzhou - Suzhou, China travel blog

My Australia Day……on the Chinese Railw

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... laugh now but earlier today I think has been the worst day I’ve had since I’ve been in China!! Will look forward to enjoying my time in Suzhou after a good sleep…..zzzzzz I’m having major problems with my computer (guess who has a ...

Halloween!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Halloween!

A travel blog entry by voyageuse

... photos with random kids all day. Speaking of Halloween, let me elaborate on the ridiculously unhealthy diet I have adopted here in China. Don't let the skinny Chinese population fool you; most of the food here is fried or drenched in grease, ...

A return to Mudu, Suzhou, China travel blog

A return to Mudu

A travel blog entry by t_rev1980

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A couple weeks ago I took the train back to Suzhou and visited a few friends. I also went back to Mudu for the first time since I worked there. It was interesting being back because a lot has changed! The Canadian School that was located there has moved ...

Suzhou - The Venice of China, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou - The Venice of China

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... of China After a 13 hour ride with the luxury overnight train from Beijing, we arrived in Suzhou, the "Venice of China". Suzhou is about 1.5 hours by train away from Shanghai and is one of the several channel-cities in the Yangtze River delta area around ...

Shanghai to Suhouz, Suzhou, China travel blog

Shanghai to Suhouz

A travel blog entry by j_harry

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Day three. 4.40pm Everyone seems quiet tired from the long day yesterday. Luckily we had a two hour bus ride from Shanghai to Suzhou. The sprawling urban mass of Shanghai kept going, and going and going. Suzhou, we are told has a much quieter pace, ...

Silky Smooth Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Silky Smooth Suzhou

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... the platform itself where the train is normally already waiting. If not you never seem to need to wait for more than 5 minutes. Suzhou really isn't a backpackers dream, public transport isn't great and it is a pretty big town with all the sights well and ...

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