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TravelPod Member ReviewsPingjiang Lodge Suzhou
Classic Chinese house with modern updates. Excellent location, walking distances to many private gardens and the Suzhou Museum.
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Suzhou was my ancestors' home so it occupied a special place in my heart. It is a beautiful and classic city. Marco Polo praised it as the "Oriental Venice" and the author of "The Allure of Suzhou" said the city needs to be explored by foot and felt by heart. We started our visit at Zhou Zhuang - one of the many small water towns near Suzhou. This …
We took the High speed train today....wow its fast 300 km/hr! Visited the the Humble Administrator's Garden, covering about 12.85 acres in size, . Due to its unique designs and architecture. In 1513, Wang Xiancheng, an Imperial Envoy and poet of the Ming Dynasty created a garden on the site of the dilapidated Dahong Temple which had been burnt …
Today is our last full day in mainland China and we are going to Suzhou on the fast train. We met Andrew in the metro at an arranged station then proceeded to the high speed railway network. It is a massive centre with trains departing for all areas of China at very regular intervals. It was a little like being at an airport. Details of departures and arrivals were displayed on large screens and from here we determined ...
... then caught the overnight train to Suzhou. 14 hours of travel with 6 per cabin about 6' 6" square with all our luggage too. The beds were 3 high but we ended up with the youngsters so they let us have the bottom bunks. Quite a party and others joined us too so very cozy at times. The thought of 14+hours in those conditions sounds horrendous but it was really fun. Just arrived at our hotel 11 am for a much needed shower and rest before we go out again for a walk round the ...
... the Nets garden dates from the 12thC consisting off mahogany halls and pavilions and is acknowledged to be of World Heritage importance. The gardens are a symphonic combination of rocks, water, trees and pavilions that reflects the Chinese appreciation of balance and harmony.
The Pan Gate marks one of the original entrances to the city dating from 1371 and forms part of the outside moat.