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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 …
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Today was a day of contrasts: we visited a 1000 year old garden and I went pearl shopping.
It's incredible to see so much consumerism. Our guide told us the country is "communism with it's own style."
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We arrived in Suzhou under half hour and were immediately enveloped in a smog of dust and smell of chemicals. Coming out of the train station I felt the air was filled with heavy smoke. Vicky, our guide, said that for all its ancient beauty, the town is also an industrial center with several manufacturing factories emitting toxic waste in the environment.
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 ...