Yijia Xingcheng Express Hotel Suzhou Hanshansi
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... a bus available that could fit us all. This gave us time to get some breakfast and find the right gate so it passed quickly. The bus itself was fine, a little cold but most of us had a nap since it took an hour. It was also raining heavily in Tongli so we took an electric tourist buggy into town. The entrance ticket to the old town had be included in our bus ticket (optional) so we were all set to go over the ...
... and then promptly realised we had lost Gordon who had been dancing along with his earphones in! Eventually we got hold of him and we all went into the actual garden which was very impressive. There were lakes and ornate bridges and manicured plants. It was very busy but we kept stopping for photos and the Chinese tourist enjoyed taking them of us too! There was a small museum with embroidery which was utterly incredible, they looked like photos they were so intricate. It was ...
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."
In the evening, at a tasty ...
... leads into every section of the garden almost as a teaser to the magical splendor that lies beyond. Several tributaries of the Grand Canal flow into the gardens. They are lined with beautiful trees that offer shade an delight your senses at the same time.
Being Saturday, there were throngs of crowds lining up to see the gardens. Lots of beauty all around. The architecture of the buildings was a feast to the eyes. The ...
... in their place. Even the house showed the differences between where the men spent time (much more elaborate furniture, libraries and in the front of the house where there was more light) and where the women might knit or do handiwork (definitely no reading and in the interior where there was no natural light). The windows in these homes were covered with silk screen paintings that added color and still allowed light to pass through.
We had a great ...