Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
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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 …
... There was no fast rail then and some of the roads in this district were still dirt. We eventually found the infamous canals which draws many tourists to experience Venice in China. This area had a real charm. Old timber boats escorted tourists along the narrow canals while others wandered the maze of waterways. It is definitely no Venice but it was certainly an enjoyable area to visit especially when we detoured off the ...
... 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 ...
... Museum there was a 73 year old woman whose speciality was fish. She works six days a week, sewing single and double sided intricate designed wall hangings, pictures and fire screens. She splits one thread of silk into 24! It was almost impossible to see the resulting threads. She spends 2 years on one embroidery. Amazing and unique work which was for sale at varying prices up to £16000. We didn't buy one! ...
... with overnight! Having made our beds we headed back out of the hostel to find some food, wandering along the canal past a series of very touristy shops and bars. The Chinese 包子 (steamed bun) came into its own here as we couldn't find anything that looked good, most places having already closed in true Chinese style. We stopped in a jewellery shop, initially to have a look for souvenirs or little presents but instead all came away with similar 'friendship’ ...