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... 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 ...
Left Tewkesbury and caught 8 o'clock bus to Cheltenham and had breakfast at wetherspoons before catching coach at 10.15 (1st May). Arrived at Heathrow in good time. All went smoothly and checked in at airport in good time. Flight went 15 minutes late but still arrived 15 minutes early in Beijing (2nd May) at 9.15. Guy collected us in taxi as soon as we went through customs and whisked us off to hotel to check in. Very busy area and buzzing all around. Had couple of hours ...
Suzhou is famed for its private gardens, canals and silk and is frequently compared with Venice as 42% of the area of the city is covered by water. Suzhou is in the middle of the Yangtze Delta. The city is divided by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal which is man made and runs from north to South of the country and is famous for the canals, stone bridges, pagodas and meticulously designed gardens.
I'm glad it's bright and sunny today. I won't get too cold. I started my day by climbing the stairs up the north temple pagoda. I had a great view of the city from there. At the back was a garden with a lot of cats and two Buddhist monks. The atmosphere was really quite and peaceful.
The most famous garden in Suzhou is called 'The Humble Administrator's garden' and the Lonely Planet comment on it is 'you will ...