Grand Park Wuxi
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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
... area, we got a taxi out to the Lingshan Scenic Park area, with a large detour as the roads were blocked with military for some reason, and arrived at the park about midday. We could see the large bronze Buddha statue (the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world at 88m) in the distance, and followed the path walking past the Grand Screen Wall; the Altar of Buddha's Footprints; Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni; Buddha's ...
... old machinery plus no Heath and safety. Finally we stopped off at a Chinese garden. Much of this was based around ponds with lotus plants growing in them. Unfortunately they flower around July but we did spot one lonely left over flower! There were painters everywhere capturing the beauty of the garden. Thankfully I managed to avoid getting bitten by insects. I have been bitten everyday since we arrived in China, my Welsh blood is obviously a rare ...
... and after much debate on where to eat we ended up eating at a nearby Chinese restaurant which was really good! I had fried pork and duck with rice and it was delicious. Definitely worth a “Last meal status” plus the menu of the restaurant had some really funny bad menu translations… well I hope so because 'Crispy Jews ears” just doesn’t sound appealing to me. We finished off the night with an ice cream from a family mart just up the road from our ...