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... Next stop at the Master of the Nets Garden which is one of the most famous gardens in Suzhou, containing a series of halls, courtyards and gardens.
Lunch was as a muslim Chinese restaurant. Round table, lazy susan and lots of delicious food.
The afternoon turned very misty, cold and rainy for our three hour drive to Hangzhou.
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.
... Xiangfu Temple; Ancient Gingko Square; the Grand Buddha; Brahma Palace (also called the Valican Palace); Flying Dragon Tower and the Five Mudra Mandala.
We got back to the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni at 2.45 to watch the water ceremony where water sprouts out of the dragons mouths and the lotus leaf at the top opens to display a small Buddha who turns a complete circle. Fabulous! It was an amazing ...
... thought I could stick my headphones in and listen to music or practise my Chinese on the way. Dumb idea Jonathan. I wasn't going to survive in Suzhou if I wasn't listening constantly for the warning sounds coming from all directions. The toot of a horn (or a thousand), a whistle or the very scary hacking noise that warns of impending spit. I don't know if it's the smog, and there's a lot of it here, but everybody hacks and spits ...
... 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 ...