Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... in. The old town is surrounded by a canal and is very cute with old style, low rise buildings, lots of lanterns hanging and boats moving slowly round. Our walking was at a slow pace as it is so picturesque! After a while wandering we found somewhere for lunch, and decided to ask for a couple of things we knew we would like (tofu, rice, chicken) but then we just did the "point at a random item" ordering method. ...
... place however we couldn't help but feel it might be a little more enjoyable to wander around in the sunshine. We went for lunch at a nearby restaurant and discovered that the mark up is quite big in the tourist areas. However the food was truly excellent, particularly the tofu which was well cooked with just the right amount of chillies and oil. Having started lunch late, by the time we were finished we were too late to visit the Suzhou museum! So we went for a walk through ...
... we discussed at length the long tem effects of the development boom in Shanghai. There is a bubble, but if/when it will burst is anybody's guess. At the end we had no conclusions. All I could do was take in all the sights and sounds of the city...
... were beautiful reminders of Chinese attentiveness for detail and precision. Mandarin ducks swimming in the cool waterbodies represent love in the Chinese culture because if one partner dies then the other will starve to death.
A ride on the Chinese boat along the canal while listening to the boatman singing a love ballad was the high point of the day.
... the koi with our left over popcorn. There was also an art class with children between 8 and 10 years old doing sketches of the garden. Some were talented artists!
Planted in the garden were mulberry trees, the food source of the silk worm, and pomegranate trees which were common because they symbolize fertility due to a pomegranate's many seeds.
Back on the bus, we headed for the government-run silk spinning mill and store. On this ...