Mercure Suzhou Park Hotel and Suites
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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 …
... gate. We joined a very long queue, presented our passports and purchased a return ticket to Suzhou for $8 return.... 20 minute journey covering 90 km. the train reaches speeds of up to 300km an hour. It is very smooth and apart from the scenery moving by so quickly, you do not feel as though you are travelling such speeds. We arrived into Suzhou. Andrew was here in 2008 but so much has changed in that short space of ...
... still tucked up in bed We have done a fair bit since our last blog. Climbed the Great Wall thousands of steps! Bit stiff after but well worth it. The views were spectacular and had a well earned beer when we got back to the bottom. Yesterday we saw the terracotta warriors. Not sure what I expected but it was different to how we imagined them to be. They are still working on it and have many more to uncover yet. To finish the day off, we had a long walk around the city of ...
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.
And so, ticket crisis solved, Molly, Juliet, Georgie and I set off for the train station on Thursday afternoon a bit later than originally planned. We arrived in Suzhou and caught the metro to our hostel, which turned out to be in a very pretty area near a canal with all sorts of lanterns and other lights around it. We arrived in Suzhou at about 6:30 and hopped on the metro to our hostel. The directions were very good and told us exactly which exit to take from the metro station – ...