Sunshine Hotel Jiaxing
Travel Blogs from Jiaxing
9.30 start again today. Off to see the lingering gardens. Suzhou is famous for its gardens.
Chinese gardens are different to what I am used to. They use a lot more rock formations and ponds. This garden had several buildings also. It was all about family life. Many beautiful carvings and furniture. After the gardens we went to the silk factory. it was interesting to see the ...
Leaving Hangzhou today and going to visit a tea plantation in a small village. We drove through the tree plants growing on the hillsides. There was a demonstration and explanation of how the tea as picked and dried. We were taken to a room where a young graduate from tea university poured some tea for us and explained the ...
... Canal, the second most important feature after the Great Wall.
Built around a series of canals over 1300 years ago, very little has changed, so it was a great introduction of canal life for the local, who we discovered still actually live in this tourist location. The weather was not kind to us at the start of the journey and there were light showers however when we arrived at our destination the rain stopped so we knew that the ...
... tourist trail and very authentic.
Something got ‘lost in translation’ as before we knew it, we were heading not to Fangjiang; but to Xitang - another water town. Xitang is bustling with tourists. After paying an entry fee, we headed in and luckily got a pedicab driver to take us on a personal tour instead. This guy took us around the back and the short way through the town and without his help this ‘mission would ...
So far the weather has been perfect, no rain in Warsaw and Moscow, brilliant sunshine in Siberia, overcast but warm and dry in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Today was our first rest day with nothing planned and it rained so nothing lost either. The leaflet of Tongli where we are staying describes the town as; "Tongli is small but the lane is very circuitous, deep and quiet. The geography of cultural and historical relics also ...
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